Thursday, October 11, 2018

Jan's Patriotic Quilts


Almost halfway through October already! I swear every year passes faster than the last.  Jan recently sent in these 4 great red white and blue quilts for Covered in Love.


There are lots of veterans in the hospital, so patriotic quilts are always a big hit.  I'll be getting all the stars from the summer block drive done soon, but we always need more :)



I'm guessing Jan uses a high loft poly batting because these are light and very soft and fluffy.  They're generously sized and will be perfect for a family to take home.


These quilts came already finished, all I needed to do was add a label.  Thank you soooo much Jan! I'm continuously amazed by how quilters around the country and even around the world shower love onto one little Texas community.


PS - the kittens are doing great! This week they should start eating kitten milk and soft food without a bottle and learning to use the litter box.  I can't wait! Waking up every 4 hours to feed and potty is exhausting.


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! The Sept/Oct drive is a repeat of one of my old favorites, the grown-up eye-spy quilt.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday

Thursday, October 4, 2018

It's a Small World


Hello, happy Friday! Things have been busy around here, sewing, work, and a special little surprise (see the end of the post).  Mina sent in four more of these cool village tops for Covered in Love and I quilted them. You can see the first one she sent here.


I found some more fun backing fabrics to match the brightly colored fronts.  Thanks to many donations I have a nice selection of backing fabric to choose from.


Lots of neat fabrics and little fussy cut surprises in these. A cowboy and Darth Vader appear in windows ;)


Testing out my new indoor rainy-day photo system today and I think it works pretty well. I need to get a few more lights and figure out how to make the quilt hang straighter.


I had a patient in her 90s the other day with a little mild dementia.  We ended up realizing she grew up in the same tiny town where I now live and we were able to talk about all kinds of people and places that she remembered.  It was fun to hear how different things were back then, but also how many things are the same.  It really is a small world, after all.


I promised you a "little" surprise. Well, these four babies joined me on Saturday the 22nd.  About 2-3 days old and lost by their mom during a Thunderstorm.  I've been staying home as much as possible since they'll require around the clock care for the first 3 weeks, so my sewing time has benefited, although my sleep has not! 


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! The Sept/Oct drive is a repeat of one of my old favorites, the grown-up eye-spy quilt.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday