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Thread: Wish I'd been a better quilter

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    Super Member sharoney's Avatar
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    Since I started quilting, I've always been a good "piecer", but not such a great machine quilter. The result is, my early quilts are well-made, and I love the patterns and colors, but I wish the quilting was better.
    I've gotten way better at machine quilting with every quilt I've made, (practice makes perfect!) and now I feel like most of my quilting is up to par with my piecing, but I look at my older quilts and think, This would be such a nicer quilt if the quilting was better!
    Anybody else?

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    I try not to do that...my early stuff was BAD! But when I do I look at it in amazement of how far I've come. =)

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    I don't look back on my early quilts that way. I made each one to the best of my ability :wink: and I am very proud of them all :D:D:D

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    As I progress in my quilting I hope to remember that I couldn't have made the better quilts, if I hadn't progressed through the simplier quilts. I am loving each quilt as I make it. I hope to have fond memories of each years from now of giving them to loved ones and their joy in recieving them as gifts from me.

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    only you see the mistakes........others see beauty and love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucymae
    only you see the mistakes........others see beauty and love
    My DH said the same thing-

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    i love to see how all quilters evolve it is a journey

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    Everything I've made has been complimented by my husband, even if I think it sucks! He's always supported my quilting and I really appreciate his compliments. All of my earlier quilts have a newbie look to them, but as I progressed the quality got better. Now they look so much nicer and I think that too.

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    I have gone back and redone the bindings on around a dozen quilts from the early days. I was pleased with the quilt but as I progressed I realized how pathetic my early attempts at finishing them had been.

    So I took them off, repressed, refolded and resewed them so they were nicely stuffed with perfect miters.

    And on each one I ended up with about a foot of binding left over. :roll:

    My very, very first top, however, if deeply buried in a bag in a box in a crate. ;-)

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    You couldn't have gotten to where you are now without those earlier quilts. They have made you the quilter you are now. Celebrate them! Hopefully you enjoyed the journey.

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