Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hands2Help 2020 - It's Time To Link Up!!

Hi, all!

Well, in the weirdest year ever, we have finally reached the final week of the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2020!  And now it's time for you to link up your quilts and show the world a lot of love in action!!  I am so excited to see all of your beautiful quilts and I know the recipients will be overjoyed.  

But before you link up, take a look at some of the lovely quilt pictures that have been sent to me in the past few weeks.  These folks don't have a blog or had trouble linking up, so I'm sharing them here!

Carol S. sent these seven quilts - two for Little Lambs, two for Quilts of Compassion, and three for Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo!

Connie W. donated these six quilts locally.

Debbie W. also chose to donate locally, and made this lovely quilt!

Ida F. donated these two quilts to Little Lambs...

...and Ila M. sent this beautiful quilt to Little Lambs too!

Jean W. sent this pretty jelly roll variation to a local nursing home.

Juanita H. sent eleven (!) quilts to her local chapter of Victoria's Quilts in Canada.

Kathie L. sent this beauty to Mercyful Quilts.

Lorraine B. made three quilts this year.  The first two went to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo, and the last went to Little Lambs.

Nancy C. sent five quilts to Little Lambs.

Sue T. jumped in with 8 quilts this year - 2 for Little Lambs, and 3 each for Mercyful Quilts and Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo!

And finally, Susan G. made this pretty quilt, but didn't tell me where she donated it, so we'll end on a mystery!

I'm sure I'll be receiving more pictures during the week as it progresses, so I'll probably do another post on Friday to share those too!

And now it's your turn!  Link up below - it can be a new post, or if you completed your quilt(s) earlier in the year and already posted about them, it's fine to link up an older post.  And be sure to stop by and visit a few of the links in the list and share some love!

See you again next Sunday with the grand total - you all are amazing and have persevered through a very strange year, but your quilts are going to do amazing things out in the world!  



Friday, May 29, 2020

Can I Get A Whoop Whoop? A Fine Start...

Hi, all!

Well, here it is, Friday again - and, at least unofficially, summer has arrived!  This has truly been the strangest year, hasn't it?  And it's almost halfway over.  But strange or not, it's Friday, and that means it's time to get our whoop whoop on!  Are you ready? Then let's get started!


My week started off pretty normal - I had a t-shirt commission quilt to work on so I started bright and early Tuesday morning deconstructing shirts and making the blocks.  By Wednesday afternoon, I had a rough layout set out....

...and then I got a message from my customer asking if she could send me one more shirt.  So.... this got put on hold for a couple of days, and I had some time on my hands!  Time for some fun and unplanned sewing!

A couple of months ago, I splurged and bought a fat quarter bundle of Christina Cameli's first line of fabric, Moongate.  It's been sitting on my shelf, waiting to be made into something beautiful, and I decided that the time was right for a postage stamp quilt!

So Thursday morning, I got up bright and early, pressed all those pretty fat quarters, and cut them into 2.5" strips...

...and then sewed them into forty sets of five strips each.

Next step was to cross-cut all those strip sets into 2.5" wide strips of five blocks...

Whew!  That's a lot of cutting!  And then it was time to start making blocks...

And although I didn't get many made before having to stop to write this post, you can see it's going to be a pretty quilt!

I'll spend most of my day on Friday working on this to see just how far I can get.  I have enough strips to make sixty-four 25-patch blocks, which will give me an 80" square quilt - a nice size for one of my new guest beds!  I'll have until about noon Saturday before that t-shirt arrives - do you think I can achieve a finished top by then?  I'm going to try!

So - - - can I get a whoop whoop?


And now it's your turn!

What's making you whoop it up this week?

What's making you do a little happy dance?

Share!  We want to dance right along with you,

And it's always more fun to dance with friends!

The party will stay open until Sunday midnight.

Hope to see you there!