Friday, May 24, 2019

Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Finish, OMG, and Finished or Not Friday

This is my first time participating in a Hand2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge. Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict has been hosting these challenges since 2011! I'm excited to send this quilt to Bernie at Needle and Foot for her charity Mercyful Quilts.

This is my second time using Yellow Brick Road as a pattern. In spite of the pop of bright fabrics, I am hoping this is neutral gender enough to be used by a male.

For the backing, I had a quilt-width blender in my stash that I purchased from a LQS years ago, and I didn't have to piece it -yay!

I added cornerstones for a little interest, and this is my first time making a border and binding in the same color, which I like a lot!

I tried something different with quilting - a kind of quadrant design. I used a hera marker initially then pretty much eyeballed it. That's why it's a bit wavy and out of line. And I ran out of spray baste, so there are wrinkles after quilting. But as the trendy folks like to say,"it's organic"!

As you can see in the photos below, May was a busy month! Our second grandson was born, and I spent a few days helping out while my daughter was in the hospital, our oldest granddaughter graduated high school, and our son turned 49, and we will celebrate his birthday on Sunday. Garden weeding and planting was a priority this month, and there were times this past week that I doubted I would finish this quilt in time for the deadline on the final linky party. But last night I powered through and finished hand-sewing the binding at 9:00.

Little Everett was born May 7 and named after my Dad. He is so sweet.

Our oldest granddaughter graduated high school May 17. She posed
with my husband and me and my son and his beautiful family.

The garden is starting to come on! We've picked some onions and a few tomatoes so far.

Quilt details:
Finished size:
52" x 70"

Yellow Brick Road by Atkinson Designs

Skinny Vines in Lime by Valentina Ramos for Robert Kaufman
Solid Lemon
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
Chamberry by Carolee McMullin for Adorn It
Kona Coal
Grunge in Grey Paper by Basic Grey for Moda
Blue plaid - unnmarked stash fabric
Hobby Lobby's version of Grunge in dark blue

From the Mary Rose Collection by Quilt Gate

Border and binding:
Hobby Lobby's version of Grunge in dark blue

Superior Threads So Fine #50 in Genoa Grey

I'm happy to link to Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge final linkup. I am also linking to One Monthly Goal at Patty's Elm Street Quilts and Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts.


  1. What an incredibly dear thing to do, making a quilt to donate to a charity. I think yours is perfect for a male. I also like the binding in the same overall color as the quilt. Your newest grandson is so sweet. Your family has really been busy this past month!

    1. Well Pattie, it is good to have a place to give a quilt where I know it will be used, but there are prizes to be had too for this challenge. I kind of forgot to mention that! ;)

  2. I think this quilt will appeal to anyone, Linda. I love the touch of plaid! So many fun days for you lately. Sweet photos,❤️

    1. Thank you Janine. I think that plaid is my favorite fabric on the quilt, and of course there is no name on the selvedge!

  3. You have had a busy month! A new grandbaby and a graduate all at the same time, plus you finished the H2H quilt - I'm impressed! Your quilt looks great - I really like the blues and greens together.

  4. Beautiful quilt and I am sure it will be well received by anyone lucky enough to have it gifted to them. Congratulations on the birth of your second grandson he looks gorgeous! You have a wonderful family! Christine xx

    1. Thank you Christine, I really appreciate it!

  5. Very nice! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!


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