Monday, February 6, 2012

Hometown Healing

Several weeks ago my niece had foot surgery.  While she was in the hospital someone brought her a lap quilt.  She was so touched by that.  This same niece just last year made her own lap sized quilt from a charm pack.  That was her very first quilting experience and she did a great job!  So when she was given this quilt in the hospital she had a good idea of just how much work goes into a quilt. 

Later that day I stopped by to visit her and she showed me the quilt.  I was not surprised at all to find a small tag on the back that said it was given to her from Project Linus.

I have heard of Project Linus and had always meant to send them a quilt or two, but never got around to it.  After seeing how happy my niece was to get such a thoughtful gift during a stressful time, I decided that now was the time to send in a quilt. 

I mentioned in my last post how I had used the bits and pieces from my Right Turn Only quilt.  Here is the finished quilt:

 hometown healing 1

And here is the first photo taken.  My little helper knows that when I set my tripod up that this is his chance to get into a couple of photos.  He just can’t resist it. 

hometown healing 2

I called this quilt Hometown Healing.  The fabric line used here is Hometown by Sweetwater for Moda.  I still just really love this fabric. 

hometown healing 3

The backing is a yellow print that reads more like a solid.  It is lovely, soft and I have no idea what it is.  Sorry!  The binding is one of the only prints from the Hometown line that I could find in our LQS.  It is disappearing quickly.  If you want some, go and get it now!  I know you can still find the jelly roll and charm pack here, as well as many (if not all) of the prints.

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. wonderful! and I am currently doing your strip tube quilt : )

  2. What a giving and wonderful project Andy. There you go again, another cute and loving quilt.
    I am very impressed!

  3. I just popped over from sew modern monday and I love this quilt. It's such a comfort quilt and I love the colors. Your little helper and his jet plane made me smile, that is exactly what my 2 helpers would do :) I look forward to following you and I hope you have a great day!

  4. I love this fabric lline, don't have any of my own tho. The quilt is great, love it. Cute that your little helper sneaks into photos, lol.

  5. Hi Andy, I am relatively new to your blog so this is my first post. The story of your niece being in the hospital, having learned the work that goes into making a quilt, and then receiving one from the Project Linus really touched me. I have volunteered for my local Chapter of Quilts For Kids since March of 2012, which basically does the same thing as the Project Linus. From my experience with working with Quilts for Kids, it does a heart good to give back, especially when you hear great stories such as your niece's. I would like to suggest to your followers to look into finding a local Chapter to volunteer with. It is so rewarding. We have always heard the saying, "It is better to give than receive". Once you have experienced it your will see how true that saying really is. Also Andy, thanks so much for all of your kindness and willingness to educate your followers with your tutorials and free patterns. I love your blog.

  6. I love this! Is the pattern available to purchase please

    1. There is not, sorry. I made this quilt using the leftover bits from a previous quilt I had made.


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