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