#19 Quilting Again

Last week I shared that my main sewing machine and long arm sewing machines were both not working. Well I am still down my main sewing machine (repair shop) but received the new screen for long arm and am up and running!!
So as promised on Instagram here are some of the mistakes in my quilting...

I am having a hard time learning on the quilting side of this art form, of making quilts!! I am self proclaimed, although I think my friend Kellie would readily agree, a bit of a perfectionist where quilting is concerned. Which I think is a plus on the piecing side of the equation, just not so much on the learning side of quilting!!! I see and hate every little missed curve, the stitch in the ditch that isn't quite in the ditch (with gray thread on black fabric), getting into the grove only to forget where exactly I'm going get the picture. I know it is crazy, I've only free motion quilted one quilt before this one, and I am expecting my body to be able to do what my eyes have only seen, the first time perfectly!! Not like I am putting any pressure on myself, lol!!

Oh, well I am learning slowly to let go of the expectations and hope that every quilt shows improvement, so I can feel good about the big picture.  For now I will try and take my own advice, and "breath and enjoy the ride"!! Because half the fun of an adventure is getting there!!!
(I have to say in the light of a new day.... the mistakes are still there but I don't seem to mind as much!)

This is what I've been up to:

The Craftsy 2012 is sashed!! Just needs borders!! Still trying to decide what look I want?? I'm thinking of making strip sets of all the fabrics and cutting them at about 3" for the sides and a bit larger top and bottom for the border, if that makes sense? Any ideas or if you agree, please leave a comment below!!!! 

The quilt as you go project is coming together nicely!! I ended up with (64) 5.75" blocks.  I have to agree with Kelly over at My Quilt Infactuation, who is using her scraps in a new free form project,  my scraps seem to be multiplying not decreeing as I sew too!!

Than I found a tutorial on another new friends blog for composition book covers!! Check out the tutorial over at Jacquelynne Steves, The Art of Home

I shared that I was a part of Round 2 Sweet Pouch exchange and my pouch partner sent the cutest little pattern in with my sweets! I got that made this week too!! Ooh and I forgot to mention and take pictures, my  sweet pouch is reversible!!

#20 Letting go of Perfection

#18 A Slower Week