There are so many joyous reasons to make quilts- weddings, new babies, birthdays. This is not one of those occasions, unfortunately. This is the third time I've made a quilt for a kid with cancer ( #1, #2 ) and I've pretty much come to the conclusion that cancer sucks. This one is for a three year old boy named Ben who was diagnosed with leukemia last week.
The quilt measures 60" by 60"- big enough to cuddle under but hopefully small enough that it doesn't get in the way. It has 113 different novelty fabrics. I made sure to include some of Ben's favorite things- monkeys, elephants, trains and planes.
Hopefully it can give him a little comfort when he's feeling his worst and some distraction when he's feeling restless. It can be used to play "I Spy" or to make up stories.
My favorite parts are the robot,
the B for Ben,
and the polka dot backing and bright red binding.
If you're interested in helping out Ben and his family, you can do so here.