Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 11, the day after

So I meant to post this yesterday because it would have made better sense, but I was distracted by a sick baby.

September 11 is kind of a bummer day here in the states because of the World Trade Center attack. It's also the day I had my miscarriage a couple years ago. To top it all off, my bestie cousin started chemo yesterday for ovarian cancer. She had to have a complete hysterectomy and has not yet had the opportunity to have kids. She's only 32.

I found out she was scheduled for chemo a couple weeks ago. My mom is a breast cancer survivor (20 years now - go Mom!) and I remember her talking about how cold she'd get during her chemo treatments. So, I thought my cousin could use a quilt. Not only to keep her warm, but maybe lift her spirits and remind her that she has a lot of people thinking about her and cheering her on. To remind her to have

Kill that Cancer Finished Quilt Back Detail

I pulled together a bunch of fabrics and cut 12.5" squares. Simple, big patchwork. I used fabrics from Lizzy House, Riley Blake, Tula Pink, Laurie Wisbrun, Momo, American Jane, Heather Bailey, Doohikey Designs, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, Emily Herrick, and others.

Kill that Cancer Finished Quilt

For the back, I paper pieced "hope" using the wonky alphabet pattern from Kelbysews and added a DS Quilts print from one of her Joann's lines, a Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets print, and a Joel Dewberry print from Modern Meadow.

Kill that Cancer Finished Quilt Back

I quilted it in meandering double loops and bound it in a plaid from Play Ball from Riley Blake.

The quilt measures about 60"x60".

10 comments:

Chicken Julie said...

Nothing warms the soul like a handmade quilt. I'm sending positive love to your cousin and to you, on a doubly crappy September 11. x

traceyjay said...

beautiful quilt...
beautiful gift.
And makes me feel better about the quilt I just gave to someone fighting chemo; I didn't realize it made them so cold...
Godspeed healing to your cousin.

Katie B. said...

This is the perfect gift. I know she'll feel your love!

Anita said...

How sad for your friend, but I'm sure she will appreciate your gift. I've helped make one for a co-worker who went through chemo and she was so overwhelmed by it. She said it was perfect for the hospital and kept her warm :)

Diane said...

A thoughtful and beautiful gift! I'm very sure it will warm her heart.

mtnquiltr said...

I know she will love the quilt, so bright and cheerful. Good luck to her, I hope it all goes well. She will feel better knowing about your love and concern!

felicity said...

Brooke, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift. I am sending your cousin healing vibes, and some love your way too. :)

Wendy said...

Such terrible news, I am sorry to hear that. But what a beautiful gift, I'm sure she'll be overwhelmed.

Julie said...

Beautiful and a sweet idea!

Jenny Wren said...

Lovely idea Brooke.

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