Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Rag Quilts Kick Cancer's Butt!

Some of you may remember the post I made here about our family friend who is battling cancer. She was just diagnosed with Ovarian cancer about a month ago and currently is in her second round of Chemo before going in for surgery next month.


I wanted to make her a little something to show her how much she means to me. I am a quilter, but who wants a huge quilt in the dead of summer? Well I thought about maybe a little lap quilt. And then the idea firmed up in my head.

I decided to do a lap size rag quilt for her. A little something she can take with her to dr apts, in the car, use it as a pillow, and have something from home with her wherever she goes. I also wanted her to bring my love and cheering and prayers with her, and so this fit the bill.

I raided my stash, and found some scraps that didn't look too bad together, and then went to work. I wanted to get this to her before she started undergoing her treatments, so I was on a deadline. (Also why I don't have better pics)


I sewed like a banshee for a few days and then went to visit Mom. Our friend lives just down the block from her, so threw this in the wash at Mom's. Had to fix a few nips into the seams and then it was ready. (This is also why I don't have better pics. I was too focused on getting it done than taking pics. Then before we went over I realized "Oh! I need a pic!" And whipped out the camera phone. That's why these pics suck and there's not many of them)

 Close up view of the fabrics on the front. 
And a pic of the back. 

I took this over to her and she hugged me tight and told me how much it means to her. She said she was needing a little something to throw over her in the car because the cancer abscess is on her stomach and it hurts to have the seat belt across her, so she's been using a pillow, but this will work better. I told her use it that way, or as a pillow in the hospital when you need it. And she loved it. 

I just wanted to share this gift I made with you, my friends. This was more than a project. It was a labor of love, for a lovely woman. Cancer sucks, but we can make a difference, one little step at a time. 

Happy Tuesday my lovelies! 


Missy Shay said...

What a sweet thing to do for a good friend!

Jill said...

Beautiful quilt Amber - and such a precious thought! All the best to your friend at this tough time!

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