Have you ever looked back?

I have had this quilt hanging in my spare bedroom for years. It’s the second quilt I ever made. It’s also the first quilt I ever paper-pieced and the only quilt I’ve ever hand-quilted.

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I’ve not taken a second look at this quilt in years, but over the weekend I hung this quilt in it’s place.  I had to giggle when I pulled this one down. How many times have I complained about quilt corners not meeting or stitching not being perfect? How often have I said “Awwww, thanks but I didn’t do as good a job as I would have liked” when someone gave me a compliment? Well, someone needs to slap me but good the next time I do that! Take a look at the bubble in the center and those huge hand stitches.

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And the binding is over an inch wide, wavy and uneven.

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The quilt is not perfectly square and the hand stitching leaves much to be desired.  I could bind two quilts with the amount of binding here. I laugh when I look at it now, but I remember how incredibly proud I was of this quilt when I finished it. I took it to work and showed it off. Hung it proudly. For years. And until today I never noticed how flawed it is. It’s not perfect now, but it sure was then.

Note to self: Remember how much fun it is just to make a quilt.

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I really like this quilt!  Although I had to laugh when I saw it had stripes in it….  I think you did a great job on it!  I wouldn’t have noticed the mistakes if you hadn’t pointed them out, and I thought the wider binding was a style choice!    wpid-small-sig-2010-01-13-20-12.png

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