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Sew to celebrate!

June 19, 2010

Now that summer is happening, it is time to catch up on some vitamin D and spend some time with family and friends. Spontaneous picnics in the park or eating dinner outside will always bring the warm fuzzies and keep your life rich. And while you are at it, why not add some color? I always have a blanket on standby in my car…just in case the mood strikes. A Mexican blanket, my African mud-cloth throw, a tapestry, my hand-woven textile from Guatemala…and now, my own patch-work quilt! What is really fun, is when you have a gathering that calls for all of these blankets, resulting in an explosion of color to hang out on.

I went to my local ‘mom & pop’ fabric store and bought about $15 worth of scrap fabric. Fabrics that I probably would never buy otherwise. I cut them into triangular pieces and created a pattern.

Next step: start sewing them together! It is a project that can take over your life, but I ended up completing this one in under 2 days as I was looking for a serious distraction.

Once you find your sewing rhythm, you will see your blanket appear before your very eyes. I know it sounds strange, but as it grows, so does the adrenaline; and then you HAVE to finish it! I think I took this shot at 1am.

Once you finish sewing your scraps of fabric together, make some food, celebrate life and all of its colorful glory!