Sunday, June 8, 2014

DWM and one special quilt for Relay for Life

I'm working on a special quilt today for Relay for Life. This one has a lot of meaning as two out of three sister-in-laws have been impacted by cancer. The quilt is called Hope Takes Flight. Cancer changes a life forever, I can't even imagine. But when you have to fight it for an entire life over and over, my heart just aches. I don't know what else to do so I'll quilt and do what I can. Just know that each of these stitches ( and there's going to be a whole of them on this one) is filled love and prayers that the angels watch over them.  Permo soft 50 wt thread on top.  Permo soft is becoming my new favorite thread.  My machine never really liked So Fine 50wt but it love Permo-Soft.  And I've got bottom line in the bobbin, Hobbs 80/20 batting.  So far I've used 12 bobbins of thread and think I have another 6 or so to go.  Need to get this one finished by June 21st so I have to get moving.  Hehehehe, after all those pantos I did, it feels good to be quilting something like crazy again!
Hope Take Flight



Hope Takes flight, back. 

Hope Takes Flight detail.
On the design wall I've got the triangle quilt, just needs the last border and it's done!

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26 comments:

  1. I agree Sue, cancer changes lifes forever. I love the quilt you are doing... the quilting is so beautiful and meaningful. Your triangles look great, too.

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  2. Beautiful quilting! A coworker of mine is fighting cancer - the treatment is just so brutal. I hope you finish the quilt in time!

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  3. Sue~that cancer quilt is just gonna be super duper! Can't wait to see the whole thing as I love what is there now:-)

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  4. Some gorgeous quilting going on here, Sue.

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  5. Oh sweetie, I can just feel your heart and soul in this one.

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  6. sorry for your sis in law - I tell you I don't think any family can escape it - just this past year on both my husbands side of the family and mine we have had one on each - luckily his niece is in remission from Ovarian cancer after major surgery and lots of chemo and my sis in law had surgery and now treatment for thyroid cancer - it really makes me wonder why it is so prevalent.

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  7. Hope takes flight: a wonderful thought and fabulous quilting. Looks like fun! Cancer sucks, even when you beat it, it impacts your life forever.

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  8. You quilting is wonderful! I think each of us as been impacted personally by cancer. I've been 7 yrs clean, many friends are now through it, one is "living" with it and my cousin is just starting her treatment tomorrow. Heads up and just keep breathing. Hugs

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  9. Wow! Just amazing!! Thank you for sharing your gifts with those who are in need. What a treasure this quilt is going to be. And I love "Hope Takes Flight"... without hope, what is there?

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  10. I hope this beautiful quilting will be a comfort to your sister-in-law. The inclusion of the butterfly for 'Hope Take Flight' is a wonderful idea. White on white always looks stunning. It is a beautiful quilt and it must make a difference to know how much love it was made with.

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  11. As always, your quilting leaves me breathless.

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  12. What an inspiring quilt, your "Hope Takes Flight." It's a beautiful and thoughtful quilt.
    Great job on the quilting, as well!!

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  13. Beautiful quilting. It will be such a special quilt when you are done.

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  14. Gorgeous quilting! I love the dragonfly. What a great gift.

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  15. Very pretty and the quilt is very special indeed!!!

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  16. Wow, gorgeous quilting! It's going to be a fabulous quilt!

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  17. What a beautiful quilt Sue and your quilting is so precious! Cancer is always tough on everyone. Thanks for sharing at Linky Tuesday! Freemotion by the River

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  18. Quilting is such great therapy. And after the work, a beautiful quilt made extraordinary because of the love and prayers you sewed inside it.

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  19. This is such a beautiful job of quilting on such a special quilt! I love it!

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  20. As always your quilting is awesome.I know the hardest part is deciding on how to quilt it and you always seem to find the perfect fit.

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  21. Wow! This is fabulous! My dad has been living with cancer for some time now and I just lost a friend from the disease. Thanks for your contribution for the cause!

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  22. Hope Takes Flight is stunning. Cancer is a horrible disease and if we can't fight it we can at least support the people, going through it. Your quilt will bring someone warmth and love. There's nothing better than that.

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  23. What a thoughtful and special quilt. I donated a quilt to the area Relay for Life a couple of months ago and it got raffled off in June. Very artistic quilting. I especially love how the quilting looks from the back.

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  24. Sue that quilting is amazing and looks so beautiful, you have inspired me, which is just what I needed, WOW, love it!!

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  26. The Hope Takes Flight quilting - just WOW! I love it! And your triangle quilt.... Love how you extended with the white background and added the colourful border. Great work on both! You inspire me!

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