Tuesday, June 1, 2021

H2H21 - Help from The Junction

Welcome to my 2021 Hands2Help finished quilts post!!  I'm here to share my contributions to two of the participating charities.

I started out making blocks inspired by Sarah's first tutorial in this year's String Therapy series.  I continued making blocks and eventually finished enough for a quilt, but got bogged down at the assembly phase. Those will turn into a quilt sometime in the future and won't be counted in this year's numbers.  :o((

Enter Jo @ Jo's Country Junction...

She saved my skin on this year's Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge!  Thanks to contributions from Jo's readers @ Jo's Country Junction, I had quilt tops ready to be quilted.

I was determined to knock out my donation in one fell swoop...

The photo below shows FOUR of my H2H quilts loaded on the frame at once!  The two in the foreground came from Jo's generous readers: 

Here they are trimmed...

 ... And waiting for binding:

I tried to pull some binding from the leftovers drawer:

That tactic worked a bit better for this quilt:

A donation for Quilty Hugs Happy Chemo...

This adorable Log Cabin Kitties quilt top came from Barb in Denver:

It was bound with a scrap from Wendy @ The Constant Quilter:

Here is a finished photo...

... Along with a close-up of the pieced center:

A donation for Covered in Love, in memory of Paula B...

I believe this quilt top may have been from the Cresco Ladies.  They are prolific quiltmakers who live a few towns over from Jo:

This photo was taken in the studio just after the binding was complete:

I tried to get a good "floor photo"... 

... Including a shot of the backing that I provided:

The next day...

 It was actually too sunny to get a good photo:

Then a storm blew in and it was too windy... and later, too rainy:

Thank you to my assistant, Knittingsuek!!

The top and bottom quilts in this stack are ready to head off to their new homes:

More about the other quilt in another post.

Thank you, Jo, for helping me help others!  These quilts will be out in the mail by the end of the week.

Until next time...
Quilt to GIVE!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing these...AWESOME!!

  2. What wonderful quilt and a great group effort on getting them completed. I loved seeing 4 quilts loaded on the frame at once. I have never seen that before and I bet made it a lot quicker on working on them. Have a lovely week.

  3. I don’t know how you keep so many balls juggling (plates spinning!?!), but you are a production master. Such cute quilts, Joy! You are awesome!

  4. Now that is an accomplishment, isn't it?! Great job.

  5. I had to laugh at all the attempts to get a photo of the quilt! I love the fabrics in that quilt and even saw some M&M's in one of the blocks. Nice work Joy!

  6. I'm glad I'm not the only photo-challenged quilter. Even when I think I've gotten a good shot, something happens that cuts off the edges of my photos before they post on IG. Other people seem to take great photos with their phones. Anyway, the important thing is the donated quilt, not the photo.

  7. Trying to get my last quilt done- one is on the longarm ahead of it. Taking photos is so tough. I bought lights on stands and photo on my design wall now. I love the look outside, but I am always battling with the elemnents. Great job!

  8. Great job! Quilt photography is harder than you'd think!

  9. Nice quilts to some great groups WTG!

  10. Beautiful job quilting up these beauties, Joy! I'm so glad you were able to use your talents to get these finished and off to do their good work in the world :)

  11. That's a lot of quilts to finish. Great job! I am sure they will be appreciated. I am so impressed. I did only one for Sarah's H2H. I am not much on string quilts, so I admire your attempt. If you work with Jo and the Cresco ladies, you must be from Iowa. So many great quilters there.

  12. Great finishes and enjoyable story about them. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Great job, Joy! Wow, you can load up that many at once. That's amazing. I love that happy crumb quilt!


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