Saturday, June 05, 2010

1st Finish for June

This is a project that I started on less than 2 weeks ago. It has a bit of a back story so please read on.

A lovely man who plays football with my husband had a motorbike accident on Sunday 23 May and was airlifted to Melbourne. For a few days it was touch and go as to if he would walk again as he had broken his neck right up at the base of his skull.

We were all very relieved to hear that his spinal cord was o.k. and he was even allowed to go home within a week.

BUT, they cannot operate in case they paralyse him.

SO he has to wear a neck brace full time for the next 3-4 months until the bones heal.

I saw him yesterday and he is very sore and tired and it will take a while for his neck to heal even after the brace comes off as his muscles will be wasted.

BUT he is walking, talking and alive and may even play football again.

When I heard about his accident I just had to do something for him so I designed this:

Don't mind the scribble it's me doing my numbers. Quilting is really good math practice.

And turned it into this:

The Blue side is our club colours (AFL Kangaroos) with his number and some signatures of the players.

The Red and Black is his favourite AFL team Essendon.

It is 60" square and I am so proud of it.

You may ask why I wanted to make a man a quilt, well he has been a very loyal player for a few years. He has done more than he has to for the club and mostly he is a really nice guy. I would do it for others if I needed to try and give them some comfort.


Leah said...

Well done Bec - that's so effective, and such a short time frame :) I don't see any problem making a quilt for a man - more importantly, he's a person!

Emma said...

Well done, Bec! I love the way you made it reversible. I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

SewSofie said...

Bec that quilt is awesome. Im sure he will treasure it. Good on you for taking the time to make it.

Kelly said...

Fantastic quilt! I hope it brings your friend much comfort and fast healing.

Anonymous said...

Very cool, I am sure that meant a lot to him!!

Dresden Quilter said...

What a wonderful quilt. I love how personalized it is. You are very thoughtful.

little grubs said...

What a wonderful thing to so for someone and such great result too! x

Erin said...

I bet its going to be a hit - its fantastic!