There was a delay of several weeks between piecing my Hands2Help quilt top and putting it all together, but I finally got it done this week. Nothing like a deadline for motivation!
I used the Nine Patch Lattice Quilt tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Fransson! I made it a bit wider and longer, though, so it's closer to twin size.
The print fabrics were from a Jo-Ann kit I had found during one of my thrifting adventures last year—brand new, good quality fabrics in the box. I loved the bright, yet earthy, color palette. The tan solid is from Connecting Threads.
The scraps and a couple of leftover fat quarters and other yardage from the kit went into the backing and the binding.
It is quilted in an all-over meander, my go-to, git 'er done method.
I shipped this off to Sarah on Friday for the NOLA project to distribute quilts to grade school children in St. Bernard Parish in New Orleans, an area particularly hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. These quilts will be distributed in the fall by her church group, which has made several mission trips there since the disaster.
A couple months ago, I won a pretty black/white/red rag quilt from Richard of Richard Quilts for being one of the winning guesses on the birth stats for their baby girl, Julia, born in March. Richard is a prolific new quilter, and I honestly don't know where he gets his energy from, but I was happy to win one of his handmade beauties. I told him I would be donating it to Hands2Help, so I tucked it into the box to Sarah, along with my own.
I know that these and the many other quilts donated through this charity quilt challenge will bring much joy and comfort to their recipients. It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of this event, and I look forward to participating again next year!