Work in Progress :: Perfectly Imperfect

Alturas Quilt :: Dandelion Drift

I’m trying to learn a few new sewing techniques, one being needle turn applique.  I love Carolyn Friedlander’s philosophy of slow sewing.  I choose to sew because I enjoy it, and I am in no hurry to get a project done.  I want to enjoy the process of sewing, not just the product!

I picked up one of Carolyn’s patterns and tried a little bit of needle turn applique.  This block is absolutely imperfect, but in my eyes, it’s perfect.  There are little wavy lines where the edge should be straight.  Some places my stitches are visible.  My points are more round than pointy.  But all of these imperfections are perfect to me.  They are my starting point.  They are the beginning of my learning journey.  Perfectly imperfect.