Friday, June 3, 2022

Hands 2 Help 2022

I'm a little late to the party, but there's still time for me to join the final link-up party for the 2022 Hands2Help Challenge.

Hands 2 Help is a comfort quilt challenge that was started by Sarah, who blogs at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Sarah has been taking a hiatus from blogging recently, and Mari of The Academic Quilter volunteered to be the organizer this year. Many thanks to Mari for taking on the extra work and keeping us all on track.

Quilters from all over the U.S. and other countries make and donate comfort quilts, either to the organizations chosen for the challenge or they can donate locally. 2022 was the twelfth year of the Hands 2 Help Challenge, and hundreds of quilts have been donated through the years. (Actually, I just looked back at Sarah's blog, and I think the grand total prior to this year is close to 4000!)

My quilt for this year's challenge was made with some fabrics leftover from a baby quilt made several years ago. The prints are all from the line "Surrounded by Love" by Deb Strain for Moda. I combined the prints with some solids in a range of pinks, making 9-patch blocks that measure 7.5" x 9" because that size made the best use of my scraps. I added a 2" border and a solid pink binding, ending up with a quilt that measures 42" x 49.5" before washing.

Here is a closer look at some of the fabrics, plus you can see the diagonal lines of quilting. I didn't mark any of the quilting lines, just aimed from corner to corner, so they are not always perfectly straight. This photo was taken indoors, so the color is a little bit off. 

The back of the quilt was pieced from a group of pink flannel chunks.

This quilt will be added to those donated to the local Department of Family and Children Services by our quilt guild. I am certain there will be a child who is crazy about pink and will love this quilt.

Linking up with:
Hands 2 Help Challenge at The Academic Quilter
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 

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