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« on: January 15, 2012 07:53:22 PM »



I made this throw sized-quilt for my "Auntie Tootie."

She was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This has shaken our family to the core... I could go on, and on, and on about how much she means to us. We are saying our prayers every day that she comes through this okay.

In my manic "need to make a chemo care package!!!" state, I declared that I needed to make her a quilt. I know it's not much. It was hastily put together, in hopes of trying to get it finished before she started her treatments. I didn't use a pattern, I didn't measure, I tore instead of cut much of the pieces, and the hand-quilting is uneven at best. But I love it. It's my favorite quilt so far. I mostly make baby-sized quilts for friends. This is the largest one I've completed, and it's gorgeous, if I do say so myself. I give 90% of the credit to Anna Maria Horner for designing such beautiful prints. The entire quilt is from her Loulouthi, Innocent Crush, and Little Folks collections. The front is quilting cotton, and the back is voile.







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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012 11:12:25 PM »

Beautiful. It will be a great comfort to your aunt.  Love and prayers for a good outcome.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012 04:40:00 AM »

This quilt is beautiful, and these handmade items are wonderful when you are doing chemo. It comforts you and reminds you you're loved. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012 04:58:47 AM »

my thoughts are with you and your family, and that quilt is lovely.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012 07:29:24 AM »

I love the prints you chose.  They look both modern and vintage at the same time. 
There is nothing better than curling up in a made-with-love quilt when you're not feeling great. 

Your story about making the quilt speaks volumes.  It sounds like you captured the very raw feeling of finding out about your Aunt's cancer by ripping the pieces and hand stitching.  Thanks for sharing and best of luck to your whole family.
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