Saturday, April 15, 2017

H2H Time!

It's time to link up our progress on our 2017 H2H quilts!  I'm happy to report this year that my quilt is done -- almost.  The quilt itself is done.  It was mailed to Emily for Happy Chemo yesterday.  She should get it by Friday, 4/21.  THEN it can be gifted to someone that just needs a happy hug.

Let's take a look at all the love that went into the quilt that I call My Heart Skips a Beat.  (I don't usually name my quilts, but this one just happened.)  I like the way some of the blocks were left blank (without an applique heart) to make things interesting.

I won these blocks from Linda who blogs at Art In Search..  Linda puts together beautiful comfort quilts.  These "Hearts Galore" were blocks given to Linda.  She put them up for adoption.  The orphan block adoption was hosted by Cynthia's blog, Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  This quilt will be donated to Happy Chemo as an H2H quilt.  Emily from Em's Scrap bag will be distributing the quilts.  H2H stands for Hands to Help.  It's a comfort quilt charity drive that is driven by Sarah Craig at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Look at all the LOVE that has gone into this quilt already.

It measures 61" x 93".  I quilted it with one of my new to me pantographs.  I recently purchased a whole box of them on APQS.  It was great practice for me and it turned out quite cute (if I don't say so myself.)

The back is super scrappy.  This month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC17) at Angela's blog, SoScrappy,  we are focusing on using multi-colored fabrics that don't really fit into a color family.  I thought that would be a great place for some bright, fun fabrics.  There are bright pinks, fishing lures, hearts, flowers, picnic foods, plaids, ducks in the garden, buttons, and some scrappy bow tie blocks.  They worked perfectly for the back of the quilt.

Here in the plaid fabric you can see some of the 10" Feathered Paisley pantograph quilting.  The design is by Anne Bright at

Easter Sunday is the first check-in linky for this year's Hands2Help Challenge.  I am sharing it there - and cheering on fellow quilters!  The linky party will stay open from Sunday 4/16 at 12:01 AM CST until Saturday 4/22 at 11:59 PM CST. Make sure you check out Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see all the gorgeous inspiration!  You can find the party here.

I was great practice for me to try pantographs again.  I haven't done one for a few years. 
I love a striped binding!  This multi-colored stripe was fun for it.
Somehow all this scrappy goodness works for this quilt.  I love it when it all comes together.  The binding is a multi-colored fabric as well.  I love a striped binding.