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:

Sandra Walker said...

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.

Shay said...

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

Karen said...

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

mindingmomma said...

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

ThreeOldKeys said...

Someone will weep with joy when receiving your quilt.

Kevin the Quilter said...

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

Lara B. said...

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.

Terri said...

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

Marei said...

Beautiful quilt....beautifully done!

Sarah Craig said...

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!

Scrappy quilter said...

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

Vroomans' Quilts said...

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

Sheila said...

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.

Lixie said...

Lovely to see what everyone has made.

Carol E. said...

It's beautiful!

tink's mom said...

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

Karen said...

Very pretty quilt. I love your fabric choices.

Sue Daurio said...

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

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

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.😊

em's scrapbag said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

Susan Lindquist said...

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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