Friday, May 27, 2022

More Hospice Quilts ... and finished ( or not) Friday

As you know  Hands 2 Help ( hosted by Academic Quilter this year) has been going on - so my focus was to finish up quilts for this and hand them over to my local Hospice. The Same Hospice that helped us take care of my Mom at home.

So this is another one that I finished up. 

A few years ago Gypsy Quilter sent me a bunch of tops - and in the bunch was String quilts... but!! She did not use the size string block that I was taught to make - and it opened my eye!!!  I mean!! Who knew you could alter the size of blocks?? ( right??)

Then Lois sent me a box of fabrics and and at the bottom was (were?) a bunch of small strips and so!! I decided that I was going to make smaller string blocks.  and! Ta da!! 

it worked!! I think this is a pretty gender neutral quilt - so it would work for various Hospice patients?

I actually took 13 to them - but I wasn't able to remember to take a picture of the whole stack ;-)

Speaking of Hospice - Last year SewPreeti and Needle and Foot hosted a Positivity Quilt a long - for the Benefit of Mercy Quilts. I think it was pretty Successful... I sent one ;-)   

This year Preeti is Doing it again!!! So after you check out all of the finishes here - you should go check her blog - and see what is happening!!

You have seen all of these Hats before - but M was ready to collect so she could make a count of what she had so far... and how many more people she was going to have to beg into helping haha! I had 31 for her, and had already given her 18 - so I am one short of my 50 goal!

She is collecting these for the Operation Christmas Child boxes that our church packs up - she now has 183 of the 517 she needs - I may have to expand my goal and do at least a few more!

Shew I had a lot of words! Maybe because I have lost my voice so I had to get them out somehow!! haha!!  

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Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love the brown strings with hints of other colors. Great quilt to comfort someone.

Cathy said...

Impressive pile of quilts and hats!

grammajudyb said...

I love just looking at that string quilt. So many fabrics! So much fun!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Love the way the colors move on the string quilt. 50 hats?? Brava, what a blessing they will be.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Loved the vacation photos so much. Thanks for sharing.
You are so kind to sew so many quilts for such a good cause. I know I would love a quilt on me if I found myself in those circumstances. I would know loving hands made it. :)

jual said...

Good morning from Canada.

I'm also a charity hat knitter and am interested to know what hat pattern you are using as I haven't found a ribbed hat pattern I've liked.

Thanks ... judy

Snowcatcher said...

How incredible that you have made so many hats for the drive!!! I love that you have donated so many quilts. I admire that you are able to do so much good for so many.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh wow, being able to donate 13 quilts to hospice is amazing. I'm sure they really appreciated your generosity and the quilts will be a comfort to the families they go to!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

That is one lovely stack of quilts Alycia! And you know I always love a string quilt.

chrisknits said...

I think the quilt is perfect for a guy, so many times the quilts are not as masculine, so they will appreciate this one. I just finished up my 3rd baby quilt, donating locally for Tummy Time. I finally used up all of the BOM extras I made in 2020, 6 baby quilts in all, cause I made a ton of extras! LOL

Bonnie said...

Look at all those hats you've made. Great job. I always think a bigger block is better when I do string blocks. But I bet it's the same amount of work to do smaller ones compared to bigger blocks.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Very nice--13 quilts for hospice patients, and nearly 50 hats! Absolutely wonderful!

quiltingbydawn said...

Alycia, you inspire me! I really need to make a strip quilt. I have so many that my basket is overflowing!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Alycia, you have done some amazing work with your quilts and hats. I really love that gender neutral quilt - with browns, pinks and blues. It looks great. Thanks for the linking party. Good luck getting your voice back :-)

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Absolutely wonderful that you've been able to contribute so many quilts and hats to those in need.

Delighted Hands said...

What a fantastic collection of quilts and hats! Yay!

The Joyful Quilter said...

THIRTEEN quilts and FORTY-NINE hats?!?! It's pretty amazing what you can do when you no longer have to chase after sportsball children. Go, Alycia, go!!!

Kate said...

That's a lot of hats! The string quilt turned out beautifully too. Happy stitching this weekend.