Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Suck it, Cancer #Deux



Suck it, Cancer #Deux
This is the 2nd 'Suck it, Cancer' quilt I've made.  I made this one slightly different than my first version, but I think I may love this one more.  Shhhh, don't tell.


This was a commissioned quilt for my friend Amanda, who requested a red color way.  I found a bundle, and we both loved the butterflies right away.


I tried to sneak in the one lone butterfly, flying different than the rest.  The rebel butterfly.  ♥


I love how after I washed this, my label got nice and chubby.  Love it. ♥

BTW - I want to give a huge, high-five-ing fist pumping 'Shout Out' to Shout Color Catchers!  (see what I did there?) ;)

After crossing my fingers, taking a deep breath, I plunged this very RED quilt into cold water with TWO color catchers.  When the cycle finished, more deep breathes and prayers said, washer opened and Voila! My whites stayed pristine and the reds stayed bright and lovely.

There is never a need to worry with color catchers.  I think they are on my top 5 list of things of quilter-must-haves.  Funny thing, I don't use them for regular laundry.  They are tucked in the back, secretly waiting for a quilt washing.  No one here knows about them.....and it will stay that way. ;)  Again, Shhhhhhh.


Today's post is brought to you by the color Red.  

9 comments:

  1. Your quilt is stunning. I love the colours and the quotations and hooray for colour catchers! A wonderful quilt with a wonderful message xx

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  2. Love this quilt. And yes, Color Catchers rock. I hide mine too, BTW! 8-)

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  3. This is a beautiful quilt with an equally beautiful message :o) <3 it!

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  4. I love the cancer sucks quilt. Could you tell me where you got the white fabrics with the printed words? I have a friend who is going through chemo now and would like to make a quilt for her.

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    1. Hi Chris - If you google 'What Cancer Cannot Do' fabric panel, you'll get a variety of online shops that sell it. I think I got mine from Annie's Catalog...it was the best priced there. Good luck with your quilt!

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