Monday, 18 April 2011
With her treatment and surgeries I knew they would have along road ahead. I really did feel for them. I was in shock and I wasn't the one with the diagnosis.
At this time I worked in a patchwork shop, so when I went into work the next day I started looking for the boldest brightest colours I could find. My boss pointed out a layer cake - Fresh by Deb Strain Moda. The top fabric had been staring at me for weeks and I never really liked it. They were orange and red tulips on a blue background - just not me. However when you actually picked it up and looked through the rest of the layer the, the designs and colours were wow. I did include that top fabric and loved it.
I bought the layercake. I now felt like I was helping. I booked the quilter, and asked her as a favour to do a rush job, and started sewing.
I backed it in polar fleece, and used wool batting, my quilter was a bit nervous using a stretch fabric for the backing but ended up loving the finished product. So did I.
I am really pleased to say Rachel's surgeries and treatment were successful and she is doing very well. It has been over three years and she is back at work.