Thursday, January 7, 2016

First Fall Leaves Finished

Happy New Year! And the first two of October's blocks drive "falling leaves" quilts are done :)

These two quilts for Covered in Love were made by over 20 volunteers contributing scrap blocks to make this possible.  Thanks to Nancy, Teri L. and Teri B., Rhonda, Dee Dee, Tricia, Summer, Tish, Valerie, Susan, Melanie, Kati, Dhia, Johanna, Mina, Ann, Amanda, Barbara A. and Barbara W., Jeanice and Margaret M. from New Zealand.

I'm putting labels on the back of the quilts with everyone's names.

This batch of quilts will be dedicated to the memory of Margaret M (no blog) from New Zealand. Margaret reached out to me during the very first block drive in August and faithfully sent blocks every month up through December, half way around the world.  She passed away suddenly last week and I know she will be desperately missed by her family.  And I will miss getting her packages in the mail with the New Zealand postal marks.

Quilting is a hobby that touches lives.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed, continues to contribute to Covered in Love! We are taking to month off the block drives to give me a chance to catch up, but check back at the end of the month as we will resume in February.

These are the first two falling leaves quilts. The rest are in the top-stage.  Two more for me to quilt and one for the long-armer :)

Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Friday Finishes.


  1. These are gorgeous! I love the sashing - just brings everything together. Thank you for telling us about Margaret M in NZ. I am sad to hear about her passing. She will live on in her quilting, including these beautiful quilts.

  2. Kat, they are just beautiful!! They are sure to bring comfort to the families they are given to. So sorry to hear about Margaret M. :(

  3. What a beautiful, scraptastic work of love! So sorry to hear about Margaret M.

  4. What pretty quilts and what a lovely dedication to Margaret.

  5. Those are just beautiful, Kat! It is fun to see how many people have contributed, even as far away as New Zealand. I never managed any December blocks, but I will be on the lookout for your February blocks.

  6. These are beautiful and such a nice dedication to Margaret.