Last year, I was asked if I could quilt a vibrant log cabin quilt top for an acquaintance of my mum's. It took me quite a while to complete and I struggled with a few confidence issues along the way, but I am very happy with the way it has turned out. Here is the finished quilt - which I returned to its owner at the weekend.
1) the fear of going wrong is far worse than making a mistake, ripping out the stitches and requilting
2) if no-one gives you deadlines, make them for yourself
3) if you push yourself, you can achieve far more than you ever thought possible.
Even with this philosophical outlook, I don't think I'll be be quilting for others in the near future. Crafting is my escape from the stress of work, so I think I'll keep the pressure off, hone my skills and work through my stack of unfinished projects.