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Right Angles Are Hard


079And so are straight lines.

I think choosing the word “misadventure” for my tagline was one of the best and most accurate ideas I’ve ever had.

I’ve been working away slowly on this little lap blanket, my first ever quilt, and I’m in spitting distance of seeing it finished.

I’ve decided I don’t care that I can’t cut a square corner or trim a straight side. That’s what being a beginner is about—the charmingly imperfect, the lovably wonky.

Besides, I think if I tried to care and tried to make these angles 45 degrees and the sides perfectly straight, I’d have a 4′ x 4′ quilt instead of a 5′ x 5′ quilt. And I’d still be trimming. And swearing.

So here I go, sewing forty miles of binding. Wish me luck.