A very special person I know is a very impressive lady with amazing skills who is always showing me new things and teaching me stuff. She also happens to be a breast cancer survivor. I admire her immensely.
She is not, however, a big pink ribbon kind of girl. So when I went to make her a prayer quilt, I needed to find a way to have it represent a pink ribbon without being pink and ribbony. When I saw this pattern by Ryan Walsh, I knew it was the right thing. It took a while to find the right fabric. I stalled out completely on trimming the blocks until I found the right ruler. It took a while to figure out how to set the finished center and to add the borders. I spent a fair amount of time looking for the right fabric to mix in with it.
The next really long stall was quilting. I wanted to do it myself. I needed it to be pretty and set off the quilt. I needed it to be something I could manage. I came up with a strategy and did a lot of measuring and marking. I traced around a pattern I created and then stitched away.
Here you can see some of the very simple design I did in the blocks. I should have made this more swirly.
Here you can see more of the quilting and the binding from the back. I also should have scalloped the sides. The rounded corners almost make up for it.