Thursday, 3 September 2009

Helping Out A Friend

A dear friend of mine is going through a difficult time - too much worrying, and extreme amount of worrying, so much, that it's affecting her life enjoyment and her daily functioning. She's going on vacation with me soon, but I also thought, what better form of therapy (besides counselors and pills :) than quilting. She's never quilted before, but I asked her if she's interested in handywork and sewing, and she gave me the thumbs up.
So first I thought I'd have her piece a little quilt, but the layout I had in mind would have been tricky, with bias lines and triangles:

So instead, I whipped it together in less than an hour and will sandwich it for her - she can handquilt it on her own time, and I'll give her basic lessons on handquilting and binding on our vacation.

She loves birds, so I went through my stash and found all the fabrics I could with bird themes. It turned out cute, I think :)

The diamonds are 6"x6" with light blue background and blue-purple-yellow batik as the framing triangles (cut from 6" squares, except the 4 smaller corner triangles which I cut off 6.5" squares).

I really hope this will work for my friend, it's worth a try anyway, maybe we'll have a novice quilter soon!!!


Crispy said...

You are a good friend and a better enabler LOL. I look forward to hearing how she feels about hand's so relaxing and is my little bit of therapy :0)


Anonymous said...

Definitely a fabulous gift. I too am a worrier and I find quilting very relaxing. PS LOVE the birds. My daughter's middle name is Wren.