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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Hands 2 Help Quilt Ready To Go

My least favorite thing about making quilts is what takes place after the top is done.  Layering the top, batting, and backing and then basting them together is a drag.  Quilting them together is like staying after school and writing, "I will not talk in class," 500 times.  For those of you who were well behaved in school, you have no idea how annoying that is.
Luckily, The Carolina Quilt Project  is one of the charities participating in the 2019 Hands 2 Help Challenge organized by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.    Carole, who blogs at My Carolina Home is helping to provide victims of  Hurricanes Michael and Florence with quilts through the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  If you're like me and love to make tops, but dread the thought of quilting them, Carole can pair you with a longarm quilter who will finish your quilt. 
 I made these blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge hosted by Angela at So Scrappy.  I loved making the blocks, but 72 x 88 is too large for a someone with quiltphobia to handle.  Brenda who blogs at Songbird Designs  is the quilting angel who will turn my quilt top and the pretty blue backing shown below into a quilt to comfort someone who faced losses during the hurricanes.

It's not too late to join this year's Hands 2 Help Challenge.  Just clink the link at the left and fill out your info.  Sarah has arranged for some lovely prizes.  I am donating this Star Light, Star Bright, lap sized quilt kit.
Stop over at Sarah's and join in.  Your quilt needs to be finished for the final link up by May 24th.

3 comments:

  1. That's a large quilt to lug thru a home machine. Very pretty and sure to give some one super hugs.

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  2. I love to quilt small pieces, but big ones fill me with dread! Donating just the top is a very smart idea. And your top is so fun and vibrant :)

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  3. What a wonderful quilt AND post for Hands2Help!! Thank you for mentioning Carole's "quilting angels" in conjunction with the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project, as I never thought of myself in quite that way. (I have 3 CHQP quilts, from donors like you, waiting in line to be quilted.) Working together, many families will know that quilters care!

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