Thursday, November 4, 2010

Long time no post!!!!

I started this quilt in 2006 after being diagnosed with Melanoma and after seeing my friend Michelle's interpretation of the same quilt. All the Drunkards path blocks reminded me of Melanomas. All different shapes, colours and sizes. I really struggled with piecing the drunkards path blocks and this sat as a UFO for the last couple of years. My friendship group challenge this year was to complete a UFO that was started more than 12 months prior. This was the obvious candidate! The Melanoma was not going to beat me and neither was this quilt!! I adapted the DP blocks by appliqueing a circle to a square then slicing it into 4 then sewing 4 pieces of different colours back together. The outer border is supposed to consist of 2 rows of the DP blocks, but I was so over making them, that I deciding to finish it here!! Now to get it off to the quilters for basting so I can do some hand quilting. I am happy with the result thus far and even happier with my regular Melanoma tests. Currently 6 monthly and so far all clear. This is one quilter who is happy to stay indoors and out of the sun!!!!

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