I hope she likes the quilt - I know I sure do! It's all vintage linens, including the gingham (a Pottery Barn sheet) and the backing, and it's so amazingly soft and cozy. And I even hand-sewed the binding - ha! Check out the scrappy binding and those perfect corners!
It's made with 6" squares - two each of 35 different prints. The final dimensions are about 55" x 77".
The quilting is pretty simple, just straight "edge stitching" along the seams, and then diagonals one way through the prints and the other way through the gingham.
I still haven't figured out the label, but I'm leaning towards a John Muir quote that I saw recently on Bloom:
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."
I just love it, and I like that there's nothing too overtly "get well! chin up!" about it. Just a feeling of serenity, I hope. I hope...
I've already started on another one of these, for my high school friend Kelli, who is fighting too. Cancer sucks.