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I am finally finding my way back here after a long hiatus! I joined after getting my Millie in January 2014. But in June 2014, my 4 month old nephew Isaac was diagnosed with SMA 1-a terminal, genetic disorder. It is the #1 genetic killer of children under the age of two. At the time, my sister and BIL were told to take him home and love him and he probably only had 6-8 months. Well, due to intense care by my sister, BIL, in home nurses, constant prayer and support of people from around the world and now one year of a miracle drug called Spinraza, Isaac will turn four in February! He uses Bipap to breathe, is fed through a g-tube, and can only move his thumbs, shrug his shoulders and move his head slightly side to side, but he is showing small gains each month. I have run a GoFundMe account for the family since his diagnosis which has helped immensely as my sister has only recently been able to return to work and my BIL stays at home with Isaac and his older sister.

If you are still reading-thank you! And I am happy to be back here! I am looking to improve my free motion skills as well as ruler work. 

Here are a few of the quilts I have done. Violet Craft’s Lion for my nephew-we’ve called him Our Little Lion since birth. I used channel locks and did straight lines every 1/4”-1/2” BB9AF1DE-BBFB-4C6F-B5CE-D03A542C24A6.jpeg.68c8e31c1db42491bfc4b56e6695315b.jpeg

Quilt for our school auction. Kids drew the blocks, I pieced and quilted.80C3429F-47B8-4C17-B371-82E2983EFD7E.jpeg.a74273275e0f6e90e809c588c7c8ac40.jpeg

t-shirt quilt for a customer. Pieced and quilted 5AE31A56-E11B-401B-9DC0-B57BF1B5FCE1.jpeg.e93efc550732fd4bf913aea861706c86.jpeg

pieced and quilted for a family member-channel locks again-approximately every 1”62ACF02B-CE74-4984-892C-728226D3A935.jpeg.5907a606f83bace37020c5770b4810d1.jpeg

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Wow that loin is very striking!  I too love the simplicity of the straight line quilting.  

Thanks for sharing all your quilts each one has its own charm.

Sad to hear of your family health issues wonderful to hear life is improving!  I will be praying for health, strength and courage for the whole family!

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On 1/5/2018 at 9:10 PM, Quilta93 said:
1 hour ago, jbnt9999 said:

I am piecing the lion now and I think I will follow your quilting advise. Prayers for all!


Thank you! I loved making this quilt! I hope you are too! Straight lines just seemed right to me-they didn’t distract from the pattern.

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