I like it! I like it! And I love the colors!
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i can't see a thing wrong with it. lovely quilt
Nancy in western NY
You did a great job!!! Don't be so hard on yourself.
Guess what I found out after doing my very first LAQ? I litteraly took months doing it due to ripping out and do overs. When I finally got sick of doing that I took it off and finished it up. I absolutely love it now, it's on my bed and I can't find ANYTHING wrong with it.
Yours really looks terrific. Put it away for 1 week and take it out again.
I think it's wonderful. If Ginger gets tired of it, send it my way! LOL ...
Where is the awful, I don't see it. Looks terrific to me.
I am with Ginger on this. I like it a lot. We are our own worst critics.
Ok number 1--you're being entirely too hard on yourself. Number 2 so what if it's not perfect "mctavishing"??!! Maybe you've created the next style craze that everyone is gonna be beating themselves up over not being able to do!! Then you can become super popular and we can say we knew you wayyyy back when you were still trying to copy the mctavish lol! smile! Ya done good.
"To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world"--anon
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"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing" A.Lincoln
Well, I don't know where it is awful. Looks very good to me. It is very pretty. Lighten up on yourself.
I think it looks wonderful!!! You just need to step back and stop focusing on the small elements and look at the quilt as a whole. I have had my longarm for less than a year and everytime I do a quilt, I focus on every little mistake or all the things I wish were better. But, when it's done and I look at the quilt as a whole, I'm generally a lot more satisfied.
I think one thing that has helped me was seeing close up pictures of the quilting done by famous LA quilters - not the ones using computerized systems. A lot of what they do is not "perfect" but the overall effect is beautiful. I recall one video I was watching (don't recall who the quilter was) and she said that you shouldn't expect your freehand quilting to be perfect...if it is, it's because you have a computer chip in your head. And remember, their first attempts were most likely no better then our first attempts.
I want to quilt beautiful feathers and have finally come to the conculsion that the only way I am ever going to make really great feathers is to start putting feathers on my quilts. (Practice, practice, practice.) The more I do, the better I'll get...HOPEFULLY!! I do see some improvement in every quilt I do.
So just keep McTavishing and stop focusing on the individual stitches and enjoy your quilts...just like Ginger!!