Tuesday 24 November 2009

Colour Therapy.

One of the main reasons I love to sew is that it gives me the oppurtunity to play with bright, colourful, cheerful fabrics. We're having a very dull, dreary November and even a quick glance at my unfinished quilt laying over a chair brightens my day and immediately makes think of sunshine and summer.

Last night when it was dark and cold outside I went into my sewing room and looked at my other bright quilt laying on the work table and felt so happy that I have quilting and fabric in my life. Maybe all us lovers of bright, colourful, quilty gorgeousness should start a new movement. I vote that we all make some bright, happy quilt blocks
and hand them out to people in the streets
to bring some sunshine into their days too!!

I've been plodding on with quilting the quilt I showed in my last post. It's getting slightly less frustrating but I'm still having trouble keeping the stitches the same length and also with manouvering the weight of quilt. Here's some of my progress so far.

Next I need to finish the blue triangles and then its onto the pink diamonds, just got to decide what pattern to try in the diamonds.

Last week I was very lucky to win a give-away by Rachel of Contended. Look at the lovely pressies she sent.

Don't you just love that cute owl fabric Rachel made the zippy bag from? The little heart now hangs from a cupboard door in my sewing room and I wore the flower brooch at my sewing group and it received lots of compliments. Rachel also sent these pretty cards.

There were also some jelly beans and bath bombs but they're both long gone! Many thanks for the generous gifts Rachel.

Well I better go and get on with some quilting, er sorry, housework now!

Bye for now, Maria.


Chrissy said...

What lovely gifts you got. I bet that brought a touch of brightness to a grey morning.

The bright quilts also brought a smile to my face this grey dismal day. I hope to be making my own bright quilts as I start a course in January. Your stuff has helped to contribute to this next crafty step.

Abby and Stephanie said...

Very cute prizes! Your quilting looks very nice. Every January/February I usually start a quilt made with bright and happy fabrics. It cheerful when the days are long, grey, and cold.

Anonymous said...

What lovely gifts. I am in awe of your quilting. I definately need to make more time to experiment with that next year. Your quilt is marvellous- love those bright colours in this Piglet weather.

wonderwoman said...

i must admit that usually knitting or quilting always makes me feel happy!


Rachel said...

I'm so pleased you liked all your goodies! Your quilt looks like it's coming along beautifully - I love how you're quilting different designs in the different blocks. I'm still a long way from attempting anything like that - although I bought my walking foot I still haven't even done much straight line quilting, so it's going to be quite some time before I attempt free-motion quilting!
R x

Amanda said...

What cheerful colours, I agree they're just what we need with this grotty weather. Your quilting looks pretty good to me, I always think that no-one will notice the uneven stitches when they're stood back far enough!

Sherri said...

The fabrics look so great together...they are happy and cheerful!

Anonymous said...

Yay for beautiful bright quilts to cheer us up. Yours are lookig stunning.!!! Great prizes for the giveaway.

sewkalico said...

Yes, we can sure use a LOT of colour at the moment and all your colours are great!

spicyapplepie said...

your quilt is simply gorgeous! and what wonderful gifts!

susan said...

such pretties, lucky you
i too love happy bright quilts
i just bought the fabrics for a xmas quilt out of sherri berry fabrics, lovely pinks, turq. and greens

Kris said...

Hi Maria!

There is a sign outside my favourite quilt shop which says "Cheer up your life with bright fabrics." I just love that sign! Colour therapy is something I indulge in too!