Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Quilt for a Cure

Above are pictures of blocks for the Quilt for a Cure quilt I started working on again.

The story behind the quilt blocks is that the pattern is the Quilt
for a Cure pattern from Marti Michell and I used the Quilt for a Cure
fabric line with coordinating fabrics mixed in with it from my stash.
The plan was to make another quilt for my mom, who had been battling cancer for 10 years (she was diagnosed with breast cancer while I was pregnant with our first child).

I started making 4 blocks the end of 2004, but then my mother mother's health rapidly declined and she passed away from cancer Feb. 13 2005 (a day before my son's birthday), so I really have not felt up to working on this quilt for all of those years, because it brought more pain than pleasure to me to be working on it.

Now nearly 3 years after loosing her and with my mother's 71st birthday coming up on January 28th, I'm ready to tackle the quilt again and maybe I can even finish the top before her birthday.


Katney said...

Gabi, will you still be living in Arizona in November? I expect to be doing the Breast Cancer 3-Day walk in Arizona this year, though I haven't registered yet. I will not be around for the Seattle one.

Gabriele said...

Kathy, as of now, we're supposed to be back in WA by September, but I'll keep you updated if anything changes. You'll definitely love it down here in November.

Anonymous said...

How's that coming? Your blocks that are finished are beautiful.

Maggie A said...

The blocks look beautiful