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.  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.  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 🙂  I know it’s not much, but I hope she enjoys snuggling under it.  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 .  I separated the colors and only used the blues, greens and aquas for this quilt.  I really love how they look together.  The rest of the layer cake contains grays, purples, pinks and yellows.  I’m saving those for another quilt top 🙂

The background fabric is Moda Bella in Gray (9900 83).  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.”  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,


28 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.

  5. I used this pattern for my 15 year-old grandson, when he had a dirt bike accident and broke two vertebrae in his neck and back. (I had to add a few rows though — he is 6 foot tall!) He was bedridden, in a brace for several months and slowly regained function. Things are definitely “looking up” for him now — 7 months after the accident, he is fully recovered with no deficiencies. We were so very, very lucky. And he loved his quilt for all of the “down time” he had to go through. Thanks for the inspiration!!

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