Tuesday, 6 October 2015

heartbroken


This morning I had the saddest news from my dear friend Nat, she very tragically and unexpectedly said goodbye to her beautiful 10 month old boy this morning. 

I am still in shock and have cried all day. It's heartbreaking and can't stop thinking about her and her beautiful family. I want you all to know that she is a creative, honest, thoughtful, funny and gorgeous woman, wife, mother and friend. I could write so much about why I admire and respect her but it doesn't really matter. What matters is showing her I care, we care, and trying in a small way to comfort her.

Only when I realised Nat had shared the news herself did I ask on social media for people to help me make her a quilt. She has, in my opinion, exquisite taste so I want to make something neutral and calming. Today is the worst day and there will be more hard days so I would like to be able to send her some peace.


If you would like to contribute to the quilt please make a 9 patch block using 4.5" squares, so the finished block is 12.5". Please use mainly white, cream or soft colours. If you know Nat and have some fabric you think she'd like feel free to use that too. 

You can DM me on instagram, send a message on facebook or leave a comment below with your email to request the address to send a block to. I am not adding names to the quilt but if you would like your name adding to a card for Nat and her family please include a note with your name when you send the block.

Thank you for your support and helping me show Nat our love.
#therearenowordsquilt

If there are more than enough blocks for one quilt I will make charity quilts with the extra blocks and find a suitable charity to donate them to.


18 comments:

  1. As you said, there are no words..... Emailed you!

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  2. So awful, it hurts to think about. hugs x

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  3. Block made and I've sent you a DM through IG ... thank you for giving us a way to show we care xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, what terrible news.

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  5. Hi. Hv made the 9 patch. Pls let me know where to mail it to. Thank you!

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    1. Sorry, my email add is Namen457@gmail.com.

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  6. What a lovely thing you are doing. I'd like to contribute - can you please send your address to me at designhonig (at) gmail (dot) com. Thank you.

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  7. They will be with you soon, done the cutting, will sew today and post tomorrow. I think I still have your address somewhere...

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  8. What a beautiful gesture. All of my sympathies to your friend.

    I'd love to help out. You can email me your address at kristencanter at gmail dot com.

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  9. My sympathy for dear Nat and family. What a difficult time for her. Your a special friend.

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  10. I am sorry for your friend's loss, it is so tragic. If I lived closer I could send you this little blanket and quilt set. My cousin and I have started this non profit providing these blanket sets for preterm up to one years of age. The blanket would go around the baby made in the same fabric as the little quilt. The quilt will rest on top of the baby until the casket is closed and then the little blanket is then given to the mom...because all babies lives matter. We just formed this and have switched website providers or I would have a place for you to go to. Truly truly sorr.

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  11. Lucy Can you send me your address please

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  12. Just heartbreaking. Let me know where to send my block, Lucy. quiltfairy33@yahoo.com

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  13. It doesn't bear thinking about, losing your child..........a so, so sorry.

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  14. Such awful news. Please can you let me know where to send the block? Thanks so much. mail@forestpoppy.com Juliex

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  15. Dear Lucy, although I dont know Nat and her blog, I've been crying since I read this post this afternoon. I've been a mother now for 8.5 months and cannot imagine having to endure something that tragic. Please send me your address. I'm gonna make a block tomorrow. It feels like nothing but I'm glad I can do something! So sweet what you are doing!

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  16. I would like to contribute. Could I have your adress, please?

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  17. Horrible, just horrible. But lovely of you to be making these quilts xxx

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