A Little Therapy

I saw an adorable little quilt on Instagam a few weeks ago while I was avoiding things I needed to do. I tried to ignore it and got to work on my list. But before bed, I cut some 2 inch squares from my vintage stash. I laid out the pieces near the machine. Later on, I went back and sewed the squares together.


While waiting to go to the airport to pick up my son and his family, I found a piece of an old feed sack and a scrap of batting and basted it. The chicken on the feed sack got its head chopped off!

That is a great illustration of how I have felt at times over the last few weeks!

When the little tykes were napping, I hand quilted it.

The next morning I got up and finished the binding before they got up.

This little quilt was great therapy during a busy time. Hand work quiets my mind and allows me to spend some time in silent prayer as I stitch. It finished at about 8 by 9.5 inches.

Have a great day!

Linking up with The Quilting Room with Mel

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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10 Responses to A Little Therapy

  1. A little therapy is great for the soul and the heart. This one is so sweet. Prayers for you and your family.

  2. I feel the same about hand stitching. It’s soothing. But I wouldn’t discount the act of using the vintage fabric either. I look at small patches and wonder how many other lives those pieces traveled through before they reached me. How many other women stitched the same fabric in a dress, cut it down for another dress for a child or apron, and how it was pulled apart and still saved to pass through my hands? Those questions, and how those women were so very much like me fill the stillness while I stitch. I think they become part of the project. I’m so glad you made time for you, Katy. It’s simple and beautiful.

  3. Sandi says:

    I love your little quilt! I agree with you handwork calms my mind and soul. Hugs,

  4. Susi says:

    Adorable. I just finished a little bit of Redwork yesterday – now to make it into a mini quilt – handwork does give you quiet time for thinking and planning and praying and praising!

  5. anudge says:

    So cute.

  6. barbara woods says:

    love your headless chicken

  7. lois92346 says:

    I love how you’re able to accomplish so much a little at a time, Katy. I, too, find hand-work to be a good time to quiet my mind and pray. My eyes are poor right now so stitching and cross-stitch are out for the time being. I can still crochet and like to work on small projects.

  8. PattiP says:

    Good little quilt to look at when you’re running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off!

  9. Terri Bertalan says:

    Hope all is well Katy! I have that little sewing machine too 🙂

  10. dezertsuz says:

    It looks perfect with the little sewing machine, too.

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