It's time to reveal the finished quilts I'll be donating to the Hands2Help challenge this year. If you are unfamiliar with Hands2Help, please read all about it on Sarah Craig's blog, Confessions of Fabric Addict. Thanks to Sarah for her efforts in organizing quilters for such worthy causes.
The first quilt is for a girl, although I know a few grown-ups who would love to snuggle
with it as well. It's approximately 53" x 65".
It was made from a Benartex kit with a collection of fabrics from Princess Boutique,
by Kimiko Ikeda. The kit came with pre-cut pieces of 3"x3", 3"x6", 3"x9" and 3"x12",
along with several suggested block designs. I loved the fabric but just
wasn't thrilled with any of the block designs and layouts, so I cut the
fabric a bit and came up with my own blocks.
I am really pleased with the way it turned out. I am now on the lookout for another collection
of fabric in bright colors to make another similar quilt. I was able to find a
multi-colored paisley-type fabric for the backing. (And I've been trying to
pick off that small piece of thread on the aqua fabric, but it just won't come off.)
My second quilt is using spaceship fabric from Joann's in bright, primary colors.
It measures approximately 40" x 52".
I used a block I created that I call "X" Marks the Spot. It's the
perfect block for focus fabric that you want to highlight.
(Watch my blog for another quilt where I've used this block, in a larger size,
to make a baby quilt.)
I used the same spaceship fabric for the backing,
and I quilted it with a stars and loops design.
I've decided that both of these quilts are going to Quilts of Compassion. The quilts
are distributed to a wide variety of folks in need.
They will be put in the mail next week.
Be sure to check out all the Hands2Help quilts at the linky party.
And I think I'll get started on some quilts for next year's effort early!