Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lexi's Quilt

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 Clint's sweet and adorable cousin, Lexi was recently in an accident.  She was hit by a car on her longboard and the doctors basically gave her a 1% chance at life.  It was a scary time for her family as well as all of us who care for her and her family.  I can not even imagine the heartache her family has gone through, but they have been amazing and a lot of people have come together to support Lexi through their prayers.  She is a miracle and has survived, but she will need to go through rehab as she continues to improve each day and recover from her brain injury.

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Clint's aunt contacted me and wanted me to help her come up with an idea on a quilt that people can sign and give words of encouragement to Lexi.  She wanted three inch squares and four different colors for the quilt.  So, my head started spinning, like it does when I want to piece a quilt and I came up with the design at the beginning of this post.  I wanted to group the colors together.  I love how it turned out.  Funnest part of this was picking out the fabrics.  As you can see above, the fabrics are bright and beautiful and I had a wonderful time piecing this quilt.

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I used strip piecing methods to make the quilt come together fast.  It was really fun.  I had to put off quilting for a bit, but I felt that this was a quilt that needed to be finished.  I have to tell you though, it was fun to piece again.  I do not get to piece as much as I would like....
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One of the things that I thought would be fun would be to incorporate this heart drawing.  I found out that Lexi would draw this on her friends arms and say - Wear your Heart on your Sleeve - so, I made sure to incorporate that into the quilt top.

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So, through the magic of technology and freezer paper - I was able to print off this design onto fabric.

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I had to set the ink, so the design went a little blurry, but I still think it looks amazing. The meaning behind the design is what is important anyway and I really hope that she loves it.

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I love how the quilt turned out.  The top is so bright and cheery.
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 And.... I had to make a cute backing for the quilt as well.  Thanks for listening.  I hope you like this quilt, it would be a great quilt idea for anyone out there who is having a hard time.  If you want to read more about Lexi, you can follow her Facebook page here.   

29 comments:

Linda said...

A beautiful quilt. A real blessing for Lexi! I will be holding her and her family in prayer. Praise the Lord for answering your prayers.

gpc said...

The quilt is beautiful. My daughter had a similar prognosis after an accident several years ago and, despite all odds and predictions, recovered and is able to live the life of her choice. Of course I am aware of things that are more difficult for her now, and of the aches from healed bones. But people who meet her as she is never guess that she overcame such a challenge. Miracles happen, for sure.

treadlemusic said...

Such a beautifully cheerful sunny quilt!!! A really happy finish that will be cherished for years to come, I'm sure!!! I am so thankful that the Lord has promised to be with us through such trials for His "dust people" whom He loves so much!!! Hugs.............

Lesley said...

The quilt is wonderful...so bright and cheerful. Prayers and positivity for Lexi as she journeys along the road to recovery.

Barb said...

Oh my goodness, what an ordeal! I just read through the blog, and I can tell you, there's not dry eyes around here. You will have to keep us posted on her progress now. She will treasure this quilt!

LynCC said...

These colors are perfect together for her quilt - so soothing and perky at the same time! I'll be keeping Lexi in my prayers, too.

Tammy said...

Absolutely a bright, cheery quilt! Lexi will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Beardie Mom said...

Your quilt reminds me of the song "Happy" . . . may it wrap Lexi in His healing love made with your heart and hands. Prayers for all!

Rebecca Grace said...

Oh, Judi -- so sorry to hear about Lexi's accident. I'll add her to my prayer list. "God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing He will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it." I Corinthians 10:14 Know that the love and support of her family, including this beautiful quilt that you're stitching for her, are all part of the way that God is guiding her through this dark chapter in her life.

Rebecca Grace said...

Oh, Judi -- so sorry to hear about Lexi's accident. I'll add her to my prayer list. "God is faithful, and He will not let you be tested beyond your strength, but with the testing He will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it." I Corinthians 10:14 Know that the love and support of her family, including this beautiful quilt that you're stitching for her, are all part of the way that God is guiding her through this dark chapter in her life.

helen said...

Beautiful

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt....I am sure she will love it.

Barb said...

What a fabulous quilt....I am sure she will love it.

Esther F. said...

This is one gorgeous quilt for a fabulous girl!!!
Hope she will get a little bit better every day.
Esther
esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

Toya said...

What a beautiful-cheery quilt!!! I pray Lexi will have a quick recovery. And I thank God for her healing.

Dorian said...

What a great quilt! I love it, and i love the fabrics you used. What a beautiful thing for Lexi. I'll keep her in my prayers.

Melissa Corry said...

You just can't help but smile when you see it. So bright and cheery!! What a beautiful quilt for an amazing girl. I will keep lexi in my prayers. She is amazing!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

What an amazing quilt! So bright and cheery! Our family will keep her in our prayers to continue to heal. Hopefully your quilt will keep her nice and warm after her tough therapy sessions! It is just amazing what the power of God's love and healing can do!

Teresa Silva said...

Such an amazing thing for you to do for Lexi! She sounds like a great girl and I hope she recovers soon. This quilt will surely brighten up her days.

ellen said...

It's beautiful. I wish I was there to sign a square. (I live in Boston -- Shelby is in my ward!)

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beautiful quilt, Judi! I'm sure she'll feel all the love you've put into it!!

Sue's Stitchin' said...

great colors. Can't wait to see it quilted. Hugs to Lexi

Shar said...

You did a beautiful job. I'm so sorry to hear about Lexi. My prayers for her and her family.

Tami C said...

What a lovely job you did on the quilt for Lexi. Sending healing prayers for her!

Kris said...

Lots of prayers for Lexi and her quilt is wonderful!! I love all the bright colors!!

mycreativeheart said...

That is the BEST quilt ever! What a work of heart.

Nini~

Michele said...

Of course the quilt is gorgeous and of course she will absolutely love it. Nicely done.

Diana said...

I love it! Seriously, you are amazing! She will love it. That is so very thoughtful of you.

Kimberly said...

I have been following the story of this courageous and beautiful young woman and FB and I have been praying for her and her family. What a miracle that she has come so far! I will continue to pray. And you have certainly done your part by creating this glorious quilt. What a treasure you are, Judi!