Thursday, September 28, 2017

Unsung Heroes

There are a lot of people who contribute to help make Covered in Love happen.  Like, a lot. Well over a hundred have participated and about 50 of you are active on a regular basis.  I take as many photos as I can and generally any quilt that I finish will show up in a Friday post.  Sometimes, though, I get really lucky and folks send in quilts already finished, so all I have to do is add a label!  I'll be honest, those are my favorite boxes to open, and ironically, they're the ones that tend to fall through the cracks and never make it onto the blog!

So this week is all about celebrating some of CiL's unsung heroes and three quilts that came is already done. First up is Sue from Washington who sent in this beautiful, large batik quilt.  The design looks like Bonnie Hunter's Trips Around the World block and those batiks are so pretty!

Sue said the quilt was pieced by her and quilted by her son, who is a professional long-armer. Don't we all wish we had one of those in the family! He did a great job with a design of diagonal leaves and diamonds (easier to see from the back).  Thank you both, someone is going to treasure this quilt!

Next up are two bonus quilts Cynthia included with the color-block quilts she finished for the block drive.  This one was a top Johanna from North Carolina sent to Cynthia and she quilted it.  Johanna has sent in many tops over the past several years.

You can see I was fighting less-than-ideal light conditions the day I took these, but I was in a rush because I needed to drop them off at the hospital that afternoon!

This quilt was another one of Cynthia's and I love it. The purple-green-grey color combination is so unexpected, but perfect. I love the stacked coins setting for scraps.

Cynthia also sent me another quilt which I either failed to photograph or lost the images of (I told you they fall through the bloggy-cracks!). You can see her post here about the scrappy green quilt she sent.

Cynthia is a long-armer and the oversized flower design she did on this quilt is one of my favorites ever. 

Sandra from Alabama and Louise from Florida have also recently sent in finished quilts which I didn't take photos of. Thank you to ALL the unsung heroes who keep CiL in quilts!

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 is 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

*By the way, thanks for all the well-wishes last week on my eye surgery. I am doing much better, still just a little blurry. The worst part by far was being bored to death for several days because I could not see well enough to read, sew, or drive!


  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful quilts from some unsung heroes. AWESOME!!!

  2. i am always fighting lighting for my quilt photography too. Happy to send the quilts off to such a great organization!

  3. Nice to see finished quilts sent to you for families. It's nice to know the statistics of how many people are helping you with your quilts/block drives. Makes me feel good to be a part of this.

  4. These quilts are beautiful! Quilter's are 'sew' generous. Glad your eye surgery is behind you. Hope it was successful.

  5. They are beautiful!! Many hands make light work ;-)

  6. Oh, these three quilts are so pretty! I'm so glad to be part of this group of quilters. Like Nikki says, it feels so good to be part of it. Thank you to everyone who contributes, from a single block to a box of fabric to a finished quilt!

  7. I think you got better photos of the quilt I sent than I did when it was still here! I need to remember that stacked Chinese Coins design for scraps. Glad your vision is improving. :-)