Fusing the blues away

My good friend Roberta is recovering from cancer.

While going through her chemo treatments she found it hard to do any “real” sewing.

So she decided to do some fusing. Fusing helped chase the blues away and kept her hands, heart and mind busy.

Here are some of the pieces she made during her treatments.
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This is the “tiny” version of my pattern Winter Dreaming. All my patterns come with a little version to make using your left over fused scraps.

Roberta has two or three cats, I’m not sure. One is untouchable when I go to visit. You know the kind.

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I LOVE the coloration on this version of my pattern “Wild Blue Jacks”. Those are some of Roberta’s one hand dyes in the background and border.

Roberta had me teach dyeing to her quilt “bee” several years ago in her garage. We had a great time doing all the gradations and then just playing around with color. I worked them hard.

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From my pattern “Peace, Love, Joy”. This just makes me so happy.

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The colors in “Tulips” is incredibly gorgeous, this picture taken with my iPhone doesn’t do it justice.


Roberta is now done with her chemo and recovering well. She is starting to machine quilt these fabulous pieces. Roberta choose to fuse rather than fuss in the face of adversity. You go girl.

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