Thursday, November 3, 2016
Red, White, and Stars
Some of July's block drive star quilts are finally ready to make their debut! You all did a fantastic job of sending in patriotic stars to make comfort quilts for Covered in Love.
Here's the second one, although it looks quite similar to the one above. Each of these quilts measures a generous 60"x72".
I was fortunate to happen upon some patriotic fabrics on sale at a local shop and scoop them up for backings.
One of the chaplains was just telling me recently about a quilt they gifted to a patient's brother. Knowing he'd been in the military they grabbed a more patriotic one (I think it must have been this one) and the family just couldn't get over it. The chaplain said, "you would have thought we'd given them a full military funeral right there in the hallway!"
As the Vietnam and Korea vets get older we see more and more of them in the hospital and I'm sure these quilts will be making their way to people who feel a special connection to the USA and what that red, white, and blue flag means to them.
There will be one more quilt to show from the July blocks, and another partial quilt of leftovers. Plus, Rosemarie from California sent in a complete small top with pretty blue sashing which found its backing in the yardage Kathy from Indiana sent along. This darling little quilt got a stipple and a label and will no doubt make someone feel very loved.
Remember, Covered in Love gifts quilts to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital. You can find out more here. Our November block drive just started if you want to sew along! You can find more details on the main post.
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.