A Sisterly Quilt by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Little gems
Status:
Complete
Started:
2010-05-05T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2010-05-19T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

In November of 2009, my sister Paula was diagnosed with colon cancer. It is terrifying when someone you love gets this kind of diagnosis, and it was really hard for me to be 3000 miles away from Paula during this time. Although I could not physically be with her, I wanted to be “present” for my sister. I want her to know that even though the miles separated us, I am always there in my heart. My very first quilt was made with Paula’s help (and also my niece, Abby), so what better way to let Paula know I love her then to make her a quilt?

I chose fabrics from a designer I know Paula loves: Kaffe Fassett. These fabrics are happy, vibrant, feel-good type  fabrics. I downloaded a free pattern from this site and spent two weekends stitching. I loved every second I spent making this quilt because it made me feel closer to my sister.


The finished quilt size is 56″ X 56″ – a perfect lap size. 


And I was lucky enough to be able to arrange a meet up with her in NYC and give her the quilt in person!

Pictures

Loves

Conniharns
Sixmunchkinstitching
Ormondbeach
True

Comments

True

This is a beautiful quilt and a beautiful story... I know Paula is on here and I hope she is doing better now...brought tears to my eyes!

Kirstenblake

I love this story. There is something very special about sisters. What a beautiful quilt...cheers you up just looking at it!

Melcollette

What a great story. She can wrap herself up in you any time!

Caribousmom

Thanks everyone.

Paula is doing very well now (has been cancer free from just about a year - yahoo!)...

Terryt1955

Just have to say this is the cutest picture of sisters. You are lucky to have each other and really like each other as evidenced by your smiles. The quilt is just as beautiful.

1kadybug

This quilt is gorgeous! What a wonderful way to show love and support for your sister.

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 smiling We are very close...and quilting has brought us even closer!

+Ikadybug thank you so much!

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