Welcome to Craft For The World! PLAY WITH COLORS FOR A DELIGHTFUL quilt, START WITH FOUR 5 ″ SQUARES CHARM PACKS! A simple change from a traditional block turns weathervanes into windmills on this beautiful quilt. Blocks in a variety of colors spin happily across the quilt’s surface. The soft colors are beautiful and remind of spring. However, stronger colors will also be wonderful, as will more coordinated color themes. Construction is simple, which makes this quilt easy to make. Finish with a full flower quilt design or play with straight-line designs. The finished, designed bedspread is 70 x 78″.
The weathervane is a toy that imitates the technique of windmills, using the force of the wind to turn its ‘quotes’. The earliest record of the use of windmills dates back to 915 BC. Used in grain milling, they were found in Persia, where today is located Iran, on the Asian continent. But there are undocumented indications of the use of windmills in even earlier times in Iraq, Egypt and China. Around the century. XII spread throughout Europe.
At that time, they already had a horizontal axis and had four large blades placed in the shape of a cross. Its main function, once again, was to grind grain. In Holland, mills were widely used for drying wetlands. Other applications were extracting oil from nuts and grains, transforming old cloths into paper, and preparing colored powders to make dyes. The windmill, thanks to the action of the wind, turns a paddle wheel on top of its axis, and this turning movement can produce something.
Symbol of the University Extension Program “Who wants to play?”, the weathervane represents the meaning of playing for Man: just as the weathervane is set in motion by the force of something invisible like the wind, so is playing, an activity devalued in our society , barely visible, ‘moves’ Man and, moving him, makes him move, transform his world. Play is an invisible force and yet it moves! No matter how closely related, we always hope for the best for the children in our lives. And we believe that using crafts as a gift for children is the best solution. Standardized and lifeless toys generate in the child an absence of self-expression.
Advertisements are bombarded on children all the time, teaching them what toys and cartoons they should like. Children lose their identity as those responsible for them accept that the industry dictates what the child’s wishes are. Those of us who make a living from handicrafts must insist twice that our children can develop full of love, affection and good memories, which no plastic toy can give them. Órbita believes in valuing crafts and more: valuing the individuality of children.
And that’s why today we want to share a piece that we quilted for Ana Rosa Bernardo. She made this blanket to give a lucky child! The child’s mother wanted the nautical theme and asked her to make applications in the blue squares. But she explained to her mother that only quilting would be more delicate! We always quilt pieces of those who make and give crafts as gifts and we think this is very important. It is very common for people to make crafts as gifts, especially when the baby is about to be born or is still a child. We hope that more and more people will perpetuate this activity! The more people who do this, the more the craft will grow!
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