Friday, May 1, 2020

Hand2Help Quilt Finish

Happy May Day!
When I was a young girl I used to always love making paper baskets and filling them with flowers to leave on neighbors' doors.

I should think about starting that tradition up again one of these years!



But today I am sharing the first of two Hands2Help donation quilts.
I made it using one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilt techniques - it is made from leftover 2.5" binding strips.  I focused on oranges, red, and pinks paired with blues and purples.



I didn't have quite enough 2.5" strips so I pulled some fabrics from the scrap bins.  Rather than cut the scraps up small, I made some larger four patches to mix in with the rest of the blocks.


I used one of the backing I purchased from Connecting Threads and played around with a swooping quilting  pattern.



It is happy and colorful and hopefully will brighten someone's day!

I still want to make at least one more Hands2Help quilt so I need to dig through my sewing room to see what I can come up with.

Hopefully I get started on something this weekend!





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19 comments:

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the surprise of the larger 4 patches here and there! Your quilt is perfectly appropriate for May Day - bright and colorful!

Gretchen Weaver said...

This is so pretty! I'm using the same design for Modern Amish but I want to make this in other colors too, someday!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I always love a good colorful 16-patch like this one. It's such a great block for strips and mixing colors. Stay safe and healthy.

Florida Farm Girl said...

What a great idea. I have a stash of strips and leftovers from various places and I'd bet there's more than enough for a lap quilt. Love how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

I started making a 16 patch and love the idea of using some larger squares to make 4 patch blocks to add to them. Thanks for sharing. Your quilt if very colorful.

Linda said...

I love the bright colors!! It's beautiful. I'm sure it will make someone very happy! :-)

Vicki in MN said...

I am sure it will brighten someone's day to receive your creative quilt. Nice job!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

I have three baby quilts lined up to quilt for the Hands2Help. I am going to try and longarm two at a time. Yikes.

Cathy said...

Oh goodness...I love the happy color scheme and I also like the idea of filling in with some four patches. Just looking at a pic of it brightened my day!

I didn't sign up for H2H this year for the first year in a long time. I donate to several fav places already throughout the year and will just continue with that.

KatieQ said...

I love the way you snuck in some 4 patches. It's nice to find a little surprise to contrast among the other blocks.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a fun quilt!! I like your solution to using up all of those leftover binding strips. Bright and cheerful is definitely going to win over the heart of the recipient!

Paula DiMattei said...

What a wonderful quilt!. It sure brought a smile to my face. I’m sure the recipient will LOVE it.

Mystic Quilter said...

Ooooh I love the colour fix in this quilt Cynthia, glorious!

Louise said...

Great colors in this one! And I love that sinuous quilting :)

Joni said...

I just love your color combos! This is such a lively quilt and will make someone so cheered and comforted. Connecting Threads wide backings are still on sale for a few more days, good time to stock up! I'm taking advantage of the rainy weekend to play hard with your Spin quilt pattern in the quilty fun room.

Carol E. said...

A nice, happy quilt. Which initiative are you sending it to? I'm boxing one up today to send to Quilts of Compassion.

Rebecca Grace said...

This is beautiful, Cynthia! Adding the four-patches was a stroke of genius; I think it really adds a lot to the quilt to mix up the scale a bit like that.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh it is so happy and colorful!!! I love that color palette!!

Michele said...

A variety of pretty scraps always turns into a great quilt. I'm sure whoever receives it will love it.

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