Recently, I learned that my cousin's husband has stage 4 esophageal cancer.
Together, my cousin & her husband are a formidable pair; on an even playing field, I'd bet on them over cancer. But as you know, cancer rarely fights fair. They have quite a battle ahead of them. There isn't much I can do from such a distance, but the one thing I can do is make a quilt to warm them during treatments &, fingers crossed, recovery.
He was in the Navy when they married -- a handsome sailor in his dress blues at their wedding. So I thought country-style, Americana fabrics would be appropriate. A pull from my stash (this was a total stash quilt, from top to pieced batting to backing -- very satisfying!), a quick & easy pattern from Timeless Treasures & a quilt will soon be in the mail.