Saturday, May 21, 2016

Happy Hippo - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge

is hosting
the
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.


This is my 4th year to participate and the first year I am finished before the link up deadline.  (:


Although I really wanted to make 2 quilts this year, I'm feelling great about finishing one.


 I used 5" charms in Kona Solids (mainly colors from the Sunset collection)
and stash fabric (giraffe print and animals).
I used Missouri Star Quilt Company's 
Wonky Star tutorial as my inspiration for the pattern.


This quilt, Happy Hippo, will be donated to 
an organization that provides quilts and comfort for chemo patients.
I made this one for a child.  It's so sad to think of children fighting cancer and I hope this little quilt can comfort and maybe bring a smile.
The quilt is 45" x 45" and is the first quilt I have quilted with my Handi Quilter.


 I have another quilt top on the frame for the H2H challenge and another week to finish it so I may have another donation.  I'm using this challenge as an opportunity to play on the long arm or at least practise some of the patterns.

Happy Weekend!
AND
Don't forget about the 
$25.00 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate
to be given away on May 31st, 

8 comments:

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

Great combination of fabrics - your stars really pop! Your first longarm quilting? Looks like you're a natural - well done! Heartwarming to think of the comfort your quilt will offer. ♡

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

Great combination of fabrics - your stars really pop! Your first longarm quilting? Looks like you're a natural - well done! Heartwarming to think of the comfort your quilt will offer. ♡

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Great job finishing on time this year! Love the quilt - it's so happy and bright!

Glinda ♥ said...

Yay, go Carla! Well done for finishing ahead of time ... Love that feeling. It's a gorgeous quilt, happy colours and beautiful quilting - you're really mastering that handiquilter.

Carol S. said...

I love this and your quilting looks great! Such a sad thing to see a child sick, but what a wonderful organization to help put a smile on their face.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute quilt it is so bright and cheery just what a child will need. Your quilting is looking great too. I love seeing your progress on Facebook.

Louise said...

What a beautiful, happy quilt! I'm sure it will be well-loved.

Sarah Craig said...

Carla, your quilt will be perfect for a child - and such pretty colors! Thanks for being part of H2H again this year!