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Thread: Breast Cancer

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    A fellow board member of mine - his wife was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer. She had a mamogram in November and was clean and now this week is not.

    I'd like to make her a quilt - she starts treatment next week.

    I'm a new quilter - that said - does anyone have a simple; easy; newbie quilt idea I cna make for her?

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    Disappearing Nine Patch made with 5 inch squares. Do not plan on setting it on point if you are on a time limit.

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    cut 4.5" or so strips and sew them together width of fabric add borders to make it large enough ~ goes very fast.

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    Warm Wishes and rail fence are 2 that come to mind, or even a 9P with alternating say white squares is an easy one.

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    Oh how my heart goes out to her. Have been there 19 years now and still counting. Can't imagine the comfort that I would have felt if someone had gifted me with a quilt when I was going through that. Times have changed so much. My DIL who has gone through this now is sewing quilts for local cancer treatment center. She said she was so cold while she was taking treatments and would have loved her own bright quilt. She was not living around here and such a private person, sadly, we knew very little of what she was going through. I was not making quilts at that time, or she surely would have had her own.

    I am sure whatever you make will be very much appreciated.

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    [quote=annieshane]Oh how my heart goes out to her. Have been there 19 years now and still counting. Can't imagine the comfort that I would have felt if someone had gifted me with a quilt when I was going through that. Times have changed so much. My DIL who has gone through this now is sewing quilts for local cancer treatment center. She said she was so cold while she was taking treatments and would have loved her own bright quilt. She was not living around here and such a private person, sadly, we knew very little of what she was going through. I was not making quilts at that time, or she surely would have had her own.


    Should I go with a bright - colorful quilt or something pink?

    I did this one earlier this month for practice that I can recreate

    or should I go with something different?

    I don't know what would be appropriate but I do remember - like you - when my dad had cancer he said he was always freezing when he went for treatments.

    I used fleece for the backing to make it really soft
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    Your quilt is wonderful..... bright colors, pale colors, who cares???? It's the thought that will mean so much to her. You are a wonderful friend..... Just do whatever touches your heart. It will touch hers, too.

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    What a wonderful thought. I know your friend will appreciate the quilt very much. I will pray for her. I know the quilt will bring much comfort to her.

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    Look at my All Square Tube quilt tutorial. Very easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    Look at my All Square Tube quilt tutorial. Very easy.
    Thanks Dotty - I actually have that tutorial book marked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north
    Your quilt is wonderful..... bright colors, pale colors, who cares???? It's the thought that will mean so much to her. You are a wonderful friend..... Just do whatever touches your heart. It will touch hers, too.
    I agree, color does not matter! The love you are sharing with her is what does. I wish her all the best.

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    this is what I came up with today....

    I think I'm going to do a cream colored border or see if I can find a cream color with brown polka dots to reverse the brown/cream. Thoughts?

    Of course its only cut out - not sewn yet.....
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    I think it's very pretty!

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    Nice! Maybe use fleece or flannel for the back to make it so soft~

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    Mariposa's idea is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Mariposa's idea is a good one.
    In the picture is some pink material that looks "bumpy"...its not fleece but stretch and really really soft - I don't know what it is called but I found it with the baby fabric at JoAnn's - I was thinking of using that instead of plain fleece....

    I made too many squares and so I'm going to make a tote bag to match to carry the quilt in.

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    Make her a quillo, that's a quilt that folds into a pillow. I make them out of flannel and polar fleece. they are fast and easy to make. Best of all they are great to carry around while traveling. Good luck. Don't forget that if she is having Kemo she will need a kemo hat, also made out of polar fleece. Watch Joann's for sales on polar fleece and you will be able to get it for fifty percent off.

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    Make her a quillo, that's a quilt that folds into a pillow. I make them out of flannel and polar fleece. they are fast and easy to make. Best of all they are great to carry around while traveling. Good luck. Don't forget that if she is having Kemo she will need a kemo hat, also made out of polar fleece. Watch Joann's for sales on polar fleece and you will be able to get it for fifty percent off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybjbk
    Make her a quillo, that's a quilt that folds into a pillow. I make them out of flannel and polar fleece. they are fast and easy to make. Best of all they are great to carry around while traveling. Good luck. Don't forget that if she is having Kemo she will need a kemo hat, also made out of polar fleece. Watch Joann's for sales on polar fleece and you will be able to get it for fifty percent off.
    I have TONS of polar fleece - I make the blankets for our soccer parents with the school logo and kids name on it - so help me out how do you make a quillo AND a kemo hat?????

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    I will be honest with you my mom is a survivor and all the pink is what she calls a slap in the face reminder of the He** she went through. I would choose bright happy colors and stay away from the ribbons and such she is not alone in feeling that way. Thank you for doing this for your friend she will really love it my mom did!

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