Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Change of Plans


This weekend, I was planning on working on my  sister Eleanor's red quilt...


...and sewing the sashing onto the Civil War blocks...



... and even making my newly re-geared machine a dust cover, like the one Crafty Vegas Mom recently made...


...but sometimes, plans change suddenly.


Ever heard of Myelodysplastic Syndrome?  Until yesterday, I hadn't...  but the 8 year old grandson of a good friend and coworker has been recently diagnosed with MDS, which is very rare in children.  In most instances, the only cure for children with MDS is a stem cell transplant.

Two of my grandchildren are Mary's grandson's age... and my heart breaks for her and her entire family...  what can I do to help other than pray?


So... weekend plans have changed and I have challenged myself to make Alexander a quilt so I can mail it to him on Monday!  I've selected the Quick Strippie quilt pattern.

 Photo courtesy of Mary of MaryQuilts.com

I went by my local quilt shop after work yesterday and picked up these fabrics...



along with Moda Bella solid in Royal...




...and this morning, it's off to the quilting races!








26 comments:

  1. So good of you, Freda, to set things aside and help where you see a need. I think you found the perfect pattern for a quick, but nice-looking quilt. Great "little boy" fabrics!

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  2. A very good reason to have a change of plans.
    He will love his quilt....

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  3. That's a lovely idea.
    Good luck.
    And best wishes to the family concerned.

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  4. That's a lovely idea.
    Good luck.
    And best wishes to the family concerned.

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  5. You are such a sweet person to make this quilt. With the fabrics you've chosen it will be perfect for a boy. Enjoy your sewing this weekend.

    Debbie

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  6. What a kindness my friend. What a love you're creating. My love to YOU.

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  7. You have a heart of gold!! Perfect fabrics for a sweet little boy!! Blessings to you!!

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  8. What a blessing you are and a comfort this will be to him. You chose some wonderful fabric! I've even looked for something like the machinery, and it is perfect.

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  9. The stripe quilt will be just the ticket to comfort the boy. I'm sure your friend will feel the hug you are sending her and her family. Happy quilting!

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  10. You rock. I'm sure that quilt will work wonders.

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  11. Well, if you have to change plans, this is certainly a great direction to go! What cute fabrics for a young boy - they are sure to bring a smile!

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  12. Wonderful fabrics - sending good wishes to the family and hugging my own little guy a little tighter today.

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  13. I am sure this quilt will provide comfort to the little boy and his family. You have chosen some fantastic fabric. Blessings on you.

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  14. I'm sure he'll love having a comfort quilt...

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  15. You are such a good friend! Your fabrics are perfect for a little boy with tough days ahead of him. My prayers are with him.

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  16. What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. The fabrics are such great choices for a little boy. I'll include him my prayers.

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  17. So sorry to hear about the little boy but I am sure the quilt will make him and his parents happy - quilts deliver love.

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  18. I'm so sorry to about the young boy. I will certainly keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I love the fabric you picked out for him and I certainly believe he will love them as well. You are so nice for changing your plans to bring a little joy into his life.

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  19. So sorry about your friend's grandson. My brother just had stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma and is still in isolation at the hospital. Good luck. I am sure such a cute quilt will cheer the all up. The other projects can wait.

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  20. what a lovely gesture. I look foward to seeing what you made your friend for her grandson.

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  21. Oh, bless you, Friend. It will be a darling quilt and will wrap the child in love.

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  22. You have such a great heart, Freda! Your fabrics are perfect for the little guy's quilt.
    Now, I'm praying for this child, and our friend's gs Jake...sure hope there are answers for these boys!
    :-}pokey

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  23. I'm so sorry to hear about the little boy with MDS. Mary's Quick Strippie is a great pattern to show off the fun fabrics you chose. It will be a wonderful quilt. You are an earth bound angel.

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  24. I'm sure he'll be surprised and thrilled to receive a quilt from you.
    Lillian @ lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

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