Monday, October 15, 2012

Scraps of Love...

Hi, all!

I've got a special quilt to share with you all today - made for one of our quilt ministry members, who had a brain aneurysm rupture last week.  

The word blocks were donated by Sharon...

Christy is a new member - she had just joined a couple of months ago, and after making her first quilt for herself (she was afraid it wouldn't be good enough to give away!), she made six baby quilt tops and started on a quilt for a friend.  

The monkey fabric came from the first baby quilt Christy made...
And the red striped fabric above is left over from a dress I made
for my daughter about 20 years ago!

Then suddenly, last Monday, she suffered the ruptured aneurysm and has been in the hospital ever since.  She is still sedated and they are unsure of the extent of the damage.  

Lots of the ministry members joined in making blocks for this quilt - it was the first experience for many of them with dump-and-sew blocks, but it went well!  

In fact, the block on the right above was the first block a new member had ever made, and actually the first thing she ever sewed!  She was so excited....

And this block has the best story - one of the ladies in the group was making it at home before leaving on a trip, and her daughter was helping her pull fabrics.  When KatieBeth brought the princess fabric over, Deb said, "Honey, this quilt is for a grown-up lady - and that's a little girl fabric."  KatieBeth responded, "Well, she's a princess too, isn't she?"  As Deb said, how could she tell her not to put it in after that?

There are pieces of fabric in this quilt from many of the quilts we've made for the ministry, and many hands had a part in the making of it.  Our hope is that it will remind Christy of how many people are praying for her and cheering her on as she recovers from this horrible event in her life.  

Thanks for letting me share this special quilt with you.  I hope you'll join us in praying for Christy - she'll need a lot of prayer over the coming months......




  1. The story made me cry, the quilt made me cry.

  2. What a lovely quilt for a lovely lady. I will be praying for Christy. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. The quilt is fabulous. Princess block is perfect. Christy is in my prayers.

  4. What a beautiful quilt, made with such love. Christy will remain in my prayers.

    I have some of the same princess fabric. Kudos to KatieBeth for knowing that grown-up ladies are princesses, too!

  5. You've got my prayers. Christy isn't that far from Christina - we call her Chrissy - she needs prayers, too. I hope Christy makes a quick and complete recovery.

  6. The quilt is beautiful. May it wrap Christy with lots of warmth, comfort, and prayers.

  7. Beautiful quilt. I am sure Christy will feel all the love your group put into making it. I especially love the word blocks.

  8. Beautiful! So bright, fun and scrappy!! Love it!