It is easy to forget for those of us that may have been quilting for years or even decades, that quilting is a learned skill. We do not come into this world with an inherent ability to pick up some needles and start quilting. So like any other learned skill, unless you are the Mozart of quilting you aren’t going to make perfect quilts from your very first stitch. There are those amongst us that strive for only perfection and of course this is fine. If you feel you have to restart your quilt whenever you make a mistake that is ok, but at the same time never think that your quilts have to be perfect in anyone’s eyes but your own. Quilting as a hobby is for the quilters enjoyment, and constantly getting frustrated over asymmetry or crooked lines is apt to make you want to throw the whole thing away.