A friend, Becky, that works at the same shop I do did the quilting on this one, bless her heart. Aren't the spider web quilting details awesome? The fabric is from the Boo! to You collection by Riley Blake. I'm not a big fan of the blood and gore part of Halloween and I like how this design throws in the good old Halloween motifs like ghosts and mummies and makes them cute and charming for scaredy-cats like me.
Ben's final thoughts on his blog chronicling his battle with cancer.)
While feeling utterly helpless in Ben and Allison's current situation I've been thinking a lot about another friend who lost her husband a year and a half ago - also at age 36. Her husband Chris, was another old and special friend of mine - and a total character. He was also obsessed with Halloween - he loved going all out for it. I kicked myself after Halloween last year for not thinking of it in time to make them a Halloween quilt in honor of their Dad. Watching Allison's situation this year, it was not hard to remember.
And forgive me if I get a little bit deep - it's been kind of a deep week around here - but I'm grateful to know that there is a "Father to the fatherless" (Psalm 68:5.) I know that He gives comfort and guidance when it is needed. I also know that those cases where fathers are no longer on this earth, they are close to their families and that their separation is only a temporary one.