Thursday, April 2, 2015

Covered in Love Launch

...And we're back! I took most of March off blogging for a couple of reasons. For one thing we've had constant torrential rain, making photos of finishes next to impossible. Also, all that rain meant our septic system wouldn't work so we couldn't do laundry. Ick. Believe me there was not much going on around here in the last month you would have wanted pictures of. 

But the best reason I didn't blog last month was because I was busy getting everything together to launch Covered in Love!  On April 1st I took the first 8 quilts up to the hospital.

For anyone who hasn't heard I'm gathering quilts to be given to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital. Something that they can take home with them as a comfort item.

(As you can see we actually had some genuine SNOW when I took these pics.)
One of the quilts I dropped off was this old WIP that I finished for the project. I call it Dallas Nights because the black and white prints remind me of skyscrapers from a distance.

I quilted it pretty densely with square spirals in the "buildings" and stipple in the "sky".

The sashing and borders go a square spiral too, and the backing is my new favorite IKEA print since Numbers if going out.

Please please feel free to donate to Covered in Love.  All the details are on the main page. I am looking for quilts in the appox. 50"x65" range. They need to be machine wash safe. I'll take unfinished tops and blocks as well as finished quilts. I can't do this by myself, and I promise they'll go to a good cause!! Comment or email me for my address.

Linking to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Oh what a fantastic idea - I'm sure those quilts will be a real comfort. And I love the IKEA backing, it messes with your eyes beautifully doesn't it!

  2. Kat, what you are doing is wonderful. Have you thought about applying for 501C3 non profit status?
    I'm going to ask the president of the guild if you have to be a 501C3 for the guild to donate. They donate to Hospice I know. I think our modern group is just not ready for such a big task right now.

  3. Love it,
    when you do the square spiral quilting, do you use a walking foot (and keep turning around) or a free motion method??
    i like it.... and have NOT mastered free motion quilting - other than on my quilting frame with juki.
    i'd love to get it..... it would be so much easier on the set up, albeit tougher on the shoulders, to just free motion with my sewing machine.