Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sand and Sea Wrap Up

Tammy here! If you have had enough turkey, dressing, and the trimmings that you don't want to eat for a week, here is another feast that won't make you feel too fat:

All 24 of the Covered in Love May/June block drive of quilts produced here in Kansas. There is a whole lotta love here.
Thanks again to all who helped!


These quilts have been posted on Tammy's blog throughout the past months, and some have also been posted on Kat's blog here


There were a total of 26 quilts from the drive, 24 made from blocks sent in and 2 sent in finished.  


(The traditional block-map is at the bottom of the post).






























This top from Bonnie C.



Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The September/October drive is running now, check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved. 

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Quilter Practice

Happy weekend! It's nice and cool here and I have some great big cozy quilts. You may recall that a little while ago I had a large split nine quilt from Priscilla that was finished off by Denies and Kay. Denies & Kay recently purchased a long arm and volunteered to finish some CiL quilts as they learn their new machine. It's a mutually beneficial exchange!

 

Priscilla also made this large (61"x81") patriotic quilt which Denise and Kay quilted with Baptist fans. I really like this simple design with the strings and the HSTs in the corner. I've thought about it for a CiL drive before.  

Edit: The pattern is here at The Colorful Fabriholic, it was a QOV by Alycia.

Amy A. sent in this blue and green nine patch that Denise and Kay quilted with a swirly motif.  They also provided backing fabric for several of the quilts and I really like this rainbow one. 

Donna sent in this beautiful and huge (67x90") blue zigzag quilt.

This one got my favorite quilting of all, rippling water lines. 


Thank you, ladies! We are happy to give you "practice" tops anytime!

Fudge-shine


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The September/October drive is running 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, November 11, 2021

Strings Progress...

In case you missed the post earlier this week, CiL is now affiliated with another charity who will help us with discounted shipping!  Check out the details here and never pay more than $15 to ship to us again!


String quilts 13-15 are ready for their debut! I have put together all of these and really enjoyed working with all the different color combinations and blocks.  I really like this yellow/brown/red color fade, even though I did sort of lose the plot on that upper right corner. 

Blue and brown, always a classic combination. These are from the Jan/Feb string block drive. To see a tutorial of how I put them together there's a post here

These pretty pink/yellow/green/blue blocks went together really well and I used some of my leftover pink and blue dyed binding to finish it.  

Lastly, this black and red quilt had a dye-bleeding catastrophe in the wash from some of the red backings. It was far more than a color catcher or three could handle. After soaking in Dawn, washing in Syntrapol, etc. I think I revived it. Fortunately since the squares are black and red neither one shows some pink too noticeably. 

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The September/October drive is running 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

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Discounted shipping for Covered in Love

Click here to visit the page

Hello, fellow supporters of Covered in Love! Louise here with some great news. I'm happy to announce that CiL has partnered with Give Back Box to help reduce your shipping costs. Give Back Box supports many charities by selling UPS shipping labels for $15. You can fill a single box with up to 70 pounds of donations and ship that box to Kat in Texas. Yes, you read that right: only $15 to ship up to the weight of a standard Poodle to Kat from anywhere in the county.* That's less than a large flat rate USPS Priority Mail box! This service is no-strings attached for Covered in Love, requiring NO extra work for Kat, so it is a win-win all around.

Here's how it works: Visit the Covered in Love page on Give Back Box. Click "Add to Cart" and follow the prompts to buy a label. Choose how you want to pay, with a credit card, PayPal, etc. A link will appear to download a Covered in Love Shipping Label in pdf format. You will also receive a confirmation email with a link to the same pdf. Print that pdf file on your printer. 

One thing you'll notice about the label: the return address is not your own address. It is the address of Give Back Box headquarters in Wadley, AL. Do not fret! If something goes wrong with the shipment, it will end up at Give Back Box and they will figure out what to do with it using the UPS tracking number. They know that a given tracking number belongs to Covered in Love and will make it right. You don't need to worry about your quilts being returned to you while you're on vacation, with the box sitting on your driveway in the rain.

Now take a nice big cardboard box. Bonus points for re-using a box and helping the environment! Fill that box with all the donations you'd like to send to Kat. Up to 70 lbs! PLEASE include a note inside the box with your name and address so Kat knows it is from you. I recommend that you print TWO copies of the label and write your info on the second copy and tuck it inside the box. Tape one of the labels onto the outside of the box, and take the box to your local UPS drop off. Or if the UPS truck comes to your house, you can hand the box directly to the driver.

Easy peasy, right? I'm so grateful to Give Back Box for this work they do to support many, many worthy charities. Click here to learn more about their mission, or here to read the story of Monika, their founder. And of course you can browse all the other charities they support. Maybe you'd like to buy a label and donate household goods or clothing to another great charity!

*Please do not ship your standard Poodle to Kat. Fudge and Sundae might take that the wrong way.


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Fiddlesticks Wrap Up

November and a new blocks drive, how time flies! There aren't many things that I find more satisfying than wrapping up a block drive. 

We've just finished off the last of the quilts from last Sept/Oct's Fiddlesticks drive. These first 4 were assembled by Pam and quilted by Linda. 

The quilting design above with the zig-zag circles is one of my favorites. And I love the color layout on the quilt below. Especially from a distance, it looks awesome.

Sort of feathered shell quilting on this one. 

Another really pretty design with pastels on a diagonal. 

Little flowers in the quilting and a scrappy pink binding.

This top came from Edna. I has a cool textured blue background. I found a nice multicolor backing and quilted it with a stipple. 

This top came from Beth T, also with textured blues.  The backing for it was a flannel so it was a bit of a pain to quilt but it's extra cuddly. 

Lastly, this top with some beautiful batiks came from Holly L on a textured yellow fabric (love those textured backgrounds!)

All together the Fiddlesticks drive made 19 beautiful and unique quilts!


Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The Nov/Dec drive is running 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