Fabric, Kona Cottons

Have a Little Burgundy and Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself


Kona Cotton Burgundy

Today’s fabric is Burgundy and I love this deeply-rich, wine-like color. You could blend it with soft pinks, middling reds, creams, and some great light beige colors like Champagne. Any of these following colors would pair nicely with burgundy.

Get some today! But first…

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. I have a couple of students who are convinced that they will never be very good at quilting. They will be. They just need to give it time. We live in an instant gratification world. Sometimes that comes with an expectation that when we learn or do something for the first time, that we should be instantly perfect at it. Rarely does that happen. Believe it or not, I’ve been doing this off and on for more than 30 years and I’m still learning new things, techniques, skills, etc. And even with ALL THAT I STILL have to pull out my seam ripper when something doesn’t quite go according to plan. Perhaps I wasn’t paying as close attention as I should have, or maybe the pattern instructions I followed weren’t exactly CLEAR and I didn’t quite get it. It happens. But just like I told one of my students, who also happens to be a hairdresser, that while she may not have had perfect skills with scissors the first time she cut hair, that eventually, in time, it all came together as she learned step by step.

Sometimes we learn by watching. Sometimes by doing and sometimes by getting it droned into our heads and hands daily for 3 years straight. But that’s ok. We all learn. And the hard things will become easier with practice. So “never give up, never surrender!” (Extra points for those that comment on what movie that line came from!)

Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’ve got this! Keep going! Your quilt or project is worth it and so are you!

Tomorrow is TOP TIP THURSDAY so look for an extra post!

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