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,