Circle 7 Bee :: Courtney’s Quilt

I am really beginning to have fun in this bee.   I had Courtney’s quilt last month and her theme was ‘favorite things’.

My favorite is the geek glasses from Sew What Sherlock.   It was a really great paper piece pattern, highly recommend.  (You can find here for $2.50)

Amy’s quilt just arrived yesterday so I need to start brainstorming!   I finally feel like I’m getting in a groove with contributing to these.

I was really nervous on the first two quilts.  Worrying that I would get it ‘right’.   Worrying if I was adding something meaningful to the quilt.

I’m embarrassed to admit how often I doubt myself.     In my design work, in blogging and life in general.

I have so many ideas unshared and many that I have shared that I have yet to accomplish.

What the heck!

I know I’m not the only one with self-doubt, but ugh it’s annoying!

I had just planned to share pictures  but apparently I needed to give myself a public pep talk.

Baby steps, a little each day.    Start your idea, don’t think about how you will finish it, just start.

Don’t get so wrapped up with the details, learn and enjoy the process.

You are creative.   It’s okay if not everyone likes what you do.   You are doing it for you, no one else.

Take this day and make it count.    Each moment be purposeful.

xo Lindsey




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14 responses to “Circle 7 Bee :: Courtney’s Quilt

  1. ylmommyx4

    I hear you. I am so full of self doubt. But you , my dear, are uber talented and should not doubt yourself at all. See you soon at Sewing Summit.

  2. Maeve

    This quilt is so cool!!!! Love all of it! And you are definitely not alone with the self-doubt thing – it has plagued me all my life (I am 70 now!), especially when it comes to painting with watercolors (which I happen to love). If I don’t push my self soon to DO something, I won’t ever get anything done. I have decided that to be imperfect is ok – none of us is perfect. I now believe that it is the imperfections in each of us that make us so unique and special. Just have fun and DO IT! Your website is great and one of my favorites. And you are very talented.

  3. Sandra

    I could have written that myself about self-doubt… But the picture (love the glasses!) shows there is no real reason for any insecurity! Look at what you have achieved, not what you haven’t (yet). Keep at it, you’re doing great!!!

  4. duff

    Oh wow, it would be hard for me to add to that composition–it’s amazing and I’d be terrified of mucking it up. You have a great eye for color and placement, so just take a deep breath and let the piece guide your intuition. You were included for a reason–your talent is envied!

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  6. Love the colours in this! It’s funny, ask me to just pick a block, or follow instructions, and I have no bother, but bring in the words ‘include something that means something to you’ or similar, and I freeze! Totally lose the ability to think o.O What you’ve chosen to do looks fab, and WTG for putting it out there about the self doubt, I’m sure you’ve just made a ton of people feel better!

  7. Patti

    Wow! You could have been talking about me! I don’t have the courage to take on something like that. I’m confident in many of my abilities but that’s out of my comfort zone…so that puts you at least one step ahead of me! Be proud of what you’ve accomplished! Guess I need to sign up for another swap so I can fine tune some more of my talents! Beautiful job!

  8. Jane from New England

    This is so awesome!! Colors, designs – everything. It makes me smile!!
    AND it makes me wish it were mine!! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ella

    You’re amazing! Are your bags still at Beehive?

  10. This quilt is so fun! You did great

  11. I love that quilt! Sounds like a really fun project. Self-Doubt Stand Down!! I opened up your link to Amys post about her beautiful daughter and her first block! A heartwarming reminder to me that the joy is in the creating and the process and not the wondering if “it” is good enough! Thanks LR and Amy!

  12. This quilt is really so great! I love your mason jar. You are very talented!! Just read your post on teaching at sewing summit. That’s awesome! 🙂

  13. Girl, I WISH I had come up with an idea like My Favorite Things! That quilt is rocking the flippin socks off me. Dang. I think I must have been in a coma when I made those postage stamp blocks as the starter for mine. I seriously did not have any awesome ideas. Can’t wait to add to yours! xoxo

I truly appreciate your comments, thank you for taking the time to leave one! Lindsey

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