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Thread: Out of My Depression

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    Super Member joeyoz's Avatar
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    This is a quilt that I had started at retreat and just couldn't find my passion to finish. Couldn't do anything. Took me a while but I finally started coming out of my depression and one of the things that helped me was finishing this quilt. I love making quilts.
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    Oh - that's gorgeous! Glad you're feeling better.

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    I love this one also - you do a lovely job of creating "happy" quilts.

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    Isn't it wonderful what fabric can do for us that at times nothing else can? I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better.

    The colors you chose really speak "smiles." Lovely job.

    (Hey, when I'm not feeling well, can I borrow it??) :wink:

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    This is really pretty too! I am loving all your pictures!

    I struggle with seasonal depression- we have looong winters in the U.P., plus I have a family history of depression. I, like you, make very bright, happy quilts. I wonder if there is something to that? We both use colorful "wild" fabric to make cheerful happy quilts to lift our spirits. I bet there are others on here who would say the same. I have stretches where the sewing machine just does not appeal to me, so I always know I am in a downward spiral when I don't want to play with my fabric.

    Funny, though, even when I don't feel like sewing, I still love to BUY fabric. LOL!

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    Glad you are feeling better. This is a very comfy comforting looking quilt. I like it very much.

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    Amen to the buying of fabric when I am feeling blue!
    Lovely happy quilt! :lol:

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    Beautiful work, you must have spent considerable time making that quilt.
    Happy your feeling better.
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    It's so good to find pleasure in something constructive like quilting, and watching what you create grow and turn into a thing of beauty. Great job!

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    I find it really amazing how handling fabrics, putting pieces together,and spending quiet time with it can somehow clear away the dark clouds.

    Renee

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    Your quilt is fantastic--I love everything about it! Scrappy quilts are my favorites, and I love the border you put on this--lots of work there! You should feel really proud of having created such a masterpiece!

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    It's very pretty. I love all the colors in it.

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    Well Lisa T. that is called fabric therapy. Whatever it takes to brighten your spirits I always say. There are always so many pretty fabrics to look at and touch and then you have to buy it cause it just makes you feel soooooo good. lol

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    WoW!!! That is gorgeous!!!! :D :D :D

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    Beautiful quilt!!! Glad you're not depressed anymore. Thanks for sharing

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    I am so glad you are feeling better. The quilt is wonderful!

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    You did a really nice job! Quilting has completely alleviated my depression, glad it helped yours as well!

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    The name of the pattern is "Sew Scrappy". The book the pattern came out of is "40 Fabulous Quick-Cut Quilts" by Evelyn Sloppy.

    She gives great instruction. If you iron in the direction she indicates you never have to use a pin to piece it together. The only place i used pins was to put the borders on and that was because I wanted to make sure they were centered correctly.

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    That is such a piece of art, Joey. Magnificent work. The border is something to behold all in itself.

    I'm glad you were able to finish this quilt and that it helped with coming out of the depression. I've battled with depression all my life, and there is a long family history of it as well. I find that using some creative energy really helps me, and getting into quilting has been a great outlet for that.

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    Seeing that quilt should raise anyone's spirits. You did a beautiful job.

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    Another beautiful quilt!!!

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    That is a wonderful quilt! Great color choices!

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    Oh wow! that is one gorgeous quilt. You did a great job!... I understand the depression thing and sewing sure helps me alot. :D

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    glad u r feeling better...thats a job well done.all around

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    That's a beautiful quilt!!! Glad you're feeling better!

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