I love our monthly block drives. Selfishly I love getting to come up with block designs and colors schemes and see them come to fruition. More than that, though, and more importantly, I love how it represents the online community and quilters in general. I love that strangers come together, month after month, to make quilts to bless people they won't ever meet.
These are the first two of the "tall nine patch" quilts from May's block drive. One quilt, the one that got the all-over flowers quilting came as a finished top from Amanda in Louisiana. The other was a blend of blocks sent in by contributors.
I have two more of these tops ready to be basted and quilted. These first two were quilted by the wonderful Judy at Quilt Paradigm, who never ceases to amaze me with her creativity, skill, and generosity.
Thank you to everyone who contributed blocks to the May block drive: Summer, Teri, Linda, Rosemarie, Susan, Johanna, Valerie, Barbara, Nancy K., Janet, Nancy R., Elena, Ann, Louise, Amanda, Jannette, Molly and Tammy.
These two quilts have been labeled and added to the staging area for Covered in Love. For anyone interested, this month's block drive is up now. We're making red, white, and blue star blocks in any pattern you like.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. You think it's going to be a relaxing break, but somehow things always seem to get busy in the summer. It's a good busy, though; vacations and visits with friends, trying to squeeze inbetween school and work.
Things are busy but good here. Rey continues to charm us. Once her various parasites and malnutrition cleared up her personality really blossomed. She has the best purr and is completely nonchalant about Rory's disdain for her.
Wishing you sunshine, quilting time, and purring cats :)
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.