About two and a half months ago a sweet young couple, Andrew and Sharria got married. Six weeks later they found out that Andrew was very ill. When Jess and I heard about this, we felt pretty heart broken. We've known this family longer than My Guy and I have been married.
The day after we found out, I read Sharria's FB post, she said she had been singing this children's Bible class song to herself.
Then I couldn't get the song out of my head.
The next day, I told Jess we needed to make them a quilt.
She said of course.
For the next four days we worked and it was pretty awesome. I don't like to be too publicly emotional about things but, this was, for me, a prayer vigil for this couple. Jess and I wanted them to have something tangible to hold onto while they are going through this time, something to help them remember there are a lot of people praying.
Jess and I knew we wanted a scrappy rainbow quilt. Rainbows are hope and promise.
We were inspired by this quilt at crazy mom quilts.
I knew I wanted the lyrics appliqued on the quilt and even though Jess thought I was a bit crazy for choosing to applique it, she went along with it and cut the all letters out for me.
I cannot tell you how much we both adore this quilt. How happy it made us to send it off in time for their journey. How much we hope they continue to feel the love we sewed into this.
Because quilting is a community thing, I have scraps from friends. These are a couple of scraps I really enjoyed using in the quilt. Thanks ladies.
Jessica found a lovely herringbone flannel at Joann. We did simpleAndrew goes in for surgery today. If you have a moment please say a prayer for him, and his family.
wobbly organic straight line quilting. All of our piecing and quilting was done with Aurifil thread.
If you'd like to read more about this couple you can go here to their Rally for Andrew page or here for their Face Book page.
Thanks so much for stopping by.