Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sew Some Love Sunday - H2H 2022 Final Link Party - Sunshine Cabin

Welcome to the 2022 Hands2Help edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!!  My blocks were begun last year, but I was quilting up a storm, then packing to move house and didn't finish them.  I knew that they would make a great jump start on this year's donation.

I was right!!!

The final blocks were finished about a month ago and I decided on a layout:

If YOU recognize that polka dot fabric, THANK YOU!!  That print is such a fun choice for the setting triangles and there's even a little leftover for another project:

Assembling the rows had me missing my "design floor" from the last house and had me wishing for a spot for a design wall in this house, as there was a second quiltmaker in the studio that day, but I'm certainly not complaining about that:

I was left with four blocks to transform into a scrappy something at a later date.  I used every bit of the floral print!  I believe my friend DeeDee is to thank for that one:

I posted about the completed quilt top HERE:

Not SEW long ago, I decided on a backing (also from DeeDee, if memory serves me correctly) and pieced in a strip of sunshine to make up the difference...

The quilt waited...

And it was eventually (in celebration of a completed T-quilt!) loaded on the longarm:

I started with yet another attempt at doing Orange Peels:

It only took THREE setting triangles for me to realize two things:

The first was that I may NEVER master that quilting design and the second was that a large allover meander goes really fast!  Before I knew it, it was time to trim the quilt...

... And prepare the binding:

Once again, the quilt waited...

... Until I was done with the second T-quilt.  Only then did I allow myself to work on this one.  Yesterday, I was pleased to finish off the binding:

Look closely, RSC Quilter friends!  There is some Dark GREEN to end the May Color of the Month.

And there, dear friends, is another quilt done and dusted...  Too bad it wasn't on the UFO Club list!!!  :o((

Again, these blocks came by way of Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict who shared a tutorial by Christina @ A Few Scraps for H2H21.  It was YELLOW month at the Rainbow Scrap Challenge when I got started on my blocks.  I's SEW glad that they gave me a head start for this year's event!  This cheerful quilt will be donated to my local Quilt Guild for one of their charities.  A smaller quilt was just what I needed during T-Quilt season.  :o))

Linking up with...



Sharing with Cynthia

Special thanks to Mari for stepping in as host of the H2H show this year!!  I know that Sarah appreciates the work you did to keep the program running.  We, the participants do, too!

Until next time...
Sew Some Love!!!


  1. Hurray! A finish to celebrate. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  2. Joy, that quilt just makes me smile looking at it. The fabrics and colors are so happy feeling. I’m sure it’s the dots making it feel so playful. Not happening one year makes it a for sure finish the next. Well done!

  3. Love the quilt! The yellow is so cheerful and the polka dots are perfect. I wonder if you would like rulers for the orange peel? I also think we are sometimes so fussy about things, but glad you got it done with the meander! Hooray!

  4. That's such a pretty quilt, Joy! I live the yellow and blue combination, and those big white dots on the blue are a lot of fun. It's bound to bring its new owner lots of warmth and comfort!

  5. Congrats on the finish, Joy. It is such a cheerful quilt. So many lovely fabrics . There is something about blue and yellow quilts that tugs at my heart. Well done. Have a blessed Memorial Day.

  6. I recognized the pattern from Sarah. Love the colour combo and those dots in the setting triangles are so cheerful. Congrats on an awesome finish! ;^)

  7. P.S. Forgot to mention; Sunshine Cabin is such a great name. Kudos! ;^)

  8. Wonderful quilts to be loved and appreciated.

  9. Fabulous! I love the yellow and bright blue. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Voile! A beautiful donation quilt. Well done, Joy!

  11. This is a lovely design quilt. Well done

  12. I love the blue and yellow! It seems like this quilt was just waiting for the right time to be finished so it could go to the exact right person. Thanks for donating to Hands2Help!

  13. What a pretty quilt! I like the scrappiness of your limited color palette. And it's always interesting to know what quilting designs work (and don't work) even for quilters who use a longarm. Us domestic machine quilters face the same challenges. Love the binding fabric you used for this. It's a great finish.

  14. Agreeing with all comments. The colors are awesome, the name is perfect and the polka dots....well, they are "rad", "the bomb" or whatever is the lingo these days. Absolutely wonderful. Late commenting, but you gets in the way!

  15. That is such a cute and cheery quilt! Love the colors and the polka dot fabric lifts it to another level!


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