04 February 2013

Block for Mia

Last year I responded to a call for donation blocks from Val at Pink Please!  String blocks, donated by quilters everywhere, were made into a gorgeous quilt by Val and auctioned off by the Heroes Foundation.  The quilt raised a whopping $1,000!  You can see that wonderful quilt and read about it here.

This year, Val is asking for wonky improv circles.  I put off making the block for as long as I could because it's outside my comfort zone.  Once I started working on the block, it was actually quick and quite fun.

When I made last year's string block, I didn't know anyone personally who had passed away from cancer.  This year's block has special meaning for my family.  We lost a friend to cancer on Christmas Eve.  And because I am getting teary-eyed as I write this, I will not go into her story just now.  But Mia, my friend, this block is for you.

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful block, great tribute to your friend

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  2. Your block is so pretty, and a wonderful way to remember your friend. :)

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