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Here is the finished comfort quilt made for a friend going through breast cancer treatments.  Thanks to help from many on here, this was done in 9" blocks in a puzzle set.  It started with 3 pre-printed panels of Psalms (Comfort of Psalms I, II, and III from Block Party Studios purchased several years ago).  The rest of the pieces were scraps from other projects and most of them have a special meaning to me.  I wrote up a little explanation to stick in with the quilt.  To me, the lavender print border contains and calms the scrappy interior.  

 I'm not a designer, so starting without a pattern was WAY out of my comfort zone.  Amazingly enough, it must have been meant to be, because it came together fairly well and fairly stress-free.  It probably doesn't sound like that big of a deal to many, but even with scrap quilts I tend to obsess over-analyze each little piece. :)   It has a Hobbs washable wool batt (from CT) and flannel back.  The border and binding was not in my stash.  It necessitated a trip to a quilt shop.  This was a fun one.  I started it on January 2nd and finished stitching the binding down today.  I'm so excited to give it to her!  I love her attitude. She has kept this very low-key, is very upbeat and says she is determined to laugh every day.  I stuck in some silly fabrics just for that purpose.  

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Comment by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on January 17, 2012 at 9:20pm

You did a fantastic job on this!!!! I love it!!   God gives us gifts and you used yours making this.  Beautiful workmanship!!!

Comment by Ana Maria Perna on January 11, 2012 at 3:11pm

This combination of colours is beautiful! (apart from being my favourite colours...) Lively, gay colours altogether to keep anybody in good spirit. your friend will surely do well.

Comment by J.S. on January 11, 2012 at 7:21am

I don't think any of us even thought that.  You just did a nice thing for your friend and people appreciate seeing that, especially the way everything in the world is right now. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on January 11, 2012 at 7:14am

Thanks, everyone.  I don't deserve any credit for this.  The real heroes are the ones who, in the face of difficult circumstances, remain positive and courageous through it all.  As for me, when someone I care about goes through hard times, I never really know what to say or do so show how much I care.  As a quilter, I guess this is what comes out of wanting to do something for lack of knowing what else to do.  I appreciate the encouraging comments about the quilts and your kindness to me personally, but I hope it didn't appear as though I was patting myself on the back or fishing for compliments.  It's just fun to share a finished project and thank you all for your help ahead of time.  

Comment by Janet/MO on January 10, 2012 at 9:13pm

PQ, this quilt will bring hrs of comfort to your friend.  What a sweet friend you are to make this for her!

Comment by Jan Blixt on January 10, 2012 at 7:09pm

Great job! Your caring and thoughtfulness will come shining through every time your friend is cuddling up in this quilt - a priceless gift at a time when support from family and friends is oh so important.

Comment by J.S. on January 10, 2012 at 9:58am

I love the quilt.  It will mean so much to her and her family.  My mother and SIL both died of breast cancer and it's a wonderful thing you did making it for your friend.  She'll think of you every time she uses it.   

Comment by B J Elder/WA on January 10, 2012 at 8:16am

PQ - what a beautiful gift of love and caring you have made. She is going to love it, and smile and cry and laugh.... just as it should be.

Comment by Francine/Cda on January 10, 2012 at 7:20am

Very nice job - am sure it will be greatly appreciated

Comment by Connie/KS on January 10, 2012 at 7:16am

Great job! I'm sure she will appreciate it!

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