I didn't know what to say then. I definitely don't know what to say now.
So I made a quilt.
It's a gift. It's a hug. It's a plea.
This quilt finishes at 56" x 68." I constructed it all with improvisational piecing based on a sketch I made. Special thanks to Lynne Tyler at Patchery Menagerie for her tutorial on the letter 'K.'
I quilted this with stitch number #112 on my Janome (a scallop) using Aurifil #2783 and #2606. I quilted the whole quilt in one direction, then subdivided my lines going in the opposite direction. I love how it looks like a chunky, beaded necklace. The texture was worth the extra work.
Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts and Let's Bee Sewcial at Sew Fresh Quilts.
Cancer does suck. Warm and healing thoughts to go along with this amazing art and gift...ReplyDelete
It's a beautiful quilt and an even better sentiment- Cancer does suck and I hope your friend's fight is victoriousReplyDelete
Yup - sucks big time. Its a great quilt and that photo with the fist in the air says all it needs too.ReplyDelete
Love the quilt and that quilting is very cool!! And yes, it does suck (and then some). My husband died from brain cancer almost 3 years ago. :-(ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt! Great words, too. The quilt looks "hand drawn" to me; it is artistic and personal at the same time.ReplyDelete
Awesome, healing gift. Well done~ReplyDelete
Great quilt and message! Hugs!!!!! <3ReplyDelete
Yes it does suck. What a great quilt and what a wonderful gift to wrap her in healing hugs.ReplyDelete
I'm sending you and your sister love. Our family is struggling with cancer right now too. it's so so hard.ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful gift. Love and hugs to your sister and your family. Go girl! Don't let it get you! I'm a survivor. I hope she has caught it early and that her fight will be short. XX!ReplyDelete
((Hugs)) We have struggled with cancer as well, and I learned that it isn't what you say, it is what you do - and this quilt is perfect! Made with love and a little bit of attitude - just perfect. Our thoughts are with you.ReplyDelete
I love it! I'm sorry that someone you love has to fight this fight! I'm certain that your quilty hug will help. I made a quilt for a friend with cancer a few years ago (here, if you want to take a peek http://pursuingjoy.blogspot.com/2012/12/covered-in-love-and-prayers.html) but it wasn't nearly so clever. I love the fight like a girl message!!ReplyDelete
hugs ~ Tracy
p.s. my friend is cancer free :-) I pray yours will be soon, too!
It's a great quilt. I love what it says and yes I agree that cancer sucks big time.ReplyDelete
I've come over from the Aurifil FB page. I love this quilt. Emergency hugs quilts are often the only thing we as quilters can "say". All the very best of luck for your friend's treatment.ReplyDelete
The quilt is perfect and beautiful and inspiring, and yes indeed, cancer sucks. Hugs to you, hugs to all.ReplyDelete
Cancer is such a frightening illness, and messes with the mind as well as the body. Good on you for helping you friend with a quilt. She will need someone to hold her hand as she goes through treatment - you will guess how I know.ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear the bad news for your friend? relative?ReplyDelete
What a great great great quilt. Full of love and encouragement
I know she'll love it and you
What an amazing & inspiring finish! My favorite post in a long time, you have shared the heart and soul of quilting.ReplyDelete
Cancer Sucks says it all and the quilt will keep her wrapped in your caring and love. DebbieReplyDelete
A good friend of mine is going through this right now, and yes, Cancer Sucks. Your quilt is fantastic and I'm sure your friend will cherish it. *HUG*ReplyDelete
I love your quilt and your sentiment to fight it!! I have two family/close friends with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and my heart goes out to you and your friend. May the quilt bring her as much comfort as it brought you making it.ReplyDelete
What a great message! I'm sure it will give her courage for her fight when the days are rough.ReplyDelete
I echo your sentiments on this quilt. I had a similar phone call (two actually) this winter and am watching two strong women go to hell and back. Here's my blog post about the quilt I made for one of those wonderful women.ReplyDelete
Hope you'll pop over and see it.
Like so many, this quilt speaks volumes to me. It's wonderful and I love how you quilted it. I hope it brings much love to the recipient (it will). Best wishes to you allReplyDelete
Yes, it does, but I love the message on this quilt. I also really like how you did the lettering and piecing, it's really beautiful. Hopefully this quilt brings its recipient much comfort. xReplyDelete
So sorry cancer has affected your family. It's always a shock to learn someone near to you has it. As quilters one of the greatest things we can do is make comfort quilts. Way to go!ReplyDelete
Fantastic - fabulous - awesome quilt and sentiment. Sometimes all we can do is wrap someone in a quilted embrace.ReplyDelete