Thursday, April 18, 2019

Go Team?

This weekend I have that rarest of all finishes: a personal quilt that has nothing to do with Covered in Love.  Yes, it does occasionally happen.  This quilt was made for a guy friend based on his favorite baseball team.


I couldn't care less about baseball but as we all know, quilters make quilts for other people, and that means we make all kinds of quilts.  I decided on a simple quadrant design with appliqued logo and baseball stitching, all from super cozy flannel.


For the logo I traced an image and layered it over red and white fabrics and batting. Then I stitched through all the layers, perforated off the paper, and trimmed away the excess white.


The baseball stitches were made with bias folded strips and put on after the quilting was done.  Since the top is flannel, the backing is fleece, and I did use batting this quilt turned out super cozy and warm.  It's now resting in its new home on the couch at my friend's house!



Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rainbow Stars and Dinosaurs


Happy Friday! Boy am I glad to get to the weekend; I don't know how anyone gets anything done while working a full time job!


I've got some bright and happy quilts to show.  This rainbow stars quilt came from the Nurture circle of do. Good Stitches.  Jenny assembled it and did the beautiful free motion quilting.


Next, Connie sent in this cool dinosaur top that I quilted.


I really like the bright dinosaur fabrics and I decided to quilt it with square spirals.  Thankfully CiL doesn't have much need for quilt suitable for children, but unfortunately children do sometimes lost their parents and need a quilt for comfort.


Or maybe it will go to a dino loving adult? I'm sure the perfect person will get it at the right time.


And finally, here's a really unflattering picture of me early in the morning with my Expensive Fur  Blankets keeping me warm ;)



Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  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, April 4, 2019

The Covered in Love Village




Happy weekend quilters! My first week at my new job went really well and I hope you all had great weeks.  Mina sent in more of her scrappy village tops for me to finish for Covered in Love.  If I counted correctly these are village quilts numbers 7 and 8.


I love these quilts because I love the symbolism of a diverse village living together and supporting each other, which is of course never more important than in the difficult times as our quilt recipients are going through.  And of course I love all the little peek-a-boo surprises like this babushka lady in the doorway.


There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now, most notably a new job which is seriously going to cut into my spare (quilting) time.  My hope is that CiL will be able to continue along at a pace similar to what we have been.


The CiL village supports east Texans in need, but you guys are also my village and you support me. Thanks so much to those of you who send in blocks, tops, backings, and quilts. Thanks especially to the ladies who have stepped up to help assemble and quilt for CiL. I so appreciate my village!


I interrupted Fudge's bath on one of the Nov/Dec quilts in progress. He says, "Yes? You needed something?"


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  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, March 28, 2019

Beach Time

Apologies for no finish this weekend. I'm at the coast enjoying some time with friends and sun and sand before my NEW JOB starts on Monday :)  Y'all enjoy your weekend, I think Spring may finally be here!


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  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, March 21, 2019

M&M Quilts


This week's two quilts for Covered in Love are brought to you by M & M. Michele sent in the tops and Meloney quilted them with her longarm.


First was this large Scrappy Mountain Majesties, quilted with wandering leaves.


Next, this quilt is a HUGE variation on a dresden plate in bright scrappy colors.  Meloney said this one was a challenge, but she knocked it out of the park.


Meloney custom quilted lots of swirls and curlicues to make this beautiful, happy quilt so special.  Thank you ladies for all your help in supporting Covered in Love!


My sleepy, spoiled babies love to "nurse" this minky blanket and make muffins on it.


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  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, March 14, 2019

Old and New

Quick, the sun came out! Hurry and take quilt pictures! Seriously though, it can stop raining any time now.  It would be fine with me!


Kathy returned some newly finished quilts to me this week. She took these vintage sampler blocks Holly gave me and finished them off beautifully for Covered in Love.


I'd also given Kathy one of my oldest UFOs, made in the Four Patch Charm pattern with scrappy batiks.  Thank You Kathy! This one's finally done and ready to go comfort a family.


And finally, here's a sneak peek of a new quilts as seen over Sundae's furry head :)


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  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, March 7, 2019

do. Good Stitches

No big finishes this week, but I did get two months worth of do. Good Stitches blocks done.  Based on how long it took me to do these I think that's worth a post!  As most of you probably have heard me say before, I've been a member of the Nurture circle since 2013 and the circle has been supporting Covered in Love since 2015.


Dhia asked for red and grey star blocks for February using the Moda Love pattern.  We each made 2 which finish at 12.5". Boy did these contain a lot of tiny pieces!


Next, Jenny asked for split nine patch blocks following this tutorial with a different color scheme.  I really like this block, so don't be surprised if you see it in a future CiL block drive.


I was the queen bee for January and asked for string blocks in "peanut butter and jelly" colors following this tutorial. Everyone did a great job and I'm in the process of arranging them on the design wall.  I asked for them to go ahead and send along the extra bits, too, and I turned those into hourglass blocks.  We're going to get two quilts out of this one!


And finally, here's a picture of Sundae owning the place at the vet's office this week. Meanwhile, Fudge cowers in the carrier. My wild child and the sweet, sensitive one ;)


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb drive is going on now.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


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