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Just a little sunshine (PIOG)

Posted by on May. 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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 My sister has been having a bit of a hard time lately. Without going into too much detail she has been suffering with chronic pain and depression- all while being a 27 year old mother of 4. As a family we have all banded together to try and help wherever we can. I got the crazy idea to make her a quilt after seeing these crazy bright fat quarters and awesome peace sign fabric at good 'ol Wally World and got going. It felt so good to figure this all out by myself, even though it is a fairly simple pattern (a string quilt). When I gave it to her on Mother's Day I told her I wanted her to have a little sunshine to brighten her darker days. Cheesy, I know, but if were to give this quilt a name it would be "Just a little sunshine". Please forgive the pics. I took them all with my cell phone.

 

I tye-dyed a king size fitted cotton sheet for the back of it. I bought it for $2 and it was just begging to be tye-dyed!

Why am I showing you a pic of my garage fridge? I'm not really sure what size to call this quilt- twin, extra large twin. This was just two "blocks". There were three total for each column and two for each row.

And just to show you how uber-bright the fabrics really are.

Thanks for looking!!

by on May. 24, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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melliburger
by Melli on May. 24, 2012 at 1:06 AM

Love it!!!! That's so sweet of you to do that for your sister too! :)

stockuponlove
by on May. 24, 2012 at 1:08 AM
That's so awesome. I love the tie dye. Very awesome.
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by on May. 24, 2012 at 5:25 AM
Beautiful and sweet. It's perfect!
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bmom7210
by Gold Member on May. 24, 2012 at 7:00 AM
Beautiful
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dizzy77702
by Bronze Member on May. 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM

cool, I quilt too and I help out at prayers and squares, it is a group of christian women who quilt together and make beautiful prayer quilts for anyone in need of comfort, they might even have one in your town.  I think what you did for your sister is wonderful. I was struggling with depression too awhile back and a friend requested a prayer quilt for me, I love it and use it all the time!

The_Monster_Mom
by Emerald Member on May. 24, 2012 at 9:52 AM

That is such an epic quilt. I love the colors and the fun bright layout!

AidanCamsMom
by Amanda on May. 24, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Beautiful!!!

jryberg
by Jaime on May. 24, 2012 at 3:19 PM

what a nice and thoughtful thing to do. The quilt is amazing!

maggie1738
by on May. 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM

wow, you rock!!  your sissie is a lucky girl to have you!

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