Saturday, April 9, 2011

Whoop, Whoop or Little Whoop?

This quilt is for a very special young man, and I've been struggling with it for a long time!  The young man has been dealing with a rare form of muscular dystrophy since he was just a little guy.  He's also dealing with depression and some heart problems--they often accompany the MD.  His mom suggested purple, black, and white.

The feathered star is one I hand-pieced about 20 years ago, drawing around each little plastic template.  I showed this in a previous post with a lot of violets that I'd pieced around it.  Today I finished piecing the Lincoln's Platform blocks and put the rest of the top together.  I think the top is done now, but could change my mind.  If I had more of the black on white clock and gauges print,  I'd probably add a white and violet border on the right and bottom, but I've used all but a few tiny scraps of that fabric, so I can't do that.

It was a good day for sewing since we had loud, roaring winds all day. I turned on the stereo, but even it didn't drown out the howling winds.  We know we are surrounded by mountains, but they were obscured by the dust today.  Some of our good friends headed out for a week in Alabama a couple of days ago, and I really wish we could have gone along with them!

I'm linking to Sara's blog. If you visit her post, you can also visit some other people who accomplished lovely things this week.


Hillbilly Handiworks said...

I wonder what form of MD he has. My father in law also has a very very rare form. I think less than 10 in America have it. It makes him so scared to travel and such because when he has episodes the hospitals don't know how to help him. They live in TX and us in MO. They wouldn't visit before but we just found out that his TX doc learned everything he knows about the disease from a MO doc so now he'll come visit.

I am glad that you are making this for the young man. Whoop Whoop!

Pokey said...

It is a great finish for a brave young soul. Your design call with random squares make this one very special.

Tam said...

Very "handsome" quilt and kudos to you for making a "love" quilt.
Yikes! surely hope your weather improves

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great work Dora. Hang in there, it's almost summer.

Val said...

Wow. What a gift of love. I know that he will love this quilt. It is just beautiful. I am praying for your friend.

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