Many of you know my good friend, Melly Testa, and are aware of her recent breast cancer diagnosis.
Melly has a passion for birds. They are a dominant feature of her art, and the well-being of birds and their habitat are a major focus for her. So it seemed like a natural thing for a number of her friends to decide she should have a comfort quilt, something that she could take with her to chemo sessions, that reflected her love of birds.
I think a quilt like this is good for everyone: the person who receives it feels all the love that is stitched into it and the people who contributed to it have a way to express their love and concern for their friend. Maybe there are a few more ripples: maybe others receiving their chemo can respond positively to the quilt and, with luck, have a bit of joy from it.
Here is the quilt.
Lyric joined the finished blocks and created a "quillow", including a carrying handle.
My blocks include the one at the top of the page and below: