We know life is about births and deaths. And we assume a natural order: people die when they are old. In March an 8-year old died suddenly.
And a family, both immediate and extended grieves. My friend Cecilia commissioned this quilt for her niece, Maddie's mom. It is 65" x 75" and made in loving memory. This pattern is Have a Heart by J. Michelle Watts, available at Etsy.
Because blue hearts are so special to this family and such fabric isn't easy to find., I found a fabric at Spoonflower and had it made. See the picture below.
There was such an aura of sadness while working on the blue heart. My niece asked me if I would duplicate the baby quilt I made for my nephew and his wife for her sister-in-law in NYC. Perfect: working on a baby quilt and focusing on a new life! I love this pattern. It's "Get Happy!" by Laura McDowell Hopper, a free pattern at the We All Sew website