Friday, October 9, 2009

My Favorite Quilt

The year my husband was diagnosed with cancer was a stressful time for us and I spent many nights piecing quilts with one of my best friends (my sewing machine). I decided to make something lasting for each of my children since I had come to the realization that life might not last as long as we want it to. I did end up making a quilt for each of my children for Christmas that year but I especially loved this Buggy Barn pattern and all of the fun colors. This son was a member of the United States Luge Team at the time so it was appropriate. Since then he has married and is in the process of decorating his first living room. Guess what he and his wife are using for their inspiration? Yep, this quilt. He will also display his medals and other memorabilia from his days traveling the world. I'm so happy he loves it as much as I do. ***By the way, my husband is doing great now.

20 comments:

  1. Glad your husband is doing well. That must have been a hugely stressful time.
    The quilt is quite lovely and a great idea to use it as the start off point for their living room.

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  2. The Buggy Barn patterns are a lot of fun and yours turned out great. Glad the rest of the story did, too.

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  3. Your post made my eyes a little watery!
    Quilts are a blanket of love that we cover our loved ones with!
    Beautiful quilt!

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  4. Yes we sometimes take like for granted. What a lovely gift you have given all your children.

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  5. This is a beautiful quilt and your story just shows how we turn to quilting for comfort as well as pleasure.

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  6. Oh, praise the LORD for your husbands's renewed good health.
    I totally understand how something like that makes you stop and take stock. I know our reward is in Heaven, but I, too, want to leave a little something behind for my family to hold onto until we meet again.
    What an appropriate quilt for your son !

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  7. You made me cry. . . in a good way. Love the stars. . . love that your kiddos have things made with your hands.

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  8. I like that Buggy Barn pattern, too! I'm so glad to hear your husband is doing better!

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  9. Happy that your husband is alright. Cancer is a very scary thing. The quilt is so bright and hopefully. I love it.

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  10. ce patch est très réussi ,mais la photo ou vous souriez avec votre fille montre combien vous devez êtres complices ,felicitations

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  11. I wish your husband, your family, and you the very best. Many hugs. My husband also has cancer, so I understand the stress that can be generated. But it also is a wake up call to appreciate every day together.

    Thanks for sharing your story and your beautiful quilt. And thank you for participating in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. I can understand why this quilt means so much to you. It is gorgous! You have done a great job. Thanks for sharing your story, so glad to hear your husband is doing well!

    Rita

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  13. So happy to hear that your husband is doing well. I can see what motivated you to make quilts for all your children. That is wonderful. I love the quilt you showed today. Beautiful colors and love the stars. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. it is amazing. I love it. hugs to you and your husband...and all your family

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  15. So glad to hear that your hubby is doing great. Very beautiful quilt!

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  16. I love the quilt and am so glad to hear that those quilts are made even sweeter by the fact that your hubby is doing well!!

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  17. What a great quilt and quilt pattern- I do like a number of the Buggy Barn patterns. The star one is very funky- so nice that your son is using it to decorate his home.
    Quilting is a great way to help one deal with life's challenges. So glad to hear that your husband has recovered from his illness- may it long remain so.
    Enjoy the rest of the show-
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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