Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Hope Quilts Blog Hop

 When Sarah Myers of The Quilted Diary asked for volunteers to join the Hope Quilts Blog Hop to help kick off her Hope for Tomorrow Quilt Along in January 2021, I jumped on board. 

So many of us have been spending a lot more time at home without seeing friends and family, and if you have kids (like me!) a lot more time dealing with virtual schooling and keeping them off of tablets. So we need hope for tomorrow. And the next day, and the next...

Sarah asked us to share a quilt that symbolizes hope. And to me, it's my Opposite Directions quilt. I've made three versions of this quilt, and two I've given to family members going through chemo. Our family's love and prayers went with both these quilts. So to me, this quilt pattern definitely means hope. 

Here's my original Opposite Directions quilt:

I designed this for a magazine, but when a family member started chemo treatments, I knew it would be the perfect gift for her. 

Fast forward 4 or so years to summer 2019, and this quilt design was stuck in my head. So I pieced this rainbow version. 

And it sat as a pieced top for a year--I wasn't sure how to quilt it, and I didn't know who to give it to. Another cancer diagnosis in the family and I had my answer. Diane Oakes machine quilted it for me, and off it went to be napped under after treatments. 

In honor of the Hope Quilts Blog Hop, take 10% off the patterns in my Etsy shop through December 31st using the code HOPE10.

To learn more about Sarah's Hope for Tomorrow Quilt Along, visit her website.

If you're looking for more stories of hope, visit everyone on the Hope Quilt Blog Hop:

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  1. Thank you for sharing your hope quilt and joining in the blog hop! ~Sarah Marcina

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