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.

Rescue Quilts, contuned

This was another piece of fabric I rescued at a garage sale last summer.

I've never been a Sunbonnet Sue fan, but this is sweet . . . with the rosebud background.

There was plenty of matching backing, enough for me to make matching binding.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Rescue Quilts, continued

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. 
 It dresses it up a bit.

Rescue Quilts

Rescue Quilts? Yes, I rescued these fabrics from a garage sale table.

Here's a PSA to ya'll.

Use your fabric!
Don't just buy it and pet it.  Make something for someone: family, friends, charity, veterans or donate it to charities that do make quilts.  If you don't use it, your stash will be going to the curb someday--piled on your kid's garage sale table where someone like me (that really needs to use up her own stash first 😏) will buy it and make quilts.

Too cute to cut, so I just kept it whole and put some pink flannel on the back, then dressed it up with a fleece binding.

 Another cute yardage I kept whole
 Quilted with yellow flannel and matching binding.

Now this fabric has a purpose . . .
 . . . both flannels and fleece came directly from my stash. 


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