Sunday, October 16, 2016

Furnishing Hope

One of my other things that I do is The House Quilt Project and work with Furnishing Hope, a nonprofit that provides furniture and decor for wounded service members. My project calls for quilters to make patriotic house quilts for every house or apartment that Furnishing Hope provides for. So far, the project has made over 250 house quilts over the years for Habitat for Humanity Orange County, Veterans and Wounded Service Members. Furnishing Hope has a display that is used to promote the program. I am making a lumbar pillow for a wing chair that they can use for this display

I constructed the house with Mistyfused fabrics and hexagons cut on a Sizzix die cutting machine in two different sizes. One larger size for the sky, and smaller for the landscape.  I love a red house! 

Hand cut out letters to spell out 'Hope" because we all want some of that. The house quilt has been fused to a piece of wool blended felt with a 1/4" of it all around the edges

In between free motion quilting, I press the piece out, to keep it flat

Free motion machine quilting

My perfect little sharp snips by Havel's Sewing. These are great for travel too.

Now we're ready to roll.  Orange flowers, because I live in Orange.

The pillow, stuffed with fiberfil and hand sewn on the side where I left an area big enough to get my hand through

The finished pillow and I am so happy how it turned out!


  1. Love Love Love that darling house pillow and the red and white polka dot chair(?) it's displayed on!

  2. Really nice pillow. What a great cause!

  3. Great work for a great cause!

  4. Great work for a great cause!

  5. I hope had this house as nice as yours . I love it


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