Monday, April 18, 2016

What did I sign up for? Hands2Help

Being new to quilting, I spend some time (ok way too much time) browsing the web for quilts, patterns, fabric and lots of other stuff.  So I came across Confessions of a Fabric Addict  and saw some very nice quilts.  She also has been doing for years quilts for charities.  So I signed up for her newsletter.

Well a few days latter I get an email welcoming me Hand 2 Help and thanking me for joining and agreeing to make a quilt.  Whoops!  I did what.

So I had started a quilt and didn't really have a owner in mind so I decided I would give it a shot.  So here is my quilt so far

 I chose Cool Blueberry Park charm pack by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman

 I used the She Quilts Alot layer cake coin pattern.  

Once I had the top and bottom part done, I decided to also add sashing between them, since my piecing didn't line up correctly.  The sashing is a great hiding tool.

Here is the completed top.  Now on to the backing.

I had some left overs from the layer cake and some plain white and decided on this for the backing.

So here is the backing all done.

Now it was on to doing the sandwich.

I finished up the sandwich and now need to quilt.  I know it will be lines, I just hope and can do them straight.  This will be the first quilt I have quilted on my machine.  I have sent all other quilts out for quilting.  I've practiced on the table toppers, but this will be my challenge.

So wish me luck.


  1. This top looks great. I really like it & the white sashing takes it pop!!

  2. The quilt is very pretty. It is not about straight lines. It is about the care and concern you have sewn into the quilt. It will be treasured.

  3. Kudos for you taking on this project! I smiled at your can-do attitude and your quilt is great! Someone is going to be thrilled that it belongs to them! It's very calming and very cheery at the same time.

  4. How funny that you didn't realize that you had signed up for a charity quilt project until you got the email. Looks like you were more than prepared, though. Your quilt is so striking with the way you did the double lines of sashing.

  5. Your quilt turned out beautifullly, and I'm sure your machine quilting will be wonderful. It doesn't have to be straight lines you know; you could do intentionally wavy lines.

  6. I just love the sashing with the little bits in between! All the blues and greens are so pretty together. Great job!

  7. What a great job. And you are definitely hooked now. All the best with the quilting, have fun.

  8. Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I'm off today to finish the quilting for this top. Then I'll be off to do my first binding. That scares me, but I will prevail.