Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hands2Help Charity Quilt to Gift

This spring I decided to participate in the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2014. There were three great charities which we could donate a quilt, and since cancer has been such a dreadful part of my family history, I decided I'd make a child's quilt for the Happy Chemo group.


This was one of the first quilts I made. Pretty simple.  But it has that really soft Minky backing that makes it perfect for snuggling. Or for a child to cuddle into and feel warm. And cozy. I want to say feel safe, but I dare not go that far for a child with cancer. After all, quilts can only provide little bits of comfort.


It will be a good quilt for the right family.


The colors have always reminded me of a Western theme. Maybe it's those curliques in the red that remind me of lassos?

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with for their donations. 

Definitely quilting with a smile!
Barb

11 comments:

  1. Mine was in the mail yesterday to Happy Chemo as well. The minky will make yours especially comfy!

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  2. Love that quilt and I am sure whoever is lucky to get it will love it. Thanks for sharing. Susie x

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  3. Simple patchwork makes the best quilts. That minky on the back will add even more comfort to the quilt. Nice job!

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  4. Looks warm and cozy. :) I am sure it will be well loved. :)

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  5. This is definitely a cuddly comforting quilt! Just wondering, did you tack it anywhere throughout or did you let the topstitching hold the layers together? and is there a batting layer? Thank you.

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  6. You had a eye for color when you first started to quilt! Someone is going to be very Happy! My mother our Charity Comm. leader this year. Since January I have quilted 12 for her, I made one from scratch and have 6 more of hers to quilt--they are piling up!!!

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  7. We have a group here that makes almost lap sized quilts for chemo patients but they are mostly adults. I used to make smocked gowns for babies that were born dead (so they were presented to the parents better than a blanket) and it was always sad making them. I have never used minky before, great idea.

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  8. I've never used minky as a backing, is it hard to work with? The quilt is beautiful!

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  9. Oh there's nothing better than a quilt with a minky backing. I love it.

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  10. Barb, that is a beautiful quilt, sure to make some child feel happy and loved! Thank you so much for participating in the Challenge this year!

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  11. The minky backing will really make it cozy. Great fabric choices.

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