I don't know her, but I love her. She is Susan Elliott's friend Jill, whom you can read about here. Jill is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and she is my inspiration for the quilt I am making for the Cherish: Pink Bandana Quilt Challenge. (There is information for you to enter it too, here and here.)
I started this quilt for the demo at Fabric Depot last Friday, but thoughts of Jill, her courage, and her refusal to give up her happiness in the face of breast cancer totally inspired me all week-end as I roughed out the blocks and design for my quilt.
The quilt will measure 45" X 54". The blocks at the moment are all roughly 6 1/2" square.
And my sewing room looks like a tornado hit it!
We're all among friends here so I'm not too embarrassed....!
Here are a few close ups of the naked blocks...
I used the Go! cutter for the hearts, which made them very easy.
And I used one of Simplicity's little square rulers to lay out trim in those squares within the blocks.
Those flowers are from the Schmalberg's. (More about them in a couple of weeks.)
This is early days of course and there is a lot of tweaking to do in the composition, etc. The blocks will each get their due attention over the next few months...but the impulse was strong to do this NOW and I am glad it is ready for its next phase of development.
But for the present, there is some cleaning up to do.... ;-)