WIP Wednesday

Thank you all for the kind comments on my quilting this week! With family here, I am woefully behind on responding to comments but I read and appreciate each one.

I am not ripping any stitches, this is another learning experience! But honestly, it looks better in pictures than in person. Angela Walters always says, close enough is good enough. I like that. However, she also says, use matching thread! LOL! I should have used mono-poly for the continuous curves. In the interest of full disclosure and to show how deceiving pictures can be, here are a few more shots of the quilting.

Overall, not too bad.

Up close….




But here’s the deal, I am not crying over this, nor am I soliciting comments. It is what it is. And standing back at a distance, it doesn’t look too bad. I don’t hate it. I might even love it when it is done.

I do find it interesting that something that looks perfect in pictures on the Internet, isn’t necessarily so in real life! Keep that in mind when your projects don’t seem to match up with the picture on Pinterest!

I am glad I kept going. If I had quit after the first row, would have hated it and said, I can’t do this. It isn’t a show quilt. I have enjoyed the minutes I have snuck away to work on it. It’s all good.

I do think we often get caught up on the minor details in life that bug us and we can so easily lose sight of the big picture. This is a really good thing to remember, especially at this time of year.

Mary could have looked at the filthiest of the stable, the smell of the visiting shepherds, that her house was a mess when the Kings arrived, and gotten totally freaked by it all. But these were just details in a much bigger story. A bigger story she couldn’t begin to imagine. It is definitely good to step back and look in wonder at the bigger picture, even if we can’t see the whole thing.

“But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
~ Luke 2:19

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. Anja Clyke says:

    I think the quilting looks good.

  2. Janine Marie says:

    Yea for you! Everything I read about FMQ says we learn by just jumping in and doing it. You are doing it in the best way by making something you will love to use instead of little practice bits. And I loved your analogy in the last paragraph.

  3. Thanks for the reminder to keep the big picture in mind – in our quilting and in life in general! I am coming to the conclusion that the only way to improve quilting skills is to ‘take a risk’ and get on and quilt on a real patchwork top! You’ve done the right thing and got on with it and with an attitude that’s allowing you to enjoy it! 🙂

  4. Linda Dutch says:

    Lovely quilt! and I smiled at your last pic, I really think little imperfections simply add character! Linda

  5. Jeanne says:

    Wonderful quilt (with personality!) and wonderful inspiration for the season.
    Happy holidays!

  6. Donna says:

    Thank you for the reminder to look at the big picture, and not sweat the small stuff. By the way, I LOVE the little wibble wobbles in the stitching, as a reminder that our Creator loves us, even our imperfections. ❤

  7. Kathy says:

    I agree with Angela Walters! And I love the analogy you made at the end.

  8. Dee Dee says:

    Don’t forget that after washing and drying your quilt your stitching won’t be as noticeable. I think you did a great job!

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