Saturday 17 May 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival Post Part 2

I can lose hours and hours visiting Amy's online Bloggers Quilt Festival each year, she does an amazing job organising it all, and I always find new bloggers to follow, and to inspire me

Here is my entry to the scrappy section

These string blocks had been building up over many years with no particular purpose other than to reduce the bulk in the scraps drawer.  At Christmas I received a message from a childhood friend that she was dying of cancer; although I had already arranged to be visiting family in May, nearby her home, and therefore seeing her too, she wasn't sure she would still be alive.  

The feeling helplessness is beyond description:  I just wanted to be able to hug her, but even that wasn't possible due to distance.  So these blocks were joined (inspired by Nicky's fractured quilt) and bound and posted as substitute for a real hug

(I notice the photo was taken before I finished it - it did get finished and posted immediately! Hence no final photo)

Olaug received the quilt, and loved it.  She sadly died last month, so it's her mum I will visit next week, not her :-(

Rest in Peace Olaug xxxx


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your friend, but I hope the quilt gave her comfort and knew your thoughts were with her.

  2. I like how you placed the blocks. Great scrappy quilt. I am sure your friend loved it.

  3. What a lovely gift for your friend.

  4. Sorry to hear your friend has died, Benta. I'm sure this beautiful quilt was just like a hug from you and that her Mother will treasure it now.

  5. A beautiful quilt - and what a lovely story behind it. I'm sure your friend knew exactly how much love and friendship you put into that quilt !

  6. Sorry to hear that you've lost your friend but at least you know that you were able to bring her some joy and comfort before she passed.

    Lovely quilt!

  7. Sad news but a beautiful sentiment. X

  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your friend, I think the quilt will have brought her some comfort in her final days and weeks xxx


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