Along with the photos of beautiful quilts that people send ---and sometimes much more meaningful than the quilts themselves---are the stories that come with them.
This first photo today touched me so deeply because it is the reason many of us do what we do, it connects deep down to who we are inside, and changes the lives of those around us.
Julie shared her story in an email to me. She writes:
One of the great things about using your scrap storage etc. method is YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED RIGHT AWAY!
One of my dearest childhood/lifelong friend's call to say, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer (thankfully C# stage “curable".). Chemo has started, surgeries planned etc. One of our daughter's had breast cancer. I had made her a comfort quilt to take to chemo for warmth and loving. Just made Betty one also, this weekend.
Julie’s String Comfort Quilt for Betty
Back of Julie’s Quilt – USE IT UP! :cD
So when I say THANK YOU for your sharing your ways and methods, you will know how much I do mean what I say. (HUGS). See photos attached for Betty's Quilt... the blocks are 8" finished, with 2" sashings.
Julie in TN
Julie, thank you for sharing your story with us..your quilt is SO CUTE, and so very cheery! You sent your email to me in April, I hope that Betty is doing well. She is lucky to have a friend like you!
Next up! Emily B in SC!
Bonnie- Thanks for your simple and easy to follow instructions. I am new to quilting and am a bit intimidated by all of the jargon, different tools and equipment.
Your site helps maintain the fun of quilting - which is creating. I'm looking forward to trying more of your patterns in the future. This is the second quilt I've made.
I am donating it to the Citizen Sam project. I used red and blue instead of light/dark and when my strip sets didn't quite measure exactly, I cut them and pieced them for the border. Thanks again!
Emily in South Carolina
Emily! You did a great job, and I love that stringy border..it’s perfect! And I love to hear about quilts that are being donated to others, where they are going. I am sure the new owners will be so grateful for your beautiful quilt!
And lastly ((but not leastly of course!)) for our 3rd day of Show & Share ---
Brigitte S of Switzerland!
((Yes, the SAME Brigitte I had to do a shout out for because her email kept bouncing back. So glad we found her!))
She’s sent in pictures of her gorgeous Orca Bay!
Brigitte’s Orca Bay found in String Fling!
((Kitty Not Included!!))
I have picture from my finish Orca Bay.
Words are not required when the pictures are worth MORE than 1000 words!
Close up of Quilting!
I just LOVE close ups of fabric choices…and you can see the quilting so well on this one…..looks like feathered wreathes in the white star areas, and plumes that extend beyond the black backgrounded stars. BEAUTIFUL!!
Writing these posts ahead of time --- thinking of day 3 in Bali ---I’m wondering if I will have lost my sunglasses or camera to the monkeys yet, or had my chance at riding an elephant?
Oooh! Have I had that massage on the beach yet?
I can only hope so!
Tomorrow…Day 4 of 12 days of Show and Share!