THIS LOVELY QUILT IS AN EASY ONE TO COMPLETE, CHOOSE PRE-CUTS TO SPEED CONSTRUCTION OR USE SCRAPS! Pretty fabrics and white create a lovely quilt for a crib or throw. Choose 5″ charm packs for the crib size or 10″ layer cake squares for the throw. Both will stitch together quickly. Any coordinated color combination will be charming against the background. In fact, the background can be something other than white for even more design options. We can easily imagine this in deep colors against a tan or dark background for fall and winter. It will also be fun in vivid brights for all year long.
Or, dig into your stash and coordinate a scrappy version in your favorite colors. This is an easy quilt to construct. It’s made entirely from half-square triangles and four-patch blocks. You’ll love how quickly it goes together.The finished quilt, designed by Allison Jensen of Woodberry Way, is:
48″ x 56″ crib or lap quilt
64″ x 80″ throw quilt
Make the throw into a bed sized quilt by adding more blocks.
Quilting is a technique used in crafts, which means quilting, has a history of thousands of years with Patchwork, a partner in the craft world. The technique requires precision and ingenuity, so it places great importance on the uniqueness and hand of the work. Imported fabrics and materials are often used to create beautiful works made entirely by hand. To begin with, quilting is the beginning of a great art in textiles, after all with this technique you can decorate and quilt your patchwork with a lot of creativity and fun. There are thousands of methods for quilting, so the tip here is to let you start to loosen up and extract everything you need without getting frustrated, because with practice you will get better little by little. Quilting is also a way to use patterns and inspirational references to create work with special designs and textures.
The technique:In fact few people know of the existence of a small brain in each of the fingers of the hand, somewhere between the phalanx, phalangia, and phalangeta. That other organ that we call brain, the one we came into the world with? that one has never been able to produce anything but vague, general, diffuse and above all not very varied intentions about what the hands and fingers should do. The brain of the head has lagged behind the hands all its life, and even in these times, when it seems to us that it has passed ahead of them, it is still the fingers that have to explain to it the investigations of touch, the trembling of the epidermis as it touches the clay… the alphabet in relief in the world.
We leave the sewing machines and enter the patchwork, potentiating our bodies as machines. We can, here, understand not only the passage from one technique of sewing fabrics to another, but we can also think of bodies that were conditioned to a compacted way of living, perhaps segregated, in a space that prevented them from looking at other landscapes. The patchwork technique, performed in the group, imposed the manual sewing of fabric scraps. The hands acquire an operative quality, an instrument of the will to power and the will to create, they become artisan hands, working hands. The imagination is unleashed through the body/hands. Bodies in confrontation with other bodies, but with the possibility of choosing how they want to give back what they receive, from outside and inside. This change brings the idea of freedom, of connection, of creation. What we will describe next refers to the way the patchwork technique was worked on, specifically in this focus group.
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