Friday, May 29, 2015

Hands2Help Quilt Finish

I finished the Hands2Help charity quilt this past week, and it is boxed and ready to ship off to Emily for Happy Chemo.

This was a really fun 16-patch quilt to make.  My stash seemed to be over-weighted in pink, so I started by pulling some of those, as well as some reds, teals and aquas, and started stitching.

This was started during Sarah's Sweet 16 Quilt Along a few months ago.  I used one of the tutorials she had featured for the Hands2Help Challenge a couple years previous, featuring guest blogger Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts.  You can find that tutorial HERE

I had an idea to use a different fabric in the center for the background fabric.  Both the center background fabric and the outer background fabrics are Denyse Schmidt/DS Quilts.  That's about as "coordinated" as it gets!  There's a little bit of everything else in the 16-patches, which is just how I like it.  

(That reminds me of a song by Dawes: A Little Bit of Everything.  Those guys can write a song that tells a story, folks.  Have a Kleenex ready.)

This quilt finished at 57 x 68.  I quilted it in an overall meander with Aurifil thread in a silvery gray, which blended in nicely.

It's a snuggly one, and packed along with it are wishes of comfort, hope, and love to the recipient.

Linking to:  Whoop-Whoop Friday

22 comments:

  1. I love that you, like I did, packed it with good wishes while you were creating it. :-) I firmly believe those good vibrations will be felt consciously or subconsciously by our recipients. :-) Really like the contrasting centre colour, and the scrappiness of the 16-patches.

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  2. Looking wonderful. The colours reallly sing. And all for a great cause too. You rocked it P!

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  3. Wow, I love everything about this quilt! The colors/fabrics are wonderful. I'm sure the recipient will treasure it.

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  4. I love scrappy! And for charity makes it twice as nice. Looks great!

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  5. Someone will weep with joy when receiving your quilt.

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  6. It definitely looks snuggly, and will be so appreciated! Way to go P! That small inner border really makes the quilt pop too!

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  7. It's a beautiful quilt Paulette and it was fun watching you put it together too! The recipient will surely feel the comfort, hope, and love you sewed into the seams.

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  8. A beautiful quilt. Love that inner border. I usually don't care for grey, but it's most appropriate with the 16 patches and the lively inner border. Good job.
    Hugs

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  9. Beautiful quilt....beautifully done!

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  10. Love love love what you did with this pattern - the two different background colors is genius! You have made a wonderful quilt that will bring someone much happiness!

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  11. What a fun quilt. It is wonderful to see all the different quilts that have been made. Love it!

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  12. What a gorgeous quilt from the variety of fabrics - love the setting.

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  13. What a beautiful quilt! I love it. Someone will be thrilled to have this one. Packed with good wishes ... it's sure to provide warmth and comfort.
    I used gray in my H2H quilt this year. A new experience. Thought it made the colors pop.

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  14. Lovely to see what everyone has made.

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  15. What a great spin you put on the tutorial. Wonderful colors that will bring happiness to someone who needs an extra hug.

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  16. Very pretty quilt. I love your fabric choices.

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  17. That is definitely going to warm someones heart and wrap them in a big quilty hug! Great job.

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  18. In my opinion you just can't go wrong using teals but they are especially lovely with those reds! Love the 16's turned on point too! A happy quilt to keep somebody warm.😊

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  19. Wanted to let you know this wonderful quilt arrived safe and sound. Thank you for your generous donation.

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  20. It turned out so beautifully! I love what you do with colors! You have such an amazing quilting style! Love it! What a generous donation!

    xo -E

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  21. I'm late to the table here, but I wanted to tell you how much I love the colors you chose for this quilt! The fabric line is just beautiful and I love how you used those offset grey squares in the central part of the quilt face that are a shade lighter than the outer grey!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Well done!

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