When I heard this little boy was terribly. almost irreversibly. ill ... I did what most quilters do ... I set to making him a quilt.
His name is synonymous with the Ocean, he has bright blue eyes, he constantly wears a smile and (I'm told) has quite the infectious laugh.
A quote from Moby Dick came to mind "I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing"
|Inspo for the quilt ... source|
|Inspo for the quilt - source|
The parents and doctors of this boy have differing opinions on how he should be treated medically.
|Lizzy House's wonderful whales for backing ... along with some Texas Denim for extra backing and binding.|
|A little detail ... I love the way it looks like the whale is about to swallow a row of boats. Whale pattern found here|
I can neither "treat" him holistically or with medical science but I can "treat" him to a quilt made with love and hope that the love sewn in each and every stitch seeps through to this much deserving, smiling, happy, very sick little boy.
Improv wording technique from Sarah Fielke's Wordplay Craftsy Class
Photos taken at "Crawley Edge" Boat Shed ...#73
Linking Up with Finish it Up Friday and Scraptastic Tuesday as all the wording is made from fabrics from previous quilts.