Friday, September 14, 2012

Sew & Tell Friday: A Comfort Quilt

I've been making a lot of gifts lately, so haven't been able to share as I go, but there is one I can share today for Amylouwho's Sew & Tell Friday, a gift to my husband's longtime friend and co-worker, who is courageously fighting a battle with cancer.

I fell in love with this pattern during a recent CQUSA mystery (I made a baby quilt, which I can't share quite yet), and for the first time ever, I've made three quilts in a row using the same pattern. It goes together really quickly, is perfect for showcasing larger prints and is very fat quarter friendly.

The full pattern is made up of twelve 18" blocks plus sashing. This one is half that, with only six blocks, measuring approximately 46 x 66 inches.

Countless prayers for our friend are stitched into this quilt, and my hope is that he will feel our love for him whenever he uses it. Our prayers continue for Joel and his family... for strength, for healing, and for peace that passes understanding.

Amen.

8 comments:

Deborah said...

This is a lovely quilt and will be well loved, I'm sure. I'd love to try this pattern. Can you tell me where I can find it?

Grandma G said...

That is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors, and it definitely looks masculine. What a gift of love! I hope its recipient is encouraged by it. And I pray he wins his battle!

Sharon B said...

BeautifuL! It is so wonderful that you share your talents with those you care for

p.s.phyllis sews said...

That's such a great pattern! I love how the big blocks are mixed with small blocks of the printed fabric. What a great gift and what a perfect way to bathe a friend in prayer. Thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

I just saw your baby quilt version of this pattern and linked over to see this one, too. I love the colors you chose. I hope your friend will take comfort in all the love that went into this quilt as he fights his battle.

Denise Russell said...

I just got a huge bundle of woolies and was trying to decide on the pattern. I think yours will be it! I love it! The colors you chose are beautiful, and this quilt will sure express all the love you and your family feel for your husband's friend.

Treasures Now n Then said...

I would like to know the name of this pattern please?

Thanks so much

Anonymous said...

Ms. Heather, the name of the pattern is from the Better Homes and Gardens Special Interest Publication, Quilts and More. The issue is Spring 2012. It is by Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie (TheHappyZombie.com). The pattern is called "Taking Turns" and is rated super easy. Thought I would help out your readers with the information. I fell in love with the mystery quilt you created, and wanted to share the source. Your quilt has inspired many! Thanks again, Brenda. What I love about quilters is that they are always willing to share!!! Thanks again for sharing your creations and inspiring "us" to quilt.