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Thread: Suggestions for a cancer quilt

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    Suggestions for a cancer quilt

    My daughter's BFF (who is late 30s) has been diagnosed with late stage breast cancer and is facing chemo, radiation and a double mastectomy and I wanted to make her a quilt to take to the chemo treatments. Does anyone have any suggestions on a pattern, etc. I have a nice pattern of a pink ribbon but not sure if someone going through this would like to be reminded of the disease.

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    The first one I made I did a garden trellis pattern (looks like intertwined circles) with alternating pink and green and used a pretty floral back ground with a pieced twisted ribbon border. And, I used a green fern print flannel for the back. She loved it, she took it to every treatment and spent many recovery days cuddled up in it. I made it almost twin sized so she would get good coverage. She said she loved the flannel on the back, as she got cold during the treatments.
    I can't figure out how to load pics from my iPad, I will try and add one tomorrow.

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    Since she is your daughters BFF, your daughter might be able to help the most. I'd ask her what her friend would like.
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    Let's see if this works!


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    Well color me embarrassed, I could have sworn the circles were green and pink, not just the ribbons...hmmmm. Sometimers has struck again!!

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    Suze9395, I like this one it represents the pink ribbon without saying it like the breast cancer pink ribbon. Good Choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimiof4 View Post
    Suze9395, I like this one it represents the pink ribbon without saying it like the breast cancer pink ribbon. Good Choice.
    My thoughts too. Everyone has their own feelings on such a personal thing. Personally, I wouldn't want the standard pink ribbons. Just something pretty and comforting.

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    I agree... I personally wouldn't want the pink ribbon deal on a quilt.
    For sure I'd want it soft and cuddly.
    **Suze9395 = your quilt is beautiful!

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    Thank you. I didn't want to use the actual ribbon pattern. But, at the same time, the pink ribbon is such a great symbol of strength and hope I wanted that powerful feeling to be included, tomsurround her. I feel it is important for these quilts to be beautiful and feminine. And cozy!

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    My avatar can be found at quilterscache.com,the pattern is pink ribbon quilt. I also think that this pattern would be nice also and goes together quilckly... http://charismascorner.com/?page_id=2652

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMK View Post
    My daughter's BFF (who is late 30s) has been diagnosed with late stage breast cancer and is facing chemo, radiation and a double mastectomy and I wanted to make her a quilt to take to the chemo treatments. Does anyone have any suggestions on a pattern, etc. I have a nice pattern of a pink ribbon but not sure if someone going through this would like to be reminded of the disease.
    IMHO, I would not use the symbol for cancer. (You gotta go through it to understand why.) If she's a "feminine" type, make something nice and pretty in her favorite colors If she prefers tailored things, there are nice patterns for that too. I suggest Warm Wishes. I made a D9P with a paisley print for the focus fabric. She loved it. She was tiny so I made it to fit her size on the "chemo chair."

    And Suze, I love your quilt.
    Last edited by GailG; 08-16-2012 at 07:03 PM.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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