28 July, 2011

Stress Relief


This has been a very demanding week of deadlines, parenting and very early mornings. Mama needs a break.

Even though I've got a million things on the go and my priority should be finishing finishing at least a half dozen of them I decided that the best stress relief was to start a new project. Makes perfect sense.

Amanda Jean's 36 patch quilt along perfectly fits the bill for me. These are easy blocks for me, almost mindless. I had a stack of fabrics sitting there leftover from another project, and a recent discovery that these colours are those exact ones for a needed wedding gift. And done.

Only 32 more blocks and two more big deadlines to go.

11 comments:

Esch House Quilts said...

It is wonderful to do some mostly mindless sewing from time to time - so relaxing!

Amy said...

I love these blocks! They look like just what I need right now. I didn't know there was a quilt along going on, but I might have to put this on my "list". :)

Angie said...

Great blocks. I agree that a new project can often bring just the right stress relief. There's something refreshing about it. Good luck on your deadlines. :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

These 36-patch blocks have been very therapeutic for me as well. Good luck on the deadlines!!

Andrea said...

mindless..no. hypnotic? maybe. I'm glad you're taking a break from things to do something you love!

health quotes said...

This block very nice. I agree that a new project can often bring just the right stress relief.Thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

I've been doing some mindless hand quilting the last two days. But my stress is done and now it's time to relax for a few days, before I give myself a new stress to procrastinate over. :) Good luck with those last two deadlines!

Mar said...

very very nice work and lovely colours

Katherine said...

Amen for easy projects to help off set the crazy challenging things in life.

Your 36 patch is looking lovely.

Suzanne said...

Stress relief is a great motivation for doing those blocks. They sing. I'm doing the same qal and finding my blocks the perfect antidote to the end of summer blues.

sewkatiedid said...

I'm with ya on just doing something simple. I started a million new projects.

What's that grey fabric?