For closeups of each quilt and more details on the process you can read Cynthia's posts about the quilts. If you haven't seen her posts you really should go check them out, she did a great job being creative with block layouts. In all there were a dozen 50"x70" quilts made from this block drive!
About hosting the block drive Cynthia said:
"Your readers are so supportive and generous. It was so much fun to see the beautiful blocks that filled my mailbox every day. For me, it was especially entertaining to see the fabrics that were used - talk about having Scrap envy! I was also amazed at how quickly the quilt tops all came together thanks to the lovely workmanship on the blocks. My studio was awash in all those bright colors!"
Cynthia invested a lot of her own time and supplies into assembling these quilts and giving me a break! Please go visit her blog and tell her "thank you", and if you're shopping at any of the online retailers below consider using Cynthia's affiliate links below (no cost to you, she makes a small commission.)
Fat Quarter Shop
One neat thing Cynthia did which I think I will continue was to color in a map of the US with where blocks were received from. It's very cool to see where blocks came from, and already folks in some of the un-colored states have been inspired to join a block drive and get their state on the map!
The cool block tutorial from this drive was one of Cynthia's Scrap-a-Plaooza Quilt Tutorials series. She has LOTS of great blocks for using up scraps and her tutorials are always top-notch. Thanks to Cynthia and to each and every one of you who made an incredible twelve quilts possible!
If you'd like to join in with Covered in Love's mission you can learn more on the main page or check out the block drive. The current Covered in Love block drive just began and it's a simple Fall-colored patchwork. This drive will run until the end of October if you want to help out. More info here!
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Oh Scrap!, Crazy Mom Quilts and Finished or Not Friday