Thursday, December 11, 2014

Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt Clue 2 - It's Not A Race; It's a Beauty Contest

I have to keep telling myself the little mantra that I tell all my quilting students:  "It's not a race; it's a beauty contest."  Just take your time and try to do your best.  There are so many people posting to our Quiltville Facebook Group agonizing over these chevron units.  I sure hope they realize there is no such thing as perfection before they totally give up on this quilt and, actually, the whole purpose of our creative outlet, our therapy, etc., etc.  I hope they can just enjoy, and not let the pursuit of perfection take away the joy of the process.  After all, there is no deadline for this quilt.  We can just print out the instructions for each clue and tackle them as time and circumstances allow. 

Anyway, getting off my soapbox and back to our regularly scheduled program...

I have 32 completed units so far.  Just about a third of the way there.  Maybe I'll get more done today, maybe not.  I'm not worried about being all caught up before the next clue is out tomorrow.  And, nope, not all my units are spot on where the intersections meet.  But...  I'm going to enjoy the process, darn it!  :o)

Tomorrow I'm travelling with my Dad to go visit with my Uncle Dick (his brother) and my Aunt Mim.  It will be a fun day out.  Probably no sewing, but we'll see what the day brings.

Enjoying the process AND the mystery,


Vireya said...

I'm with you, enjoying the process!

Hi from the other Melbourne, in Australia.

Granny Lyn said...

I'm enjoying the "process" too, although after seeing your blocks, mine fall short, tee hee,,,can't wait to see the next clue!! Yay Bonnie!

TLC said...

I really enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for putting it out there.

Quilter Kathy said...

I am enjoying every bit of the mystery :)
Thanks for reminding us of what is important!

Johanna Lovering said...

I love It's not a race it's a beauty contest! That is so true!