A while back I entered the Hands to Help Charity Quilt Challenge at Addictions of a Fabric Addict created by Sarah. Thank you Sarah for this opportunity and for pulling the quilting community together for several worthy causes! I’ve actually had the quilt done for some time, but this deadline got away from me a bit. The Spring Retreat and upcoming quilt show for my guild has gotten me off kilter a bit, but I am determined to get back on track.
It is amazing how quilters swarm to such worthy charitable causes. I am sending this colorful quilt to Happy Chemo.
I spent some time recently going through a few bins in my fabric closet. You know the ones that should be labeled “what the heck is in here anyway?”! I found a few leftover batik rectangles from a quilt I made years ago. My first impulse was to throw them into the box I was donating to my guild’s quilt show. Luckily I put them on the design wall first. Behold! A table topper. Each year my guild donates table runners and table toppers to Habitat for Humanity. They in turn give one to each new home owner. Such a nice way to help dress up a new home!
I did spiral quilting which is just so easy and quick on a small piece. Funny, whenever I do a spiral on a large piece I have to stop a few times because I get motion sickness!
There are several more charity quilts that I need to bind, a few tops to quilt and several blocks to be pieced together. I made this my focus this year and so far I am excited to be headed in the right direction.