Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cheaper Than Therapy

 On Saturday we did not end up going to see the bison after all.  The preserve was much farther away than I thought and my husband had to work later than planned.  I was much more disappointed than the children.  I think I am feeling much more emotional lately than normal - I'll blame it on pregnancy hormones for now - and Saturday afternoon I needed a break, some sort of release.

 Completely mindless sewing was that release.  For over an hour I sewed together selvages that I had saved for the last year or two.  I just placed the finished selvage edge over a raw selvage edge and top stitched.  No thinking except to sort by color.

 It was so nice.  I loved being able to dig though the box of selvages and see so many "old friends" from different projects over the last two years.  Right now I plan to make them into a spool quilt kind of like this one - but a different layout.  Anyway, after some mindless sewing I felt much better about life.

 Yesterday, after a frustrating morning, more mindless sewing was in order.  I started with a bunch of 5 inch squares and some gray strips and just started sewing them together, cutting them apart and sewing them back together again.  Then I surrounded the monster I had made in white.  I think it is one of the ugliest things ever.

It looks like a coffin from this angle.  Maybe I'll call it "Death by Quilting."  ;)  The poor unfortunates at QuiltCon are going to receive this as a block submission.

Will it make it into the raffle quilt?  No.
Be featured on the Modern Quilting Blog?  No.
Thrown out?  Yes, if they are wise.  :)

But it helped me relax and feel better after a busy, stressful morning, so it did it's job and that's what is important.

7 comments:

  1. haha- my first thought when I saw the photo of the block, without reading your comment, was that it looked like a coffin. I suspect that when you combine it with other blocks it will look much better. Or cut it in half along the width and add another strip of white. Too funny.

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  2. I've been saving my selvedges too - ever since I saw Ricrac's selvedge dress. That spool quilt looks great and I'm much more likely to do something like that than make a dress. I must remember, though, to leave more of the fabric on the side of the selvedge when I cut it.
    Good luck with the hormones!

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  3. I feel terrible that I laughed so hard at the coffin block! I've been making a mess too so maybe we can blame the hormones! ;)
    On the plus side the selvedges look awesome and I love how you've grouped them, they would make great spool blocks! x

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  4. Leila, so there is a saying: it is making shit up fertilizing life, kkkkk. I am not an expert in knowing where to go, but quit doing until calm the spirit. I love the halos, I am also collecting, I always wondered how her sewing, and I understand that has to be overridden, so it was that made​​?

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  5. that my horrible english ..... if we do not strive to understand not to respond ....

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  6. lol, death by quilting! love it! can't wait to see what you do with the selvages. There are also bison at Jester Park. Probably a little closer to you. http://www.mycountyparks.com/county/Polk/Park/Lewis-A-Jester-Park.aspx

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  7. how about instead of a coffin, it is a modern luggage tag ;-) Put a circle at the small end and then put they can put their name on it! Just trying to cheer you up...glad the therapy helped, regardless of teh result.

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