I have a dear friend who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in the past few weeks. She just began THREE YEARS of chemo. It hurts my heart to know a little of the things she will experience. My mom had chemo during my Senior year of high school, so I have been there a bit. She is a survivor and has such an amazing attitude. And I believe in miracles, so I have faith all will be well. For Christmas, her family wants to surprise her with a "box of hugs" for each month. They asked friends to participate in the fun too. I immediately knew I had to make a quilt. It just hollered at my heart and head!!
After several calls, I found out her favorite colors are autumn colors. I go for more happy, rainbow jewel tones, so these were not in my stash. After several trips to get Kona solids, some beautiful prints, and a couple etsy orders (I am still waiting on 4 solids), I am almost ready. The creme is the background and the vintage butterfly sheet will be the back! I usually wait til I have the top pieced to pick a binding- I'm just weird that way :).
As much as these are not my normal colors, they are gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see it come together! I hope those last few colors get here fast because this has to be done by the 20th! I'll be doing some fast and furious sewing :) Love it! I am so glad that I know how to make something that can give her a hug on a day she may need it!