This sweet little quilt has lots of back story. A few years ago, a sweet quilty friend of mine gave me the Eleanor Burns book Still Stripping After 25 Years. Not too long after that, she was diagnosed with ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease, and as she has weakened physically (but never spiritually – truly an inspiration to me!!!), she has become unable to complete quilt projects she had previously planned to make, and decided to share those unfinished projects with friends and family. This is one of those projects.
She actually planned for the lap throw size of the “Love the Log Cabin Quilt,” but I opted to make a baby quilt for a couple of very special friends who, after a difficult pregnancy & delivery, now have a BEAUTIFUL baby girl, named Lily. So this is “Lily’s Heart” – named for that gorgeous little darlin’, and in honor of my dear friend Mary.