Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt


"The Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt" Project is finished!!!!


Pieced and Quilted by Michele Savikko Bilyeu
April 2015

The project involved:

122 Cross Blocks
Created out of friendship, love, and gratitude for Mary Lou Weidman
From 32 quilters across the USA and Canada

Mary Lou Weidman at home after receiving the quilt in the mail.

Healing Comfort Quilt: 75 blocks




Pillowcase Styled Quit Case: 32 blocks, 16 per side


Pieced and quilted by Michele Savikko Bilyeu 
Salem, Oregon

April 2015
Front:

70 Pieced Cross Blocks


Back:
Timeless Treasures: "Quest for a Cure" and "Faith" fabrics
+
5 Additional and very dear Cross Blocks to match!


Any and all small remaining blocks will be made into a Prayer Flag for the People of Nepal,
With our thoughts for our mutual friend Andrea Balosky (Nyima Lhamo of Nepal) and all of her friends, family, and country people of Nepal and its surrounding areas.

And if you can't see your block, trust me some of yours is in there somewhere. I couldn't quite get 122 into the quilt but I did my best doing what I did and no block goes unloved and used for this cause!!Many are in the pillowcase sham..two sides, and others are going into the prayer flag garland!!!



My thanks to the wonderful and loving quilters across the USA and Canada, who donated their beautiful cross blocks and made this quilt possible. Thank you to those who donated fabric, scraps, and money for batting and thread.

And many thanks to Yvonne Porcella, who told me to cut the blocks and the quilt size down or it would be too heavy! And to Mary Lou, herself, for all of her support, her advice and her help

..and yes!..Mary Lou made some of the blocks, herself! She knew fun when she saw it! And she shared the process with her quilting groups as she worked her way through California on the way back home to Spokane and her earthly treatments.

Bless you, Mary Lou!



I dearly loved making this quilt and am grateful to have been able to do so. I managed to listen to everyone's advice and kept it to the 'throw' or 'comfort quilt' size of 4' x 6'. It feels just right in all ways!
The Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt 

It is being mailed today to Mary Lou who is undergoing treatment for Breast Cancer, knowing that the healing power of love from the Divine through our hearts and our hands, will fill her to the brim and carry her through all that she needs to do to be healed in mind, body, and spirit, from the challenges of this disease.
We love you, Mary Lou!!!



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My Links for the making of my cross quilt:

 Cross or Plus Quilts: Free Patterns

 Designing a Liberated Cross Block and Quilt

"The Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt"

Mary Lou Weidman at home after receiving the quilt in the mail.

 The Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt 

122 Cross Blocks
Created out of friendship, love, and gratitude for Mary Lou Weidman

From 32 quilters across the USA and Canada

The Mary Lou Weidman Healing Power of Love Cross Quilt

Free Patterns for Cancer Awareness: Quilts, Ribbons, Quilts, Caps, Pillows, Pouches, and other Projects

Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey from Alaska to Oregon with thousands of free Quilting, Sewing, and Crafting Patterns and Tutorials. Help change the world, one little quilt, art quilt, and prayer flag at a time!