Sunday, June 24, 2012

Quilt Therapy


Hello! 
I have been MIA so long that Blogger went and changed things on me.  I hope I can do this right.

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their concern on how I was doing after the loss of my mom.   I don't want to say it is easier but the loss is eased by knowing she will live in my heart.  My friends really helped get me through this and I am forever grateful.

One of the greatest therapies is sewing.   As usual, I have so many projects going that there is no way I could share them all at once.  I will ease you into them by showing you what I have finished.  



This quilt was a "Take and Make" class I took with some friends.  We managed to finish this in class.  You can't see the quilting on it but it has hearts throughout.   I am ready for Valentines Day.  
 This next quilt had a billion HST's.  I call this my "therapy" quilt.   I would work on this when I got home from work until I went to bed.  It kept my mind off of the loneliness at night.  Those HST's are tiny!!!

 This next quilt was one that was finished before the holidays but I never got around to binding it.  My mom used to do all my bindings and she wanted to do it but became too weak.   Linda quilted it and did a fabulous job.   Hopefully she has better pictures to show.

 Here is a close up of some of the quilting.

This next one is called "Cotton Club".   I did this one with two other friends.   The photo doesn't do the quilting justice.  There are feathers throughout the sashing and borders.  TJ loves it!  

That's it for this post.  I have three more soon to be finished tops, all I need it to bind them and they are done.  I will show those in my next post in two weeks when I am back from seeing family in New Mexico.   Maybe by then I will find my camera charger to get better pictures.  LOL

Have a great week everyone!

25 comments:

JustCindy said...

I am so glad to see a post from you. All of your quilts are just beautiful. Enjoy your trip to NM.

Monica said...

Welcome back! You've been missed...A LOT!

Karen said...

Lots of good stuff! The quilt with all the triangles strikes my fancy. I am glad you are back.

Colleen said...

So glad you are doing well. I know your pain. I lost my Mom in May also. Quilting is good therapy! I love all of your beautiful projects :o)

Lynda said...

Lovely to see you're blogging again Yvette. I've missed you. Such beautiful quilts that you've finished.

lots of love

Darlene said...

I'm so glad to see you - I've really missed you. :-)

Beautiful quilts!

I know you're really missing your mom - here's a (hug).

Robin said...

Yay! It is nice to see you back in bloggy-land. :) And with such fabulous projects too! That half-square triangle one looks amazing!!!

Hope you have a wonderful trip!

Linda said...

Big hugs and welcome back, Yvette!!! I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that you posted!!! I have missed you so much!!! Your quilts are beautiful!!! Quilting is the best therapy!! :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

You have been making some great projects while you recover from your loss. Nice to see you posting again. Take good care of yourself and quilt as much as possible.

Kim said...

Welcome back! I've missed you! The quilt Linda worked on and Cotton Club are SEW amazing! *hugs to you, my friend*

Carol said...

What fabulous finishes! Oh those tiny HST's are wonderful! You are so lucky to have such great friends to sew with...you are so right, stitching was great therapy for me too...

Kristie said...

Oh Yvette, you don't know how excited that I was this morning when I saw your post! I'm so glad you are back, we've all missed you.

You have been busy! I love those quilts. The applique one is my favorite. There are all beautiful.

Enjoy your time with your family. You are right, quilting is a great source of therapy. I started quilting after my divorce from my first husband many years ago. I need something to keep my mind busy.
Kristie

Fiesta said...

Welcome back Yvette. All your projects are beautiful and the half square quilt is my favorite. Have a good time with your family.

Janet O. said...

Good to have you back, Yvette! You have made good use of your "therapy" sessions. You can never be ready for Valentine's Day too early! : )
That quilt with all of the teeny HSTs is a jaw-dropper! I absolutely love it! All of the quilts are beautiful, but that is my definite favorite!!

Grethe said...

Glad to read your post,I`m glad you`re back,Yvette! You have worked on some lovely quilts. Good therapy in sewing. Have a super time in New Mexico :-)

Terry said...

Your quilts are all beautiful, but I really love the one with all the HSTs! :0)

Carrie P. said...

YOu have been missed. great to have you back. And look at your fabulous quilts. Quilting is great therapy. wow! the brown quilt is so neat and so it the one that Linda quilted.

Carolyn said...

Hooray!! Glad to see you posting again. :)

Barb said...

I was just thinking of you the other day and was going to email...sadly I got sidetracked, sorry....

Love all of your quilts, and glad you are back.

ranette said...

Yay! You're back. Love, love, love your quilts. See you in person next week!!! I'm so excited :)

Deb said...

I'm so happy to see a post from you Yvette! I've missed you. And I almost missed this one because I'm so far behind in blog reading.

I love all your finishes and can't wait to see what else you've been working on!

LynCC said...

Hi, Yvette! Your quilts are gorgeous - I can't believe the HST one. Absolutely beautiful. I hope you are feeling OK today. {{{hugs}}}

Sharon said...

I love that applique quilt. OMG that was a lot of work I bet. It's just beautiful. Love the others too but that one.......ohmygoodness.
I hope you had or are having a nice get away seeing family.

marina said...

Missed your blog update somehow. You have been keeping occupied with those beautiful finishes they are amazing. Definitely a beautiful therapy.

Sharon said...

Where are you???? Time for an update bloggy style!!!