Keep reading to the bottom of the post for details on the GIVEAWAY!
Third time's the charm? Well in this case the first two times were pretty great. We've done foundation pieced string blocks for a Covered in Love block drive for the past two years and everyone seems to really enjoy it, so I thought I'd make it a tradition! I did nudge it from October to the Jan/Feb slot so it would be opposite our other staple, the summer red/white/blue stars drive, but now it's here to stay.
These string blocks are 10.5" unfinished and super easy to make. It's a great way to burn up some scraps. You can find the step-by-step tutorial HERE. This block drive is a color/theme free-for-all. Anything goes for these fun scrap quilts. In 2015 we made 8 of these quilts and in 2016 we made 8 more, so 16 total so far. This drive will run from now until the end of February.
Feel free to jump right into the block drive, whether you're new or have done a lot before. Every 2 months I host a block drive to benefit Covered in Love. We make quilts for grieving families in the hospital. You can make as many or as few blocks as you like and sewing in this block drive doesn't commit you future drives, you can pick and chose the ones you like or have time for. Just leave a comment or email CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com for a mailing address.
Covered in Love began in April 2015 and to date we've given out over 260 quilts to mourning families in the hospital. I meant to do a giveaway for the 200-quilt milestone but it got past me so instead we're having a joint (almost) "3 Year Anniversary/300 Quilts" celebration giveaway!
|(Christmas on top, Spring on the bottom)|
|Christmas jelly roll|
|Spring jelly roll|
I've got two jelly rolls to giveaway, one is Christmas themed and one in Spring-y fabrics. In the top-down photo you can see the colors. Click the photos to see them larger. I know Christmas just happened but let's be honest, it takes most of us at least a year to make a quilt.
These CiL milestones and this giveaway are a celebration of YOU the volunteers. Thank you soooooo much, I literally couldn't have done it without all of your help!