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Thread: A Comfort Quilt For A Friend Recently Diagnosed With Cancer

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    A Comfort Quilt For A Friend Recently Diagnosed With Cancer

    My church has a quilting group that meets to do comfort quilts for those with cancer. They normally do scrappy quilts, as they work off of donations only. We just use a Rail Fence Pattern (Or Autograph Quilt Pattern) and write scriptures of comfort in the center strips.

    I came home from our group last month to the news that a friend had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I set to work to make one of our comfort quilts for her, using fabrics I knew she would really find comfort in. I could've given her one of the ones from our quilting group and she would have adored it, but somehow, I couldn't. I think, now, that I needed to make this, not just for her, but for me. I was so hurt and scared when she told me her diagnosis, and I just had to work all those emotions out into this quilt (thankfully, the anger stage hit AFTER I finished the quilt). I found out the bible verse that she's really been focusing on during this struggle, and embroidered that onto a tag on the back. It's just large enough to cover her lap during treatments and I hope to deliver it to her tomorrow.

    I did SID around all of the strips and then quilted continuous hearts in the border.
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    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    I really like your quilt and what a comfort those messages will be.

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    Beautiful quilt. I am sure this quilt with be much appreciated and used with love .

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    What a treasure this will be. She will remember she is loved and blessed by your friendship. Those are very healing emotions. Prayers for both of you - stay strong.
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    Very nice quilt for your friend. I'm sure it will be very much appreciated!

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    Your friend is surely going to treasure this beautiful quilt. You and your church group are very kind to make quilts for cancer victims.

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    What a nice gift

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    A beautiful gift!

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    Wonderful gift.

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    In my eyes it looks like an Ocean with blocks of Hope...You really care!

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    What a lovely gift to give. Sure it will be treasured for life . Very pretty.

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    Beautiful. Would you please tell me what you use to write on the squares with or is that embroidery? Some look like you used stamps. I would love to do this for a couple of people I know who are suffering from stage 4 right now. Thanks

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    Beautiful quilt! Looks like it would be very comforting as she can read the scriptures while she's having treatment. She is blessed to have you for a friend. Prayers and hugs to you both!
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    Beautiful quilt and it will mean so much more coming from you and the group.
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    Fantastic quilt from a wonderful friend!
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    A wonderful quilt that will warm her heart and keep her strong in the Lord and His promises!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judyth View Post
    Beautiful. Would you please tell me what you use to write on the squares with or is that embroidery? Some look like you used stamps. I would love to do this for a couple of people I know who are suffering from stage 4 right now. Thanks
    I ironed freezer paper onto the back of the block, set the block over a piece of paper where I had printed the verse out with italic font and set the paper and block over a lightbox. Using the lightbox, I could see the computer paper through the block, so I just copied how those letters were written.
    "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove."

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    It is a wonderful gift and I am sure it will bring her comfort. I am sorry someone you care about is going through this. Hugs.

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    beautifully done! All the caring you feel shows in this quilt. She'll cherish this & it will give her strength to fight!

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    Beautiful quilt, great job and thank you for sharing, prayer go out for your friend and for you.
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a beautiful and caring gift! She'll cherish it forever!

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    Such a special treasure for your friend! Love the fabrics you used as well~
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    A very thoughtful gift, I'm sure your friend will love it. And think of you everytime she uses it.

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    You have made a beautiful quilt and I'm sure your friend will adore it. Blessings to both of you.

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    Your post gave me shivers. You are truly a loving & caring friend. Your quilt is very inspirational & I am sure it will bring your friend a lot of comfort. May God Bless her on this journey & bring her a positive outcome.
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