This is a place where quilters discuss books they are reading and share quilts they make based on those books.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I finished the book

I made some time this afternoon, after finishing up some friendship stars, to finish the book.  I am not sure who has finished and who has not, so I won't give away the ending.  I did find so many interesting things about quilting and the philosophy of quilting as I was reading.  I was really struck on page 195 when Natalie explained why quilting helped her deal with stresses of everyday life.  She says:
Nancy says it's a right brain, left brain activity . . . . .There's a lot of math and figuring out patterns and amounts of fabrics, so that's one side, then the other is taken up with the whole creative process.  So when you're quilting, you are completely involved it it.  There's no space in your brain left over for worrying about your problems.
I find that is so true?  How about the rest of you?
I am toying with a couple of ideas for my quilt.  It will be a small wall hanging I think.  I really like the idea of a watercolor style quilt with some applique, only using solids instead of florals.  I will have to sketch my ideas out and see how it works out.

I would love to hear from the rest of you.  How are you enjoying the book?  Do you have quilt ideas?  Congrats to Cathy for being the first one done.


  1. YES - I wrote that quote in my notebook! I too have finished and have a few ideas written down. Trying to get some quilting projects out of the way before I start but my project may include some color and movement to coincide with Nell's new perspective on her life.

  2. I was struck by that quote, too. It has been so true in my own life, as well.

  3. I think that quote resonates with most quilters. It's our go to when we need comfort. That's probably why quilts themselves are so comforting. I finished the book a few days ago and am trying to decide what I want to do. I really would like to try the lover's knot, but which version? I love learning a new block. We'll see.

  4. I definitely agree with that sentiment. i'll have to keep looking to find out about the book!


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