Friday Finish: A Quilt for Jody


Kelli and I have been secretly working on a quilt for my niece, Jody.  You may remember that I told you earlier that she was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Jody had a lumpectomy only to find out that she needs a double mastectomy.   We know she’ll have lots of couch time ahead of her so Kelli and I wanted to make something for her.


I had everything I needed here to make this quilt and it was a quick but cute so we went with it.  This is actually a Moda Bake Shop Project from some time ago called Sweet Menagerie.  You can find the free pattern here.

The quilt top is pretty economical to make as it uses a print jelly roll, a solid jelly roll and a 1/2 yard of fabric.  It’s definitely a pattern that we will keep as a “go to” for an “in a hurry” quilt.

I quilted with white thread on the top.  It’s a floral stipple pattern from the Pajama Quilter.


The backing is pink.  We liked pink as it’s the color that symbols cancer fighters.  We wanted to spruce up the plain backing though so I used a pastel variegated thread.  I just love it.  It really gives character to a plain quilt backing.

We are hoping this quilt will bring Jody LOTS of comfort.  All of here at my house are praying for a fast and speedy recovery.  We think the world be her and her sweet family.

If you’re inclined, you can catch Jody’s blog here at Living the Miracle.

Today, we are hooking up with……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays and Crazy Mom Quilts.  For more jelly roll quilts check out A Quilting Life.

Oh and before you go, here’s a link to our Charity Quilt blog post for Advil’s Relief in Action project.


10 thoughts on “Friday Finish: A Quilt for Jody”

  1. Just beautiful – I know she’ll appreciate and love the time, effort, and love the both of you put into it.

  2. What a sweet and thoughtful gift. I love your idea of using a varigated thread on the back of the quilt, what a great way to let your quilting show.

  3. This is very pretty. Great pattern to use with 9 patches. I’ll save this to refer to later when I have more time for a new project. I know this quilt will be a comfort to your niece. Prayers being said for her recovery and return to a happy, blessed life with family and friends who love her so.

  4. My girlfriend is a breast cancer survivor. I know your quilt and the love you put in it will be a great help for Jody. I will keep her in my prayers.

  5. I added Jody to my prayers when you first mentioned her. This quilt is lovely and I know it will bring her much comfort knowing it was made with so much love. I remember that pattern and have it on my ‘to do’ list. Yours turned out beautifully.

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