Friday, February 24, 2012

Scrap Happy


Last Wednesday night I was worn out from a day of wrestling with dishes, laundry, and crabby kids when I found myself in the sewing room. I couldn't settle myself down to any of the projects I already had going, so I just suddenly started grabbing scraps and sewing them together. It was fun and calming and surprisingly therapeutic. I ended up with this little mini quilt which will be going on the wall right above my sewing table.


I've always found it hard to resist any sort of color spectrum quilt, and I love having the writing and bicycle scraps in there too. The back is a black and white print that I liked as a contrast to the colorful front.


My advice to stressed out people everywhere: get yourself a sewing machine. It sure has worked for me.

Linking up to Finish It Up Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, and Sew & Tell Friday.

29 comments:

  1. I so agree with you that sewing is a great stress buster and I LOVE scrap quilts.

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  2. I love sewing "crumb" blocks, just for the pure joy of sewing. I like your wall hanging.
    Sewing always puts me in a good mood.

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  4. [fear not, this is the exact same comment that's been removed... except the typo's been fixed!]

    Ah ha, you've found the glory that is black and white... and its amazing ability to make every. other. color. work! Love your "self care" piece. Mazl tov on the return of your peace ;-)

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  5. How sweet, sometimes is is fun to just sit down at your machine and play!

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  6. Yay for sewing therapy! There's nothing like it. And look! You've got a cute mini to show for it.

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  7. Sewing therapy is much better for me than my previous form - baking! And a lovely little mini you got out of it too.

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  8. That's super cute! What great scraps you have. Those Half Mood Modern Scissors are definitely on my wish list :-)

    P.S. Would you please consider disabling your word verification?

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  9. Love it! Very cute mini quilt! I think sewing is necessity for sanity some days!

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  10. I call it "freepiecing" kinda like freefalling...only not as dangerous! LOL

    I love mindless creativity that turns out pretty! Hope this week sees you more relaxed with happier kids...and keep the beautiful minis coming!

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  11. quilting with colors--why sure I will do it every chance I get---yes mam!!lol! Love your quilt colors!

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  12. Hi Heidi,
    It's so wonderful that quilting and sewing are therapeutic for you; it sure wasn't for me. I really like the little quilt.
    Love you,
    Mary

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  13. Very cute! And you are so right about the therapeutic effect, especially with projects like this one. Love it!

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  14. I agree, rainbows of colour are just so appealing, and cheerful! Lovely mini quilt. :-)

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  15. Now that's just a happy little quilt! I can see how making it would be relaxing.

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  16. rainbow colors get me every time. And I'm totally with you, sewing machine is sanity! super cute little quilt of inspiration.

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  17. I love your little quilt! And therapy is where you find it - glad you found it!! Whoop whoop!!

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  18. I love scrappy and the striped border is perfect!

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  19. I luv your description of "wrestling" with dishes, etc. That is quite accurate...as I remember it. And, even tho I am an empty nester, almost 60...those "wrestling" days are still quite vivid memories.

    And...great advice too, about sewing and sanity. Fabric, fiber and hand works...have bouyed (sp?) me up many days of my life. =)

    You did magic with scrap-grabbing. I dunno if I scrap-grabbed that it would come out so fun. =)

    hugZ,
    annie
    anniesrubyslipperz.com

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  20. Such a fun mini! I'm all about scraps, and you made the most of yours here!

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  21. it is so, so cute! i use quilting as therapy all the time. :) i can't imagine the mess i'd be without it!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

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  22. super cute. Love rainbows of colour.

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  23. Haha, great advice! I love your story behind this quilt.

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  24. Like the quilt but like the way it came about even more. Found you through the Festival of Scrappiness. All the best for your entry. I am at #264 if you are interested in popping over the Pacific.

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