Friday, March 07, 2008

Cutting and Piecing


A bunch of quilter friends and I are making a quilt--we all chose a fabric from the same fabric line and will make 20 of the same block, then exchange and make our own quilts. See my friends blog about their blocks: Jenn, Erica, and Julie.

I love every step of the process. I loved picking my fabric--and I even bought more of my favorite fabrics from the line to add some blocks and borders. I loved cutting and piecing, pressing and sewing again. There's something ironically comfortable about the monotony of cutting and sewing, pulling apart and putting back together in new ways. I love making my points match and seeing the final project so quickly. I can't wait to figure out the overall design with the different blocks and fabrics, then add my borders and back. It's kind of like the big paper I'm working on this semester--cutting apart, piecing together. Or so many other things in my life. So many life metaphors...

4 comments:

Amber Sechrist said...

I can't wait to see your final product. I find great comfort in mechanical activities that can seem monotonous to others. For some reason it's soothing to the soul.

Jennifer said...

I can just see you doing it too! Love it!

JJ said...

Yahoo, I say we swap early!

Julie & Jason said...

you are so going to hate me if my points don't match, maybe I need to come over and have you help me!