One more Hands 2 Help quilt finished and ready to send to Mercyful Quilts. Mercyful Quilts give quilts to people as they approach the end of life. Later the quilt goes with the family. I found these 12 purple blocks in a bag of fabrics I bought at a garage sale last summer. I think it is fitting that these blocks were made by a lady who was selling all her sewing supplies so she could enter an assisted living center. I think she might be pleased to know that her efforts are being passed along to another person in need of a "Quilty Hug."
Please visit Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see all the details and all the wonderful quilts that others have made for this great charity quilt challenge.
This buttery yellow actually matched the yellow pansies on this print.
Lots of freehand quilting hides any perfections in the blocks.
This yummy flannel backing has violets and wild roses.
Boy, it just doesn't get any more springy than these fabric strips! Two more quilts made from a garage sale rescue. What you see here is what I got...just a collection of strips.
#1) The blue strips were just short of making a nice outer border so I added these corner stones from my stash.
I had just barely enough green minky from another quilt to put on the back.
#2) After using everything but the last 4 animal strips on the first quilt, I had to shop in my stash an alternative for this quilt. Last year I was given a jelly roll of Moda Grunge Dots. I haven't used any of them yet. I pulled out all the pastels and they made perfect little separators for these remaining strips.
I also dug out this retro flannel for the backing.
More dots for the binding.
Another set of spring sunshine quilts in the books.
I rescued this Bazooples fabric at a garage sale last summer and have made it into 2 quilts.
Pretty fun fabrics here.
This first quilt was made from a single piece of fabric in the center and that set the tone for the size and use of the rest of the fabrics. I had just enough white to put in a border and also use it for the backing. There was a lot of the blue stripe for the second border and to piece the backing.
Lots of fun creatures to look at on this little quilt.
Quilt number 2 made use of all the pieces left over from the remaining scraps. I needed a sashing and a border and went shopping in my stash and couldn't seem to find the right blue, the right pink or the right yellow.
Surprise, surprise . . . here was a matching green that was perfect.
Since I had oodles of the blue stripe, I was able to made bias binding for both quits. I love bias stripes.
I added the last piece of Minky from a bolt I had on the shelf.