Friday, May 22, 2015

Hands to Help.....

 When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.― Bob Hope


Back in 2012 I rescued an unfinished quilt top at a second hand store while visiting my kids in Dallas.  Here is the link to that post........At the time I had planned to finish the quilt for a charity and finally....three years later....here it is! This quilt goes to Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo.....



 The top looked like this before I started and I knew I wouldn't be able to match the contrasting fabric......
   so I added some gingham yellow circles to the middle of the yellow blocks and some contrasting squares from a log cabin "cheater" fabric to the blue blocks.....then I used the yellow gingham and solid blue denim color for borders..... and the blue cheater fabric & blue denim color for the backing...finished it off with some random stippling and machine embroidery...







http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/p/hands2help_11.html


 So I also made a little flannel and cotton baby blanket from a kit I found and in retrospect I wish I had filled it with batting but since the directions didn't ask for it I left it out........It is really quilted because I added some machine embroidery to each block but I think it is really more of a Doll quilt or baby blanket.........it is about 30x36................

  I wanted to stay true to the pink and green theme so I used pink and green embroidery thread and it is really hard to see in the photo above but here are some photos of some of the blocks.....

 



 So I guess that's all I've been up to.........I have some photos of my yard to show you but I'll wait til next time........







 Ta-Ta for now.....................