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InstructionsI changed the pattern just a little to make it exactly what I wanted. For starters, I replaced some of the tree top squares with photos. I also bordered the quilt in solid strips rather than the ribbon design and I changed the color of the ribbon the orange for Leukemia support. The backing is fleece and I did not use batting. I wanted Lyndee's mom to be able to hang it on her wall without ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Religious, Mod
Quilters cotton, fleece for backing, and printable fabric paper.
What was your inspiration?
Lyndee and her mom have been fighting since the day she was born. Lyndee was born with her heart and intestines outside of her body. She went through multiple surgeries to repair her body and became a happy and healthy little girl. At 3 years old, Lyndee was diagnosed with Leukemia. She went through many years of chemotherapy and more surgeries. There were fundraisers held in her honor to help pay the medical bills. She also joined a group of other children with cancer. This group became very close. They played together, fought together and eventually every single one of these children went into remission. Lyndee was one of the last of her group to go into remission, she was 7 years old. She just had her 11 th birthday and is still cancer free. Unfortunately ,she is the last surviving member of her cancer support group. The other members relapsed within a year or two and have since passed on. Lyndee's best friend was one of the first to succumb.
I made this quilt in honor of Lyndee's success. I wanted to help her remember as she grows older, not the pain and the sadness of the illness, but the friends she made along the way to recovery.