Blog reader Heather Lentz has been following my charity quilt completions, and she came up with one of her own. Heather sent this completed quilt to Cheryl in Dallas as a contribution to the House of Hope. I didn’t have to lift a finger on this quilt, but Cheryl and I want to share it with you.
What a beauty! The background of yellow is a favorite, and the rust colored sashings set off the scrappy blocks so well. The yellow and rust and the dark blue cornerstones are constant fabrics; the rest of the blocks are all scrappy. Surely that made a dent in the scrap bag!
So many four patches, so many blocks. Notice the detail in the border.
This close-up of a block shows how the quilt has crinkled up after washing.
I think Heather needs to give lessons in precision piecing. Look at those matching corners. And even the tiny pinwheels in the center of each block are perfectly matched.
The twin-size quilt is on display outside in Dallas.
Heather even hand stitched the binding. What a labor of love.
A neutral backing for this colorful quilt.
Sadly, the House of Hope in Gainesville just had a fire, and two of the gals’ quilts were destroyed. This scrappy quilt is on its way to the House of Hope via Federal Express, and it is going to make one young lady very happy.
Thank you, Heather, for making this charity quilt and for letting all of us enjoy it.
Beautiful quilt–I love the colors.
what is the name of the pattern that she used – such a lovely use of scraps and it looks like you could actually make that block in quite a variety of sizes. love the quilt
I too would love to know the name of this quilt. Thanks
Beautiful. How wonderful of Heather to donate this quilt.
The pattern is one of Bonnie’s from her book – More Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
Jo & Cheryl – thank you for all the kind words about this quilt. I am so sorry to hear about the fire at the House of Hope and wish them best as they recover from this event. Cheryl is such a great ambassador for this organization and Jo is such a great spirit for selflessly giving her time, resources, and love to organizing these quilts for charity. This quilt is a variation of Bonnie Hunter’s – Four Patch X. I cannot remember which book it is in. I believe I up-sized the strips for the 4 patches from 2″ to 2-1/2″ inches and went from there. Also, the pinwheels were left over from another project and I left off the secondary cornerstones in the sashing. This quilt is so easy to put together – everything goes in this quilt. May the recipient of this quilt be gifted with the love it was made with.
Heather your quilt is gorgeous and the House of Hope is a wonderful place to give it to, thank you for your loving heart.
Great finish and wonderful story! Recognized the pattern right away as Bonnie K. Hunter’s Four Patch X from her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders. On young lady is going to be very happy!! Hugs, Allison C. Bayer, Plano, Texas USA