Etsy has a question the ask every featured shop owner in an interview and it is this:
"What does handmade mean to you?"
I joke that handmade means unmatched quilt square seams because if you wanted something perfect you should just buy a blanket from a store. There are children in sweat shops with skill levels higher than I (currently) possess. I say, if you can't tell it is handmade, who are you trying to fool?
In January of this year I participated in my first charm swap. It was organized by Lorelei at Mermaid Sews and we swapped fabrics for an I Spy quilt. This past week, nine months later, I finally finished it.
Fusible Thermolam for the batting and hand made the binding as well. I have to say I was very pleased with my binding's mitered corners. It just goes to show you that if you keep working at something, you can eventually get it right.