The girls in our neighborhood/ward got together and made a quilt for Shauna. We want her to wrap up in it and feel our love and support for her. It's beautiful and many who have seen it finished commented that it's "so Shauna." I agree. Jen and Marina picked out the perfect fabric and Jen cut it all out. Those of us who sew took a stack of blocks to piece. Others contributed to pay for the quilt and Amber took the left over pieces and made a darling bag to match and fill with gift cards and other fun stuff to help Shauna in her recovery. It was definitely a group effort.
Here's a look at the finished quilt.
Isn't it beautiful?
This is the backing fabric.
Monica chose the binding fabric and stitched in on. It's perfect. Jen did all the quilting and added this special touch:
If I had to choose three words to describe Shauna, they would be: faithful, optimistic, strong, compassionate, obedient, intelligent and funny. So I can't count. :) My experience with Shauna is that her greatest gift is the strength of her testimony. She is a wonderful example to others and a great mother and wife. These qualities will help her get through the difficult times in her recovery. And we'll all be there for her too.
I love you Shauna and pray for you and your family every day. Big hugs!
***Update: First of all, Shauna has made a full recovery. We are all so grateful! Second, I've had many readers e-mail about the details of Shauna's quilt, so I thought I'd include them here. These are the finished dimensions (no seam allowances included).
Finished size: 65 x 74
8x8 blocks (2" strips)
1 1/2" sashing