Friday, November 4, 2011

Because I love this quilt....

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

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.