I've talked before about our little group that meets once a month, it's a fluid group and we don't always get to meet every month, but for several years we have managed to stay in touch, to meet, to share, to laugh and talk and even get some occasional sewing done!
One of our group needed a big hug - a really BIG hug. So what does a quilter dor for a friend in need? Why make a quilt of course! A perpetual hug - a bunch of arms that wrap around you in affection and acceptance.
So, Tirane and I picked out a pattern, decided on colors and wanted it to be scrappy. She went to her stash, I went to mine; we made blocks and didn't check with each other to see what we had until it was time to put it together. Dang! We did good!
this is a picture of the back. Look close at the quilting. Tirane quilted a path of pebbles with the word Friend spaced thru it -- the thought was that life is a path of pebbles, but friends can help you get thru the bumpy parts.
The blue parts are really full of daisy flowers -- to bring a smile. I think it worked - for a little bit anyway. Because we knew that our friend was hurting it was hard to work on this, but our hope was to give her comfort in days to come -- I hope it does.