I love quilting. LOVE it… but what I love even more than making them and snuggling with them is giving them away! Especially when they have extra meaning. And this “All the Hearts Quilt” definitely has extra meaning!

All the Hearts Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101handmadedays

Earlier this spring, I heard the saddening news that a friend and blogging buddy had been diagnosed with breast cancer. I think my heart stopped beating for a moment to tell ya the truth. I was 11 when my Nana was diagnosed with breast cancer. She fought cancer off and on for the next 8 years eventually succumbing to this horrible disease. All of the emotions I faced and dealt with as a teenage came flying back in an instant.

All the Hearts Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101handmadedays

And even though I’ve never had the opportunity to meet “Miss P” in person, I knew I had to do something! A quilt seemed like the perfect idea, but I knew I couldn’t do it all on my own and have it done in a timely manner… So I reached out to an amazingly talented quilter friend from instagram, Karie from two kwik quilters, and she helped gather other incredible quilters for this project!

All the Hearts Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101handmadedays

In just a few hours we’d picked a color scheme, a block pattern and had several fantastic quilters on board! I received heart blocks from all over the country for the next few weeks! I had so much fun checking the mail and fawning over the beautiful fabrics and trying to decide which blocks were my favorite.

We used Cluck Cluck Sew’s free heart block pattern and let the lovely ladies decide on the rest! I was sent blocks in all different sizes… at first I was a little worried about making them work together… but with a little finagling, my handy seam ripper and a temporary design wall, I figured it out!

And I have to say, I LOVE the results!

All the Hearts Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101handmadedays

The quilt finished at a good sized lap quilt, which is perfect for Miss P to take with her to chemo treatments and snuggle with on the rough days after treatments.

I was hoping to get this quilt finished and in Miss P’s hands by June, but life sort of intervened and I had to deal with some of my own health challenges. I was able to finally get it finished and on its way last week! Miss P now has it and was quite surprised and thrilled with her All the Hearts Quilt 🙂

All the Hearts Quilt - BusyBeingJennifer.com #101handmadedays

I want to take a moment to thank the extraordinary women that helped make this quilt a reality. You are AMAZING and I really appreciate each and everyone of you! MWAH!!!

 

PS. I still have some heart blocks left… stay tuned to see what I’m going to do with them and how you’ll have a chance to be a part of an opportunity to give back!

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39 Responses to 101 Handmade Days: All the Hearts Quilt

  1. Quilts are so beautiful. I would love to make one & it’s not that I don’t think I can, it’s that I don’t think I will ever finish what I start. It will just always be incomplete.

    • Jennifer says:

      I usually have a couple quilt projects on the go… and rotate through them. There is one I started 2 years ago, but I’m not sure I’ll ever finish it lol

  2. This is beautiful. You’re a sweet sweet friend. 🙂

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors!

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  4. Melissa D says:

    How special–love that it was a group effort to put this beautiful quilt together, and love the sweet woman that gets to enjoy it. Anyone who says relationships on the Internet aren’t real just doesn’t get it!

  5. Asheli says:

    wow, impressive!

  6. This is lovely… and what a sweet thing to do! I teared up a little.

  7. Dayne says:

    This would be a great DIY for my mom for Christmas!

  8. Alicia says:

    What a loving gesture! It’s beautiful! I love all of your quilts though!

  9. Christina says:

    This is so beautiful! Such a thoughtful gift.

  10. Cathi says:

    I love quilting too…they’re such a beautiful gift, lovely post!

  11. Patti Tucker says:

    I have been seriously speechless since receiving this beautiful gift from you lovely ladies. I have already used it and I know each time it’s draped over me that your love and prayers cover me as well. I’m so sorry for the loss of your Nana, but I know she would be so proud of your wide open heart. Thank you!!!

  12. Margaret says:

    What a wonderful thing to make! Mrs P is going to love it!

  13. mkaystevens says:

    This is so beautiful! Such a sweet and thoughtful gift!

  14. Espirational says:

    Lovely. I’m sure it was appreciated.

  15. I’m sure she adored it! The colours and pattern are so beautiful! And as a quilter I’m secretly glad to see that there are no round parts, just an illusion with straight lines – those are so intimidating!

  16. beautiful! such love went into this quilt, it will be a treasure!

  17. USS Crafty says:

    Lovely quilt! I love the hearts!

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  34. What a beautiful gift! Have a lovely day 🙂

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

  35. samantha says:

    I would love to learn how to quilt and sew. My Grandmother and mom know how, but it just never got passed along my way. Thanks for joining the Family Joy Link Party!

  36. charleneasay1 says:

    You are seriously so talented. This is beautiful.

  37. An inspiring story and the quilts are gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday! I peeked in earlier, but didn’t get a chance to comment before now! Have a great weekend!

    Mollie

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