Completing the Last Queen Quilt

When this project began, I made the commitment to make and send five queen size quilts to Wilmington for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project with the help of friends.  The last of the queen quilts was finished in a diamond design, yet another way to arrange the blocks.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Many thanks to Claire and Mac Warner, husband and wife quilters, that put this top together from blocks sent in by readers.  When they delivered it back to me, I got right to it for quilting.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The pantograph is called Fascination by Lorien.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Thread is Glide in a sage green with Bottom Line in the bobbin.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The lovely batik backing from Backside Fabrics can be seen on the top roller.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Working down the quilt, the quilting goes pretty fast with this pantograph.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Once again, the fabulous Hobbs 80/20 (on sale at Fat Quarter shop) batting quilted beautifully.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

All finished with the quilting, I trimmed it up.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It is machine bound in the fabric left over from the backing.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Here is is, completely finished.

Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

It was delivered on February 25th with the shipment of 42. Jo-El tells me that our current total number received is 128 quilts. While that is a lovely start, it is only 12% of the goal of 1000. I hope there are a lot in progress right now, and that the coming months will see a wave of quilty comfort!  Next week the project will be featured as part of Hands2Help, and the national Modern Quilt Guild picked up the project to show in their national newsletter this month.  I hope more quilters will find out about our efforts, and decide to participate.  I still need more longarm quilters to volunteer, and the donations have all been used to assist with batting and shipping on almost 30 quilts.  Thank you to everyone who has helped with this effort!!

Is your guild participating with the project?  What are you working on now?

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22 thoughts on “Completing the Last Queen Quilt

  1. Our group is participating, as you know. I have the blocks but haven’t laid them out yet. How many across and down did you do for the queen layout — it looks like 8 across?

  2. Rhonda Snider

    I have a quilt I will be delivering to the Cary pickup location later this week. I am happy to have been involved in this project.

  3. Bless you for all you, and your quilting friends, do to help others. Great job. You certainly are making a difference by helping to send much needed quilty hugs to those impacted by these terrible hurricanes and floods in the Carolinas.

  4. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, This is another beautiful addition to the quilts that have been donated. Plus, how marvelous that word is still being shared about the need for these quilts. Thank you for all that you have done in making this possible! Have a great day!

  5. Melanie

    My guild has an ongoing drive for QoV blocks and quilts for our local veterans returning from duty. Also, the fire victims in No. CA are being gifted quilts from blocks donated, and there are so many yet to provide for. A very big project, takes many hands. Your quilt looks beautiful, the quilting just makes it perfect! You do such good work! Any family receiving one of these project quilts will be thrilled.

  6. Shared on Facebook. What a project you got started. I am waiting on a friend to cut binding for me then I will get the quilt the Queen Bee’s made sent. I still have some blocks left and several kits cut to make more blocks. Waiting on the doctor to give me permission to rotary cut. 😦

  7. thedarlingdogwood

    This is beautiful!! 128 quilts is a lot! And I think you are right, there is still lots of time for that number to keep going up!

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