Thursday, February 23, 2017

More Block Drive Orphans

You may remember that a few weeks ago I finished a couple of quilts using leftover star blocks from a CiL block drive.   This week's finish is another quilt made from block drive orphans, this time from the Sun & Sea and Lattice block drives.  This took care of the Sun & Sea blocks and all the cutoffs from Lattice. There are still a few more, larger lattice blocks to be used somewhere later.

I had asked folks to send in their corner cut-offs with their lattice blocks, if they wanted.  This flying geese/zig zag pattern is where they wound up ;)  The quilt finished about 58"x74" if I remember correctly.  I love how the bright colors shine!

Covered in Love's quilts are given away in the hospital to patients who are dying or have passed on for the families to take home with them.  Losing a loved one is obviously very hard and having a transitional item like a quilt to take home can help.  One of the chaplains told me the other day about a man he followed up with who told him "I sleep with that quilt every night, because it still smells like my wife."

Remember, the Jan/Feb CiL block drive is still going on if you want to jump in and sew some blocks. You can find it HERE.

 Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Oh Scrap!

Listening to... these high school kids covering the opening number from Hamilton and killing it. 


  1. Way to use up those leftovers!! Nice work.

  2. You might find this hard to believe, but this is the first time I've clicked thru to hear any of the music from Hamilton. Wow...I have shivers now!

    This quilt is gorgeous, vibrant and loving. I recognize the backing fabric, too :)

  3. Love those quilts! I'm working on a prayer shawl right now for someone in the same situation - and we just lost a member of our church this morning, so the need is staring me in the face...
    Thanks for the "Hamilton" clip! My daughter just saw it in NYC a few weeks ago, and can't stop talking about it!