Friday, May 15, 2020

A Quilty Hug

I finally found some free time to spend in my sewing room this week.
It was just the therapy I needed!

I turned these old leftovers into blocks.  There were some homespuns, brushed cottons and cut apart old shirts.

The blocks were simple enough to make.  Just start with a square and insert some strips.  Then it is just a matter of trimming the block to size.  Mine measured 8".

Once I finished all the blocks. I sewed in more sashing and cornerstones.  I didn't have any large cuts of plaid, so I left it without a border.  I just added a wider strip of the rust fabric.

You can see it more in this photo.  I also wanted to add a bit more length so I made the top and bottom strip just a bit bigger.

As you can see, I used a bit of everything in this quilt. 

On the back, I used one of the backing fabric I picked up on my last purchase through Connecting Threads.

In fact, here is a pic of the fabrics I bought - two of them went into this quilt and the striped one was used on my Dog quilt.  I need to place another big order with them soon....I am using up a lot of my backing stash!

 Here is the whole quilt.  I am donating it for the Hands2Help Challenge hosted by Sarah.  This one will go to Emily for a Quilty Hug.  I have been sending her quilts for this event for years.

If you want to read more about the Hands2Help event, you can do so here.  And Emily has written about Quilty Hugs on her blog here.

Stay well Everyone!

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  1. I love what you have done! Such a great quilt for a great cause.

  2. Love how you went bold with the Xs and sashing. Made a great design and the plaids were perfect. Good for you to use so much stash fabric ... now you truly deserve an enhancement!

  3. I like that! It really makes a neat design where four blocks come together! Looks perfect for Quilty Hugs, and would even be one that a man would like.

  4. Lovely quilt for a wonderful project. Well done...xox

  5. Great way to use up those plaids! I love the connecting peachy-rust colour too. Off to do a little stash shopping now I guess!

  6. I knew it was going to be a wonderful quilt, but it's much better than I imagined! Great job! I really love it!

  7. I love the movement in these blocks! And the setting cornerstones seem to float and look extra complicated. Great finish, Cynthia! Thanks for donating it :)

  8. You are SO SO fast!! and that quilt turned out great!

  9. Oh, I love the way this turned out. It would be a nice quilty hug for anyone.

  10. I like it a lot too! I imagine the center squares in the ax’s May be tricky to get centered! For me, it would be a challenge! It looks great!

  11. Wow I love that pattern and I love that it is going to a good cause. Well done.

  12. It would never have occurred to me to use that rust, and it's the perfect bridge color for this palette. Yahoo for your finish!

  13. Great quilt and great pattern! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!


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