I picked my color to finish this quilt without realizing it. It often works that way for me. After taking pictures of my options, I put the grey linen pants in a different pile than all of my other options without thinking about it. Then, after publishing my blog post, having lunch, and distracting myself in a number of ways*, I picked the grey linen pants.
I don’t really get those quilters who say they make a mistake on purpose because only God is perfect. Why is that impressive? For one, it sounds like they are saying the opposite of what they think they’re saying. “I’m so good I have to purposely make a mistake so the shit I make isn’t utter perfection.” Puh-lease!
The bigger point for me is that if they have got quilting so down that they’re perfect; they are doing it wrong. If anyone is just knocking out more perfection, it’s time to move on. We are not machines, it’s time to get a new freakin’ hobby. Let’s always be always learning, always striving for new ideas and stretching ourselves. Let’s make mistakes on purpose to see what happens. Not because we’ve got such a big ego that we don’t think we can make mistakes unless we do it on purpose.
Life: If you’re always doing everything right. you’re doing it wrong.
*I make many decisions this way. It works surprisingly well. I think of my options, put them in front of my face either literally or just in my head and then distract myself with other things. When I get back to thinking about my options, the decision is made.