Friday, November 4, 2011

Because I love this quilt....

I wanted a chance to link up before the deadline ended.
Amy'sCreativeSide

I'm submitted this quilt
batik quilt

to the Bloggers'Quilt Festival.

It remains one of my all time favorites.
I found out one of my friends had gotten a cancer diagnosis.
Breast cancer.
A rare variation. (like rare enough that she immediately ended up in a medical study)
She's a nurse, so she knew what she was up against.
I love this woman. Her sass. She gave me support when I took a risk once online. Her words kept me talking...and ultimately (in a round about way) kept me talking long enough to find The Pirate. She's sent me video of her bellydancing.
I wanted her to know she's got folks thinking about her.
Rooting for her.
I had just started quilting. I wanted to make her a fabric hug, something to keep her warm while napping if her energy was low, something smooshy.
But beautiful.
I chose batiks because they made think of space photographs. The idea of a hug from the universe was just too much to pass up.

I picked more peaceful, water-like fabric for the back:
batik quilt back

She loved it.
And, in the end, that's all that mattered.
She knows she's loved.

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful story! Beautiful quilt. I've never been a fan of batiks, but they look gorgeous on this quilt.

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  2. I like the simplicity of this quilt. Great job!! Hugs

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  3. You are so right! It is all that matters! I avoid batiks like the plague, but I love this quilt!

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  4. Oh, it is beautiful. I love all those jewel tones! The back is great also....love pieced backs. Touching story.

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  5. What a wonderful story for a beautiful quilt! I hope your friend is a survivor.

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  6. It's beautiful. The colours alone give the idea of comfort and safety.

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  7. Beautiful quilt for a special friend!
    Mrs.Hearts
    www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com

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  8. It is gorgeous. The story behind it brought me to tears.

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  9. Thanks for sharing that really sweet story! And the quilt is so beautiful!

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  10. beautiful quilt! thank you for sharing it, and it's beautiful story

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  11. Beautiful quilt and touching story. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Ahh, enough to make a quilter cry.
    What a beautiful gesture *and* smooshy quilt. You are a special friend, indeed.

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