Monday, May 31, 2021

H2H Challenge 2021

 here are the quilts that i have made for this years Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge that Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts each year.  this year is the 11th year that Sarah has done this challenge and i am happy to say that i have participated every year in this challenge.  


Below are the quilts that i made and where they went.

#1 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo



#2 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo


#3 - Covered In Love


#4 - Covered In Love


Sarah gave an great option this year of giving a quilt to a HomeTown Hero.  the quilt below went to a local medical office to a deserving provider.


i worked on these quilts this Spring on a quilt retreat for a week with my best quilting buddy.  below is a pic of some of the quilts we finished that week.


hop over to Sarah's blog and check out the other quilts that people made this year. 

happy sewing.




Monday, June 1, 2020

H2H Quilt Challenge 2020

here are the quilts that i have made for this years Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge that Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts each year.  this year is the 10th year that Sarah has done this challenge and i am happy to say that i have participated every year in this challenge.  so this year i decided to make 10 quilts for the H2H Charity Quilt Challenge to celebrate the 10 years of the amazing challenge.

Below are the quilts that i made and where they went.

#1 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo



#2 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo


#3 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo


#4 - Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo


#5 - Little Lambs


#6 - Mercyful Quilts


#7 - Mercyful Quilts


#8 - Caregivers Quilt Initiative


#9 - Quilts of Compassion


#10 - Quilts of Compassion


there you have all 10 of them.  i love making quilts for the H2H Charity Quilt Challenge every year.  i love knowing that they bring joy to people in the world who need it the most.

hop over to Sarah's blog and check out the other quilts that people made this year. 

happy sewing.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

H2H Quilt Challenge 2019


here are the quilts that i have made and am in the process of making for the H2H Quilt Challenge that Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict hosts each year.



this quilt is all cut - even the backing, batting and binding.  i will get it together this weekend.

the ones below are all finished and ready to be mailed.







Happy Sewing

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hands2Help 2017 Quilts

i save quilts through out the year for the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.  there is no rule saying you have to make them from the time it stars until the time it ends.  if that was the case i might get one quilt done.

below are the quilts that i have happily sent off.


this pattern is called 3 Layer Cake i saw it made up in a quilt store in Bend, OR on my last trip to Sisters.  the store was out of the patterns so i had them order me one and mail it to me.  before i got the pattern i bought 3 layer cakes because i assumed that is what i would need to make the pattern.  in short... it's not.


a fun twisted 4-patch that a friend of mine showed me.


i think this is the Mod 9-patch pattern from the Moda Bake Shop.


a pattern from the Easy Peasy line of patterns.


i found this pattern in a jelly roll pattern book.


self made cut and construct as you go pattern.  the fabric sizes that i had really dictated to the results of this quilt.  it was fun to put together.

go check out Confessions of a Fabric Addicts blog to see all of the other quilts that people have made for this years H2H Challenge.

happy sewing

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hands2Help 2017

it has been awhile since i have posted here.  ok.... almost a year but i can not think of a better reason to write a blog post than the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2017.  H2H is hosted by the wonderful Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Sarah has done this challenge since 2011 and through H2H has donated over 400 quilts to various organizations which is simply amazing.

i have participated in H2H since Sarah stated it.  i think i met Sarah through an online bee block swap back when those were super popular.  Sarah has a great blog that is active and full of many fun things if you are into quilting.  i decided to look back on my blog at the quilts that i have sent out through H2H to different charities.

2011


2012


2013


2014


2015








2016




in all honesty i forgot about several of these quilts - the patterns and the fabrics.  makes me smile when i remember making them and sending them off to their new homes.  i really enjoy sewing and quilting and even more i love sharing it with people that i will never meet.  

i encourage each of you to go visit Sarah and take a look at the H2H Quilt Challenge.  there are some great charities and several quilt size options that i am sure you will find one that will work for you.

happy sewing

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Moon Shine

when Tula Pink's Moon Shine line came out (like most of her collections) i fell in love with it.  the bright colors, the large scale prints, the dots......  everything about the line makes me happy.  i have made a few bags from this line but i had a fat quarter set of it knowing that i wanted to make a quilt using it.


it's Tula and for some crazy/strange reason i have to have a quilt out of each of Tula's collections.  this self imposed rule started with Neptune.  i have yet to part with one of my Tula quilts so i have a collection going.


it took me a while to figure out which quilt pattern i wanted to use for Moon Shine.  i really didn't want to chop up the large scale prints into tiny pieces.  i was going through my patterns and came across this one.  its a pattern that a friend of mine gave me after she made it at a quilt camp years ago.  i remember her being frustrated with the pattern so that is probably why i kept skipping over it when looking for a pattern.


the pattern was a tad funky.  making various units and then following the layout.  it was one of the rare patterns that i actually read first several times before i even cut the fabric.  i think i even might have used a highlighter on the pattern.  probably why i passed it onto another quilter at camp.  lol.  i quilted it with a diamond pattern made from straight lines quilted diagonally across the quilt.  


the front of the quilt used all of the bright fabric so i used the remaining fat quarters as well as some additional Tula fabric for the pieced backing.  i had one unit left over that wasn't used on the front so i sewed it into the back.  just shaking it up a bit.

this is one of my favorite quilts right now.  i need to get it trimmed and bound.  also, this is my 6th quilt that i have quilted this year out of the 10 quilt tops that i started with.  i have 2 quilt tops that i didn't get finished at quilt camp last month that i am going to get put together then i will start quilting quilt #7.  it will be an adventure to say the least.  come back and see how i quilted it.

happy sewing

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Prince Charming Dwell

another quilt that i finished the quilting on is my Prince Charming Dwell quilt.  the pattern is Dwell from Camille Roskelley and i used Tula Pink's Prince Charming fabric line for it.  i only made 9 houses so its a nice wall hanging size.


i had fun quilting this one with various quilting patterns and thread changes.  



here is the back of the quilt.  not a very good picture but you can kind of see the quilting that i did on the houses.  i did a stipple in the negative space and i also added some smoke waves coming out of each chimney.


i love this line of fabric.  it is one of my favorites from Tula.  it should look great in my future sewing area next to my Neptune sewing machine quilt wall hanging.


this is my 5th quilt that i have quilted this year out of the 10 quilt tops i started with.  i quilted this while i was at a friends house for a short weekend.  i also got my Moonshine quilt finished there too.  i will post about that one next.  that leaves me with 4 tops left to quilt and i have saved the larger ones for the end.  the next one i have ready to go is my Tula Pink log cabin Beads quilt.  i am going to be trying something new with that one.....  wish me luck.

i have also been to quilt camp since i last blogged so i will need to do a post on that trip as well.  

happy sewing