July 14, 2015

Quilt for Addi

This quilt is for a daughter of one of my co-workers.  He is such a positive, easy going guy and recently got news that his 8 year daughter has leukemia.

Every three weeks she has to go through chemo, which I hear is cold, so I am hoping this quilt can give her some warmth and comfort during those sessions.

When I asked about her style, I was told that she really likes pink. So pink it is.  Pink fabric, pink thread, pink binding.  I would have went searching for pink batting, too, if it would have been visible (thank goodness it isn't).

pink quilt rolls

I added her name, smack in the middle of the quilt, with one row of stitching in black thread.  I wasn't entirely sure it was going to show up, but after washing, for the crinkle factor, it turned out to be a nice touch, although understated.

I gave it to him this morning, so I hope this afternoon, when she unwraps it, it warms her heart.

I started out quilting this with straight lines, but as we all know, that takes time.  So...I decided to quilt part of it with a meander stitch.  It's true!  The more you do, the easier it gets.  I see more meandering in my future.  

The back of this project was more pink, with a scrappy pink border, hand bound (my favorite part of making a quilt) by yours truly.

This pattern is called Strip Tango, by designer Kelly over at Quilt Infatuation. Thanks Kelly!


  1. The quilt looks perfectly right for a girl who loves pink and I love the touch with her name. So nice. She will love it and hopefully get better soon!

  2. What a lovely gift. I hope it brings comfort to Addi and her family. I'm sure she will love it!

  3. I just love how you included her name in the quilt, It's a gorgeous quilt, I am sure she will be delighted. Well done!

  4. Beautiful quilt. All the pinks are fabulous. I love her name through the quilt, wonderful to have it personalized.

  5. I know that you have, with this post, inspired people to either quilt or to pray for someone fighting this terrible disease. I will be praying for Addi.

    On a different note, may I ask what size your pieces were? I want to learn how to quilt and I love the Rail Fence design, but can not figure out how to make the blocks so they fit with each other. Thank you.

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