All three measure 60"x72". I quilted them with my signature quick stipple :)
The second and third quilt have a border, as that was the best way to use the blocks. In fact, I used every single one!
I had a little bit of that IKEA fabric with the birds left for the border of one quilt.These two used the wool batting I was gifted and they are so soft and fluffy!
Recently CiL has been working more and more with Southwest Transplant Alliance, the organ donation folks in our area. Organ donation is so incredibly important, literally saving the lives of thousands of people. It is a selfless, generous gift to make at such a personally painful time. Organ donation families are giving to others, at the same time as they are losing something precious themselves.
The organ donation process, from declaration of brain death to decision for donation to removal of organs for transplant, can generally take a couple of days, during which time the deceased patient remains in the ICU and family can stay with them. Chaplain Robert told me how well the quilts fit in with the whole process -- something small to give back to a family who are giving so much -- and something place over the patient, to honor and humanize them, while everyone waits for the recipients and transplant teams around the country to get in position.
Covered in Love makes quilts of comfort. The latest CiL block drive will run through April. If you want to help make blocks for grieving families we'd love to have you. More info here!
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Oh Scrap!
Listening to... I know the internet quilting community lost its collective mind the last couple years and all tried to make this insane paper-pieced quilt called Passacagalia. But did you know Passacaglia is actually a type of music? Ever heard one?