Friday, May 25, 2012

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? Hands2Help Challenge Is Nearing The End...

Hi, all!!


Here it is, Friday again!!  Are you ready to get your whoop whoop on??  We're having our first real "summery" week here - the temperature has been on the rise and we're hoping to get the boat out on the lake this weekend.  Do you have big plans for the summer?


This week I really got acquainted with Jolene (my new long arm quilting machine) and cranked out a bunch of quilts.  Like this one...




...and this one...


...this one...




...and two more I haven't put binding on yet!


But my favorite quilt for this week is one that I quilted for a blog friend. I "met" Laurel back last summer when I found out I had cancer.  She sent me a chemo cap and the pattern to make it, telling me that it was one she had made when she had gone through her bout with cancer.  This year she signed up for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge, made her quilt top, and then found out that her cancer had returned.  She sent me her top to be finished, and look how beautiful it is!








I love the colors in this quilt - it's so warm and welcoming, it looks like a comforting hug even before you put it around you!  So here's a big whoop whoop for Laurel - it was a pleasure to quilt your top for you and I love this quilt!!  It will be sent to Emily over at Em's Scrap Bag to be donated to Happy Chemo.


And if you haven't been a part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge this year, be sure to come back on Sunday and check out the links as the participants show off the quilts they've created for the challenge!!  Maybe you'll be inspired to join in next year!


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So that's my whoop  whoop for the week!

What have you been working on this week?

What has made your heart happy?

Share with us and let us whoop with you!!

The linky party will stay open until Sunday night..

Be there or be square!!

Hugs!

Sarah

17 comments:

Sue Daurio said...

Looks like you and Jolene are getting along fabulously!! So sorry to hear about Laurel. I hope she recovers and the cancer doesn't come back again. Her quilt is so full of movement and sunshine, just love it.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Prayers and hugs to Laurel:) Her quilt is beautiful!

Donna said...

Wonderful quilting!! And thanks for sharing your heartwarming story of Laurel and Hand2help Charity.

Kat said...

It looks like you and Jolene hit it off! Sending love and prayers to Laurel as she fights this difficult battle. Her quilt is gorgeous and I hope that someone has made a quilt just as beautiful for her!

Linda said...

Laurel's quilt is gorgeous! I, too, love the colors! It looks like pure sunshine and happiness!

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt! Have fun with Jolene, how do you like her so far?? Thanks for the linky party!

Loris said...

Beautiful quilt show here :-)
I'm so happy Jolene has found such a perfect spot to help out.

em's scrapbag said...

Love the warm quilty hug made by Laurel. Best wish to her.

grapes and hearts said...

Whoop whoop, Sarah!
Love your new quilts and I always love reading your posts. You touch my heart with the stories you share. And each time I feel like I could do so much more to be of comfort and help for others. I truely admire your energy and all the effort you put into your work! Hopefully you do have many people around you who do the same for you.

Best regards
Christine

Terri said...

To you and Laurel, too, expect a miracle. We are praying for you at our house.

Hugs!

Karen said...

Great quilts this week. I really like the pink and green quilt. Laurel's quilt to awesome.

Sara said...

Your friend sounds great and I really hope she beats the cancer again:)

Quiet Quilter said...

Autumn colors are always so warm and comfy..good choice..Will add Laurel to our thoughts..

BTW, loaded Firefox and I am back in the comment game again...thanks...

Laurel said...

WOW! Thank you, Sarah and your readers, for all the prayers and good thoughts. This blog is such a happy, peaceful place to visit and now I feel like I've made a new batch of friends here. THANK YOU!

JanetK said...

Great finishes - I'm sad I couldn't commit to H2H this year. I'll check out the quilts and try again next year though!

Cathy said...

I am finishing up my H2H quilt. Is it too late to send it off next week?

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Again you have put together some wonderful quilts. Seeing all of them make me feel so good inside that I chose to be part of your challenge! Thanks again!