Sunday, May 21, 2017

H2H- Quilty Love.

Hello my quilty friends! Today's quilt is for Hands 2 help challenge from Confessions of a fabric addict. This is my 2nd year in joining  Sarah for H2H. 

This year I made this wonderful quilt and donated to a quilt shop that helps out a Nursing home in Saline MI. The quilt shop is The Quilting Season and if you are in the Saline Mi area, be sure to check it out. 
Mary the sweet owner of the shop is always writing in her weekly Newsletter about Whitehall nursing home and how bleak the place is, the residents have not much from the sounds of it if looks very institutional. plain brick walls and not much going on. Mary is always doing some thing to brighten up the place and bring a little cheer to the residents. This last weekend she got a bunch of high school students and any one else that wanted to help out plant flowers to brighten up the gardens. For everyone that came to this event Mary made dinner so the residents as well as the workers could share bread together...Mary is a Fab cook too!  Mary and her shop Have a Community involvement tab on her blog, she is always giving back to her community. 

For my quilt I used the MSQ studio star tutorial and  the fabric was a jelly roll that I did purchase from The Quilting Season over a year ago. I love the bright happy colors as well as the beautiful flowers. 
Because I was on a budget this year, I could not ship my quilt and when I asked Sarah if I could donate to any charity she said of course! I choose the nursing home because both of my parents had to spend the last part of their life in one. 
I pick this beautiful green gingham for the backing. It was also quilted with a vine design by my dear friend Diane over at Creative stitching services.

I am so happy that I could brighten someones day and room with something that I love to do, quilting! 
Thanks for stopping by and thanks to Sarah for coming up with this wonderful way to help people out. 
Until I see you again wishing you quilty hugs~ Heide 

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  1. Beautiful quilt. My mother was a quilter and unfortunately she spent the last ten years of her life in a nursing home. She would have loved this quilt. It is very sweet of you wanting to brighten up their lives.

  2. This quilt is so pretty, i'm sure it will be treasured by the recipient.

  3. Heide, this is a beautiful quilt! I love the colors, and it's sure to brighten up the halls of that nursing home!!

  4. This is so, so lovely! The star pattern is classic, and the fabrics are really beautiful. Great job! I'm sure it will brighten and cheer the residents of the nursing home.

  5. Your quilt is beautiful and I love the idea of donating to a nursing home! Brilliant! I'll look into that next year...postage has gotten way too high.

  6. This is a beautiful quilt with a beautiful color palette! :)

  7. So wonderful you are able to help brighten the nursing home, I am sure the recipient will love this fun colorful quilt! I too didn't want to ship my H2H, I'd rather spend the $ on more fabric to help more people!

  8. Hi Heidi - I think your quilt is beautiful and it will certainly brighten up the room of some lucky person. They will be nice and warm, and feel the love in all your stitches. ~smile~

  9. Very pretty! I really like the blocks and that light purple flange!

  10. Your quilt was beautiful, and your spirit is too! Thank you for writing about the nursing home, and those who sometimes are forgotten. It's hard to think about--for all of us--that we may spend time in one too as we age, and I hope there are little angels out there like you to help keep them cheerful. I'm sure your quilt will be a sparkle in someone's life.

  11. LOVE your quilt Heide! I will definitely check out the link as I have a jelly roll or 2 or 3 that need to grow up into quilts...I know what you mean about nursing homes; 2 years ago I made lap quilts for seniors in wheelchairs as my H2H project. How wonderful is Mary! Getting the kids to plant flowers too and making them a meal. We need more spirits like hers. SE MI eh?! I am just across a corner of Lake Erie from you methinks. :-)

  12. Someone will be made to feel so special to receive this beautiful quilt! I love the florals and the backing is perfect! Nice finish with the flanged binding, too. It really looks great against the final border.