Thursday, August 16, 2018

Pretty in Pink


Pieced by Paula, finished by me
Pink's not my color, I'll be the first to admit that, but sometimes it is so lovely on other people's quilts. Especially for Covered in Love.

Backing from Sandra

These two beauties were pieced by Paula, backing from Sandra, and quilted by me.  Aren't they great?

Pieced by Paula,finished by me
The first one with the layer cake blocks is my favorite, I love the soft colors and the mix of pink, blue, and green.


This batik disappearing nine patch was made by Sandy and quilted by me. 

Pieced by Sandy, finished be me

Again, I had a perfect backing from Sandra. Pretty soft purple wisteria blooms.

Backing from Sandra
Last up, another disappearing nine patch style quilt top from Janet quilted by me, this time in zebra print and bright pink. The soft pretty quilts are all well and good, but sometimes you just need something a little bit wild!

Pieced by Janet, finished be me

Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tiny Strings, Big Quilts


Happy weekend! I finished two scrappy quilts for Covered in Love this week.  These were pieced by me back in late April during a fit of scrappy productivity using 1.5" string scraps.


I made a tutorial for these blocks and it has become pretty popular on Pinterest.  I wish I knew if any one has actually made their own version!


Basically I sewed together skinny strings to make panels of warm, cool, and neutral fabric, then made HSTs from them.


I had a whole lot more blue/cool colored strings than neutral or warm, so I made one cool/neutral quilt and one hot/cold.


They each measure 60" square and I stippled them densely. I hope the finished quilts live up to the promise of the tops!


Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend.


Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Americana

Pieced by Christy, quilted by me
Isn't this red white and blue quilt a beauty? Christy sent in the top for Covered in Love and I quilted it.  It's a generous size, something like 60"x85".


Perfect timing with the red white and blue stars block drive going on right now. We always have veterans in the hospital whose families are especially thrilled to receive patriotic quilts.

Pieced by Christy, finished by me

Christy also sent in this smaller quilt made from shirtings that I like ever better.


Great masculine colors in all kinds of stripes and plaids. 


I spotted this recently removed button and part of a label as I was quilting it. How wonderful is that?


Michele also sent in a top for CiL, this one a sampler with vintage reproduction fabrics.

Pieced by Michele, finished by me
The fabrics are cute and happy looking and I especially like all the different block designs.


Beautiful quilts that will bring comfort to patients and families. Thank you ladies!



Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rainbow Bright


Pieced by Ben, quilted by me.

Happy Friday! I post quilts almost every week that have been donated to Covered in Love.  I know most of you are faithful followers who are well aware or what CiL is, but sometimes feel like I need to recap for new readers (Hi new people!).


CiL takes donated blocks, tops, and quilts to be given to patients who pass away in the hospital.  All 3 of the quilts on this post were tops sent in by readers which I quilted.  The quilts are distributed by the hospital chaplains when it is apparent a patient is going to pass away and serve as a source of comfort to family members.

Pieced by Connie, quilted by me.
Families making decisions about life support measures are having some of the worst days of their lives. A quilt is a small way to literally wrap them in comfort.  CiL has now surpassed 350 quilt delivered!

Pieced by Gail, quilted by me.

Our recipients are every age, every race, and speaking every language. Prisoners, homeless, and immigrants. Wealthy, celebrities, and heroes.  Death and grief make us all equal, and it's amazing how a quilt can cross any cultural divide.


Thanks to the wide variety of quilts donated CiL is able to have the right quilt available for the right family at the right time :)

Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Free" Quilt Round-up


Pieced and quilted by Judy
Happy weekend! Hope yours is going to be a fun one.  I am doing a round up of all the quilts that have come in already finished for Covered in Love recently. These free-to-me quilts that don't require any work beyond a label are such a blessing!


First up are 3 quilts beautifully quilted by Judy. The orange and grey quilt was one of her tops, the other two were ones donated to me that I sent to her to finish.

Hand-pieced by Sandra, quilted by Judy



This hand pieced 16 patch was sent in by Sandra, who frequently donates backing fabrics.  Judy finished it beautifully with orange peel quilting.  I got to see a couple of our quilts go to their forever homes a couple weeks ago in the hospital.  They are a huge comfort to families on some of the worst days of their lives.

Pieced by Theresa, quilted by Judy



This top is the last of the ones Theresa sent me last Fall. Judy's FMQ turned it into a real showpiece. Can you believe she does all this one a regular domestic machine?!


Beth from Vermont contacted me a while back to ask about donating some quilts. She had randomly inherited quilt a bit of fabric from an old Texas Shop-Hop.  Not so useful in Vermont! After donating a couple quilts to Hurricane Ike victims she was looking for a good opportunity to put the rest to good use.  She generously sent in 2 beautiful finished quilts.

Pieced and quilted by Beth K.

It's hard to make out in the pictures, but almost all the fabrics including the white background have tone-on-tone Texas emblems.  As many of you probably know, Texans are just a little bit proud of our state, so these will be perfect to give away.

Pieced and quilted by Beth K.

Finally, Marianne sent in this pink breast cancer themed quilt made by the Dakota Cabin Quilters.

Sent in by Marianne



Thank you Judy, Theresa, Sandra, Beth, Marianne, and many more! These quilts will be a huge blessing to distressed families.

Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Scraps and Rolls



Happy Friday! Another week, another scrappy quilt! This beautiful scrappy top was sent in by Laura in Tennessee.


The blue is actually flannel, which gives the quilt a nice mix of textures.  I quilted the top with my usual quick stipple.


I love how so many scraps can look so cohesive.  Spot the backward block? Because I just now did ;)  I never fix them.  It makes me think of the Amish "Humility Block" which seems to be a myth, but I like the idea.  Perfection is overrated.


I also have finished this rainbow jelly roll race top that I made a while back.  Amanda had donated a roll of Stonehenge fabrics for Covered in Love and I decided on a simple design to show off the beautiful colors.


I found an awesome panel Sandra had sent in for backing.  I feel sure someone is going to love these quilts :)

Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday