Friday, June 5, 2015

Two Quilts for Hands2Help

I'm just about ready to fulfill my commitment for Hands2Help. The quilts are supposed to be shipped by June 12. I may not quite make that deadline but I won't be far behind. My African Stars quilt just came back from being quilted. The white you see around three sides of the picture below is the extra batting that needs to be trimmed away from the body of the quilt.

I still have to make the binding, then apply it and sew it down. So it's possible I'll have it ready to ship by June 12 but I'm not going to kick myself if I don't quite make it.

Here's a shot in which you may be able to see the quilting design my son used:

It might show up better after the quilt has been bound and washed and dried.

And another detail shot, just because. The oranges really aren't quite that in-your-face in person!

The other quilt I'm sending to Layers of Hope/Quilting 911 is currently in a local quilt show. I never did get a full picture of it to share with you here. The gals organizing the show were kind enough to take this one and send it to me for you:

I'm calling this one "To Market, to Market." Both of these quilts measure about 60" x 80."

And now it's time to do something with those Depression-era print blocks I showed you a couple of weeks ago!


  1. Well done you! Binding's always my favourite part of the process, because it means the quilt is almost finished, but I know people who leave it for ages because they hate doing it. Which are you?

  2. Sue, those are awesome quilts! Love the African fabrics - orange is a special favorite of mine, so you can't get too "in your face" for me! Thanks for participating in the Challenge this year!

  3. Both quilts turned out so lovely! My favourite part of a quilt is binding too... a journey around the completed quilt.

  4. Lovely African stars quilt. You still have a week to get the binding finished - definitely doable.

  5. These look amazing. Are those fabrics the African waxed cottons I've seen a lot of lately?

  6. Your son did the quilting?? How AWESOME is that?!!!! Good luck with finishing by the 12th. You. CAN. do it!!

  7. I cannot wait to see how it looks in person, you are amazing and thank you for blessing us all the time!

  8. both of these quilts are fabulous!

  9. Amazing what you did with those fabrics. :)


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