Saturday, 3 August 2013

Stress relieving sewing !

Many, many stressful things going on in my life at the moment so the best way I know to cope is to sew.
My lovely nephew is going through some health issues - and he also had a birthday - his 21st to be precise. Combining the 2events led naturally to the making of a quilt.

I have made him a couple before and he has trailed them around everywhere with him - nice to know. I wanted to make him something more grown-up ( his first one was a really colourful football quilt )

This is what I came up with. Rectangular plus blocks in navy blue, dark aqua and orange. The backgrounds are many shades of cream and grey. I am thrilled with it and thankfully so was he. Quite difficult to make a quilt for a young man I think.

The day after the picture was taken - his birthday - he was off to hospital for radio-surgery on an abnormal mass of blood cells in his brain. This has been causing him to have seizures and puts him at risk of stroke. A lot to go through at this young age. He is doing well and is hopefully out of hospital today - just waiting on the phone call to collect him.

I hope he loves and uses this quilt as much as his other 2 - love him to bits.

I am also working on a UFO that is very time consuming but I know will be fab when done.

Everyone have a great weekend x

10 comments:

sewkalico said...

Oh that's a gorgeous quilt for a young man!! I wish him all the very best on his health journey.
I know of some of your stress and I hope that your sewing gives you something else to focus on!!!! Lots of love x

Archie the wonder dog said...

The quilt is fabulous - I hope it comforts your nephew through his recovery and hope his operation has got rid of all those troublesome blood cells. Take care xx

Quilter Kathy said...

Sending cyber hugs for you and your nephew. Hope the surgery goes well and that he feels the love and comfort of his amazing new quilt!

Gail said...

Lucky Nephew! Hope he continues to do well. I'm sure he will enjoy his new quilt and that it will make him feel loved! I hope you are taking care of yourself as I know you are busy taking care of the rest of the family! Blessed be,

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it! I am so drawn lately to x and cross blocks. It is perfect!

Jindi's Cottage said...

What a perfect design and colours for a young bloke...he certainly does look comfy cosy under it, I don't think you have to worry about him not loving it to bits...hope his health issues resolve and he is soon back to 100%...sending you a big hug and hoping that the stressful stuff calms down soon...

Kay Stephenson said...

Love the quilt and especially love the photo of him snuggled under it. Hope he continues to do well.

Peg said...

The quilt is beautiful, as is the other or over the back of the sofa. All good thoughts coming your nephews way for a full recovery.

Peg xx

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a beautiful quilt...I bet it will provide great comfort and healing to your nephew.

Deb Garriott said...

Hang in there! Events will pass and things will surely improve.

:-)

Meantime positive thoughts to your nephew with his lovely quilt made by a loving auntie.