Stepmonster Quilt - Done

My stepmother Joanne is very ill.  She has esophageal cancer, among other health issues, and she's struggling.  Joanne and I have had, shall we say, a sporadic relationship.  Mostly I think it's a relationship of tolerance. 

 I wanted to make this quilt for Joanne to show her God's love in a practical way - even if from my little hands. I wanted to give her something that was inspired and lovely and just for her. 


The back is a vintage sheet.


  1. Oh, this brought tears to my eyes! I have a step monster of my own, who has hurt not only me, but my husband and children as well. It is to tough to love these difficult people in our lives and takes so much prayer. Thanks for reminding me that when I find it hard to love others, God can provide more than enough.

  2. What a thoughtful gift - I think she'll appreciate it, inspite of all of your differences :)

  3. Thank you for your vulnerable post....especially at this time of year. You are truly practicing the Golden Rule. The quilt is beautifully simple and I especially like the vintage sheet backing. Merry Christmas!

  4. Andie, that looks amazing! You should be very proud of that design. I love it and of course love the quilting also! Have a great Christmas! Jenny

  5. Its totally gorgeous! She will love it.

    Hubs has a story like this. Hug to you both. I have to say its a wonderful testament to watch others respond like this through the hurt.

    Merry Chirstmas!

  6. I have loved this quilt and seeing it finished with that amazing quilting I love it even more. I hope that in giving it to your stepmother you feel some healing and peace.

    Joyous Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Loved it all along! So glad to have you as my friemd..inspiration for me FOR SURE!

  8. I love the vintage sheet on the back...and creating and making for someone is very healing...thanks for sharing the story/background.

  9. Love your thoughtful fabric selections (including Kaffe!!) and touching story. I do hope it is treasured.
    Best Wishes,


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