Thursday, August 4, 2011

Let's Talk About the Perfect Ones

I'd like to pretend that all my junctions are practically perfect like this one.  I'd really love to be able to tell you how I accomplished this phenomenon

Or even close to perfect, like this one.  That would be acceptable.  Quite.

But the sad fact is that there are always a few that are terribly off like this one.  Hard as I try, I am just not perfect.  Wish I was, but I'm not.

I am so impressed and humbled by those of you who can sew a multitude of little pieces together perfectly.  But for now I'll just have to admire your expertise and keep on doing the best I can.  (And live in hope that I will continue to improve!)

I have this quilt on the frame now, and I'm hoping to get it finished tonight.  We'll see.

It is VERY hot here, but this IS Houston, and it IS August, so that's just what you get here usually.  Some of us cope by taking it easy.

Some of us do our best to ignore it.

And some of us opt for cool treats.

Me?  I'm just laying low, hoping it will be cooler soon.

Hope you're having good weather where you are, and lots of fun, too!

Hugs and kisses,


Susie Swanson said...

I know what you mean about not being prefect. I have some that's far from perfect, no matter how hard I try, they just don't come together. My Mom once told me that if you don't point it out they won't see it. She was right in some ways. Here in North Carolina we are burning up and I think the whole country is except for a few places. I'm praying for an early Fall...Susie

Exuberant Color said...

I can show you a lot of imperfect intersections. In fact on my star quilt I realized how many there were when I transferred the photos to the computer. AND who wants a perfect quilt any way? I just want a pretty quilt.

I love the chicken/watermelon photo.

Susan said...

I always try to do my best and perfect I'm not. I like to have everything match up ALL the time but I haven't made anything yet where that's happened. And working with angles and intersections will humble you for sure. But I do like challenges and sometimes it's in the color and prints I use. I love the colors of your new quilt.

Watermelon sounds good right now; it has been very hot and excessive. I don't feel like doing much of anything lately.

Keep cool, my friend!

Susan said...

I just tried to leave a comment on the previous post and it wouldn't let me, not sure why. You did an outstanding job on piecing and quilting, well done! I wish I had your talent in making beautiful big quilts and then by making others happy.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, those colors in this new quilt look yummy! It's so funny to see chickens eating watermelon -- shows you how much I know about chickens. Stay cool!

Karen said...

I'll take a different approach and say what a pain it must be to be perfect! Just imagine the despair when you get something wrong. At least those of us who are not perfect can live with our imperfections. And look at how excited we get when we do get something perfect. I think we get a lot more pleasure out of it! Have fun and enjoy!!

Debs said...

Yes, as Karen says, have fun and enjoy. After all, thats why we patchwork and quilt.

Connie said...

I no longer stress out on the imperfections in my piecing and rarely re-do anything, unless it's just wrong. No matter how much I try, I still have them, and decided to keep on going. :)
I'm with you ....... let's have some cooler weather for a change! Right now I'm seeing some clouds instead of sunshine, and I'm so hoping there's some rain on the way. But I won't get my hopes up.

Have a great Friday and weekend.

Melanie said...

Good Morning!! Tons of stuff to talk about... The Orange is incredibly sunny....Love it. The 'Girls' and I have something in common, we love watermelon. I freak out lots of time about matching seams and points. Then I pulled out one of my grandmother's old quilts-- She's be 106 if she were alive... I never realized that her seams weren't touching
or maybe her triangles weren't quite perfect... to me her quilts were the benchmark of perfection.... Then I decided I had plenty of other stuff to figure out....