After reviewing numerous tutorials, I picked up my needle and thread again. But we were out of town. I forgot my thimble. I forgot my hoop.
I viewed tutorials to brush up on the technique, and then quilted a few rows. Ripped them out, quilted again, ripped them out again, and repeated the cycle, comparing my stitches to the instructions recommending the goal of the same length, top and bottom. And ripped them out again.
Then I remembered. Each of us has our own quilting "signature," our stitches are unique to us.
When I came home, I put the quilt top in my hoop, put my beloved metal thimble on my finger, did a few rows. It felt finally felt right. And there they were: my stitches, my signature.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday.