As a quilter, it is very common for me to hear news and have the reaction, "I should make a quilt!" Whether someone is pregnant or not doing well, I always want to make a quilt. The problem is that there isn't enough time to make all the quilt I would like to make. =(
One of my co-workers is fighting cancer and I wanted to make her something to comfort her through her treatments and recovery time. I picked a simple pattern and recruited my friends to help out. Heather did all of the cutting and helped sew the rows together. Kimberly and Bethney helped with the pressing. I sewed, sewed, sewed. We started yesterday around 2ish and finished around 10 pm! (We did take a break for crockpot shredded chicken tacos- yum!)
I love the way it turned out. The fabrics are all from my stash. We didn't use a pattern (but should have!). I made a version of this quilt several years ago and read a tutorial at that time. Yesterday, after a few hiccups at the start, I was thinking-- why didn't I revisit that tutorial!!! =O All's well that ends well.
This picture is a little washed out. Once it is quilted, I'll get some better photos. I'm thinking of using minky for the backing fabric. Hopefully I will have this finished up as quickly as the top went together.