|Mom at the beginning of chemo holding up the "Recovery Quilt"|
I decided on a quilt. I had several partially started projects and I knew the basics so I set to work. I knew that if Mom couldn't go out much after surgery, chemo and radiation she'd love to have photos of the family, especially her grandchildren, around.
|The centre medallion of the quilt read: "Marlene, Mom, Grandma"|
I selected some photos - 24 actually and got to work cropping and printing on fabric, fusible paper. Then I went to the fabric store and bought fabrics from the breast cancer research fund raiser line. Within a couple of evenings the quilt was cut and pieced and ready for quilting and binding. I convinced a local long-arm quilter to put me to the front of the line...with my no-quilting-experience, who knew it usually took weeks or months to get to the front of the queue! It turned out to be a really large quilt...have to work on that part of the planning.
|Close up of one square - my three beautiful nieces.|
|Close up of the borders, these are the breast cancer fabrics.|