Friday, February 24, 2012
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.
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cute! love the binding!ReplyDelete
A happy little quilt, indeed!ReplyDelete
I so agree with you that sewing is a great stress buster and I LOVE scrap quilts.ReplyDelete
I love sewing "crumb" blocks, just for the pure joy of sewing. I like your wall hanging.ReplyDelete
Sewing always puts me in a good mood.
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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 ;-)
How sweet, sometimes is is fun to just sit down at your machine and play!ReplyDelete
Yay for sewing therapy! There's nothing like it. And look! You've got a cute mini to show for it.ReplyDelete
Sewing therapy is much better for me than my previous form - baking! And a lovely little mini you got out of it too.ReplyDelete
That's super cute! What great scraps you have. Those Half Mood Modern Scissors are definitely on my wish list :-)ReplyDelete
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Love it! Very cute mini quilt! I think sewing is necessity for sanity some days!ReplyDelete
I call it "freepiecing" kinda like freefalling...only not as dangerous! LOLReplyDelete
I love mindless creativity that turns out pretty! Hope this week sees you more relaxed with happier kids...and keep the beautiful minis coming!
What a fun little quilt!ReplyDelete
quilting with colors--why sure I will do it every chance I get---yes mam!!lol! Love your quilt colors!ReplyDelete
It's so wonderful that quilting and sewing are therapeutic for you; it sure wasn't for me. I really like the little quilt.
Very cute! And you are so right about the therapeutic effect, especially with projects like this one. Love it!ReplyDelete
I agree, rainbows of colour are just so appealing, and cheerful! Lovely mini quilt. :-)ReplyDelete
Now that's just a happy little quilt! I can see how making it would be relaxing.ReplyDelete
rainbow colors get me every time. And I'm totally with you, sewing machine is sanity! super cute little quilt of inspiration.ReplyDelete
I love your little quilt! And therapy is where you find it - glad you found it!! Whoop whoop!!ReplyDelete
I love scrappy and the striped border is perfect!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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. =)
Such a fun mini! I'm all about scraps, and you made the most of yours here!ReplyDelete
it is so, so cute! i use quilting as therapy all the time. :) i can't imagine the mess i'd be without it!ReplyDelete
thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!
super cute. Love rainbows of colour.ReplyDelete
Haha, great advice! I love your story behind this quilt.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete