In desperate need of some Creative Therapy the other day, I turned to quilting for solace and comfort. Paper patchwork quilting, that is.
I had come across a darling pattern for a paper quilt a long time ago, and, like so many other things, I hung onto it for future use. Well, it turned out that THE FUTURE IS NOW -- or at least, it was the other day.
This little work of art was so much fun to do. In fact, as soon as I have a little spare time, I am going to make another one -- but in brighter more disparate colors.
The squares of this quilt are created easily with the 3/4" Square Punch. What a godsend these various punches are! They make creating so so simple.
Looking at the pattern a little more closely, you will discover that some of the squares are cut in half diagonally and pieced together to form a two-patterned square.
I really feel that the simple bow made from Stampin' Up!'s Venetian Lace and topped off with a fancy little button with Baker's Twine sets the piece off perfectly. It also gives it an added homey touch.
Of course, a card such as this one could be used for virtually ANY occasion. Maybe a guy wouldn't appreciate it as much. But, even so, I think it would make a good get well card for anyone, male or female, who needs a little care and comfort. Kinda like a good wholesome bowl of chicken soup.
When you are in the need for some Creative Therapy, what exactly do you turn to? Do you go the papercrafting route like I do? Knitting? Crocheting? Zentangling? Or do you never require the comforting and settling-down that Creative Therapy can bring?