It occurs to me that I've never made a proper purple quilt! Nightshade had pale lilac shades but I'm still to make a drop stitch gorgeous purple beauty. If I didn't already have my Japanese fabrics and background linens all picked out and already sitting on my design table, I'd be tempted to switch colour schemes. When I first created this colour scheme, I thought it was too bold and too much. But now, it's really growing on me.. #CancerSucks #OvarianCancer #Hope #BOM2020 #Applique
A cancer diagnosis can really try to suck the hope right out of your life. And right when you don't need it, so many things you don't have the time or energy for decide to come along and disappoint you. I'm so grateful for the support and stories that have been sent my way since I launched Hope. They brighten those dark moments. Thank you for thinking of us and keeping us in your prayers. #CancerSucks #OvarianCancer #Hope #BOM2020 #Applique
This fabric has brought a lot of joy into my household. As soon as my daughter was unexpectedly diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer, I decided it was time for me to make the bedding she had set her heart on. She purchased all these fabrics to make her dream bed set years ago, but with one thing and another and it was set aside in a project box. It's so cheerful and bright, I love it and of course, so does she. I just had to share how good it looks. #CancerSucks #OvarianCancer #Hope #BOM2020 #KaffeFassett
Ok, so I'm making a start on Hope. These are my fabric choices. My background is pebble grey and washed out pink. Both those fabrics are coarse linens. I've been taken over with the idea of using linen as a base and then building my applique on top with woven Japanese assorted fabrics, so that's what I'm going with. You'll be seeing a lot more of them as I work my way through the pattern. I'm now actively working on Hope and Hold Onto Your Heart, so I'm pretty busy with every spare minute. But you know what they say.. quilting is good therapy and right now I need as much calm contemplation as I can get. #CancerSucks #OvarianCancer #BOM2020 #Hope
Picking a favourite colour scheme isn't always easy.. but this pink and green with a creamy beige background is a serious contender. Oh well, I've already purchased my fabrics and I'm committed to a completely different scheme.. but I do love seeing all the variations that are being created even as I type! This design is my BOM for 2020, it's called Hope. You can read all about it and join in over on my blog or Facebook Quilt Group. #cancersucks #ovariancancer #BOM2020 #Hope
Hope' is an extra special BOM for 2020. It's a heartfelt quilt with a very special purpose; all monies raised by this BOM will be used to fund my daughter's Stage 4 ovarian cancer treatment. We've all experienced the low valley's in life. Many of us have been personally touched by cancer. 'Hope' is a quilt that refuses to give up - it's a design of pleasure and happiness. My BOM last year 'Hold Onto Your Heart' was an applique treasure full of intensity. 'Hope' is an easy quilt, designed to appeal to all skill levels, promising lots of beauty in simplicity - like all the best things in life. Finished size: 76 x 76 inches. Where there's life, there's hope. #cancersucks #ovariancancer #BOM2020 #Quilts #Quilting #Hope
Pansies mean 'good thoughts' which is why I never tire of them or can get enough of them
Bird on the gentle quilt version..
The first scene block from Hold Onto Your Heart
More of that Celebration Bouquet block in the brights
Berry fussy cutting for my bright bows..
Maybe I've always wanted to live in a red house? I love this little cottage..
The Celebration Bouquet from my bright version of Hold Onto Your Heart.. it's got a totally different vibe from my softly selected fabric version
Little house detail from my quilt Hold Onto Your Heart..