Friday, January 18, 2013

Sending a Hand

While I had the fusible handy (ha!) today, I made a block for Sarah's Helping Hands project.  

Her Piece*Love*Quilt ministry is nearing its 500th donation quilt, and to commemorate the occasion she is hoping to create a quilt including a block from all the helping hands who have been involved in that ministry in some way.  You can read more by clicking the link above.  I just have to sign this block and then it'll be on its way.

The Valentine's Day wall hanging is in the flimsy stage.  I decided to border it.  

The pink floral had been in the stash a while, patiently waiting its call to action (Michael Miller, Sakura Blossoms).  The gray outer border seemed to work as well.
I had already cut the backing (from the same pink blossoms fabric) before I decided to add borders on the front, so I had to make the backing a little bigger as well.  Pink and gray together has a vintage vibe to me.  Not that I would want my bathroom done in those colors, like the 1950s, but I do like the combination in smaller doses.

My lighting is less than ideal in these photos, but I'm hoping that the "welts" from the seams that look so apparent after the hearts were fused will seem less noticeable when it's all quilted.  If not, it's going to hang in a rather dark entryway, so no big deal.

Linking to Can I Get a Whoop-Whoop? at Confessions of a Fabric Addict!


  1. Love it! The borders look great. I screw up cutting my backing all the time :)

  2. Whoop, whoop! That is so pretty. I love how it turned out & your hand block is awesome as well.

    xo -E

  3. Is wonderful your blog and very beautiful, you are a great artist, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

  4. I love your wall hanging, and I'm so excited to see the hand blocks popping up on blogs these days! Thanks for joining in!!

  5. I just love your patchwork hearts, can't wait to see what you do with the quilting!


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