I have made embarassingly little progress on my swimsuit but I have been recently inspired by a book I read called “Made By Hand – Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World”. It was written by Mark Frauenfelder and it follows him as he journeys through a year long adventure of trying to make his world more meaningful by creating things by hand. He keeps bees, raises chickens, builds his own guitars, and creates the perfect cup of espresso.
I’ve been thinking for a while that I would prefer for the things I have in my life at least the things I surround myself to have more meaning, like have some history.
Well anyways this takes me to a new project I want to conquer in the next two weeks.
That is making my first ever full sized quilt.
I am making Amy Butler’s Sexy Hexy Love Quilt. The pattern can be downloaded for free here along with a bunch of other awesome patterns and projects.
I have most of the pieces cut and I hope to have it all cut out and laid out by the end of the week. I think it will be awesome to sleep under something every night that I created with my own two little hands!
Any quilting tips for me?
Do you feel like handmade items have a special quality too?August 16, 2010
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