Thursday, September 14, 2017

Grandad's Shirts Cozy Quilts

It's another block drive wrap up this week! This time from the March/April "grandad's shirts" blocks.  Soothing, masculine colors with subtle texture and great scrappy fabric variation make these quilts soooo cozy.

First up are two quilts (above and below) quilted by Judy from AZ. She used geometric designs and grid quilting to emphasize the right angles in the blocks.

The next two quilts, below, were assembled and quilted by Kathy from Texas.

Kathy used stipple quilting, which gives the quilts a completely different feel and brings out the scrappiness of the all the different blocks.

Twenty three quilters contributed to make these four quilts. Thanks to all of you who were brave enough to tackle nested seams and pleats for this blocks drive!

These blocks were inspired by the colors and textures on the button down shirts I remember my grandad used to wear.  (Hence I called the block "grandad's shirt").

I hope the families who receive these four quilts will also find comforting memories attached to the fabrics.  For sure, there's love in every stitch!

Covered in Love recently surpassed 220 quilts passed out to dying patients in the hospital and I could never have done it without help from so many of you. Big thanks to Kathy, Judy, and the twenty ladies who sent in blocks.  You all rock!

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


  1. These quilts are beautiful! My dad always wore those colors too!

  2. It's fun to see the blocks set in a couple of different ways. I actually prefer the one without sashing, it looks cozier to me somehow. :-)

  3. I loved making these blocks! So fun to learn how to make the little pleats. It never occurred to me that they would be sashed, and that looks great. Thank you to Kathy and Judy for pulling it all together :)

  4. I liked making these blocks, too! They have turned into some beautiful quilts!

  5. I enjoyed making these blocks also. The new "pleat" technique was fun to learn. They really turned out beautiful & you & Kathy & Judy did a wonderful job in finishing the four quilts. {{{HUGS}}} to you three!