Happy Friday! School is back in session for me for the summer and I'm currently in the "denial" phase of coping. This week I did some quilting to procrastinate reading pharmacology and got the first two of April's block drive quilts done.
These two quilts are essentially the same, finishing at a generous 56"x77". There will still be an odds and ends quilt to come from similar blocks, but I'm still having fun playing with the layout on that one.
One of these quilts got an overall stipple. The backing for this one was a dark purple that showed every stitch so I wanted to use an FMQ design I was confident with!
The other quilt got more elaborate FMQ, with ribbon candy in the strings and flowers in the diamonds. These were both quilted on my new-to-me FMQ machine, if you missed the Wednesday post go meet Schuyler! This one had a nice bright turquoise backing.
We've gotten some more quilts from the H2H drive in the past couple weeks. Opening up these packages is so much fun! Also, kudos to our mail lady who managed to shove 2 whole quilts into our mailbox the other day. (They weren't damaged, I really mean it. Kudos to her-- saved me a trip to the post office to pick them up!) Thank you to Carol, Adele, Mina, Jan, Jamie, and Ann whose quilts arrived recently.
The June block drive post went up yesterday so if you want to support Covered in Love this month please sew along! Remember, Covered in Love gives quilts of comfort to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital. You can find more details on the main page here. If you want to participate leave a comment (make sure I can see your email address!) or email me at CoveredinLoveTx@gmail.com for a mailing address.
Linking to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.