I started this quilt a few weeks ago. The pattern is called Whimsical and can be found here. And here's the link to a previous post where I talked a little about the construction of the blocks:
I took this quilt in to Jackie on a Thursday evening and she called me the following Thursday morning to let me know that it was ready. She's a wonder! The last quilt I finished was the beginning of August and I am binding another right now. I asked her to just move this one up in my line of quilts to be quilted, but 3 or 4 weeks would be fine so I was surprised to hear from her so soon.
It was Saturday before I got into town to pick it up and I spent every spare minute stitching on the binding for 2 days, boxed it up and sent it on it's way with wishes and prayers that it will bring some warmth and comfort to DH's cousin as he tackles his cancer treatments. It's the only way I could think of to send love and hugs across the miles.
He and his wife both rodeoed and they raised their 3 boys on the family ranch so I hope this quilt will be a good fit. I enjoyed revisiting all the fabrics I had collected through the years and choosing the ones I wanted for this quilt:
I chose a brown Minky backing for added warmth and at 55 x 70, I think it'll be small enough to take along to treatments and large enough to fend off the cold that often prevails in hospitals.
Jackie quilted the perfect barbed wire meander across it:
When I began this quilt a few weeks ago, I didn't know I was making it for DH's cousin, but as I made the first few blocks, the Lord put him on my heart. I love it when He does that!
Know that you are loved and prayed for, Dave.