How Do You Fix a Broken Heart?

If I knew I would.

My heart is heavy this week as my friend, Michelle, both mourns and, celebrates, the short life of her HS senior, Johnny. He was killed in a motorcycle accident, on Monday, just a week before graduation. He leaves behind 5 siblings who I know will miss him fiercely. While Michelle is one of the strongest women I know, I just can not imagine the pain she, and her family, are feeling right now. It is outside the natural order of life to have to bury a child. If you have the means to donate, a couple of dollars, and feel the urge to help with expenses, please do.

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Sometimes, when I can’t seem to focus, I start another quilt top….. Sometime you just  need to get your mind busy on something. And doing quilt math sure blocks out all other thoughts.

Sewfrench sketches a quilt

And as you can see, I am not the sketch artist of the family. But it gets the job done. I never cut all the pieces I need, for a quilt, ahead of time, but quite a few of them, see how it goes, make sure my colors are going the direction I want, then drag out more fabric, cut some more…

The mess it takes to make a quiltThe place stays messy, longer, this way, but it is what works for me. I suppose if I was still sewing at the kitchen table, I would have gotten over this method by now.

I  like to start laying out my progress as soon as I can.

HST and charm blocksMy half square triangles started out a 5″ blocks, which will be trimmed to 4 1/2″ HST after they are pieced. This way they match up to the four place, 2 1/2″ red charms, I am using. I have collected charms through swaps, over the years. Also, taking advantage of cleaning out my red, and neutral, scrap baskets.

Low volume quilt by SewfrenchMy heart is broken. I wish they were all this easy to fix.

Sewfrench Low Volume Heart quiltI have never made a low volume quilt that has so much color in the light fabrics. I have done lots, and lots, of neutral quilts, but none like the “modern” low volumes, where color, other than tan, beige, cream…, is perfectly acceptable. I guess, if you have enough contrast, it is all good.

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7 Responses to How Do You Fix a Broken Heart?

  1. laflor5233 says:

    Sorry about the loss of your friend’s young son. So tragic.


  2. Asha says:

    I know Lori. Trisch told me and I saw it on the forums. I am stunned. Words fail me at this point …. my heart goes out to her and her family. How do I send you an email? The old address still works? If not just send me a blank email and I will respond. Love the way this quilt is coming together – I agree about getting lost in a project! It is good therapy for sure.


  3. Nurdan says:

    I am so sorry about your friend’s loss; so heartbreaking…I think some cutting and sewing will work as a therapy. I loved the colours on your heart quilt. xxx


  4. wombatquilts says:

    No words seem right, or seem enough. Your quilt will be a great comfort I am sure.


  5. Sorry to hear of the loss of your friend and her family. Your quilt will be treasured. It is a very sweet way to pass along your love to comfort them. Praying for yous all.


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