Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hands2Help 2018 wrap-up

This post has been too long coming.  I wanted to share about the great charity project that I'm involved with again this year (I believe that I've been part of it for 3 or 4 years now).  Sarah Craig  dreamed up this charity several years ago - she chooses a few very worthy charities that could use quilts, and then organizes a "drive" to provide the quilts.  (We can also choose our own charities.)  This year, I chose to continue supporting our "local" hospital's Pediatric Critical Care Unit.  They need primarily quilts for older boys right now (Project Linus keeps them well-supplied with quilts for the younger kids).  A couple that I know from church asked for these donations, in gratitude for the help the PCCU gave to them after the birth of their son.
I had grand plans to make a few quilts - but, as we all know, sometimes our plans go awry because of unforeseen circumstances.  In my case, that "circumstance" came about when my MIL suffered a massive stroke on April 25th.  She had a very poor prognosis, and died 10 days later.  She was taken to a hospital in the city, which meant that we spent the better part of every day travelling and / or sitting at her bedside.  After her funeral, I was finally able to resume the work on my quilts.  I had actually started 4 quilts, but the other 2 will have to be completed at another time.
So, here they are - I have shared the progress of the one here already, but it's finally quilted and bound; the second one is made from a pattern that one of Sarah's guest bloggers shared - it's called "Have Faith".  It's really easy and a great one for using up scraps!  I chose to use a consistent background colour for all of the blocks, but scrappy backgrounds work really well too!

This quilt pattern is called "Water / Waves".

"Have Faith"
I'm off to link these up on Sarah's website!