Monday, September 20, 2010

Embracing Imperfection

I received a few packages of Kona solids in the mail recently, and I think I'm hooked.  I LOVE solids.  They just look so beautiful and simple.  I have had dozens of ideas going through my head recently using only solids, but haven't cut anything until today.  This project just felt right for me right now.  I think in quilting and in life I get so caught up in perfection that I forget the beauty and simplicity of imperfection.  I have been trying so hard to get all of my corners perfect in this insane subway quilt that I'm going crazy.  I do the same thing as a mom and wife at times.  I worry so much about what I should do to be the perfect mom that I make myself crazy.

Today during my quiet time while the kiddos are asleep, I've been embracing imperfection.  You know what?  I'm loving it.  I can't wait to see what this becomes.  I'm just sewing.  No perfect 1/4" seams. No rotary cutter.  Just me, my scissors, my sewing machine and a super hot iron with lots of water. I'm using the piecing technique shown in the Mod-Mood quilt-along from daintytime.

I really like the contrast between my two projects hanging next to each other.

I'm being paged by a child who decided she is done napping for the afternoon.  It's time to be the mom again, but tonight after they are all asleep, I plan to continue working on my "forest" with all of these great pieces.   

Have a great afternoon!


  1. look at you so avant garde.

    I LOVE it. inspiring.

    (and I too like the juxtaposition of the subway quilt and your "forest"). :)

  2. I love the colors you are working with. And your subway quilt would drive me bonkers having to match up all of those seams - but it sure is beautiful.