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Thread: 1st Chemo Quilt is finally done.

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    This year our Quilt guild is making quilts for the local hospital chemo patients. This one I started two months ago, and like someone else on this board I have been struggling with finishing it. I have been taking baby steps and forcing myself to do one small thing everyday and I think I'm seeing the light out of this darkness. Today is the 1st day in two months that I'm starting to feel normal. Making these for someone with more problems than I have is helping me get through this. Just like the turbans, hope this gives someone who is very ill a good feeling and we want to let them know we care.

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    Front and back/flannel for a snuggle feeling
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    Beautiful! I love the fabrics and the quilting, too!
    It will be greatly appreciated :D:D:D

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    Beautiful

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    OOOh, love the fabric and the pattern. Nice job.

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    That is delightful! Know it will be greatly appreciated.

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    Great work :thumbup:

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    Great work. I like the colors and patterns in the colors, too. Hours of joy.

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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    That's very pretty, nice colors and quilting. I'm glad you are feeling better.

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    My daughters and I made a quilt top out of the same fabric!! We used a rail fence pattern. Don't you LOVE this fabric?! We bought it when we were on vacation last year, and I really wish I had bought more of it, although we made a baby quilt and I think we have enough strips to make one more. That is so nice of you to make a quilt to donate for chemo patients. I am sure it will mean so much to someone. Its really beautiful!

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    ooh, I like that a lot. Nice job.

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    Nice!

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    It is so thoughtful of you to do this for a good cause. I really like the stitching pattern you did.

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    Your quilt is lovely.

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    That's a neat pattern and fabrics...can be for a man or woman.

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    Great quilt! Also it will be soo appreciated! :thumbup:

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    I absolutely love it. Can you tell me where to find the pattern? I too sew for charity organization. It's for Victoria's Quilts (we make quilts for cancer patients). Many thanks

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    Oh wow-I love that quilt! Can you share the pattern with us? I would love to make one.

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    That is so beautiful! I love the pattern and the colors. :) God bless you for keeping on trucking through this one.

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    Very nice!

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    Beautiful quilt and love the quilting. So glad to hear you are beginning to feel better. Hope you continue to improve daily. Needle and thread can do wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ngabrielle
    I absolutely love it. Can you tell me where to find the pattern? I too sew for charity organization. It's for Victoria's Quilts (we make quilts for cancer patients). Many thanks
    This did not have much of a pattern, and we did not even have a picture. I just happen to have this jelly roll from wallie world and it had 4 color 2 1/2" strips. I used one of the dark blue for the binding only that gave me 3 colors left and by making 3 different blocks it was easy to come up with this combo. You can use the picture for the pattern. Here are the sizes of the cuts. Whole block size is 6"x10" original pattern calls for 35 blocks. Half block size is 6"x5" need 7.
    To make a block : for the center color cut a 2 1/2"x6 1/2"
    Outside pcs: 2 - 2 1/2"x10 1/2"
    Top and bottom pcs: 2 1/2" square.
    Block size will be 6 1/2" x 10 1/2"
    for the half blocks I just made more and cut them in half.
    Then I sewed all blocks in a row from the top starting with a half block. 2nd row was a whole block at the top and so on.
    Every one that made this block was totally different. I saw a lot made with scraps, some were made to look like I spy, it was endless. This pattern happened because the jelly roll had only 4 strips, and the one dark blue I used for the binding.
    I hope you can understand this, If you have any more questions let me know. Our quilt quild President brought this pattern in with a 2 block example and the size of the blocks only. She did not say where she got it from.
    So good luck to all of you and it will be fun to see how many different versions you all come up with. I pieced this in 2 1/2 hrs. with a jelly roll, went together really fast.

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    What a beautiful quilt, and a perfect idea to use a soft snuggly backing. As a nurse I often take care of patients undergoing chemo and radiation,when they become neutropneic due to the treatments they get so cold, this weekend it was in the 90's here and a patient that came into the hospital said she had been sitting outside in a jacket trying to get warm. So I just wanted thank you so much for your very generous gifts. I have seen several patients bring their favorite blankets to the hospital with them. So just know that your gift will be a blessing as well as a comfort to someone going through a rough time.

    Rae

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    Good job!

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    I love the feel of a flannel quilt. Great job!!

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    Very cool!

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