So, this year, when he was talking about the second annual Out of Sight dinner and the addition of a silent auction, I offered to give a quilt to him. He was genuinely touched and that encouraged me even more. The dinner is a week from today and I managed to get the quilt done on Thursday afternoon so it could get to him in time to organize things. Phew! Sometimes deadlines can be great motivators.
Here are some pictures (with the colours not looking as rich as they are in real life). Hopefully it does more than give him encouragement. Hopefully somebody likes it enough and gives some money towards the research.
An added joy to this quilt is that I had all of the fabric (except the backing) in my stash and I got to use a pattern that I had bought quite a while ago.