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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