Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hands2Help


I'd like you all to consider joining in with the Hands2Help Charity Quilt drive being organized by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Click here or on the side bar button to take you to her blog for all the information and the schedule. She has set up so many options to make it easy for anyone to participate - even offering outside of the U.S. quilter's to send their flimsies (backing,batt,binding) to be quilted by her to help keep the cost of mailing down. Go read her blog posts and seriously consider contributing a charity quilt.


I managed to get the next NYB block done - the grey fabric really did not handle well and went with my shot cotton stack to pull the orange solid instead of using the orange in this line. This was a difficult block and I do a lot of paper piecing. I am keeping the sections seperate as I want to be able to mix these blocks up when all done.


I did up a quick St. Patty Day Mini for my hanger. I think a 4-leaf clover is lucky, so opted for that setting rather than a 3-leaf of the Shamrock. And I used this piece for the March FMQ Challenge with SewCalGal.


And I finished up the bonus project started with the Christmas Quilt Along. As you can see a 12" x 14" mini will fit on these hangers, too. This one is completely handquilted which I felt was more fitting with the very country look with all the plaids.


This is the first stitchery for the Garden Steps - with Clover & Violet. I used a lite weight fuseable pellon interfacing (just to cover the center) after tracing the design as I like something backing my stitching. With the stichery and then a stitch in the ditch when quilting up the top - it will be held well in place.

No closing thought today - just a note - I will be powering down from Friday to Monday. Most will be blog hopping with the Quilt Gallery and I am skipping that. I have a LOT of projects with deadlines and the nose has to go to the grindstone. So I am not ignoring you all - I'll catch up - but I need to get serious with my two machine.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

20 comments:

  1. Love the orange bom block...very pretty. Your garden step is fun too. Have a productive weekend.. see u monday

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  2. Mix and match, hum???

    Interesting idea....

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  3. whow beautiful projects Sharon,love the st pats hanging,well done.xx

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  4. Love everything! Your snowman and St. Paddy's Day mini-quilts are adorable. Love your stitchery and thanks so much for explaining how you backed the stitchery! Enjoy your weekend! Your blog is an early morning inspiration!

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  5. Sharon I love your four leaf clover - did you draw that off yourself or did you have a pattern? I need a March table runner and I'm thinking that several of those in a row would make a perfect one. blessings, marlene

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  6. Your NYB block is gorgeous - sorry the grey was difficult to work with! Lots of other pretties there, too!! And thanks for the shout out for Hands2Help!

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  7. your new york beauty is stunning! Don't work TOO hard this weekend. ;)

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  8. Your NYB would make a great center for a lap quilt. I know the colors aren't your favorites. It is pretty.

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  9. Sharon! I adore your little Irish mini! Good call on the four-leaf vs. the three-leaf, too. Thanks for the reminder for the Hands2Help drive, too! Sarah does good works! Have a GREAT weekend and get lots done!! Hugs!! :)

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  10. This NY Beauty block is great also. I'm really loving the orange!
    While you're away from blog land don't forget to celebrate National Quilting Day! I hope you are able to get lots done!

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  11. That four leaf clover really got me all a flutter! Love it. The rest is just awesome as well. :)

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  12. You've been busy! I love them all, but the shamrock is my favorite. Great job! I'll "see" you at Hands2Help!

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  13. Great job! I am never organized enough to sew for holidays! Whoop! Whoop!

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  14. Oh lots of great finishes!
    I just love that NYB!

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  15. I do like the garden steps, that is so pretty and love the colors. Good luck on getting your projects done!

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  16. Nice minis and the NY Beauty. Hope you get plenty finished while you are away.

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  17. Great idea to color the center of the embroidered sections.
    Cute mini ST. Paddy's quilt.

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  18. Love your mini quilts! They are so cute!
    Today I did a post about the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2012 and will donate a quilt for a child. Thank you for the reminder in this post.

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  19. Fabulous projects.Great job!

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  20. I love your NYB blocks. And that Clover and Violet, wow, I LOVE it!

    Hope you did well with your power down time.

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