Thursday, March 31, 2016

Finished Split 9s for Covered in Love

It's a happy Friday and I have some finishes!  The first 2 February quilts from the Covered in Love block drive are done.  In February we made split 9 blocks in manly colors.  Over 60 blocks were sent in by 15 quilters!


For those new around here, these monthly block drives allow everyone who wants to contribute a block or 10 to support Covered in Love.  CiL is my pet charity, which gifts quilts of comfort to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital.  You can find out more details on our main page.

The sun came out when I brought the second quilt out

CiL recently passed a new milestone: I ordered more labels!  Yes, we've almost used up the first 2 fat quarters of labels from Spoonflower.  I made a few changes to the new labels, including making the washing instructions larger and easier to read.


These quilts are fairly large, 60"x72" and I'm sure they will be a great comfort to the families they eventually go home with.  If you want to participate in one of our block drives I would love that! Email me or leave a comment (make sure I can get in touch with you!) for my mailing address to send blocks.


Last month's blocks drive is winding up with plenty of cute grown-up eye spy blocks waiting to become quilts, with the new month comes our new block!  The tutorial went up a few days ago and I know a few of you saw it already.  This month's blocks is a springy string block, slightly more complicated than the past few blocks we've done.


Thanks to Jannette, Summer, Amanda, Susan, Barbara A., Valerie, Ann, Tish, Joy, Barbara W., Diann, Johanna, Mina, & Debbie who contributed blocks to these Split 9 Patch quilts!

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.

9 comments:

  1. Those quilts are beautiful, Kat! I just love the designs you come up with from such simple blocks. So glad I can contribute a few blocks to your project.

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  2. What a wonderful why to help support families who have lost a loved one! These two are gorgeous! I just love the colors and the designs. Congratulations on your finishes.

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  3. Beautiful quilts! I love the split 9 block! I want to join you in making blocks for these amazing quilts. Can you send me an address to mail them to?

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  4. Beautiful quilts! I love the split 9 block! I want to join you in making blocks for these amazing quilts. Can you send me an address to mail them to?

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  5. Those 2 turned out SEW different from each other!! LOVE the fact that you can turn those Split 9's into any Log Cabin-style quilt. Off to check the stash for strips for April's block!

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  6. The Split 9s turned out fantastic!! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to make one of those, but I just didn't have many scraps in those colors at all. But those Spring Strings for April, hmmmm. Lots to work with in my bin!

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  7. I love the colour blend of the blues and greens quilt, it looks really organic and suits the quilting too,
    Hello from the UK,
    Sue

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  8. These quilts are beautiful and what a special way to help support the families.

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