Amanda, I am sure your friend will feel the love as she cuddles under this quilt.
Getting this star quilt will surely give her a big hug. Hope you get it finished soon and in the mail.
So sorry for your friend's rough time but what a loving and lovely way to offer support. I have to say knowing how to quilt at times like this is such a comfort both for the person who receives the created item and for those of us creating them as, in my opinion, it helps us both!