A couple of months ago I signed up for this years Hands2Help challenge. It’s a fantastic challenge organised by Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Each year she encourages quilters to make a quilt for charity, there are usually three charities to choose from. It is mainly a US and Canada challenge I think but there are a few of us from further afield who choose to participate.
For those of us farther afield, Sarah very kindly volunteered to quilt any top sent to her, as she appreciates that posting a quilt abroad can be very costly. This year I decided to take her up on her offer…
About 18 months ago I made a baby quilt for a relative, really it was what started me quilting again. I made a quilt called 100 hugs, I thought it was a lovely name for a baby quilt, the pattern is over on Wedding Dress Blue The pattern used a jelly roll, I used a Moda one called Storytime. The quilt only used about a third of the jelly roll so when I signed up for the H2H challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to use.
I needed to fairly quick quilt pattern as I’ve been pretty busy over the last few weeks. I decided to make a jelly roll race. I made one for the first time a few weeks ago which looked great and it was VERY quick to make, like an evening! My Moorland Walk quilt is here.
My only concern was that because I only had two thirds of a jelly roll, I wasn’t sure how it would come out sizewise, it didn’t need to be big as it’s for a child but it was the shape that concerned me. In the end it came out about 36″ by 58″ (this is from memory so it’s a big ‘about’!!) I would have preferred it a little wider and shorter but I’m sure it will keep a child nice and warm!
I was so keen to get it posted off I completely forgot to take photos, so not only did Sarah quilt it the day it arrived, she even took photos for me so I could show everyone. Luckily she had a length of fabric for the back that coordinated beautifully. Thank you Sarah 🙂
There were three charities to choose from, I chose to donate to a refuge in Whitehorse, Yukon. My daughter spent six weeks in Whitehorse with the Army Cadets a couple of summers ago doing outdoor activity training, so it was the one charity I felt more of a connection with.
It’s now time for the big H2H linky party, where everyone gets to show the quilt they have donated. Why not have a look and see what everyone else has made.