A Quilt for the Hurricane Project

In the mail before the holidays, I received this lovely quilt top from Annie in Vashon Island, WA.  She had asked if I wanted it for the project.  I told her that I would quilt it and she sent it on.  I finally got to it this past week.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I pulled a wide backing from my stash, and loaded it onto the longarm.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I used a pantograph that I often use, its swirled pattern is easy to do, quick and covers a lot of space in one pass.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The top thread is Glide in a golden brown color, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I like the way it adds a bit of pattern to the white areas and texture to the dark ones.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The thread color is very close to the wheat motif in the print.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

So quick, the quilting was accomplished in just one day.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It was so nice of Annie to also send the binding, already made.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

After trimming the top, I could immediately get to binding.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I did it by machine both front and back.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

All finished and ready to send to Wilmington.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

There will be an update on January 6th for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  I have been working on a drop off network in North Carolina, and will announce the participants then.  I have a network of longarmers ready to help quilt tops and ship, all you need to do is let me know you have a top and backing ready to send.  I have reports of quilts already delivered as well, and I’ll show you some of that soon too.

Blue Quilt for Hurricane Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

What are you working on?

Craftsy is making a big change to its offerings, significantly reducing the number of designers and pattern stores, and possibly reducing the patterns of the designers remaining.  See their Store Changes FAQs.  I am one of the lucky ones that Craftsy wants to keep, but they may not keep all the patterns I have with them.  I won’t know until after the weekend.  From now until 12/28, all the stores and patterns will remain on the site, so you have until the end of the week to get any that you might want, from my store or any others you’ve been thinking about.   So, in order to help you shop, I’ve put all my Patterns on Sale 25% Off for Christmas!  The regular price was $9, now $6.75 until Friday 12/28/18.

16 thoughts on “A Quilt for the Hurricane Project

  1. Loris Mills

    This is a beautiful quilt that is going to cheer and comfort someone! The joint effort of your friend’s quilt top and your quilting is wonderful! I like the swirl pantograph that you chose. My child size version of the perkiman (I think that’s what it was called) quilt was sent to Wilmington. I’m working on an adult size version to send to Chico for the Camp Fire community.
    You are an inspiration, Carole!

  2. Another great effort by Carole’s Quilting Army! Today I am practicing, with a bit of stitching and knitting to break it up. I am in the midst of writing out things I would like to work on for 2019, and enjoy our new snowfall, just enough to make things clean, but not enough to cause problems. It will likely blow away over night, we are expecting 40 mph winds tonight!

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Such a beautiful quilt that Annie created and sent to you. The quilting design you chose is lovely and does add that extra touch to the already beautiful quilt. Whoever receives this quilt will be kept warm for many years. I look forward to your next update as do quite a few other followers. Thank you, so much, Carole for everything that you share and do for wonderful causes throughout the year. Have a fabulous day!

  4. Susan Shaw

    You and Annie make a great team. The quilt is beautiful and will certainly bless someone, You are angels to do this for someone you don’t even know. That’s part of what quilters do, isn’t it?

  5. dezertsuz

    Vashon Island! That’s where Sue Nebeker and American Hero Quilts is, so I’m very familiar with that location. It’s a beautiful quilt, nice and big, and someone is going to be comforted by it and cherish it a long time.

  6. thatfabricfeelingcom

    Carole, You are so generous. I have a red string quilt top that I would be glad to donate, but I do not have the time to quilt it right now. Are you interested in it by any chance? My only desire would be to see the finished product at some point in a photo. Thanks so much.

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