Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hand Sewing

So, I have kind of become a little obsessed with hand sewing.  It all started when I read my friend Liz's post about hexagons.  I started making hexagons, and then I started looking into other shapes.  I got a little obsessed with youtube craft videos too.  I have now also hand appliquéd, which I have never done before.

I have to say, even though I will never give up my sewing machine, there is something very satisfying about hand sewing.  I kind of feel like it is a meditative process in one way, and I totally love that I can do it any where.  I love the portability of hand sewing.

I've also decided that I like to create traditional quilts and other hand crafts.  I am also totally enjoying the history behind things the hand crafted things.  At one point, I read a story on the underground railroad and quilting.  There is some discussion about wether or not this is real history or just stories, but I find it interesting.  I can't wait to read more!

Hand sewn (English paper pieced) hexagons!
Hand appliquéd dresden plate block

Hand pieced (English paper pieced) dresden plate fan butterfly

English paper pieced yellow flower octagon

English paper pieced pink flower octagon

English paper pieced pink flower octagon

I'm really looking forward to reading more about the history of different hand crafts and learning to make them!