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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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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