02 June 2014

Chemo quilt?

You may remember that I began this quilt several months ago and then 'other events' came into my life and the quilt took a back seat.  Then I decided that a little quilt therapy was needed so I have been making an effort to get it finished.

It is a simple, low volume, quilt made of  5" squares.  I quilted it using an easy grid pattern. Notice, the words simple and easy.  I must have had a premonition when I decided to make this quilt that I should keep it simple.  Anything more challenging would still be languishing, ignored and unloved, in a corner of the sewing room.

I chose this slightly abstract yellow check fabric for the binding.

The backing is this black and white fabric which I think is from Sarah Fielke's 'Frog Pond' range.

And now it is finished.  The only thing left to do is to name it.  I hesitate to call it the chemo quilt because I don't really want to create memories of this difficult time.  But the fact of the matter is that most of the work on this quilt was done while I have been undergoing treatment and it will no doubt always bring back those memories no matter what I call it.  Luckily the colours are light and pretty and hopefully, over time, the prettiness of the quilt will help the unpleasant memories to fade.


Marjie said...

It's just lovely, Di. Very special because you had to put aside your weary, woolly feelings I bet, to do some of the sewing. Well done. You continue to amaze me.

Dianne Cremean said...

This is a special and beautiful quilt ! Not only because of your amazing stitching and choice of colour but because it is a testament to your personal strength and courage in the most challenging of circumstances !
An absolute treasure !
Love and best wishes
Dianne x