Monday, December 27, 2010

Back to Normal?

The turkey has been eaten. The wine bottles are empty. The Christmas chocolates are still around to tempt me, but I'm stronger than they are. My DH has gone to work. I am alone with my fabrics and sewing machine. So I started to make a scrappy quilt this morning.

It's for a life-long friend (no blog) who has been stricken with cancer. I found out about it a day or two before Christmas and can't stop thinking about her. She will start radiation therapy in the new year. I thought she might need a bright lap quilt to help her through the treatments. So I started on these scrappy blocks this morning. She could probably use some prayers too, if you are so inclined. Thanks.

Now I need your help. Do you think it is too colourful? Should I tone it down a bit? Please let me know.


the dutch purple rabbit said...

my point of view is not to colourful but one basic colour around every block will make it better. maybe a white tone and you can stitch a nice poem in it. to give her strength.


Anonymous said...

Keep going as you are - different
sorts of scrappy all can work.
It is the hug from you that really counts.

Julie C
Tasmania, Australia

LizzieJane said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Hetty. I think your quilt will help to cheer her up enormously. I will keep her in my prayers. For what it's worth I think your quilt is and will be beautiful.

Exuberant Color said...

I think a few bright spots are necessary unless you think she isn't into color. I think if she knows you made it from scraps that you like, that she will like it.

wackywoman said...

A quilt made with love is always the perfect gift and she will know that. Prayers going that way Hetty.

em's scrapbag said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. The quilt is sure to bring her comfort through all that lies ahead. You are so kind to make it for her.

Simone de Klerk said...

Such sad news for your friend, Hetty, but how very hopeful for you to make this wonderful quilt. I think I would keep on going the way you are doing. The scrappy look is very nice!

Reddirt Woman said...

Hetty it's the hugs worked into the quilt that count. I don't think it's too bright. It will be a bright spot in her life and will help her through the radiation and treatments to come in her life as well as a comfort from a friend who loves her and is comforting her with this wonderful scrappy quilt.


Vicki said...

It's the love and caring that goes into the quilt that are most important and your friend will know that. As for the colour personally given what she is going through a bit of bright colour will likely help to cheer her up.

Positive thoughts and prayers are on the way for your friend.

Saskia said...

Sorry to hear about your friend! I will keep her in my prayers, together with my mom, and husband of a co-worker. I hear to much people having cancer!
She would so love this scrappy quilt. Just go with your heart, she needs something bright and colorful, together with your warm thoughts

hakucho said...

Such a nice thing to do for your dear friend. I think the brighter and more colorful the better. It will bring a smile to her face and comfort her during her treatments -- I'm sure of that :)

happy New Year :)

Oiyi said...

The colors are cheerful. Go with it! What a wonderful and thoughtful gift for your friend.