These four fabrics were designed to represent four aspects of fibromyalgia in the order shown in the photo below; each fabric was designed with four colors that appear across all prints to ensure the fabrics coordinate within the line (gray, purple, green, and white). Please note that images, due to file size, are slightly blurred…fabric prints crisp and clear.
- The Disease/Symptoms: This fabric shows the unending questions (question mark), the way it slows you down (ball and chain), the many medications to alleviate the pain (pill bottles and pills), the doctors appointments (medical chart), the burning pain (fire), the numbness (ice), the sharp nerve pain (needles), the insomnia (sheep jumping over clock) and other images that pictorially describe what sufferers feel. The design appears in shades of gray, showing the despair.
- Neurological Pathways/Neurons: This fabric shows the neurological pain that comes with the disease. Nerves fire, causing painful muscle spasms and contractions. The gray from Fabric 1 (the disease) appears in this print, along with purple (the color of those suffering from fibromyalgia) and bright green (where the nerve fires). Brilliant white pops at the site of the nerve pain.
- The Tangled Mess/Brain Fog: This fabric shows the mess that this disease really is. The brain fog is real, and feels like a struggle to sort through the jumbled mess inside your head. The tangled web of unending questions, changing symptoms, and varying outcomes is shown in this tangled print using the same greens, purples, and grays that coordinate with the other three prints in the collection.
- The Hope: This fabric shows the hope that we each have. The hope of pain-free days. The hope of mental clarity. The hope of healing. So so much hope. The print plays off the same purple tones in the purple ribbons (the color representing fibro) and includes bits of gray and pops of brilliant green. The white background stands in stark contrast to the gray of the disease print, further showing the bright hope we all have! Butterflies fill the space, transformed by the hope that we each feel.
At checkout, you can select any of the four fabrics above *or* a fifth option, which is akin to a “cheater quilt”; all four fabrics come pre-printed on a one-yard panel as 42 individual 6″x6″ squares. Please note that if you purchase more than one yard of the “cheater quilt” option that you will receive that same number of individual yards of fabric; the cheater quilt fibromyalgia fabric does not print as one long piece as you may be accustomed to.