Thankful for my quilter!!

Several months ago I wrote about making a quilt called “Tradewinds” from Cozy Quilt Designs.

This is the last post that I wrote about finishing up the top…..

Now it was time to quilt it and I decided that I would send it to a Longarm quilter instead of doing it myself. At this stage, I was in a HURRY to get this one finished, and I quickly grabbed a piece of fabric that was big enough…..

and said to myself….

“It’s good enough”!!

I happily handed it off to my friend Sheila of 34 Stitches.

She came back to me a few weeks later and asked if I was SURE that I wanted to use that back? The more I thought about it, I realized that I had settled for what was fast rather than thinking about what was appropriate. I changed the backing!!

I am so thankful that she took the initiative to challenge my decision.

The quilt is MUCH better because of her!!

Do you struggle with settling for what is easy rather than what is best???

How do you override that tendency?

4 thoughts on “Thankful for my quilter!!

  1. Oh, yes. The second choice is so much better.
    And yes, when I am stressed out, I will always just grab what’s easiest. How to override? When I know I’m settling, I try to think of the consequences of not stopping and searching for the best solution. A lot of the time, speed is of the essence, and I go with the easy thing. But occasionally, I’ll reconsider and go for the best, even if it takes longer.

    1. Exactly! One of the comments said “Good enough is the enemy of the best”. I agree with that in some areas. Right now I am trying to encourage people with their FMQ and I think that a lot of people get tripped up because they think that it has to be THE BEST!!.

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