Thursday, October 21, 2021

"Free" Quilts

Time for some of my favorite kind of quilts, ones that came in completely finished! Tina C. sent in this pretty quilt with the unique block.

Nancy R. sent in this neutral string braid based on a tutorial I did ages ago. 

I was struggling with the light to take pictures by this point, but I really love the blend of neutrals and the quilting.

And Ann D. sent in two quilts with Betty Boop novelty fabrics.

Too cute! 

Things are improving here with the Delta surge of Covid. We do still have 3 dedicated Covid wards open but that's down from 7 plus overflow. Unfortunately the memorial wall for hospital employees has grown to 9.  Not included in this picture is a 35 year old nurse who left behind 4 kids.  Even though it's a lot better the danger isn't gone, so do continue to be careful and get vaccinated! 



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, October 14, 2021

Great Big Quilts

Some big cozy quilts this week from the long armers! Wendy quilted this one that Sherrill pieced. Perfect for the falling leaves and fall weather.

These colors are similar to the ones in our latest drive and I am loving how those blocks are looking at they come in. 

Priscilla pieced this pastel chain top and Pam quilted it.

And this blue and yellow top was pieced by Jeanine and quilted by Pam. 

Pam has an uncanny knack for perfectly flat, smooth bindings. I'm terribly impressed.

Her bindings are so smooth I had a hard time getting my gravity clamps to hold onto the quilts.

Marianne made this pretty patchwork top and Linda quilted it with flowers. 

And lastly, team Pam and Pam. This top was pieced by Pam C and quilted by Pam M.

Beautiful color combo!


Fudge helping to unpack a box of quilts.


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, October 7, 2021

Pinwheel Drive Wrap Up

Top assembled by Holly M, quilted by Pam M

It's been a little while for this one. The pinwheel drive was in March-April of 2020, at the very beginning of the pandemic! It seems like longer than a year and a half ago. I picked this design because I thought we could use something easy and happy.  

Most of the quilts from this drive were finished quite a while ago, but these 3 tops were still hanging around, looking at me from their shelf.  Pam rescued me and finished them up.

I loved this novelty backing to go with the top! Looks like summer.  I think I had enough for 3 or 4 quilts.

With these three done it finally wraps up the Pinwheel block drive and brings the total to 25 quilts. 

Speaking of block drives, Tammy posted again on her blog about the May/June drive. She is a trooper and approaching 20 quilts!

Sundae also helped with quilt assembly.


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, September 30, 2021

Bright Happy Quilts from Louise

Tammy is still hard at work on the May/June block drive quilts! Visit her blog to see the latest!

 

Louise sent me this batch of orphan block quilts a while back and they've been waiting their turn for a photo shoot.  The blocks that started this quilt came from Cathy and Louise added some. 

Some of the blocks appear to be from the book Farmhouse Vintage. I love the embroidered details on the mixer and the bee.

Louise blogged about these quilts on her site here.  So you can read more details there.

These wonky stars and the fish panels came from several people, but I think Christine may have sent in some of it.  Please claim your blocks if you see them!  I think this one is my favorite quilt in this batch.

Louise put this quilt together from a jelly roll that Christine sent, with a simple rail fence in a rainbow layout.

Christy M sent in this top made by a friend of hers. Louise described it as, "a very complicated design, with most of the blocks being cut on the bias. Blocks that had NO BUSINESS being bias. Maybe it was a mystery quilt along and each piece was so unusual there would be no way to guess the final design? I don't know, but I feel for the gal who tried to make this beast lie flat. The combination of so many bias edges and the super soft plaid flannel made the top wavy gravy. Roly poly. A sea of rumples."

Louise tackled the project with gusto and did some ripping, re-sewing, bordering, and aggressive quilting.  It's beautiful and you'd never know it had issues!

Jan O. sent in a bunch of leftover bits and blocks that Louise sashed up and set in a quadrant design. I think this one is my second favorite ;)

Priscilla sent in this batch of scrappy blocks that were quick to assemble into a homey quilt.  Thanks to Louise and all the ladies! Louise has retired from blogging now, as it had become more of a chore than fun, but she's still quilting. She promises to send me her commentary along with future quilts so I can continue to share her insights with you.  I love to know how she thought about approaching each set of orphans!

Some more tie dye for a pregnant friend

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, September 23, 2021

Baby Hugs for Jack's Basket

Some happy little quilts this week! Christine B. sent in several tops with backing a while back for Jack's Basket along with a donation for CiL.

For anyone who hasn't heard of them, Jack's Basket is a charity that gives "Welcome" baskets with fun stuff and educational materials, and support resources to families that have a new baby with Down Syndrome.  

Jack's Basket is one of my favorite charities that to give to when we have extra materials or things that don't work well for CiL.

I follow Jack's Basket on Instagram where they post pictures of cute babies with their baskets and I have spotted quilts we sent in several times!

The first 4 quilts came from Christine, these last 2 came from Frances B. I love how bright they both are.

Speaking of "bright". I saw a meme this week about how all the orange cats in the world share a single brain cell that they have to pass around. Obviously Fudge doesn't get his turn very often ;)

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, September 16, 2021

Cool Colors, Hot Summer

It's still hot here, just barely starting to cool down. It's a real tease, feeling the whiff of cool air in the early morning before it heats up for the day!  I have two quilts this week in a cool color palette.  This first one is a do. Good Stitches NURTURE circle quilt from a few years ago.  

Everyone made about (8) 1" wide strips joined into a panel and these were joined into the quilt top by Briawna. Ultimately life happened and the top didn't get quilted, so Pam was kind enough to finish that step.  This would be a great use of scrap strings; 1.5" is one of the sizes I cut my leftover strings to, which is what this is made with.  But I think it would be a real bear to tackle as an individual instead of a group!

This quilt came from the Sunshine Guild, who have started to support CiL.  The top was made by Peggy, quilted by Beth, and bound and mailed by Carol.  Thank you ladies, it's lovely!

I've got my annual tie-dye bug again.  I made these shirts for the sons of a friend of mine. 



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