A Survivor Quilt for a Friend

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That my friend has the courage to face cancer head on and not let it take her. This quilt only has a few pieces of "pink ribbon" fabric because I didn't want it to be all about cancer. It needed to be more about life and hope and futures. What advice would you give someone starting this project? This is not a difficult piece so go for it. Just make sure you lay out the pieces to get proper placement and be sure to sew the rows so they line up properly. I sewed the blocks end to end and then put together the rows. The only difficulty in this piece is the work I did on the long arm. The actual freehand stitching is an easier design if you know how to work the long arm.

What you will need

  • All Cotton. Fabric on the top is by Kate Spain. The back is a fabric I picked up somewhere else but it matched perfectly and still carried theme.

Q&A with claynjazz

JenniferB. asked:
This is a beautiful quilt. It inspired me so that I'm going to follow this to make my son a quilt. This will be my second quilt. I hope I can do it.
claynjazz answered:
You can stitch in the ditch or on the diagonal if all you have is a regular machine. It will still look good and come out fine. Look up the Amy Butler pattern online if you need a reference. The pattern is a little different than mine because I put a binding on my quilt.
Eastern Quilter asked:
Very nice! My brick template has various size options. What size did you cut these for this finished look? I used the bricks as a border for my 2012 BOM project.
claynjazz answered:
This was made from a Layer Cake. I just cut it to 5x10. I added some extra blocks that had the pink ribbon for breast cancer to make it a survivor quilt.