Monday, March 4, 2013

Hearts for Katy

Years ago, I was on a scrapbook site where I became acquainted with a sweet lady who has a wonderful husband and two darling kids. Their daughter, Katy, has had a heart defect since birth and it has been a precarious road for 5 years. On Valentine's Day, she received her new heart. Praise God!

So many prayers are being said. That she heal without complications and for the family...as well as the family that lost their child and gave a precious gift that allows Katy to continue living. I can not imagine. My prayers are that this family find comfort in knowing that they too are in my prayers and I ask for God's arms to comfort them during this difficult time.

So as Katy begins healing with her new heart, I began cutting 2 1/2" squares for a quilt of hearts:


Some time ago, I stumbled upon a blog that shared a quilt with patchwork hearts. I can not for the life of me recall which blog it was, so if you happen to read this, please let me know it was you so that I can edit this and give you proper credit.  (Edited: Aha! The mystery has been solved! Michelle posted about it recently here.) She said she had been making these for some time and I think she said she found it in a magazine. I printed out a picture of the heart back then and began working from that. Katy's favorite color is purple so with the addition of purple and a bit of green, these hearts began to take shape:


I pushed all other projects aside and pieced this fast. I ran it to Jackie on my trip to town last week and she added this lovely heart design for me lickity split:


Purple is Katy's favorite color, so purple Minky gets the starring role on the back. I love this pink flower for the binding. I think it came from Hobby Lobby, but I could be mistaken. It happens frequently. :)


I forgot to get a picture of the label, but here is the completed quilt.


  And it is now on it's way to snuggle with Katy.

18 comments:

Chiska said...

What a beautiful quilt! We spent some time with our oldest son in a pediatric cardiac unit at a children's hospital and that process is nothing short of miraculous and heart rending. What an amazing gift to share with her. So beautiful!

Doniene said...

So, so cute!!! Awesome!!!!

Vickie said...

I'm sure that will brighten the day for Katy AND her family. That is a super special quilt. Most likely every stitch that was put in the quilt from beginning to end has a prayer for Katy attached to it.

Darlene said...

Sweet quilt for Katy!

Nancy said...

The quilt is beautiful and will be a comfort to Katy as she begins her new life. Organ donation is the ultimate gift a person can give - God bless the family who made that difficult decision.

dortha said...

What a beautiful quilt . I know the recipient will love it. Mom will appreciate the love stitched in.

Judy Laquidara said...

Fantastic news for Katy's family and you're such a sweetheart to make that beautiful quilt for her.

barbara woods said...

mu niece got a new heart 6 years next month she was in her 40ths and she now has a grandgirl with a grandboy on his way. blessing from god!!!!

Marls said...

Gorgeous quilt to wrap a little girl in while she heals. Organ donation is an amazing gift to give and thoughts go toboth that family and to Katy's.

Michigan Gal said...

Lovely! Katy will love it. :)

Anonymous said...

When I saw this quilt I said out loud "Wow, that's beautiful" -- I have a 7 year old daughter who loves pink so I KNOW Katy will love to curl up with her new quilt as she recuperates from her surgery and adjusts to her new life. Blessings from Canada, Denise. (Found your blog through Patchwork Times.-- Not a quilter yet but getting VERY tempted!!!)

Karin said...

A wonderful quilt and gift for lil Kathy. My thoughts and prayers are with Kathy + family and the family who lost their child and still agreed to organ donation in such a difficult moment.

Denise :) said...

OH! It's lovely, lovely!! It's a bigger version of the "Ellie Has My Heart" quilt that I made! Great job -- Katy will love this!! :)

Alycia said...

What a wonderful quilt! You have such a big heart too ;-)

agent713 said...

This is awesome!!! Katy's going to love it. What a sweet gift <3

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh my gosh this is so cute/pretty. I'm never seen minky quilted before - it looks great!

M. E. Stephens said...

That's a beautiful quilt. And, for a good cause. :-)

Carol said...

What a beautiful quilt and what a beautiful story...Katy is going to love it!

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