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Aug 31, 2008

Craft Fair: Hexagon Quilt Blanket

This blanket recalls childhood nostalgia. We (with siblings) helped my mum make this while I was in primary school, in return for the hard work and time spent, each of us have a warm and homely cozy piece of blanket that lasts for years, which is priceless.
About the process and work, I remember my mum needs to trace and cut out lots of hexagon templates from cardboard, all must be in equal size. Then collected lots of loose pieces of cloths with all kind of textures, colours and patterns; cut them into a slightly bigger size than the hexagon template. Then she has to fold and loosely stitch the cloth to the hexagon tamplate in such a way that they form equally size of hexagon just like those shown in the picture above. This is not all, she then matched the colours of the centre piece and the surrounding 6 pieces so that they look like a piece of flower. After that, the most important step.... hand sewing them up!!!! Hand sewing is the most time consuming process and need skill to make a good piece of creation. In order to encourage us to produce a good work, my mum will pay us each 5 cent for each quality flower that we have made, ha ha ha that was my first part-time income!!! Once completing a sufficient amount of flowers, match the tone and colours again, this time my mum will sew all the flowers into a big piece of blanket. All in all, the process took months to complete!
Thanks to my mum, without her encouragement and motivation, I will not be interested in handicrafts, a hobby and skill that can produce so many unique crafts that we can't get from the market, not to mentioned the satisfaction to see a new creation made by my own hand.

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