The Cuddle Quilt

Monday, April 15, 2013

I learned recently that one of my colleague (J) and his wife (M) have been dealing with her breast cancer ... it's been a long journey and she's doing great right now after a little bit of a scare.  Given John and my history with cancer and our positive outcomes, I wanted to do something to put a little sunshine in their day.

These scrap strips have been hanging in the closet for about a year -- blogged here last January ...

So I decided to give it a whirl.  I saw this cute block a couple of weeks ago which was my inspiration.

I'm making a quilt for a couple, but I've never seen their home, so I felt this was a nice neutral way to prepare a quilt with a neutral background multiple colors in the strips.

The back is a mix of a bunch of colors ;-).

I am happy with how this came out ... M is big in to paddle boarding ... and the colors on the front reminded me of the beach -- both colors from the sand, water and sky.

It's a cuddle quilt ... for them and their tween girls to relax and enjoy a good movie.

The plan is to give it to him tomorrow.

Today is a reminder of why these things are important ... my friend L called me 16 months ago, ecstatic that she had qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2013 ... it seemed a life time away.  Today, when I heard the news, I wasn't worried, L was one of 26,000 runners, the odds were too low that she could have been there.  Then I looked her time up on the internet this afternoon 4:09:11 ... she crossed the finish line 36 seconds before the bomb blast.  She is ok ... I had to speak with her tonight to make sure ... but she really is ok.

Life is too short ... I am thrilled that L is OK and that I have something to share with J and M tomorrow to let them know that someone else cares ...

Hope you're having a good week -- thoughts across America go out for those families in Boston today that have suffered so much.

All the best


  1. I love what you've done with those scraps....the quilt is fabulous. Thanks for such moving post.....I'm so happy to hear your friend is okay.

  2. What a wonderful quilt for J and M! I'm sure their family will be thrilled to cuddle under it.

    36 seconds! Way too close. I'm so glad your friend is OK and my heart goes out to those who were not as lucky.

  3. Beautiful quilt and perfect picture of it too! Love the yellow wall behind it!

  4. A fabulous quilt. I like scrap quilts so much, and yours is cute.

  5. I love this quilt! I have a friend here in town that has been working on something similar without ever knowing about this one!


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