I know it's true, but I'd prefer instant success.
However, to build my flimsy character and to avoid ripping out lots of stitches later, I threw the old sheet sandwich back on the frame and tried a few new things. The quilt I'll be working on is for a college student and I wanted to make the quilting have a modern look. Some of the designs that I'd like to do still don't look as nice as I'd like. So there are several variations to see what works best.
Rather than instant success, I found lots of places where I can improve. I hope this exercise will help the quilt look its best.
|Log cabin design|
|filler over some 9 patches ... I missed a spot|
While practicing, I didn't worry with loose threads or removing stitches when I ran out of bobbin threads midway through a curve. It was more of a messy play time.
I've also been working on a challenge quilt lately. When the director says we're free to reveal our quilts, I'll share it here. Until then, I'll work silently, hoping I haven't jumped in over my head. My mind can imagine designs that my skills can't execute. I guess it goes back to that old saying, "practice, practice, practice."
Enjoy your day!