Thursday, November 17, 2016

I Hate These Quilts

To be more specific, I hate that the reason these quilts had to be made: Cancer. There are a group of us who met in prenatal classes and the newborn support group that came with it when G was born. One mom called us the Supermoms and it stuck. One of the Superkids, a girl G's age, was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. This one hit close to home, obviously. I cannot begin to imagine what Annabelle and her mom and dad and little sister are living through right now.

But I'm doing what I can to help: making stuff.

Annabelle likes purple these days so I emphasized that colour in her quilt:
LOVE for Annabelle

I quilted some extra love into it and even named the quilt LOVE.
LOVE for Annabelle, quilting detail

Here's a better view of the overall freemotion quilting I did (on my Juki 98Q, Aurifil thread all the way):

LOVE for Annabelle, quilting detail
For a quick and durable binding, I attach to the back and stitch to the front by machine.
LOVE for Annabelle binding detail

The blocks are Amy/Badskirt's, upsized to 20" finished.

This will be packaged in a matching pillowcase:

Annabelle's pillowcase
The second quilt I made is for Annabelle's sister, Cassidy. Cancer affects the whole family and I wanted Cassidy to know she was thought of too. Blue Hugs:

I constructed Blue Hugs using the Quilt as You Go method, in which I pieced and quilted the large blocks at the same time, then connected them using a thin sashing:

 The back of a QAYG quilt can be pretty fun, too:
Here's its pillowcase:

Get well soon, Annabelle!


  1. Felicity, these are wonderful quilts even though the reason you made them is heart-breaking. I love the FMQed hearts in your Love quilt, and after seeing your Big Hugs quilt, I want to try QAYG attaching blocks with sashing strips. Maybe in 2017! Take care, Mary.

  2. It's amazing just how many of us cancer has affected. I'm sorry for your friends family, and trust she will come through this. Blessings on you for sending big quilty hugs : )

  3. Congratulations on focusing your negative energy into a positive outcome Felicity, I'm sure they will bring the desired affect on this lovely deserving family.


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