Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hands2Help Quilt Finish

This Hands2Help quilt has been ready and waiting for quilting for a couple months, and this past week it was time to finally "git 'r done."

And done she got, with some lazy, large meanderings—kinda like me, he-he.  Well, depending on the day; I do have my industrious and focused moments.
This colorful nine-patch and snowball quilt came in at 62.5 x 62.5 inches when all was said and done.  It will be sent off to Covered in Love, the Tyler, Texas charity that provides comfort quilts to families of patients who have passed away in the hospital.  I hope it brings a much-needed quilty hug to a grieving family and a special way of remembering their loved one.
Glad I happened to find the thrifted but never used blue vintage sheet as I was planning this quilt.  Sometimes you tuck something away so well, you almost don't find it again, you know?  There was enough to cut the snowball blocks as well as just enough for a backing, with the help of a strip from the stash.

Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for the final H2H roundup!  Click over and have a look at the generosity and creativity of all the participants this year.  You will be amazed!

And while I'm at it, I'm going to join the Can I Get a Whoop Whoop! link as well with this baby quilt I finished recently for my niece Kayla. 
I gave it to her at her baby shower a few weeks ago, and she loved it.
Last week her little baby girl arrived, and all are doing well.  Happy news!  

Oh, and one more thing I've been working on, but just a sneak peak (or two):

I've been trying some Crafted Applique using the technique Lara Buccella details in her new book!  It's been fun and I can't wait to tell you more about it soon.
 
Come back on June 1 when I'll be a stop on the Crafted Applique blog hop, AND you'll have a chance to win a copy of her book!  See you then!

13 comments:

Louise said...

I love your scrappy snowball and nine-patch! There's so much movement in that pattern. I'm sure it will be well-loved.

Karen said...

Your H2H quilt will give lots of quilty hugs. It is a very pretty quilt.

Heidi said...

Both your finishes look beautiful, & can't wait to see your applique! I like that top binding strip!

Lara B. said...

That's a great H2H finish Paulette and I hope your quilt provides some comfort and love to a grieving family.

I'm so intrigued by your sneak peek and love the colors and quilting!

Heide said...

Such a great quilt, the blue just pops. TFS!

CarolynQuilts said...

Both are beautiful, but I really like the nine patch/snowball. Good job!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Two wonderful finishes -- congratulations! I have Lara's book and have been testing a bit here and there, too. Will be fun to see what you've made for your blog hop post.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your H2H quilt, P.! The colors are just awesome! Thanks for participating in the Challenge again this year...

Kaja said...

Two great finishes (what would it look like if you made an "industrious, focused" quilt?) Can't wait to see what you make for Lara's blog hop - your sneak peeks look fab.

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

lovely quilts. Even the back!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love these quilts. What pattern did you use for the baby quilt?

Mary Burnette said...

I am just starting to learn applique. Would love a copy of the book. thank you for the chance. Mary - mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Kat said...

Paulette, your lovely quilt got here today. It's beautiful! Thank you so much for supporting CiL!! Kat.

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