Monday, July 9, 2018

Lisa's Post: A Comfort Quilt


Usually I'm guest posting here on Mary's blog for Making Forward Progress, but this post is about a different project. Last Sunday, Mary arrived home from vacation, and we let her know that my mother-in-law had been diagnosed with cancer and would be starting chemo the following Monday. Mary suggested that we work together to make a quilt for my mother-in-law as she knew that people are often cold when going through treatment - so a lap quilt not only would be a practical thing, but also would let 'mom' know we were thinking about her.

The challenge was that the quilt needed to be finished in six days when my husband  was leaving to Nova Scotia to be with her for a week.

We quickly decided on a pattern (friendship star), and pulled cream neutrals from Mary's stash for the background and a set of batiks from mine for the stars. We each sewed 10 blocks, and then came back together to add sashing, assemble the quilt top, piece together a backing, and pin baste the quilt. Mary quilted it, and I made the binding and machine sewed that to the front of the quilt. We both worked on hand-sewing the binding to the back. Great teamwork that resulted in a beautiful quilt, finished in time!

Pieced Backing

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