Sunday, May 20, 2018

Hands2Help Quilt

My donation to this year's Hands2Help charity quilt challenge was a scrap quilt that came from bonus half-square triangles resulting from another quilt (blogged about HERE).

The fabric is from a beautiful layer cake of Aspen Frost I'd won in the H2H participants' giveaway in 2016.
Once I sewed all the bonus HSTs together, I added a wide border to bring it up to a comfortable lap quilt size, about 58 x 63.
I used some other winter-themed fabrics in the scrappy backing.
This was sent off to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.  My hope is that it will brighten someone's day, perhaps during the holiday season, as they're going through treatment and recovery.

During the past few months, I've also donated a few quilts locally.  There was an incident in our city earlier in the year where a man was making explosives in his apartment and there was an explosion and fire.  Not only did he destroy himself and his own apartment, but the entire complex had to be evacuated and, some weeks later, leveled completely due to the risk of further explosions and structural instability.  Fifteen or so families were never able to return to their homes after the initial blast. 

There were several fundraisers in the community to raise money for those displaced.  I went through my quilt closet and selected three quilts to be donated for silent auctions or raffles.

This 16-patch and X-block quilt (blogged HERE and HERE) was one I'd made a couple years ago during Sarah's Sweet 16 Quilt Along, in advance of the 2015 Hands2Help challenge (I had held onto this quilt and made and donated another to H2H that year).
In March, I donated this to the local fire department's fundraiser for the displaced victims of the apartment explosion, which raised a total of over $20,000.
This Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt was one I'd made in a quilt-along with my friend Marei a couple years ago.  It went to another successful fundraiser for the apartment families.
It has been heartwarming to see the community response in coming together to help the folks affected by this tragedy.

Linking to:  Confessions of a Fabric Addict - H2H Final Linkup


Louise said...

These are all so lovely! I especially love the 16 patch :) Thank you for generously donating your beautiful quilts to worth causes :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

AWESOME donation quilt!! Personal, I'm quite fond of that Scrappy Mountains Majesty quilt. Generous gifts, all!!

Sarah Craig said...

Such a wonderful array of quilts for wonderful causes! Thank you for participating, P.!

Carol E. said...

I love them all!

Ramona said...

All of your quilts are gorgeous! How wonderful to give to such worthy causes.

Joanna said...

I hope your beautiful quilt will cheer up someone as well. It is a beauty.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Very nice donations, all. I recently made that 16 patch and it's a lot of work! I am glad you could send it to a great cause.

Kaja said...

I love how the piecing looks in the middle of those wide borders. I always admire the way quiltmakers in the US are part of the community response to accidents and disasters, it's a wonderful thing to be able to offer that gesture of comfort and fellowship.

Sally Langston Warren said...

Your Scrappy Mountain Majesties is my all-time favorite. I found it on Pinterest a long time ago and pinned it. I did follow the link on Pinterest and read your original post from when you made it. Nice to see you writing about it now. What a generous (and, of course, beautiful!) gift! I really like how you laid out the blocks, with the “matching” blocks alternating the way they do. I have really studied it and hope I can lay out mine that way too. Thank you for the inspiration!