Sunday, May 20, 2018

17 H2H quilts

Sarah, over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, is running her annual Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge. I decided to take on the challenge again and got a few of the ladies in my Wednesday quilting group, Quilters with Heart, to join me. We got some of our quilt tops finished for Emily's Quilty Hugs, and also made some tops for Victoria's Quilts Canada.

For Emily:
Some of these tops have been waiting for their turn on the long arm for years!

At least ten years waiting to be quilted.
This was a new project.
This was also about ten years waiting it's turn on the long arm.
This quilt top was made many years ago by one of our friends who has since moved into an assisted living home and we miss her very much.

These next four quilts I made (and yes the blue one has been quilted and bound since the picture) and the other ladies in our group bound them for me.

For Victoria's Quilts Canada: 

We received a donation of four large tubs of beautiful fabric. What a blessing but where to put it all? We saw Sarah's challenge as an opportunity to quickly stitch up some quilt tops, use some of this donated fabric but not add to the huge pile of tops waiting to be quilted.

The first thing we did with the donated fabric was make color piles and then color groupings. Then we cut the first few groupings into tumblers on the GO. The next couple of groupings became 2.5" strips. There are many many more quilt tops to be made but below are the completed tops so far.

These last five I had cut and prepped ahead of time and then sewed up over a rainy weekend.

Thank you to Sarah for the challenge and motivation to get these 17 quilts and tops finished and out my door. It's been fun. Please check out the other wonderful quilts made for these worthy causes.



Carol E. said...

17!! I am so impressed! WTG!

Danice G said...

So many beautiful quilts. This is truly amazing. Helping Hands 2 Help every year is something that I also do. I am also working on finishing all of the many OFOs quilt tops I have not finished.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

Your group has been so busy. I am sure the recipients will be delighted and grateful for your lovely quilts.

Ramona said...

Wow! You have been busy! The scrappy quilts you made are beautiful! That was some collection of wonderful scraps if you were able to make all of those quilts. Great finishes!

Sarah Craig said...

Melinda, you and your group have been so wonderfully productive and generous! Do you all regularly do charity work from donations?

Sharon Tucker said...

WOW!!! Your group is amazing! All these quilts will be loved so much

berylthepearl said...

Wow, 17 quilts! That’s amazing. Lucky recipients!

Louise said...

What a fantastic group of quilts and tops! My favorites are the strip ones on white backgrounds with columns of little squares. Some of those others have been "marinating" a long time...10 years. But now they are off to their forever homes, to do their important work of offering comfort. Thank you for all this hard work :)

BunkHouseQuilts said...

Wow, They are all so very nice. Isn't it great to receive tubs of fabric to use up in creative ways. My very, very favorite quilt is the wild black/white, light blue one--the 12th photo, I think...I LOVE it!!

JanineMarie said...

Marvelous set of quilts! Your group did a fantastic job of sorting out the fabrics for the tumbler quilts.