Cancer Quilt

>> Thursday, September 11, 2008

I made this quilt for my friend after her husband passed away from pancreatic cancer not too long ago. The blocks are made of squares I cut from his shirts. I am still working on one similar to it for her daughter, and I hope they enjoy this rememberance of him. I have extra shirts and pants that I am planning to make into quilts for charity, hopefully pediatric cancer patients. And thanks to Peggy E. for help cutting and piecing!

Here's the whole quilt. I thought the brown linen-pattern fabric I used in the sashing looked sort of like pants.

These are some t-shirts his children gave him on different occasions.

And here's the back.

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Jessi's Bedspread

>> Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Here's another quilt that is a couple of years in the making. I saw this pattern online here and made it in pinks and browns rather than the bright colors on the original pattern. I also used pink and brown chenille for the flower petals. I loved this line of fabric called "In the Pink" by Buggy Barn and thought Jessi's room would be the perfect place to put it.

I'll have to put pictures of it on her bed when I get the pillows and dust ruffle finished, walls painted, etc. In other words, don't look for it anytime soon.

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Halloween Friendship Quilt

>> Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Just in time for Halloween...

This quilt is one that I made from friendship exchange blocks from my quilt guild two years ago. For anyone not familiar with friendship exchanges, here is a brief run-down of the rules. Someone in charge chooses a theme, color, block size, etc. and organizes the exchange. If you choose to join the exchange, you will make one block for each person who participates, including yourself. For example, if 24 people join, you'll make 24 identical blocks and trade them with everyone else on swap day. It is a fun way to make a few blocks and get a bunch of different blocks in the end. Participation is optional. Creativity is encouraged.

So, this Halloween friendship exchange quilt is two years in the making and finally finished. The only rules for this one were a halloween theme and block sizes that were divisible by 3. It was fun to do--kind of like putting together a puzzle, and I am happy with the end result.

Head over to A Soft Place to Land for some great fall/halloween ideas!

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About . . .

Quilting is good therapy. It all started about 18 years ago when I had two little kiddos running around the house in diapers and spent my days as a stay-at-home mom. I soon discovered that I needed something more interesting than sorting laundry to keep me going. That's when I discovered the joy of quilting. Now, years down the road, I've added another kiddo to the mix. We've said goodbye to diapers and hello to driver's licenses and college (yikes!), and I have many quilts behind me. I now have a studio in my basement with a long-arm machine where I keep myself busy quilting for others and for myself, too, when I get the time. I hope you enjoy looking at what I've been working on!

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