Thursday, June 2, 2011

Can I Get an Amen?

How about a Hallelujah? Yippee? Whoop Whoop?
Or maybe you are saying, "It's about time"...
I have finally finished my Hands2Help Quilt for Charity.
It seems like I have been working on this project forever!
I actually started it April 29th.
Usually, when I start a project, I just work on it non-stop until it's finished.
With this project, once the piecing was completed, I only worked on it in the evenings,
so I was able to complete several other projects during the day.
I decided to learn to hand quilt with this project, so I spent many hours sitting in front of the TV rocking my needle back and forth through the quilt sandwich.
I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I used a raw edge binding that I saw in Camille Roskelley's book, simplify. I thought it went with the more organic look of the raggy flowers I did to decorate the simple quilt made of 8" squares, and it was a quick and easy way to finish this project.
So here are some finished photos.
I am sure some little person at the orphanage in Romania will love having this quilt to keep them warm and cozy.
The finished quilt measures 60" X 60"
Fabrics are Fig Tree plus a few from my stash
Backing is Summertime by Henry Glass Fabrics
Hand quilted with Perle Cotton #8 in Ecru









I'm linking up with  Sarah.


31 comments:

Linda said...

Amen!! Lol!

Congratulations! Gorgeous finish! Hand quilted...awesome! What a wonderful quilt for a wonderful cause!!

Geri Centonze said...

Amen sista! This has got to be one of my favorites....it looks soooooo cuddly.

mimtyson said...

Hallelujah! :-)
Someone will be thrilled to get that quilt, Diane, and very lucky!

Annabella said...

I can`t possibly be cheeky enough to give you an `amen` as my quilts are sloooooooow quilts but I will give you a big WOO HOO as it`s fabulous as we all knew it would be. What a beautiful thing to do and as my beautiful boy came from an orphanage I know how much these things are appreciated. Have a great day!

Wendys Hat said...

I do believe a Hallelujah is in order! I love this! I've been dreaming of shades of orange for some time now. Love the raw edges on the flowers and that binding. Lucky little girl will treasure this for sure!

Sara said...

So, so PRETTY to me:) LOVE this to pieces my friend. The flowers are delicious!! I like that binding idea too-looks easy;) WHOOP,WHOOP!!!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Amen! Great job! Beautiful quilt.

andsewon said...

Amen and Whoop Whoop! Just a darling quilt!!
Lola

P. said...

Oh, that is darling! Someone is going to love that to pieces!

highpitchedbarking said...

Whoop-whoop! Gorgeous quilt. I'm going to be doing my first hand quilting on my H2H quilt as well.

Diane E W said...

Great finish! Whoop Whoop. Looks like a good cuddle quilt.

Sarah Craig said...

Amen, Hallelujah, and Whoop Whoop!!! What a great quilt, Diane!! I love how snuggly it looks - like wrapping yourself up in love.... and I love your label!

Carol said...

Whoop whoop! Fun quilt.

domestiCass said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I love the flowers and I agree that the binging looks really good with a raw edge! Way to go on finishing!

MJ said...
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MJ said...

Sorry, I messed up my first comment! I love this quilt - it's so awesome!! And the fact that it's for such a great cause makes it even better!!

Karen said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the flowers on it. Great quiling job. Amen sister!

Vickie said...

Whoop! Whoop! Seriously - great quilt, great cause, wonderful you, happy child. Hugs!

Sue Daurio said...

Whoop Whoop!!! That is wonderful. I am definitely going to try that raw edge binding. Great job, and hand quilting, my goodness!!

quiltzyx said...

Whoop Whoop!
That will surely be treasured.

:D

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Sew cute! I've never done raw edge binding before. It looks great with the flowers. Some little girl is going to be very happy. Isn't hand quilting fun?!? I do the stab stitch, poke pull method and listen to audio books while I quilt. This method is much easier on the hands and wrists.

Lisa said...

just BEAUTIFUL!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Woo HOO! Very happy looking quilt - I'm sure it will, infact make someone VERY happy :) Love simple patchwork, and those flowers are cool.

fairchildstreet said...

Oh my this is beautiful

rooee said...

yes! amen from me! this quilt will bring many years of joy, it's beautiful. :)

Diane said...

This is beautiful! The binding is perfect for the quilt and I love the gingham used. Wonderful!

Quilter in the Gap said...

That is one gorgeous quilt! Great job!

Miki Willa said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the flowers.

Sara said...

Such a beauty!!!! Dazzling quilt with such love put into it!!

greelyrita said...

Whoop! Whoop! It's just lovely!!

Diane E W said...

Still lovin this one. I'll have to try those flowers I love them.