I made this quilt for my dear friend Krista. We have only known each other about 4 years but in that short time I consider her a kindred spirit. In that four years she has seen her share of struggles. One of which has been a bout with breast cancer. She has now been in remission for a year and is on the road to a full recovery.
With the exception of the sashing and the border the top was pieced using the scarves and bandana's that she wore during her treatment. Not long into her treatment she discovered that a fat quarter was a perfect fit.
This for her is a reminder of where she has come from and how much more she has to look forward to and is thankful for and she is glad to use the scarves to cuddle under instead of a covering for her bare head.
I enjoyed designing the top but had a few challenges. First, because all the material had been washed and washed often, I needed to find something from my stash that had been washed and was more than a couple of years old. Then I washed all the fabrics again, and set out drafting the design.
Second, the biggest challenge in designing this quilt was figuring the yardage requirements for the sashing. I had intended this to be a lap quilt, but as I sewed it grew, therefore I did not have enough of the white material to put a border sash around all of the pieced blocks before adding the final border.
Finally, finding a border fabric that would tie all the different fabrics together. I picked the batik, because of the color and the paisley design. I am happy with finished product and I know that Krista is too.
The machine quilting was done by Stephanie McGee over at Quilt Etc. and she did a fabulous job.
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