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!