Thursday, August 15, 2019

Nettie's Sweet Quilts


I've got three sweet quilts finished this week. Nettie sent in several tops and these three are the first ones I've gotten done.


This plus quilt is packed full of adorable Heather Ross scraps.  Octopuses and matrioshka dolls and bicycles and fish!


I took lots of close up pictures of the cute fabrics.


Next up, another sweet scrappy quilt with strings.


I made up backings from donated fabrics and stippled these quilts. I'm able to do one each night after work.


Lastly, a really awesome non-scrappy quilt.


Really rich colors in this lattice weave sort of pattern. Love it! 


Thanks to Nettie and those of your who have donated fabrics for backings and bindings to Covered in Love!


...and instead of a cat picture, you finally get a work in progress picture from the little house! First big project was taking out he ceiling over the kitchen and lofting it to make it taller.

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  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, August 8, 2019

Louise to the Rescue!

String blocks by Melinda
Louise is one of Covered in Love's behind the scenes heroes. Not only is she the secretary on the board of directors (she keeps me organized) but she's always willing to take a box of blocks or UFOs to finish.  I recently sent her a big box of donated UFOs, blocks, and fabric and she's been steadily sending back quilts.

Assorted patriotic blocks, about half from Debbie H.

You can see her post where she blogged about these two quilts here along with lots more pictures.  The string blocks by Melinda were a complete set, but for the patriotic quilt above Louise combined lots of assorted blocks of different sizes with sashing and borders to make a cohesive quilt.

"T" Blocks by Priscilla
After draining the first box and turning it into four quilts Louise asked for more, so I was quick to send her another 10+lbs of orphan blocks and assorted donations!  (Be careful what you ask for!) Her blog post with more pictures of the "T" quilt is here.

Blocks mostly from Priscilla and Teresa

This pretty sampler sampler is another blended quilt, mostly made from 2 sets of blocks using sashing as needed to size them up.  (Full disclosure, I think this one is my favorite!) You can see loads more pictures on her post here.


Thank you so much to Louise for being such a big help, and to all of you who have sent in your blocks and UFOs! I've been basting and quilting some in the afternoons this week but I didn't get any thing finished so I'm glad to have her finishes to share. Hopefully more from me next week.


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  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, August 1, 2019

String Drive 2019: Round 3


String Quilts: batch number 3! This makes 13 so far finished from the January Covered in Drive block drive.


These 4 string quilts were pieced and quilted by me. They finish at 60"x72", perfect for cuddling with.





Thanks to generous supporters I had these cool musical fabrics to back them with.



Bound with scrappy fabrics, I like how that red binding on this one brings out the red corner stones.


There are going to be, I think, 25 or so quilts from the string drive this year and they're nearly all assembled into tops. That's record time! Thank you, everybody!


...of course I can't leave you without a cat photo.

The height of feline dignity

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


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

Friday, July 26, 2019

Have a cat

my apologies for the lack of finishes this week. Normal service will resume next week. In the meanwhile, here's a cat :-)

Thursday, July 18, 2019

BIG Quilts for CiL


Hello and happy weekend again! This week's post was rescued by a box that came in the mail from South Texas.

I love the crossweave fabrics that surround the blocks

Mel, who volunteers her longarm machine, her batting and her expertise for Covered in Love's benefit, returned these two quilts.  This tops quilt with all the pretty blues and purples was a top sent in by Priscilla.  The bottom one was sent in by Jannette from Canada, and I shipped them to Mel to finish.


They're both very large, in the range of 90" or 100", so mega thanks to Jannette and Priscilla for sending them in and Mel for finishing them so beautifully. I'm sure they will be treasured by the families they land with.

"It doesn't count as being on the counter if my feet are still on the chair"

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  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, July 11, 2019

String Drive 2019: Round 2


Another weekend, some more string quilts! This is round 2 of quilts from the Jan/Feb Covered in Love block drive.


The top 3 quilts in this post were assembled and quilted by me from blocks sent in during the drive.


Thanks to the many of you who sent in blocks! These bottom two were tops sent in by Melinda, (along with backings and binding!) and finished by me.


They aren't technically part of the block drive, but I'm counting them since they are string quilts that came in at the same time.


Thanks Melinda!  I'm actually reasonably close to finishing all the string quilts from this year's challenge, which is definitely a record!


Hope you're all having a good summer so far and enjoying some good weather and good family time!

Quilting Supervisor looking so regal

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  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, July 4, 2019

Peanut Butter Jelly Time


Finally! The quilt made from blocks my do. Good Stitches circle made in January is done. Oops, little bit overdue!  For this group quilt I asked for "peanut butter and jelly" colors and they followed this tutorial.  I really like the whole quilt, but I LOVE the color scheme! Don't be surprised if I ask for these colors in a future CiL  blocks drive.


(As an aside, I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It's my absolute go to comfort food.)


I found the perfect backing with rich purples to compliment the jelly theme.  I feel like most East Texans are either beer drinkers or tea-totalers, but I'm sure this quilt will make its way into the hands of the perfect wine lover.


Next up, two more tops by the very generous Canadian, Jannette.  She sent in these two and I finished them.


Two nice gender neutral and geometric quilts.  These have been added to the next batch for delivery to the hospital and that will put Covered in Love over the 500 mark!


Thank you all for being patient with me while I took the past 2 months off to get caught up on things around here. It's time again for the summer red, white, and blue stars block drive! If you want to participate check out the details below.

Saturday morning snuggle buddies

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August drive is going on now.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.


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