its time for Hands2Help! hosted by Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict. i must confess. the quilts i am donating this year have come from my stash of quilts. they haven't seen the light of day for sometime. somewhere in the process of making them i fell out of love with them. i like them just fine but don't love them like they deserve to be loved. so they go to the quilt stash which i pull from as the need arises. as such is the case with Hands2Help!
i love using my passion for quilting to make others happy. i think i have participated in Hands2Help! since Sarah first started it. i might be wrong but....
anyways, when i saw Sarah's post about it this year i knew that i was going to participate but that the quilts would come from my stash.
this first quilt was a mystery quilt i started 10 years ago. it has been finished for about 3 or 4 years. at the time i started it i had never done a mystery quilt and i also did not know i do not like white as a background fabric. i do now. i hope that whoever gets this quilt will give it the proper love it deserves. this quilt will be going to someone who was impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
this next quilt has about 8 million pieces in it. not really. but when i started it i was sure i would never finish it. i think that is when i stopped loving it. yep, right from the start i knew it wasn't meant to be mine. i finished it anyways. i am like that. i rarely get rid of a WIP. self torture? maybe. i just like to finish things. this quilt will find a new home through Happy Chemo.
true confession on this quilt. it was a BOM from JoAnn's that was on clearance for almost nothing. i like to call these BOM quilts 'quilting for dummies' - not insulting anyone at all with that comment - the fabric comes pre-cut and the instructions are fail proof.
yes there is applique involved and even a little embroidery so its not really 'quilting for dummies' but that is just my name for those things. i made this quilt thinking i would give it to my oldest niece. that didn't happen so it went into the quilt stash. this quilt will meet up with its new owner through Quilts of Compassion Disaster Response Team.
there you have it. my contribution to this years Hands2Help!
i love the thought that these quilts will bring comfort and warmth to another person during a trying time in their life.