Monday, April 18, 2016

Hands2Help quilt in progress

It's not on my design wall, but it's still in progress....

Ready to pin baste, which means some crawling around on the floor. And laying flat to reach the center. Ugh, my least favorite part of the process. I need to get this pinned today or tomorrow so I can get it up off the floor before I leave for Paducah.

This quilt is destined for Happy Chemo, one of the Hands2Help charities this year, organized by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

I had previously dedicated the quilt below to Happy Chemo as well. Then came a need within my own local bee, a young mother starting chemo here in STL. Should I send this quilt away to another city where it will be given to an unknown chemo patient, as publicly committed on my blog? Or should I give it to someone here that I know, for the same purpose? I emailed Sarah and asked her, and the quilt was given to my local friend. This is Positively Radiant, and while I know my friend not feeling exactly radiant right now, I hope the spirit uplifts her, and that she will eventually emerge from her ordeal healthy and radiant once again.

I'm linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Hands2Help Progress, and with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday.

If you're going to be at the AQS show in Paducah, I'd love to meet you! I'll be featuring my book Cut and Shuffle Quilts in the AQS Author Showcase, located in the bubble. I'll be demonstrating my Block Mama method from 4-6 pm on Thursday and 10 am-noon on Saturday. I'd love to meet readers of my blog, so if you can, please stop by and say hello!


  1. Hey, I just heard the St. Louis Modern guild is doing a shop hop to Nashville in June. Will you be coming?

  2. How awesome that Sarah coordinated for your quilt to go to your friend. I hope her treatments go well and that she will be in remission soon. I'm sure the quilt means a lot to her until then.

  3. I love that Positively Radiant is for someone you know. This second quilt will also be great!

  4. Positively Radiant is the PERFECT name for that quilt!! It's as warm and bright as the sun. LOVE it!!

  5. Hope your friend is doing well with chemo. Radiant is beautiful.