Friday, April 20, 2018

Hands2Help Quilt Finish

I have participated in the Hands2Help Quilt Drive (hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict) for the last few years.  In fact, this year I will be a guest blogger on her blog Sunday the 22nd.  I will be talking about using scraps to make donation quilts.



I decided to make another quilt this year for Happy Chemo.  I wanted my quilt to be bright and happy so I decided on pink and yellow.  I pulled a few yellows, a few pinks and some fabrics with both colors in them.  I thought something brighter might be called for so I grabbed a few hot pinks to add to the mix.



I wanted this quilt to be 100% scrappy.  To ensure the best yield from my fabrics, I decided to cut 5 x 8" rectangles.  I also cut some 1.5" wide sticks from one of the hot pink fabrics.




So I didn't have to lay out a bunch of small pieces up on my design wall, I sewed up some of the fabrics into the above components.  I think this just speeds up the assembly process.




I then just added in bits to make the quilt as wide and as long as I wanted.  Once I sewed all my rectangles into rows, my quilt wasn't going to be quite long enough so I added in some pink horizontal strips.



Sorry about the poor photo but it really is a bright happy quilt.  I thought the pink color was appropriate for someone to snuggle with while receiving chemo.



 Even the back is in soft pinks and yellow.  

The quilt has already been sent off to Emily and I hope it can brighten someone's day real soon.

If you want to find out more information about the Hands2Help event, you can read about it more on Sarah's blog.  There is still time to join in!




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23 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think it turned out great - I still need to quilt my last one which is going to happy chemo as well -

Quilter Kathy said...

A wonderful quilt that will surely brighten someone's world! Great job!

ShirleyC said...

Beautiful and sweet!

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is a fun and sunny quilt- someone will adore it. Can't wait to see your post!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

It is bright and happy....sure to be an appreciated and used quilty hug. Hoping to get my quilted tonight.

Mari said...

Lovely finish! It's so cheery. I love pink and yellow together, but they are very difficult to photograph.

Veronica said...

Your quilt reminds me of lemonade.

grammajudyb said...

As a breast cancer survivor I can assure you that this quilt will be received with gratitude. It is so cute. I am looking forward to your guest post on Sunday!

Anonymous said...

It's a lovely quilt and the colors are so bright and cheerful! I'm sure the recipient will be so very grateful that someone took the time and love to put together a quilt for them. Nadine W. rnwillis@velotech.net

Janice Holton said...

That quilt would definitely brighten my day! It is a great gift. :)

Louise said...

Pretty and happy! A perfect combo to give comfort. I'm looking forward to reading your guest post :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Definitely a bright, happy, cheery quilt! And such a good idea for something that would go together quickly for Happy Quilting!

Karen's Korner said...

Some lucky person is going to feel very special when snuggled in that pretty quilt.

Kate said...

Very bright and sunny! It will definitely brighten someone's day.

Gina said...

A gorgeous quilt. Somebody will be very lucky receiving this xx

Kathy said...

A perfectly happy quilt. Yummy colors!

Jamie Janow Elfert said...

I love your finish and the colors are perfect!

Sandy said...

That is a perfect chemo quilt. Great use of scraps. I always love a pink and yellow quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

It is definitely a bright and happy quilt, and I can tell you from experience it will brighten someone's day immensely! Hugs!

Ramona said...

Your quilt is so bright and cheery. It will bring a smile to someones face for sure.

Joanna said...

Cheerful and lovely. It'll be much appreciated.

Sandy said...

That's really cute. I'm looking forward to reading your guest post!

Anonymous said...

It will certainly brighten someone's day! Pink lemonade. =)

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