That quote above was meant for me in making this quilt.
As I have told you, (sorry for the repeat), my friend Sue was the mother of my best friend in high school.
I loved her mom and that relationship continued through marriage and five kids.
We lived by them.
I was always inspired by her quilts and how she had her rooms decorated.
She died of cancer when my youngest was about five.
That was over 20 years ago but a few years later my friend gives me her unfinished work.
I knew nothing about quilting. I had made a quilt for my bed, quilts for my sons but no pattern nothing.
I dove into this quilt like I knew what I was doing. Now I just laugh at myself..
While quilting it the other morning, I had to walk away from it. Thread was breaking and as I was quilting it I could see all the imperfections in it.
I was mortified.... so disappointed
I felt like I was dishonoring my friend Sue by making such a horrible mess of her quilt.
The next day I even thought about throwing it away...can you imagine?
I decided to go ahead and finish it but it was difficult with the thread breaking and my heavy heart.
Soooooooooooooo making a short story lonnnnng
My daughter in law comes in that week-end and I go and show her the quilt...I am so embarrassed.
She is looking at it and going..."What is wrong with it?" I had to show her. She goes Pffff....that is nothing...if we have to look for it then it is all good. No one will ever know.
I told her I would know.
So...the statement above is me.....if my aim was perfection this quilt would have been in the garbage and I would have had nothing.
Now as I look at it I smile. It isn't half bad. Is it perfect???? No...I mean NO!!! but the love I have for my friend is there and I can see how far I have come in my quilting abilities. Do I always have perfect quilts....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO but none as bad as this one.
So my catapillar has become a butterfly.
Let's hope my son will love it.