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Thread: Lynda's Blue Star Quilt for chemo

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    I started a quilt a few years ago which became a set of blocks/UFO when I couldn't find more of the blue fabric I wanted the blocks and decided to make a quilt for her to use while she for the border. When my bestest quilty girlfriend was diagnosed with cancer I remembered how much she liked them and made this quilt for her and a tote bag to carry it in so she could keep warm during chemo. She loved it and used it all the time. When she lost her battle with cancer in August 2009 her son returned it to me. I often use it when I nap in my recliner and may share it with someone else some day if the need arises.

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    It's very pretty, the embroidery is great! :thumbup:
    It's nice that you have it back and are willing to share it in the future.

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    That is an awesome quilt. I know it gave comfort to your friend.

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    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!
    How nice that your friend's son returned the quilt to you.
    Maybe a memory quilt for him would be comforting...just an idea!

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    It's a truely special quilt and I know your friend must have appreciated and loved it. Her son was kind to give it back to you and I bet your friend would be thrilled that you are using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!
    How nice that your friend's son returned the quilt to you.
    Maybe a memory quilt for him would be comforting...just an idea!

    I think Jane's idea is awesome. :thumbup: :-D

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    That is a wonderful quilt. Thank you for sharing it. My mom used to greet us in the morning with "This is the day that the Lord hath made." We would reply, "let us rejoices and be glad in it." Your quilt brought a good set of memories to mind.

    I have given quilts to friends and family who were in their final stages. I was told they were a great help in easing the spirit, as well as being a comfortable topic for visitors and medical staff to chat about. 2 survivors pv over 5 year that I know of credit the quilts with giving them the strength to persevere. One of them was told she had only a month or 2 when we gave her a large scrappy quilt I had on hand. We gave another to a child yesterday. Being able to do this is a blessing in our lives, one which my husband and I are very pleased to be able to share.

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    Very pretty :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin' Jane
    Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!
    How nice that your friend's son returned the quilt to you.
    Maybe a memory quilt for him would be comforting...just an idea!
    I am finishing a quilt for he and his wife that his mom had done. She wanted to make a quilt as close to the one on the cover of Eleanor Burns' Log Cabin book as she could. She finished it and I had it quilted. I need to bind it for them. I also have finished one for her grandson's wedding and have one to finish for a granddaughter and first great granddaughter who was born a little more than a week before she died. I think she stayed as long as she did to get to meet Hailey. Hailey was born in the last week of July and Lynda met her on a Sunday and went home to see Jesus on Thursday. I also have all of her quilting T shirts and have considered a memory quilt from them for her daughter and granddaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatStarter
    It's a truely special quilt and I know your friend must have appreciated and loved it. Her son was kind to give it back to you and I bet your friend would be thrilled that you are using it.
    Hugs,
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    When Lynda went home I also got her wonderful Babylock Ellegante and Koala cabinet. It took me a long time to use it but when I finally did I called her son Rob and said If your Mom can see me from heaven she is happy that I am finally using her beloved sewing machine. He agreed.

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    Truly a beautiful quilt and with such special meaning.

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    What a beautiful quilt. Having a good friend like you is such a blessing to that family.

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    Beautiful quilt. Are these panels or you did the embroidery yourself? Thanks for sharing.

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    You're a wonderful friend :) Love the quilt and the story behind it but am very sorry for your loss.
    Love the messages on the blocks. Love it all!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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    OOPS

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    This is beautiful and thoughtful! Now you will forever remember your friend and all that you shared together.

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    Very beautiful and thought provoking quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt! I agree it was very thoughtful of the family to return the quilt to you. I hand made a shawl for my mother and she loaned it to a friend when she visited her in the hospital. A spur of the moment thing when the friend told her how she felt 'exposed' waiting to be returned to her room. It was never returned and I spent many hours on the circular shawl. Hopefully someone is enjoying it! My mother sees them at church and no one wears it and it has never been mentioned. I hope they did not give it to goodwill with the rest of her clothes.

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    beautiful

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    You've made a very special comfort quilt. The verses are touching and reassuring! Bless you for being such a good friend!

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    I love the quotes on the quilt! And it's a beautiful quilt! I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend.

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    Beautiful!

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    Wonderful

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    i'm not religious and i think it's awesome and beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    I love the quotes on the quilt! And it's a beautiful quilt! I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend.
    I love your dragon quote.

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