I have a friend who made a very difficult decision to brave a very risky surgery, and very much triumphed in the end. At the beginning of her medical journey, I knew I wanted to make her something that would brighten up her hospital room. Since I “didn’t have time” to make a whole quilt, I decided on a pillow. I took a couple of arcs that were originally intended for my snake trail quilt, and appliqued them to an out-of-print Echino fabric that I adore. Once I sent her the pillow, I realized that I needed to make her a quilt. I asked her about her favorite color and got to work cutting up all of my most favorite orange prints. Somehow I found the time to put it all together. Funny how that works.