Just before Xmas 2014 we heard that one of our friends was battling lung cancer. My second thought was ‘I want to make her a quilt’ (my first thought involved some swear words, tears and ‘Nooooo!!!) .
I have discovered that I love red in quilts so the Winter Reds layer cake and jelly roll was used for a simple but effective pattern that I could put together pretty quickly.
I sometimes look at ‘simple’ quilt patterns and feel guilty that I should be doing more complex blocks and patterns. But this pattern just looked so good and was so quick to put together I stopped feeling guilty very quickly!
I used my local lady Tina again to quilt it up and I just love the red thread she used!
We delivered the quilt (which we named ‘Wrapped in Love’ ) to our friend in late January.
We can’t be around all the time to literally wrap her in love in our arms, so the quilt was our substitute.
Chemo, hospitalisation and a long recovery at home was undertaken – all with her new favourite quilt wrapped around her. Even in the Australian summer she found having a quilt to snuggle under to read or just look out at the garden was lovely.
She is still fighting but has been on a lovely overseas holiday and is coming to visit us again up on the farm soon…. I am expecting her quilt to come with her too!