Recently I made a comfort quilt for a friend who is going through quite a health scare in her life. And although I don’t know her super well, I have been so impressed with how she is handling her struggles. I feel like I was in her situation 10 years ago…and I don’t know that I was that positive. I felt so lucky to be surrounded people who were positive about my health, but I was pretty grumpy about the whole health situation. She has been so positive and upbeat and is fighting her battles like a true champ. So, I thought a quilt was in order. A comfort quilt….to make her feel loved an supported and keep her spirits up.
I made a large-scale rail fence quilt, so the quilt top was simple and easy to make up in an afternoon. The middle of the rail fences are the print fabrics and then the two outside pieces are all white to show off the fabrics. The finished blocks on this quilt are 9″ by 9″ square but you can make a rail fence quilt in basically any size you would like. If you need a good tutorial and video for making a Rail Fence Quilt—click over HERE for a RAIL FENCE QUILT Tutorial.
And speaking of comforts and quilts, I recently heard this quote and absolutely loved it. “May your sorrows be patched and your joys quilted.” ~Unknown.
That’s the way I want to live my life and one of the things I learned over 10 years ago through my own health struggles. I really do want to live with my sorrows and joys all patched and quilted into one quilt of life. Because without the bad the good wouldn’t be so wonderful.