Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hands2Help Update - Week 1

Happy Easter!  Hope you are having a good day.

I got started on the H2H charity quilt project yesterday.  These are the fabrics my swap partner, Sharon, sent me.  Aren't those kids adorable?

I played around with a few ideas and color combinations, pulling some more from stash to augment the grouping.

Ultimately, I decided the front will be a basket weave rail fence design with red, cream/tan, and blue.  A patriotic quilt was not my intent, but there's no getting around that it's probably going to look that way, and that's fine with me.  By the way, did you know the flag of Romania is red, yellow, and blue?

The back will incorporate these fabrics.  Not sure exactly how it's going to come together, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there!

I'm linking to Sarah's Hands2Help progress post today, and she suggested we give a random fact about ourselves:

I've never had motion sickness until a couple of years ago when a virtual ride in Las Vegas about did me in.  About halfway through it, I closed my eyes and was surprised to realize that the motion of the ride was no worse than that of driving over some potholes, and the queasiness soon subsided.  Unfortunately, I missed the fun action on the screen, but I kept my cookies and my dignity intact!


BunkHouseQuilts said...

Oooh. I LOVE pieced backings. Can't wait to see what you come up with. I eagerly await the development of all the H2H quilts! You are moving right along.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I am so glad you have such a wonderful plan with those cute cherub kids fabric. How clever of you to base your quilt around the Romanian flag. You are soaring along with your H2H.

Sarah Craig said...

Great H2H progress! And I love those little kids....

I feel your pain about the motion sickness! I have flown, sailed, rode in cars with no problems - until once a couple of years ago when I wen with my husband and his best friend deep sea fishing! For some reason, I really had to fight not to be sea sick! Never told my hubby that, either - so don't spill the beans!!

Kay Lynne said...

I'll be looking forward to seeing your H2H quilts. I can really relate to the motion sickness. It doesn't happen very often, but it certainly isn't any fun when it happens.

Elizabeth said...

You do beautiful work. I love the way you combine colors and textures. That is going to be a really great quilt.

Re: motion sickness. Get it all the time. On the last flight I was on, my husband insisted on getting some dramamine for me because on the two previous flights I'd needed that little bag. It completely knocked me out, but at least I didn't need the airsick bag. Our destination on that flight was Walt Disney World in Florida (SO much fun!) and the virtual ride 'Soarin' (which we waited in line for for an hour) really made me sick. I thought I was going to have to stop at the garbage can on the way out. TMI?

xo -El