Today, the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project will be Featured on Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Sarah’s annual Hands2Help project. I’ve participated in her event several years now, as she gathers support to assist charities with quilt donations. There are prizes to win as well, and I am providing one of the prizes for the event! I’ll send one lucky winner a sample card of all Hobbs Battings along with four 18-inch square Tuscany battings to try, a set of 8 summer fun color fat quarters by Boundless Fabrics, a spool of Aurifil thread, and the Scrap Dance pattern of the winner’s choice.
See the sign-up to enter for the first drawing on Sarah’s page – Hands2Help. You will receive one entry for signing up, and can get additional entries for putting the button on your blog sidebar, and/or posting about the challenge to encourage others to join in! (You can sign up after this time, but this is the period to sign up to be part of the signup giveaway. And if you signed up before March 10th, you’ll be entered in the signup giveaway too!) The event runs through May with link parties, giveaways, guest bloggers, and more inspiration for your charity quilts as well as your own quilts.
I had one more quilt made from the blocks sent in by readers. After we did five queen size quilts, there were still enough blocks left to do a few more. This one was a full size assembled by my friend Carin, and I got it on the longarm soon after she got it back to me. I raided my fabric bolts for a blender in dark green for the backing.
I used the pantograph Fascination by Lorien that I use a lot. Its gentile curves and large sweeps make fast quilting.
I used Glide thread in a sage green, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
I like the darker threads that blend with the scraps and give more texture and pattern to the background lights.
All finished with the quilting, ready to trim and finish.
I machine bound the quilt in the same fabric as the backing.
This one is ready to go and will be shipped with the next run in April.
If you can make a larger top but cannot find anyone local to you to quilt it, I have help for you. See the Carolina Hurricane Quilts FAQ page for all the info, answers to frequently asked questions and forms.
So, you can make a quilt and enter the drawings at Sarah’s blog. Quilts received for this project at our distribution point in Wilmington or any drop off point after this announcement and before May 19th are eligible for the drawings, see Sarah’s blog for details. Get help if you cannot quilt a larger size with the forms, click on the button to see how. Longarm quilters, I need your help, please see the FAQ post for details. Tomorrow is National Quilting Day too, what are you quilting now?