... was a phrase repeated SEVERAL times by my 10 year old as she sat at the sewing machine for the first time, trying her hand at chain-piecing.
She's the kind of kid who won't be happy if her project looks "all wonky". But she's also the kind of kid who was born with not a lot of patience. She's an impatient perfectionist - not an easy personality combination to parent. However, I want her quilting life to start on a positive note ... one that will make her feel happy and proud of her work, and is fun enough to be motivating.
So I helped her unpick every single "crooked one".
And when it was time to reveal her nesting seams she asked me to rate each one on a scale of 1-10.
There were enough 10's to put a big smile on her face. :)