Kasey's Radiation Quilt

September will forever be a special month for me!

My daughter Kathleen aka Kasey was born on September 4th. She was the 2nd of my beautiful daughters and when I called my Mum early in the morning to tell her she had another grand daughter, her reply was they will be such good friends! So true. My girls, Elizabeth and Kathleen were 22 months apart in age, but joined forever in their hearts! They were each other's best friend and support during the good times and during the bad and challenging times! Kasey lost her battle with cancer last November.

September is a symbol of the changing seasons. Here in Calgary our leaves are already a glorious mix of greens, dark reds, golds and yellows.

The light in the morning is glorious and as I've been walking with Lady I've been amazed every morning by God's wonderful creation. Walking has provided (forced) me with time to think and plan my day, but also to spend some time praying for what lies ahead.

I want to share a bit about this quilt: Kasey's Radiation Quilt.

The pattern is a new one from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. The real name of the quilt pattern is Radioactive.

It took me a while to figure out what the title meant! But as soon as I figured that out I was quite excited with my choice of fabrics. It was so appropriate that I was making a quilt in memory of Kasey who spent so many months with chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Fabrics: In April we had a bit of a snow fall and I decided that it was probably my last chance to do some snow dying for the year. Watch this video to see how (not) particular I am about dyeing fabric!

I grabbed some yellows (lemon and golden) and some blues (sky blue, slate and turquoise) and sprinkled them on a number of fat quarters of fabric covered with snow. Now, when you snow dye, as much as you plan, you never really know what you are going to get as a result! All I knew was I was going to get variations of greens.

Kasey's favourite colour was green. I had wanted to make a quilt for us for a remembrance of Kasey. I had no idea I'd be working on a quilt in her memory when I dyed the fabric. So my choices of fabrics for this quilt was perfect. One of my least favourite colours is green! Isn't it wonderful how God knows what we need before we do? Why did I decide on the blue and yellow dyes back in April instead of blues and reds as I originally planned. I changed my mind at the last minute and these blues and yellows have made some amazin