Sunday, May 31, 2020

Hands to Help and a shopping spree!

Welcome Hands2Help quilters! It indeed has been an odd year for all of us. My quilt sewjo was a bit strained for a while and sewing masks seemed to be all I could do.  I was rejuvenated watching the HOPE Quarantine Sew Along with Gudrun of GE Designs. I made a quilt for Little Lambs Foundation which I shared a couple of weeks ago.
And then I went on a little shopping spree :-)  Quilt in A Day sends emails out each day with special prices on certain items.  They posted a foot pedal pad by Martelli that caught my interest.  Hmmm, Martelli usually knows what they are doing....maybe I'll try that.  (Spoiler alert: it's awesome! My sewing machine foot pedal now stays right where I need it and this thing is easy to keep clean!) 
Then of course I started looking for other items to know, to take advantage of shipping ;-)  Some little needle threaders went into the cart, a strip stick for pressing seams, and oh my an Oliso mini iron!
and then...a Stripology Squared ruler! This all was quite a treat to get in the mail and I needed to start playing with the fun items.  So yesterday I cut and sewed another HOPE quilt using more of leftover Robin Pandolph fabrics.  I can't believe how many quilts I have made from these and there is just a bit left.
It is not sewn together yet but I will get this put together and quilted and in the mail with the other one this week.  It was such a fast, fun pattern to sew.
Thank you, Sarah for hosting yet another year of inspiration, tutorials and goodness! I'm linking this post to Confessions of a Fabric Addict for the Hands2Help 2020 Link Up. Go enjoy all the beautiful quilts!


  1. Beautiful quilts, so glad you were able to get a couple done admist all the craziness of the world. Wonderful that you treated yourself to some fun goodies!

  2. Very pretty finish for a little lamb!!! Fun purchases, too! I'd like to get one of the strip sticks. And a foot pad, too!

  3. Your Hope quilt turned out very cute.

    I soooo want to go shopping! But not online. I want to pet the fabric first.

  4. I would like to know how well you like the mini Oliso iron. I have two of the full size but no small one.

  5. You had a fun virtual shopping spree! :)
    Those are very soft, pretty quilts for these troubled times.

  6. So glad you found your quilting mojo (and had a fun shopping spree!) Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!


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