Tuesday the hubby went back to work after two weeks of vacation. (Whew!)
He e-mailed that morning to ask me to make a quilt.
A gal who previously worked for him, who quit to pursue cancer treatment, had been given a terminal diagnosis. Her hubby still works there (different department) and was beside himself when he shared the news.
A handprint quilt was requested. The hubby tried to work out logistics for me, I told him to go get those hand tracings and I'll worry about the rest.
And I did. I sketched out a little idea on my lunch, figured yardages and headed to Hobby Lobby on the way home that night.
I asked for color suggestions and he said "light". Men...
The fabric on the bottom was on the clearance rack and there's enough for a border and the back. Into the cart it went and then on to figure out what else.
There's JUST enough of the brown dot for background. Whew!
And the blue...well, I actually left some on that bolt, but love it so much maybe I shouldn't have!
Wash and dry Tuesday night.
Press, cut and sew Wednesday night.
Raw-edge applique with a scant seam. I will probably quilt some inside the hands to make sure everything stays put because there's no fusible in there. Just a bit of basting glue to hold them down while stitching.
And how perfect is that...20 hands exactly.
Her whole department plus the plant manager and a few other higher-ups.
Sometimes life just works out.
They went to work with the hubby last night with a pen/marker to have everyone sign theirs. Names are safety pinned on so everyone gets the right hand.
(What a variety of sizes!)
I can't believe I got these all done last night. The first one took forever...I've never done this exact technique before...but I got faster as time went on and I was only 20 minutes late for my bedtime.
(And no, I didn't dream about making more all night long. I crashed and was o-u-t!)
I'll share the finished quilt soon!
PS I have made a handprint quilt before, which is where the hubby's inspiration came from. One of these days I'll get a good photograph of it and share. But it's been given away, so I'll have to chase it down first...oops...