Monday, May 22, 2017

Hands2Help 2017


The Hands2Help Charity Challenge is ending this week, and Sarah has asked us to write up our summaries. I finished two of the three quilts I planned to make. In the photo above, the top quilt, Fernville Seasons, will be donated to Happy Chemo. The bottom quilt, Veggie Mountain, is going to the refugee support group International Institute of St. Louis.


This post has more photos about Fernville Seasons. 


This post  has more about Veggie Mountain.

I started a third quilt for the third charity, Camp Hobe. It is a finished flimsy, but I still need to baste, quilt and bind it. Sarah says that all three charities accept donations all year, so I'll keep working toward finishing that one as soon as possible and will share photos and details here then.

It has been a busy couple of weeks here. We had overnight guests, which meant that my quilt studio in the guest stateroom had to be completely put away. All the pieces are still squirreled away in various parts of the boat and I haven't actually done any sewing in about two weeks. But today I managed to at least get all my charity donations boxed up and ready to ship out.


In addition to the H2H quilts, I boxed up the Project Linus quilts I wrote about in this post. The six blocks in the photo above are for the Covered In Love block drive. This time the quilts are being assembled by Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. Thanks, Cynthia!


As part of clearing out the guest room, I wanted to corral all my tiny cutting scraps. I use them to stuff pet beds that I donate to the closest local animal shelter. This batch of six will go to the Port Aransas, TX shelter. They aren't large, sized to fit cats or small dogs, but they are quite heavy and dense! I used this tutorial to make the beds this time, and I really like how they turned out. The channeling should keep the scrap bits inside from clumping up in one end.


Here are all the boxes of quilts, ready to ship. It will be a challenge to fit them all on a motor scooter, but the trip to the post office is fairly short. I'm glad to have this big stack of boxes and the pile of pet beds off the boat and released into the wild!

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Louise, and I'm so jealous of your living accommodations! Thanks for being part of H2H2017!!

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  2. Whoa, you've been busy! Thanks for all you do!

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  3. A wonderful job on getting these items all done and boxed up-pat yourself on the back:)

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  4. Congratulations on a great job. They will all be appreciated.

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  5. OK, be sure to take a picture of exactly how you DID fit them all on the motor scooter! I would like to see that! :D

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  6. Your contributions will go a long toward making lots of people and animals happy! Congrats on your finishes, and on having them boxed and ready to go. I'm not sure how you're going to fit those boxes on your scooter, but I know you'll make it work! :)

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  7. ok I want a picture of you on the scooter with all those boxes!!! well doen with a lovely pile of work. I have done pet mattresses with scraps but they were horrible and lumpy - I like your idea with the channels...
    Hugz

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  8. You have been a busy woman making all those pretty quilts! I especially like the Veggie Mountain quilt, with the straight line quilting and the Welcome message. Well done on all!

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  9. Thanks for linking up! I really like those pet beds.

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  10. How fun to photograph that one quilt in the waning light of day - or was that right after dawn? Either way, lovely soft look to it. Congratulations on getting two finished!

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  11. What a wonderful pile of love!! I hope you got a picture of you on the scooter with all those boxes. It just warms my heart to know that so many people (and animals) will be warmed your awesome work. Thanks for the idea for using the little snippets for the pet beds. I always feel guilty when throwing them in the trash. Do you use those odd little trimmings of batting that are too small to piece, too?

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