Reading Elizabeth Barton's blog post on eight steps to overcome quilter's panic recently only added to my indecision. I printed out her steps and pinned them to my wall. I have so much more to learn. She posed some probing questions to ask yourself as you try to critique your work. These 8 steps are tremendously helpful. I must admit, while I was creating this piece I thought it was going well. As I put it together, I asked myself the questions from Elizabeth's 8 steps. ( Dang! It is really difficult to critique your own work.) Just when I thought Pinkie jumped through most of the hoops sufficiently, I read Elizabeth's last statement of the post : Remember not everything works and if you think everything IS working you are probably wrong!
YIKES! Okay, so nothing is ever perfect. Decisions, decisions. Now that is together, I will let Pinkie hang around a bit longer before I do the normal (for me) thing. Quilt it and hope for the best.
I highly recommend using Elizabeth's suggestions. Her blog has a wealth of information and inspiration. She is a fantastic artist and I have heard great comments on her teaching skills. I hope to be able to participate in one of her workshops one of these days. As I said, I still have so much to learn.