Wednesday, February 28, 2018

New Covered in Love Block Drive!

2018 is already flying by and it's time to announce the next Covered in Love block drive! The previous drive featured string blocks and was my most successful ever.  (For the Jan/Feb block drive there was a jelly roll giveaway. I'll draw for those once the stragglers get in and announce the winners on March 9th)

Apologies for the poor light in the photos... my lifestyle lately has not been conducive for good photos.

We're doing simple Hunter's Star blocks this time. You color palette is any and all shades of blue. For each block you'll need one print and one solid. The print can have other colors too as long as it's mainly blue. Note that each block is only made from two fabrics.


From the solid and the print cut (1) 6.5" square and (4) 4" squares.


Mark a pencil line diagonally on the backs of one set of small squares. Place them right-sides-together with the other small squares and sew 1/4" to either side of the line. Cut on the line to separate (2) HST blocks. You should have (8) HSTs. Press them and trim to 3.5".


Lay out your block as shown above. Sew together the HSTs, then sew together the entire block, and press. Finishes at 12.5".


This block drive will run until the end of April. Any one can participate and you can pick and choose the block drives throughout the year that you want to do, there's a new one every 2 months!  If you'd like to send in blocks please leave a comment or email me to get the address (coveredinlovetx@gmail.com) and have them in the mail by May 1.


Covered in Love provides quilts to the families of patients who pass away in an East Texas hospital. To date over 285 quilts have been given away. 

18 comments:

  1. Kat - there is a tutorial at Fat Quarter shop to make this block a different way. Do you mind if we do it that way?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JFf6ld8x7M&feature=youtu.be

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    1. (Posting a public reply so everyone can see).
      Unfortunately that tutorial won't work because the proportions of the star points to background are different. If you look at the blocks side by side you can tell. So our stars would be wonky.

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  2. I still have some string blocks that I need to mail to you. If you would please email me your address at wonderlust57@hotmail.com

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  3. Love that fish fabric!!!!! Never made a Hunter's Star before so this should be fun. I too have a few more string blocks to get in the mail to you... I enjoy these block drives so much!

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  4. I made a paper pieced Hunter's Star several years ago and this looks much simpler! I hope to send you some blocks again this time!

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  5. Kat I'm also wondering about the FQS you-tube way of making this block. Not sure if it's easier or not, but will the outcome make a difference?

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  6. nicely chosen block - and i have LOTS of blue that needs to get sewn up - i am ready to begin !

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  7. Looks simple enough. I will start going though my blues.

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  8. This was fun! I just made four blocks and since I'm still in Florida I'll be able to ship them to you :)

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  9. That's a pretty block. I've always wanted to do a Hunter's Star so this will be fun.

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  10. The last quilt I made was the Hunter's Star but I used a different technique to make it. Since I'm not good at figuring if one method makes a difference than another method, I'll be making mine for you according to your directions in your blog. I think I have lots of blues to pull from. This will be another fun block to make. So happy to hear that the string block drive was such a good success....and I see that more will be coming to you from above commenters. Woo-Hoo!

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  11. TMQG still has some string blocks to mail to you Kat. I'll try to get them collected as soon as I can and mailed to you.

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  12. I hope it is o.k. that I have written in my blog about your charity block drive.
    https://laceandquilts.blogspot.com/2018/03/charity-blocks.html
    I did my blocks a little different because I thought it would make it faster for me. I wrote a PDF because I would like to encourage my quilt group to make some.

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  13. My quilt is in the machine! Ready to go.

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  14. I am so excited about this Block! A friend showed me her block and now I have the opportunity to make it! Your tutorial is so clear and I know I can do this! Thank you so much!

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  15. I have a some cut blue blocks left over from my last project, I'd love to make a block or two.

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  16. That's great! Unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger" so I cannot send you an email. Send me an email at CoveredInlovetx@gmail.com and I'll give you the address.

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