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.