Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Hands2Help 2020

For the 10th year, I am joining the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.  You an read about all the great charities to choose from this year at Confessions of a Fabric Addict .  Sarah started and has hosted this great quilt drive for all 10 years: she is an amazing person!

Today is May 19th, I see that I started this post on March 12th, just before my world went to hell in a handbasket: Corona, I trumped you March 26th, with the death of my husband and my breast cancer mastectomy surgery on the very same day!

I have always said that quilting was my therapy and it continues to be my therapy.

I have also put my quilting aside, made and donated over a hundred masks.

In addition, my therapy consisted of defrosting the garage deep-freezer, cleaning out the entire garage, painting the spare bedroom, repeatedly mowing the lawn, planting the garden, setting up my drip system for my deck plants and getting my planters full of colorful flowers for summer.

Here is a stack of 8 Comfort Quilts for Hands 2 Help 2020 Quilts.

Boxed and will be ready to ship to Quilts of Compassion as soon as they are accepting deliveries.


 Ready to ship to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.

These remaining 4 baby quilts will all be shipped to Little Lambs Foundation.


Thursday, February 20, 2020

Graduation T-Shirt Quilt

I'm still here....and just finished up this HS graduation quilt.

I love taking a pile of shirts like this and turning them into a memory quilt.

Quilted with "Sprung" by Jodi Beamish.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

H2H 2019 #2

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.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

H2H 2019

The deadline had arrived for the Hands 2 Help Comfort Quilt Challenge.

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 construction themed quilt was sent to Em's Scrap Bag for Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo at Em's Scrap Bag.


These little quilts were sent to Jack's Basket:
  Celebrating babies born with Down Syndrome.

These are the cutest strips of fabric!  I paired these with matching polka dot jelly roll strips of Moda Grunge that I received from the H2H Challenge last year.

 Backed with soft flannel.

This little quilt is flannel front and back.
Made from scraps from several receiving blankets,
I had enough to make this fun coin quilt.

Elephants, lamas, and hedgehogs!
 I had one extra strip I put on the back.

I added this self binding receiving blanket to my box also.

These 3 went in the mail today to MN to Jack's Basket.

Head on over to Sarah's page to see all the generous quilters we have in our world: Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Construction Quilt

I have had a few scraps left from an earlier construction quilt. 

 After deciding to make a few 9 patches, add some grey and orange  . . .

  . . .this quilt became 54 x 54.

I wanted black and white stripes for the binding, but settled for this cut on the diagonal and I kinda like it...

One length of backing fabric was made wide enough by splicing it with steel grey and the remaining construction blocks.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Spring Quilts~

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.


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