Friday, October 9, 2009

Fall Quilt Festival 2009



I call this quilt the "Happy quilt". In May of last year my sister discovered a cantaloupe size cyst in her uterus which lead to a full hysterectomy quit quickly after the diagnosis. As soon as I heard the news I asked her if she wanted me to come out to help her recoup. she said no. But then a few days later she called and said she would really like me to come out. I was thrilled to be able to finally help her, over the years she has always helped me out. I thought I need to bring her something to help with her recovery and what better tgift then a quilt to cover up with as she lays on couch. At first I was going to make one to match her couch with deep plum, forest green and mid browns. But as I laid out the fabric it wasn't calling out to me, seemed kind of drab. I decided to make something more colourful and 'happy'. I managed in a week to get it made, other then the binding hand sewn on. So on the plane we went with an unfinished quilt. That was ok, I would sew it on when she wasn't needing it.
Well i am glad to report that my sister loved it and was definitly happy with the colours and the layout and everything. It did boost her spirits and kept her warm for many nights on the couch (too sore to walk upstairs). Anytime someone came to visit she would show it off saying "do you like my 'Happy quilt' my sister made me?"
Check out all the wonderful creations and stories others have made at Amy's Second Blogger Quilt Festival. You don't even have to get dressed for this Festival it is all at your finger tips. So grab a drink and relax & look at some amazing creations.

35 comments:

  1. I love the happy colours! I'm sure just looking at you quilt really helped your sister's recovery.

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  2. This is a beautiful quilt and I'm sure it really did cheer your sister up!

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  3. A lovely story of a cherished gift - your sister will treasure it forever I'm sure! It is beautiful!

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  4. It definitely is a happy quilt! I bet she smiled ear to ear when you arrived and then smiled bigger when she saw this quilt!

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  5. It is a happy quilt! I love the colors that you have in the quilt and I also love the way you arrange your fabric!

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  6. That is a lovely quilt, very happy, and your story about it really touched me. What a wonderful sister you are!

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  7. I love the colors and the design is so simple yet so effective!

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  8. What a wonderful gift. The colors are beautiful and I love the pop of red in it! Great job!

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  9. Oh, Lee, what a wonderful quilt and gift! The colors are beautiful, and I am sure your sister thoroughly enjoyed cuddling up in it. Way to go!

    Bari

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  10. That is indeed a happy quilt! So vibrant and warm, and such a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing its story. :)

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  11. A lovely story to go with a lovely quilt! I hope your sister is doing great!
    Paulette

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  12. thanks for coming by and being so nice! your quilt is amazing. my mouth fell open when i saw it because it is so beautiful...but then when i read the story behind it it was even more beautiful. what a wonderful sister you are to go take care of her and bring her a quilt for comfort

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  13. a very happy quilt. I'm sure your sister appreciated it so much. I just had a hysterectomy myself, and know how helpful couch blanckets/quilts are.

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  14. What a beautiful quilt. You were wise to choose these happy colors. I bet your sister feels your love every time she wraps up in it. What a touching story. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. That is THE BEST STORY ........ and what a wonderful, happy quilt !

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  16. Definitely a happy quilt, with those colours! I hope your sister's recovery is going well.

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  17. It is a wonderful quilt and a wonderful story! Everyone should have a "Happy Quilt". :o) ooxx`jodi

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  18. I bet your sister loves the quilt! It’s so happy! Such a kind and sweet story to go with the quilt!

    Prettige zondag!

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  19. It is a Happy Quilt! I love the colour combo!

    Arabella

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  20. Such pretty colors. It's a beautiful quilt.

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  21. It looks like a HAPPY quilt so bright and cheery. i am sure your sister loves it. I wish her continued good health. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. It is so happy! I know your sister found a lot of comfort in this quilt.

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  23. This is such a fun and cheery quilt! I love the color scheme and design of this!

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  24. What a perfect gift! I'm sure both you AND the quilt were like sunshine showing up on her doorstep! :) Beautiful colors.

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  25. Happy, bright colours are my favourite kinds of quilts. You are such a nice sister. The quilt is beautiful.

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  26. .... and happy it is! I can see why your sister loved it ....

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  27. What a great story! Nothing says love like a home made quilt! I'll bet it brought your sister much comfort during her recovery. So beautiful and cheerful. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and for your kind comment. :o)

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  28. Your happy quilt is beautiful and so is the story.

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  29. Very kind beautiful quilt
    .Greeting Marika

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  30. Such a happy quilt. What a special gift for your sister.
    I am trying to make my way through the quilt festival. There are so many lovely quilts to look at.

    Jocelyn
    http://happycottagequilter.blogspot.com/

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  31. It is so special when you get to help those you love. What a great and fun quilt.

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  32. Great quilt that has lots of happy thoughts and lots of love mixed in!

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  33. Such a special and beautiful quilt, what a lovely gift!

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  34. Lovely colors. It's a very pretty quilt.

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