Hands2Help is an annual charity quilt drive hosted by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I’ve been a participant for several years, making quilts in various sizes as needed. Two years ago, my own charity drive for the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project was a recipient of quilts from Sarah’s event. This year, it came up while I was working on other projects, but with the lockdown I could sneak in a quick quilt using one of those darling ABC panels I love so much. I pulled one out, loaded it on the longarm and got to work.
I used white, all cotton Signature thread on top and bobbin, with Warm and Natural batting. I always get distracted with looking for words with these panels. The Jaguar has jars of jam and jelly. Is that a jungle on the wallpaper?
OK, stop playing, and finish this up. The pantograph is a light density cloud-like pattern with gentle curves.
In just a short time, the quilting was done.
I took it off the frame, now to trim and finish.
Binding was done all by machine, stitching to the back first, then folding to the front.
All done working around other projects in just a couple of days. See the rhinoceros wearing a robe and the raccoon with the quail? They have raspberries on a quilt. I know, I just can’t help it, LOL!!!
On the back, I used this darling Bunnies by the Bay fabric in the same colors.
All done and ready to ship. It is a great size for a toddler, 29 x 42. I sent it out yesterday.
I also sent this baby size Migrating Geese Quickstep Quilt. I made it some time ago and it has sat in a closet since. Time to wash it and put it to use.
Both quilts went to Little Lambs. By rolling them tightly, I could stuff both into a flat rate envelope.
A wonderful reader, Nancy, offered to sell me a few more of these panels, and I’ll get those soon. So, I’ll be able to do a few more. I still want one just for me, LOL!!
One more note, thank you to Amanda Ranck and Kathe Howe, your placemats arrived!! I don’t have an email addresses for you, Amanda, but know they made it in time for donation to MOW later this week or early next week. Thank you!
What are you quilting this week?
See what’s new today at the Fat Quarter Shop Daily Flash Sale