I have been working behind the scenes, a bit, on the quilts for the Hands 2 Help quilt donation drive. This year I have five, last year I made six, seems like I have more time this year, but I have been making the Unity quilt, so that takes up a bunch of sewing time too. I can honestly say that these quilts are all made from my in house stash. Even made a few franken-battings and pieced backings. Yesterday I quilted the last two, the binding will go on today, and I am hoping that I can get them out to the post office early this week. I ordered a batch of stamps and tyvek envelopes, thinking I could get everything packed up at home and then make a quick trip to the post office. Our town has a small office branch, the sales desk area is quite small, so the less time I spend there, the better.
These three quilts are for the Little Lambs program. I wanted to keep them bright and cheery, but also hard wearing, able to go through many washings and dryings. The sizes are within those requested by the organizers. I used up most of a layer cake and a whole pile of solid scraps and charms. The purple one is a pattern from Jo at Jo’s Country Junction called Brick house.
These two are going to Quilty Hugs. Last year, a very good friend of ours went through chemo for throat cancer. I made him a special quilt with this comic book themed fabric and his favorite football teams logo fabric on the back. The scraps are made into one of these quilts. The second quilt is made from the same scraps as those above, but I used an idea/pattern that a guest blogger, Kate, posted about at Confessions of a Fabric Addict . It’s called Charming Bingo block, a split nine patch derivative.
The quilting was all computerized pantographs, hearts, bubbles, loops, rainbows and stars.
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict today for the Parade of Hands2Help quilts.