02 June 2014
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.