How in the world did we arrive at week 7 already?? I had planned on this being a 6 week Sew Along. I must apologize for getting behind!
If you’re following along, you know that I hit a snag last week with my progress. This week was no different unfortunately. I don’t know if any of you know that I also run Scissortail Retreats, which is a big-o home that I’ve converted into a retreat center for large groups. Recently, I added it to Airbnb and it’s been a big success! With success, comes more work (I’m certainly not complaining) which means less time for quilting.
What I did manage to work on was a bit more work on the portion of the Friendship Garden block. The Friendship Garden block has a few components that made it easy to break up. I had originally scheduled to get all the parts done in one week, but spreading it out over three weeks is just what this girl is gonna have to do! God gives me grace for much bigger sins, so I’m ok with where I’m at with the quilt (wink wink).
Last week, I got a portion of this block completed. This week, I sewed the pieces together. It’s a large block with flying geese really the star in my opinion. I love that I only lost 1 of my points!
Mistakes happen ~ Forgiveness Hack: Let It Go!
Yep, I lost one point (can you find it in the picture above? No points awarded if you do – lol!). It is SO important to me to express that my belief is that we are supposed to be creating because we love to quilt. If we get too caught up in seeking perfection, we’ll spend a lifetime with Mr. Seam Ripper. Now, I am not saying that we should be sloppy; Heaven’s NO! But, by the time you quilt your quilt, small mistakes will hardly be noticeable.
Just in this one block alone, I found 3 mistakes (4 if you count the loss of the point). But, after a week of not working on this quilt, I didn’t want to spend another minute fretting over minor mistakes. I pray that you adopt this philosophy as well. Accept that you’re not perfect and your quilts don’t have to be either.
It’s not that I have already reached this goal or have already become perfect. But I keep pursuing it, hoping somehow to embrace it just as I have been embraced by the Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 3:12
What I did accomplish this week: 3 Baby Quilt Gifts
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen that I was working on a Baby Girl quilt for a friend from church. Piper will be her 8th baby! As I was working on Piper’s quilt, I was praying over her two closest siblings, 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 year-old brothers. They would be considered “babies” in any other family but they’ll be “Big Brothers” to Piper. I wanted to make them feel special too so I made each little guy his own quilt!
Keep working on your quilts. Let me know if you have any questions.