Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hands2Help Challenge 2017

Today is the time for all participants in the Hands2Help Challenge 2017 to show our finished quilts. Hands2Help is an amazing quilt drive hosted every year by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict (love that blog name!) This is the seventh year for Hands2Help, and the number of quilts donated keeps going up every year. There were nearly 200 quilts donated last year alone! Judging from the number of quilts already shared, it seems quite possible that there will be even more quilts this year.

I have been making an effort to finish up some of my UFOs this year and decided to combine that effort with the H2H Challenge. I pulled out a quilt top that had been made in 1999 as a teaching sample, quilted it up and added the binding. I still love the fabrics in this quilt and feel like it will be a very fun quilt for a child. 
Stack & Whack Spinners
43" x 51"

This is the fabric used to make the pinwheels in the quilt top. Bugs and frogs and lizards(?) galore. Can't you imagine a little boy loving those crazy creatures!

In the following photos you can get a better view of how the blocks are pieced. Each pinwheel is made up of four matching squares cut at 2.5" and four smaller squares cut 1.5". The same sizes were cut from the background fabric. All of the little triangles were made by sewing diagonally across the smaller squares.

For the back, I pieced together the remainder of the theme fabric with other similar tropical prints (maybe from the same line.) Bright and cheery!

My quilt will be going to Emily whose Happy Chemo project collects quilts to give to patients undergoing chemotherapy. I hope this quilt can make a sick child's day a little bit better!

Thanks to Sarah for all the time she puts in each year organizing the Hands2Help Challenge. I will be linking up this post on her blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict. It is so heartwarming to see how many quilters contribute their time and talents to these wonderful causes!

Happy quilting,
Julie in GA


  1. What a darling quilt! This will be PERFECT for a little kid who loves all the buggy, repiley creatures :) It's unusual to see these bright novelty fabrics in a stack-n-whack, and I really love the effect. Kudos!

  2. That's beautiful. I love the pattern.

  3. I can't tell you how much I love this quilt! Thanks for being part of H2H 2017!!


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