What do you think about perfection? Here are 3 great reminders to spur your thoughts.
1. The perfect is the enemy of the good.
I made this quilt a long time ago to practice circles, and the quotation that inspired it came to mind recently when I was debating which quilts are “good enough” to be submitted to juried shows. It probably is obvious that the design above is more interesting than the “perfect” one shown below:
2. “Perfect” is well enough done that you are satisfied when you look at it, but not so over-worked that you’re sick of quilting by the time you finish it.
To make a perfect quilt, It helps to start with:
- The right pattern for your skill level
- Fabric you love
- Techniques you enjoy (e.g., paper piecing, applique, whatever)
- The right tools, well maintained
3. You may be more capable of “perfect” than you think.
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