Thursday, May 24, 2018
What Goes Around
Happy weekend! I hope your week went well. This was my first week of the summer semester and it's shaping up to be a doozy. Fortunately quilting is a stress relief for me, so it continues at a good pace.
These two beautiful quilts came to CiL via a circuitous route. Betty sent the tops to me, she said they'd been sitting in a box at her house for some years. They were made by another quilter she knew in an online quilting group who passed away. When that woman's husband needed to re-home her quilting stuff he turned to her group members and Betty found herself with some, including these tops.
The black background makes me think they look Amish-style. I love how she pieced with so many different black fabrics and the many textures in the colored fabrics.
This log cabin was almost certainly meant to be bigger; there were 2 extra blocks with it. But, it's big enough and done is better than perfect :) I quilted them both with a stipple and I'm so glad they are in Covered in Love's stash now.
Here's a little cuteness to start your weekend. Someone was sleeping in the sink the other day when I got up. She gave me such a look when I woke her up, I went to brush my teeth somewhere else.
Covered in Love is taking a break from the block drives for the next 2 months so I can catch up, but don't go anywhere! I still need your blocks. Check out details HERE.
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Crazy Mom Quilts and Finished or Not Friday
Labels: 18, covered in love, finish
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Both quilts look really good. I like that there are different "shades" of black! (BTW, can you email me? I have a top to send to you. firstname.lastname@example.org)ReplyDelete
Not only do I love what you do, but I love the kitty in the sink. I also once had a kitty that loved the sink--no matter what, that was where she took her "naps"ReplyDelete
Both these quilts are quite dramatic with the black against bright solids. Very striking and handsome! I hope Betty shares your post with her friend's widower so he can know what comfort the quilts will provide to another family or two.ReplyDelete
Both of these quilts are simply stunning! Your meandering really let the patterns take center stage.ReplyDelete
giving is a joy, to the giver for sure, and for the one who receives a quilt made with love and caring thoughts. Sharing the basin, why not, she says!!!ReplyDelete
I love the colors in both quilts. I have always like black in quilts because it cause the colors to really pop. The Joyful Quilter stole my thunder...I was going to comment on how I really like your meandering in the CiL quilts. Thanks to Betty for sending you those gorgeous tops. Glad you didn't shoo her out of the sink. She looks really comfy!ReplyDelete
I'm pretty sure at least one of our cats is sleeping in the bathroom sink, too. So far I haven't caught either of them, but there are always cat hairs in the sink. ;)ReplyDelete
Two wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing each of them. I really had to laugh out loud when you said you brushed your teeth somewhere else. =) The cat rules!ReplyDelete
These are beautiful! I really love the way the brights pop against the black background and how the different black fabrics lend so much nuance to the overall quilt. Lovely!ReplyDelete
We have two sinks in our master bath -- one has been taken over by the cats, and the other is ours. ;)
These quilts look great. I love the way the black backgrounds.ReplyDelete
Oh my. You have a sink sitter. Very coot ;)ReplyDelete