Friday, June 5, 2020

Hands 2 Help Finale

As the minutes tick down, the end of the Hands 2 Help Challenge for 2020 is nearing it's close.  As usual, I had high hopes and good intentions, but only one of the nine quilt tops I made is quilted and bound.  The blue and green framed squares quilt was a UFO that sat for years until it was quilted last week.  Both quilts will be going to Little Lambs Foundation for Kids.  The quilts will be given to young children being placed in foster homes.  At 36 inches square, they are the perfect size to be packed into a bag to send along with a toddler.

 The pink, yellow and light green four patches were made as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge a few years ago.  I love the Eeyore and Winnie the Pooh fabric on the back.

 You can't might not be able to see from the picture, but the backing print is of construction cones and stop signs.

I had a partial right knee replacement in February and it is taking much longer to heal than I expected.  I can't manage to sit at the sewing machine for more than 20 minutes at a time.   I have been alternating between cutting, ironing, and piecing, but I find it hard to be consistent if I only quilt for 20 minutes.  The schedule works fine for piecing tops, so that's what I managed to do.

This teal four patch was started as part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge a few years ago.  It's currently layered and under the needle waiting for the 20 minute segments that will finish it tonight.

 This is the backing for the star quilt above.

 I have decided that this summer will be devoted to quilting the remaining tops.  They will be divided between Little Lambs and Jack's Basket.  Hopefully, I will be strong enough to spend more than 20 minutes at a time quilting or it will be a VERY slow project.

Visit Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict to see the rest of the incredible quilts made for the Hands 2 Help Challenge for 2020.