First of all, if you're looking for the signups for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2012, click here. There's still time to join in! And if you don't know what that is, go check it out!! Hopefully you'll be inspired to join us!!
Well, it's been a while since I posted what we've been up to at The Sweatshop, so I've got quite a few quilts to show you!
This first quilt top was received as a result of the Scrappy Block Challenge - Sharon got carried away and created a whole top instead of just one block, then sent it to us with the remainder of the fabric so we could add borders. Joanna finished this top off and isn't it lovely? It found its new home with a young woman suffering from Guillame-Barre Syndrome, and we hope it brings her a lot of comfort in a difficult time.
This pretty, sunny top was pieced by Emilie - another 1600 quilt! It will be winging its way to New Orleans to a woman dealing with the last days of cancer...
This pretty quilt, covered with Tennessee wild irises, was made from a kit donated to us. I don't remember who donated the quilt, but thank you, whoever it was! Tracy did the piecing, and I quilted it. It went to a young woman who just had surgery for breast cancer.
This beautiful quilt was pieced by Pam, for a gentleman dealing with prostate cancer. Take a look at the back...
Pam makes such pretty pieced backs!
This vibrant quilt, made from blocks donated by Sharon, is going to our pastor to be used for the bi-weekly Monday night prayer service. Sometimes he prays with someone who just needs a quilty hug, and we try to keep quilts on hand for him to give away if needed....
This pretty quilt went to a gentleman battling leukemia. I believe Debora pieced this quilt, but I've lost my cheat sheet, so I might be wrong! I love the warm colors in this quilt, and hope its new owner does too!
This pretty quilt is made from another top received as a result of the Scrappy Block Challenge! You really ought to check out Selina's February 8th post to see the unique block this quilt is made from. It was given to a woman dealing with lung cancer who has just been diagnosed with brain tumors, and given a 6-month prognosis with chemotherapy. Her bright and cheerful attitude is an amazing thing to see!
This pretty bricks and blocks quilt was pieced by Debora, and found its home with a gentleman who is dealing with a new colostomy. Hopefully it will brighten his day a little bit!
And this last quilt, pieced and quilted by Pam, is going to a newborn baby! It's always nice to be able to give quilts for happy reasons, too!!
So that's what we've been working on for the past two weeks!! Thanks to all of you who had a hand (or some fabric) in the quilts above, and if I forgot to credit you, please forgive me!!