Motivational Monday Free Printable: Part 2

Motivational Monday Free Printable: Part 2


As a quilter, I often find myself looking to other quilts for inspiration. There are so many amazing quilts being made every single day (check out our #msqcshowandtell on Instagram for some excellent examples), so between that and weekly MSQC Tutorials, it’s pretty easy to come up with a long quilting bucket list, meticulously prioritized by how excited I am to try out a pattern.

The part that kind of sneaks up on you is that it’s also easy to go to those same sources of inspiration and then compare your quilt to theirs. Maybe your points aren’t as pointy or your squares don’t line up as perfectly as theirs. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay! Don’t compare your work to that of a professional quilter. You are on your own quilting journey! Your latest quilt is probably a little bit better than the last one or maybe you’re more confident to try slightly more difficult patterns. Wherever you are on your quilting journey today, decide to BE HAPPY with the progress you’ve made since your first quilt!

So, enjoy your quilting journey and take the time to celebrate successes. While you’re at it, click on the image above to download your own copy of this adorable word art, so you can print and display it in your sewing room! We hope you can display this printable somewhere that will help you remember how good life is when you  make time for quilting! Happy Motivational Monday and Happy National Quilting Week! #makesomethingtoday

  • Laura-Lou Kowalski

    As a new quilter this is such a nice reminder as I have had to use everyone’s frindly little seam ripper every now and then. Thank Jenny for all your wonderful tutorials and tips. Happy quilting everyone

  • LeeAnn Smith

    I love Jenny’s encouraging video tutorials! I have now completed 3 quilt tops and have 4 waiting in the wings. So excited

  • Lesa Prevost

    Jenny has taught me to quilt! Always admired my great grandma quilting at age 5 she taught me to embroidery. She passed and she never got to teach me. So thank you Jenny for your tutorials and at age 45 then…I finally learned to quilt. Now on Msqc every day!

  • What a wonderful memory of your grandma, Lesa! We’re so glad we were finally able to bring quilting to you. We hope you enjoy it for years and years to come. 🙂

  • Linda Schleter Steiner

    I remember my grandmother and aunt cutting up old greeting cards and cereal boxes as templates for making hand stitched quilts. As a busy mom and nurse, I enjoy the modern day methods of making the old fashioned (and new) quilts that Jenny teaches. Jenny’s patterns and ideas are my stress relievers! Thank you for all the wonderful patterns.