Go Elise! I'm so proud of you for identifying your favorite parts of quilting and doing more of that! "I realized my favorites parts of quilting are picking out the fabrics, doing the actual sewing, sandwiching the whole thing together and adding the binding. So this time around, I let myself just stick with those."
A photo posted by elise blaha cripe (@elisejoy) on Apr 20, 2015 at 12:00pm PDT
Over two years ago I followed Elise's tutorial to finish my first quilt (it's not the first one I started). This is THE key instruction that made me decide I could take a stab at trying to quilt at all: "At this point, you can decide how much of a perfectionist you want to be. If you carefully measured and sewed, all your points will line up perfectly. If you didn't, they won't. Decide how much you want this to bother you and move on."
My quilt isn't perfect, nor are my photos of it for that matter, but it was fun to make, it got me back into sewing in general, and we use it almost every day.
Embracing the parts that are my favorite and skipping the rest is what let me get back into blogging. Yay for writing about whatever I want, whenever I want. Nay for an editorial calendar, Pinterest perfect images, or a mailing list.