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.


  1. Slow and steady wins the race! I'm sorry your knee is taking longer to heal and hope that you continue to improve each day. The H2H deadline is arbitrary, and all those charities will love getting your donations later in the year. They are so cute, especially the framed squares :)

  2. Katie, I love all your beautiful quilts and I have no doubt that (a) your knee will heal and (b) lots of babies at Jack's Basket and Little Lambs will feel the love from your quilts! As Louise said, the deadline is arbitrary, so work at your own pace! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!!

  3. You’ve got an impressive bunch of quilts winding their way through the assembly line. Surprisingly enough I think my favorites are the strip quilts. I’ve made strip quilts before but they weren’t serene looking like yours are. Great choice of fabrics. I may have to try one like yours. Thanks for the eye candy.

  4. All so pretty. You really have sewn a lot. Wishing you a fast recovery from the knee surgery.

  5. A lot of beautiful and sweet quilts, kids will love them! I love the four-patch quilts ;)

  6. Such darling tops. Let me know if I can help you with the quilting. I wish you a speedy recovery. Stay safe.

  7. Whoa. You've been busy making donation quilts! Good for you! I'm sorry to hear your knee replacement has been giving you challenges. Sounds like you need a sewing machine with a "no foot control" option. I didn't know until after I'd bought my sewing machine that it has that capability. It's been great to use when I've had an angiogram of my leg (to clear arterial blockages due to peripheral artery disease). Following the procedure, for a week there's no lifting, and I was told I couldn't use my foot on the sewing machine foot control. So, the push-button way of sewing is a great alternative. Hope you recover soon so you can have the good feeling of more finishes.

  8. Hi Katie, those are really cute quilts. Don't be so hard on yourself. Recovering is more important than getting those quilts done. Then you can always zoom them off :-) Please consider linking up to Free Motion Mavericks next time you visit. We'd love to have you join the fun! Take care.

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  10. A lot of beautiful and sweet quilts, kids will love them! I love the four-patch quilts.thanks for the share

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