Monday, December 10, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect

I consider myself a confident quilter.  Patterns and techniques never tried before are simply a challenge that I'm happy to take on.  I live for quilt math and often down-size blocks simply because it is fun.

When I experimented with hand-piecing for the first time earlier this year, I couldn't stop at one block and kept going until I had a quilt top.  And then, of course, I had to hand-quilt because I'd never done that before.

The result - Perfectly Imperfect - is by far my favorite quilt that I have ever made.  It is a celebration of the imperfection of handwork.  Every stitch is not the same length.  Every stitch is not straight.  But every stitch comes from the heart.  It is the best I can do and I'm proud of every imperfection.

Perfectly Imperfect Elm Street Quilts

There is a lot of hand quilting - stitches cover the surface - and the resulting texture is just amazing.

I've submitted the quilt for consideration for Quilt Con 2019 and really hope that I'll get to see my quilt hanging at the show.

The quilt design is my own.  The block pattern is from Tara Faughnan.  The fabric is Alison Glass Sunprint 2018 plus a gray Painters Palette solid.

I'll be linking up at Brag about Your Beauties Freemotion by the River,   WIP Wednesday's,  Let's Bee SocialMidweek Makers.  Needle and Thread Thursdays, Finish it Up Friday and Finished or Not Friday.


Have a wonderful day! Patty

20 comments:

  1. As a person who handquilts sometimes, I am awestruck at the density of the quilting. This is stunning and definitely deserves space on a wall at Quiltcon. I hope I see it there!

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  2. I'm amazed. It certainly deserves a place at Quilt Con!

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  3. Great job on this quilt. I love the way it turned out and good luck with your entry to Quiltcon.

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  4. It's fantastic and I love that it's your favorite quilt that you have made to date. Good luck with your submission, and I hope to see it at QuiltCon, too!

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  5. Stunning design! Good luck with your entry!

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  6. Such a fabulous creation, Patty. I'm glad your enjoyed the process so. Hopefully, the Quiltcon judges will see it's merits. If they don't it's a loss to the show!

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  7. Stunning and I'm glad it's your favorite. Deserving of a place at QuiltCon and I certainly hope it makes the trip!

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  8. I have enjoyed seeing the progress as you've created your quilt. Beautiful job!

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  9. I also hope to see it at Quilt Con. It's wonderful Patty and I'm glad you had such an enjoyable time working on it.

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  10. It turned out amazingly. Good luck with QuiltCon.

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  11. I love this quilt more every time I see it! I hope it's accepted at Quilt Con! I love a challenge too...maybe not the math part, but trying new things. I'm excited about the Hand Pieced Quilt a Long you have coming up!

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  12. This is such a beauty and I have enjoyed following your progress. xx

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  13. Lovely design! I hope it wins at Quilt Con too! Thanks for sharing and am looking forward to the new year's challenge for Hand Piecing.

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  14. I absolutely love this quilt! It's incredible that you did all of the piecing by hand and hand quilted it too. I'm not surprised that it's your favorite quilt. I really hope that they accept it for Quilt Con. Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

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  15. Good luck! It really is something to be proud of!

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  16. I have enjoyed watching this one step by step. Good luck with QuiltCon!

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  17. Patty-it's marvelous...nothing beats hand quilting!

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  18. Well done, Patty! I can see the ghost quilting in the negative space. I do hope to see this one in Nashville!

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