This is, I believe, the first top I ever completed…several years ago, and finally turned into a quilt last autumn.
Didn’t have a particular who-to for it (one of the reasons the top sat on its own for so long) but figured that would present itself eventually. Now I think it has: a neighbor and friend who was very recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In surgery last week the doctors started with a laproscopic procedure in the hope of finding a limited spread, but it turned out to be fairly extensive and she was in the operating room for many hours. According to her husband the doctors feel they got everything (she’ll still have to undergo chemo or radiation) and she’s regaining her strength a bit every day.
So of course she should have a quilt and I was trying to decide what to make when I came across this one which I’d put in the linen closet for safe keeping. The subtly marbled colors of the top are lively without being juvenile or in-your-face bright, the puckery wavy diagonal quilting I find both energetic and soothing, and the back is just cheery and fun. Altogether it hopefully will bring some warmth and light and positivity to help aid her healing.