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Thread: I found the Quilt Police!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamagal View Post
    I found the Quilt Police!! They live in my head!! They fuss about my points! My sewing techniques, my choice of design and won't let me sew at all without having the ripper within close reach. Heaven help me if a seam line is slightly off!! Will I ever learn to just enjoy sitting down to sew??
    That's not the quilt police...it's your own ambition. Why on earth would you want to stiffle it? Grab ahold with both arms and embrace it, it will take you far. Aim high, as they say! There is absolutely nothing wrong with striving for excellence, or with reaching it. Do you really want to settle for 'good enough' as your goal?
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanyaL View Post
    What is it about our heads? I have an unsolved problem on a quilt;
    My husband taught me a trick to solve this. When I get stuck on a quilt and don't know what to do, that night when I go to bed I tell myself to dream about that quilt. Sometimes an answer comes to me in a night or two, sometimes it's a week, sometimes it's during the day. I think our brains come up with more creative solutions while we're asleep. I keep paper and pencil next to my bed to write ideas down.

    Telling yourself to dream about something sounds crazy, but it really does work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    That's not the quilt police...it's your own ambition. Why on earth would you want to stiffle it? Grab ahold with both arms and embrace it, it will take you far. Aim high, as they say! There is absolutely nothing wrong with striving for excellence, or with reaching it. Do you really want to settle for 'good enough' as your goal?
    I agree whole-heartedly.

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    I choose to live on the wild side and ignore the quilting police. I call my quilts unique especially when they are a mess.

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    yup. i think we all suffer from this at one point or another. like "they" say, "the enemy of 'good', is 'better'." sometimes, i just walk away for a few minutes, and when i return, things don't look so awful or bad. amazing what 5 minutes can do for perspective!
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    That's not the quilt police...it's your own ambition. Why on earth would you want to stiffle it? Grab ahold with both arms and embrace it, it will take you far. Aim high, as they say! There is absolutely nothing wrong with striving for excellence, or with reaching it. Do you really want to settle for 'good enough' as your goal?

    Words of wisdom to live by!!! Thank you so much!! I was a little down and out! I feel better!!

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    Ladies, don't be so hard on yourselves! We can only strive for "excellence", knowing that we've done our very best at the time. Don't beat yourselves up over an imperfect point. None of us will ever be perfect, so let's be satisified with "excellence".

    Jeanette Frantz

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    I agree....we are not perfect.....so our projects be it quilting, sewing, cooking or cleaning will not be perfect.....so my personal moto is ...."LET GO....AND LET GOD WORRY ABOUT IT"....I do the best I can with the brain cells that I have at the time (some times more .....some times less).....Why oh why worry about the small things......Just do the very best you can, be it with quilting, husbands, a job or children..... JUST THE BEST YOU CAN....and not lose sleep over it
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy Dwynn View Post
    We are not perfect ... so our sewing will not always be perfect. It is what it is! Can it be seen on a galloping horse?

    These are some of the 'sayings' that I try to remind myself when I go into 'Quilt Police' mode.
    I agree. I rarely do anything perfectly. I can count on both hand the few times I've done a project that I really think came out perfect. If I had to wait until I did it all pefect....I'd probably never begin!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place...the End Times.

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    I have a friend who says regularly, "perfection is highly overrated." I got past that perfectionist point. I know people who have been quilting much longer than I who never have. .....and BTW, I get more way blue ribbons than they do. If you don't allow yourself to fiish, it does not matter how perfect you are.

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