Passing the Days: Day 33
Button, button, who's got the button? Well, I do have a few. The tin belonged to my mother; I loved pulling it out and playing with the buttons as a little girl. I am not sure why I found them so fascinating back then, but I did. My own button collection has grown over the years and is stored in old jars as I wanted to be able to see them.
You might think today's block has button in the name...not today. But I did use a fabric that is full of colorful buttons. Today I made a block named Double X. It makes me think of butterflies rather than x's though.
This one is a four-patch block so pretty quick and easy.
The main thing to watch is those seams when you sew over them. I always slow down as I come to seams like this and aim for my needle to land right at the tip of the point.
Perhaps I need to think about how to incorporate some of my buttons into my quilts...
And for a little bit more about buttons:
“Even the simplest things had a glorious pointlessness to them. When buttons came in, about 1650, people couldn't get enough of them and arrayed them in decorative profusion on the backs and collars and sleeves of coats, where they didn't actually do anything. One relic of this is the short row of pointless buttons that are still placed on the underside of jacket sleeves near the cuff. These have been purely decorative and have never had a purpose, yet 350 years later on we continue to attach them as if they are the most earnest necessity.”
― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything
To get a pdf version of this block click on the link below:
Passing the Days
I hope you have a wonderful day and
4/18/2020 06:13:22 pm
As a child, I had buttons in jars and Folgers cans to play in, and as an adult, I keep a gallon glass jar of buttons for children who come to my house. It's a favorite item. In my classroom, I always had buttons for math. I just love buttons!
4/20/2020 02:28:21 pm
I am glad I am no the only one! Buttons for math is a great idea.
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