Motivational Monday Free Printable: Part 2

Motivational Monday on the MSQC Blog
Strive for Progress not Perfection! | Free Art Printable Download
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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

Finding Inspiration: Fabric and style

Mom’s sewing corner in the Shop! Bright and happy. Look at those Vintage Aprons! I love all of it!

I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to start on a 30’s style quilt….  Well, my best laid plans were side stepped by 5 of the cutest kids you’ve ever seen (mine) and I STILL haven’t gotten to it!  I do have the fabric picked out and everything ready to go, so I have my fingers crossed that this is ‘the’ week it will start!

Hahah…please tell me you know what I mean?  I hate making plans and then having thing after thing get in my way!  UGH!

So, today I want to show you some inspiration that I have to get me in the mood for some retro sewing.

Vintage patterns make me so happy!  Oh my goodness, I just love the style of clothes!  What I wouldn’t give to be part of such an iconic era!  {at least for a few days.  I do like my smart phone and warm car}  Wow, look at that waist and all those fun  dresses.

Looking back is always more fun, isn’t it?

Here’s to today…to getting SOMETHING crossed off your list and making the best of it!

Have a fabulous day!


Oh, I didn’t even mention that we got another 8 inches of snow on Monday, did I?  Haha, can you believe that!?  At least today will be in the 60’s and tomorrow in the 70’s!  Yay for some sun!!