Saturday, May 26, 2018

H2H 2018 Quilts

Once again, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has hosted a wonderful challenge to quilters.  Judging by the quilts posted to the 2018 Hands 2 Help Challenge linky, this year is probably the best year ever.  Due to severe procrastination and a bad case of distraction, I did not complete the 2 projects I had intended to donate to the H2H Challenge.  Luckily, the many UFO's I constantly complain about came to the rescue.  Through a wonderful stroke of luck, one of this year's featured charity organizations, Victoria's Quilts Canada, requested quilt tops.  I had two tops that fit the 50 x 70 requirement and one top that needed an extra row of blocks to comply.

Since the tops have been hanging around my sewing room for a while, I thought they might enjoy being photographed in new surroundings.  On Thursday, my husband and I took a trip to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.  The NYBG is one of the premier gardens in the world and the largest located in any city in the United States.  New York City has botanical gardens and arboretums located in each of its five boroughs, but the NYBG in the Bronx is the most spectacular of all.

We managed to find a beautiful late blooming lilac in the recently refurbished lilac garden.  The fragrance was delightful.  This is the third Gumdrop quilt I have made.  I love how it uses up tons of 2.5 inch scraps and looks so bright and lively.

The Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden produces blooms from May to October.  June is the most magnificent month.  The garden is awash with blooms representing almost any type of rose you can imagine, from China Roses to Climbers and Knock Out Roses and everything in between.  We found a lovely climbing rose bush that was very fragrant. Unfortunately, the bench was slightly shaded, but it didn't take away from the beauty of the flowers.

I couldn't fit all three tops in my tote bag for the trip to the NYBG so it was photographed at home.

Thanks to Sarah for another great Hands 2 Help Challenge.  I loved that this year's challenge not only gave a choice of charities to choose from, but each charity requested a different type of quilt and or top.  Hopefully, I will get the two baby quilts done and they can go out in the mail to the Little Lambs Foundation for Kids.

Visit Sarah's Confessions of a Fabric Addict and check out all of the fabulous quilts and tops donated to this year's challenge.  Unfortunately, I didn't post mine in time so I linked up with Sarah's Can I Get A Whoop Whoop.


  1. Really super quilt tops! Victoria's will be so thrilled to receive them :)

  2. That looks so pretty there! I do love your gumdrops, and have it on my list to try too.

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  4. They are beautiful, Kathleen! So glad you found something in your UFO pile - that's a win-win!!

  5. I love your Gum Drop quilt. So much color and fun.

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