Saturday, June 2, 2012

H2H Challenge

Today is the last day to link up to Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict's Hands 2 Help (H2H) Charity Quilt Challenge.  Quilts from the challenge will be donated to the NOLA Project that sponsors trips to Louisiana to assist children still suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Katrina or to the Happy Chemo project which distributes quilts to cancer patients.
My original plan to donate 2 quilts to each project didn't come to fruition in time.  The photos below are of 2 quilts that will be going to the Happy Chemo project.  Two more quilts that are earmarked for NOLA will be finished soon.
 This quilt is X Rated from Carrie Nelson's Snibbles Times Two.  Each quilt in the book can be made in 2 sizes, from layer cakes or charms.  The gold tone Xs are from 10 inch squares, but the green Xs were cut from yardage.  The backing is the same green tone on tone as the binding.  I left off the scrappy piano key border so that the quilt would finish at 60 inches square.  I've never made one Carrie Nelson's patterns before and I really enjoyed it.  The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

The red, white, and blue quilt was made using a tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew.  It's an easy stack and whack block that starts with 8 1/2 inch squares.  The resulting blocks are 7 1/2 inches.

It's wonderful knowing that these quilts will soon have a good home thanks to Sarah and her H2H Challenge.