Monday, September 17, 2018

Bloggers Fall Festival - 2018

It's time for the fall Bloggers Quilt Festival and I thought I would share one of my favorite quilts - the Georgia tulips quilt.

Since I give most of my quilts away, I thought that I needed something of my own and was inspired by the cover quilt on the book "Georgia Quilts".

I really had no idea how to recreate that quilt, so I kinda made up the process as I went along. 





I used every scrap in my scrap box, and did not edit anything.  If it was in the box, it got used and in no particular order.

The string pieced tulips are hand sewn together and then hand sewn to the background.  It was then hand quilted in a free-form manner.





I love seeing this bright, cheerful quilt hanging on my wall everyday!  I have even been thinking about making a larger quilt for my bed.

Please check out some of the other quilts shared in the Bloggers Quilt Festival.


Sunday, May 20, 2018

2018 Hands 2 Help Final

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This year's challenge is now ending and it's time for the final link up.

I thought I may have time to work on another quilt, but the final count for this year's challenge is 8 small, scrappy house quilts that are off to the Little Lambs Foundation for Kids.  I work on building house blocks throughout the year, that way I have enough blocks to build quilts during the Hands 2 Help season.

The happy, scrappy house pattern is my go to for charity quilts.  I really like how well all the scraps work together.



I realized after I mailed the quilts that I didn't get a good photo of the completed quilt, so this photo is from last year's challenge.

Please check out all the other Hands 2 Help quilts and I hope that you join us for next year's challenge.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

2018 Hands 2 Help Status Update

I have been thinking lately that maybe I should be more careful for what I wish for.

Last Christmas, I wished for scraps - and wow, did I get scraps.  I got so many scraps, that I started working on my 2018 Hands 2 Help (H2H) quilts using my favorite pattern Happy, Scrappy Houses.  I lost count of how many times I have made quilts using this pattern.

With the challenge coming to a close, this year I believe that I will have completed 8 (yes, 8!) small house quilts and 2 quilt tops.


It was very hot and sunny outside today, but I did get a quick photo of a few of the quilts.  

I hope everyone is meeting their goals for this challenge and I can't wait to see the final quilts.  

More H2H status posts at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Also posting my scrap status today at Oh Scrap!


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Scrappy Stripes

I came home from vacation and found a box of scraps in my mail.  How fun!

I immediately knew that I wanted to make some blocks for this month's Covered In Love block drive. 

This month's block is a scrappy stripe block created by Cynthia who has asked for blocks in warm colors of orange, red, yellow, or purple.  


I dont think that I have ever made a yellow quilt before, but seeing all these bright blocks on my design wall make me think I need a yellow quilt.


Friday, May 12, 2017

Finish It Friday - Double Star Quilts

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Oh, yes I did finish this pair of double star quilts this week for the H2H Challenge!



Why 2 Star quilts?  Well.......I had one complete quilt cut out, but then somehow misplaced a stack of the pieces.  So, I went ahead and cut new pieces to make the 1st quilt top.  Then, I found the original stack of pieces and thought that I should just add some new pieces and finish a second quilt.

Two more finished quilts for this year's Hands 2 Help Challenge.  I have to finish the binding on one more quilt and then I will be done with the challenge.  Thank you to everyone who gave me scraps for Christmas.  Don't worry, I still have plenty more scraps to get me through 2017 (I think).

Linking today to Finish It Friday and to Whoop, Whoop Friday.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sew Some Love - H2H

It is getting close to the end of this year's Hands 2 Help Challenge, and my projects are starting to get finished.  


This weekend I finished another Lolly quilt.  It is a wild, scrappy mixture of patterns, but it seems to work together great.

Next up, I am hoping to finish the binding on a few more quilts and then I will move on to working on this month's Covered In Love blocks.

Linking today to Hands 2 Help Progress and to Sew Some Love.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Finish - Charming Plus Quilts

This week I was able to finish 2 quilts!  Yes, 2 quilts are complete and mailed off as part of this year's Hands 2 Help Challenge.

Both of these quilts were created during the Charming Plus Quilt Along.



The blocks sizes are slightly different between the quilts and was determined by the size of the scraps that I had.  The bright quilt on the left was made entirely from scraps that I received from several people last Christmas.  I couldn't believe that all of theses scraps supported the same color scheme.

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Hopefully, I will have a few more quilts completed for this challenge.

Linking today to Finish It Friday and Whoop, Whoop Friday.