Me and My Family

Me and My Family

23 December, 2013


It has occurred to me several times over the last few years (though I didn't do anything about it), that I have never shown the quilt I made while we lived in Kodiak. I was encouraged by a quilting friend of mine (thank you Audrey!!!) to participate in a challenge that a local quilt shop was having. I caved in and bought the fat quarters. My friend helped me cut the pieces. I then took the pattern instructions home and began the task at hand. 

I chose these fabric designs because of the rain theme on them. We did live in Kodiak after all, where it rains almost ALL the time. I loved the bright colors too. 

I got them all pieced together, then chose the fabric for the back and binding. Then it sat for awhile. I don't remember the timeline after this. I had asked Audrey if she would do the quilting for me if I had the back and front put together with the batting in the middle. Then I got my diagnosis. April 2010. 

I spent so many days in the hospital, I think 11 or something. Audrey suggested that she quilt it then give it back to me so I could hand sew the binding while I was at home in my recliner recovering. I told her that would be great. I was thrilled that she had helped me so much with this special project in the first place. 

Not only do I have this wonderful quilt made with the loving help of my friend Audrey, but I have a quilt she made herself, just for me while I was in the hospital. I have taken that quilt with me to every single chemo treatment I have had. 
I love my quilts, and I love you Audrey!!! 
I just wanted to share this, I have been meaning to do this for a long time. 
Merry Christmas to all of you. 

1 comment:

  1. I tried to leave a comment last night, but it wasn't showing up.
    I loved spending the time helping you with that quilt, and when it came to quilting it, it was nice to feel like I could do something for you, knowing how much time you were going to have to spend recovering on the couch. It's such a cute and cheerful quilt too, regardless of the rainy theme. I'd almost forgotten about this quilt, so thank you for posting it. You did an awesome job on it, and you bound that thing in turbo speed!
    Merry Christmas Dani, I love you!