Amanda, The Patchsmith, opened up about herself and thoughts on quilting. She says she is a " strong supporter of the make-do-and-mend philosophy." This post is titled, " Fabric of Life."
|Amanda's first mug rug... made from scraps|
I especially loved this eloquent phrase by Amanda ....
. " Quilting and using scraps is not about getting back to basics either as basics have never left the quilter or home sewist – basics are woven with every stitch we make, every weft we follow and every needle we thread."
* note... "weft" - an article of woven fabric, or the horizontal threads interlaced through the warp in a woven fabric.
Amanda then goes on to talk about the connections quilters have through the generations.
How we are bound to each other.
The word "bound" made me think of a song that I learned a long time ago. It is called, Blest Be The Tie That Binds. (by John Fawcett 1782)
Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.
I like the image of hearts being held together by a tie... a binding.
And then I read the latest post by Amy, of Amy Made That!
She gives a thank you to Jodie ,of Pleasant Home, whom she greatly admires and and has learned so much from.
|Amy's heart mug rug tutorial by Pleasant Home|
Amy's post is an excellent example of how much we learn from our fellow quilters, sewists and designers. And how much we encourage and mentor each other in our networks....our blogworld. This is so special and heart warming, and heart-binding.
There's that binding again! This leads me up to pointing out an excellent binding tutorial, posted by Alie of Alie Makes ! Alie has a feature - Tutorial Tuesdays. This week she shows us how to make the Fold-Over Binding. The tutorial has precise directions and pictures.
|Alie Makes a Fold Over Binding Tutorial|
|Pixelated Heart wall hanging by Alie|
And this week, until Friday, May 17th at 11:59 pm, Alie is having a GIVEAWAY!
Her giveaway is for a $25 gift certificate from Sew Me A Song. (with free shipping!)
Hop on over to see Alie's blog.... Alie Makes , to enter for the giveaway and see just how talented Alie is.
A last thought on binding .... sewing bees and sew alongs. Isn't that a fun way to share patterns and ideas, to learn from each other , and to get inspiration and cheer each other on ?!
That's why I love our Across The Pond Sew Along!
May's Theme is : baskets
|Honey bee fabrics The Divided Basket pattern by Noodlehead|
|These are super roomy inside!|
We love seeing what you make! The friends that have already joined in with us are just Bee-utiful!
|I'm off to my sewing room!|