So the quilt top has been folded on my vintage ladder in my sewing room, looking rather sad and unloved until I read a post from my friend Penny Barnes.
If you do not know Penny, you should! This lady rocked my little world last year by making a quilt for my son in Afghanistan. She, her son and his class of second graders made the most wonderful surprise quilt for Michael. She is honestly the most giving person of her time, her talent and, mostly, her love.
When I saw on Facebook that Penny was collecting quilt tops and quilts for Kayla Rose. Kayla's family lost her to cancer in November 2003. These quilts in her memory to be delivered to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital on Feb 14, the day Kayla was born. This is the photo of Kayla that her family shared. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to watch my children suffer through cancer treatments. I cannot imagine losing a child. My heart goes out to this family and any family with children that are sick or have been lost.
When I saw Penny's post, I knew the quilt top was meant for her. I cannot imagine a more appropriate place to give such a beautiful bright quilt. It is the very least I can do.
Penny quilted it up and brought it to life ( as talented longarmers seem to do) and here is the finished quilt that will be joining many others ( thank you everyone) to provide love to children in need.
Here is Penny with a stack of beauties of the quilts to be shipped! Thank you Penny for organizing such a beautiful memorial to a swat girl and quilt drive!