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Thread: Do you think I am being too hard on myself

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I am in the process of making my 4th quilt. It's going to be a bagello. I noticed when I ironed the 4th row, that a few of my blocks are off just a smidge. You don't notice them from just looking at it, but, close up, I can see them. They are not off very drastically, and I am going to be tying this quilt. I was going to rip it all out, and my husband says "no one is perfect and no quilt is perfect". He also said that it is being made with love and following through and finishing is better then tossing it in a corner

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    Listen to DH. He is right. :roll:

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    Yes listen to DH no one will even notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Listen to DH. He is right. :roll:
    I agree!

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    EagarBeez,

    Yes, you are too hard on yourself! Time was, I would match thread to thread. That was a looooong time ago.

    Finished is better than not finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Quote Originally Posted by KatFish
    Listen to DH. He is right. :roll:
    I agree!
    Same here!!!

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    Listen to your husband.

    Life isn't perfect so you quilt shouldn't be either.

    Finish it off. And enjoy it.

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    finished is better than perfect! Relax and enjoy the process.

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    No matter what you name your quilt, the one name everyone
    absolutely loves is "FINISHED".

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    I am going to put a little different twist from you other responders. First I do believe that we can be too hard on ourselves. But I have done bargello and I didn't like it when it didn't line up as that is what makes that pattern unique. In this case it was a jacket I made and I know myself to know that if it didn't line up, I would never wear it or if I did I would be apologizing about my errors. If you aren't giving it away and you can live with it, then go for it. I personally feel you will be happier if it lines up. Just my opinion.

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    The only one who can truthfully answer this question is YOU yourself. If it bothers you, then you should rip it out and fix it. If it doesn't bother you very much, then let it be.
    We all make our own quilts, our own way. Know thyself and to thine own self be true!

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    Katfish, I had been going through something similiar to this doubt you are finding yourself in.

    So, after much, much, much encouragement from friends, family, and ESPECIALLY my friends on here, I realize that a few mistakes don't mean anything.

    I actually made a big sign to put over my machine that says:

    FINISHED IS BETTER THAN PERFECT!

    Another thing I've learned, we are our own worst critic. Most people won't even see our "mistakes".

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    Many of us are over critical of ourselves... If you stand back a ways and look at the quilt, does it really stand out? If not, I let it go :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanib123
    Katfish, I had been going through something similiar to this doubt you are finding yourself in.

    So, after much, much, much encouragement from friends, family, and ESPECIALLY my friends on here, I realize that a few mistakes don't mean anything.

    I actually made a big sign to put over my machine that says:

    FINISHED IS BETTER THAN PERFECT!

    Another thing I've learned, we are our own worst critic. Most people won't even see our "mistakes".
    You are so right :thumbup:

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    Do you just want to know if we think you are being to hard on yourself?
    No, I don't think you are being to hard on yourself.
    Is it only the blocks in 'the 4th row' that are off?
    I would want to know 'why' the blocks are off so I could avoid that challenge on the next Bargello.
    Do you know if the blocks in the other rows are going to be off too?
    If you haven't made a 'keep it as is' or 'rip it out' decision, you might consider using a basting stitch. Attach enough columns to get you to a decision making place.
    If it is going to ruin the way 'you' feel about the quilt you will know what decision to make.
    We are going to like it either way you decide. Which way are you going to like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StitchinJoy
    The only one who can truthfully answer this question is YOU yourself. If it bothers you, then you should rip it out and fix it. If it doesn't bother you very much, then let it be.
    We all make our own quilts, our own way. Know thyself and to thine own self be true!
    Hear! Hear! I agree with StichinJoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagarBeez
    I am in the process of making my 4th quilt. It's going to be a bagello. I noticed when I ironed the 4th row, that a few of my blocks are off just a smidge. You don't notice them from just looking at it, but, close up, I can see them. They are not off very drastically, and I am going to be tying this quilt. I was going to rip it all out, and my husband says "no one is perfect and no quilt is perfect". He also said that it is being made with love and following through and finishing is better then tossing it in a corner
    Yes ma'am! husband is right!!!

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    When I would show something to my mom (who taught me to sew)and point out the mistakes she would say that I was the only one who would know where the mistakes are and that everyone else will not look that closely. And, on the outside chance that someone does, tell them to stuff it!

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    Listen to the Hubby, he's so right :D

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    No one will ever notice, take DH's advice and keep going.

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    Thank you all. I am known to be a mrs. perfect when it comes to anything related to art, or sewing, and being off just ever so slightly bothered me a little bit. Like I said, from looking at it, you don't notice, if you look really close, like nose level then you do. I am going to be tying it, so some of those slight imperfections are going to be covered anyway.
    Thank you all. This is my first quilt on the sewing machine, the last 3 I did all by hand, as they were puff quilts

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    We are our worst critics , I'll ure the old attige "won't be seen on a galloping horse". No matter what you decide to do , it will be beautiful .

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    That was awfully sweet of you hubby to say that....But you know what? He is absolutely right!!!! We do this out of LOVE and having fun. I'm sure when you get the other rows on there you won't be able to notice it. And I commend you on even doing the Bargello, it scare's me.

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    awww....u have a great hubby!!!!!

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    Don't worry..i heard somewhere that a true "handmade" quilt had at least one error in it. Otherwise it would be just like a store bought, manufactured one!

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