Looking Up {a finished quilt!}

Remember this stack from a few weeks ago?

simply style stack

Well, it has finally turned into a finished quilt! This is “Looking Up”.

Looking Up

I made this for a friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 31.Β  Her world has obviously been turned upside down and the best way I know how to help cheer people up is to sew them something from the heart.Β  Now whenever she is having a bad day (and there will be many in the coming months) she can just wrap herself up in this quilt and consider it a hug from me πŸ™‚Β  I know it’s not much, but I hope she enjoys snuggling under it.Β  And if I can give her any comfort during this difficult time, then I consider it a success.

Looking Up 2

The fabrics in this quilt top came from a Moda Simply Style layer cake .Β  I separated the colors and only used the blues, greens and aquas for this quilt.Β  I really love how theyΒ look together.Β  The rest of the layer cake contains grays, purples, pinks and yellows.Β  I’m saving those for another quilt top πŸ™‚

The background fabricΒ is Moda Bella in Gray (9900 83).Β  For the backing and binding I used Michael Miller’s Dumb Dot in Aqua and it is a PERFECT match to the Simply Style aqua!

Looking Up binding

I named this quilt “Looking Up” because I wanted to remind my friend that in her time of need she should always look up to God and seek Him first.

“For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Β  Jeremiah 29:11

This is one of my very favorite verses from the bible and it always brings me comfort.

Looking Up in tree

Thanks so much for stopping by,

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27 thoughts on “Looking Up {a finished quilt!}

  1. What a blessing! She will be reminded of God’s love for her and your love for your friend every time she snuggles under this beautiful quilt!

  2. What a beautiful quilt and a lovely gift that I am sure will bring lots of warmth and comfort. If I may ask, how large is the quilt and how big are the HST blocks?

  3. Really love this quilt, sad story behind it but hopefully a happy outcome. We have been told about a 4yr old girl in my children’s creche who has been diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer and I would love to make her a girly version of this quilt. I hope that’s ok?

    • Sorry just read the other posts and saw the size. Thanks. I also have a friend who just went through that too and I know she would have loved a quilt.

  4. I love this Amanda! I’m so glad I saw this today. I’m about to start a big HST quilt using a layer cake and I love how you arranged your blocks. Also, what a thoughtful gift for your friend. I hope it does bring her much comfort.

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