Thursday, December 27, 2018

Merry Christmas / Happy New Year from CiL

Thanks to Priscilla for donating these tops to Covered in Love that I finished for this week's post.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and you've got some fun plans for New Year.

This large, beautiful, vintage-looking Birds in the Air quilt will be a real treasure to someone.

I found the perfect vintage train travel fabric among Sandra's donations for the backing.

Next, a very non-vintage disappearing nine patch in bright purple, blue, and neon green. 

I added some peacock fabric from Sandra to make it a bit wider.

And I found some more peacock themed fabrics for the backing, too.

Finally, this nine patch chain top with some great novelty fabrics.

I quilted all three of them with a medium stipple and they washed up warm and cozy.

Covered in Love had a great 2018, here's to an even better 2019!

Yep, more peacocks on the back!  If you want to participate in CiL's last block drive of the year it isn't too late. Check the information at the bottom of the post and get your blocks in within a couple weeks. Or wait a few days and the post for the January block drive will be up!

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Nov/Dec drive is going on now.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.

Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday


  1. Nice job on finishing off these three quilts (just in time to count for 2018!!) They are sure to warm hearts.

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! Here's to another successful year for CIL. What you do makes a difference.

  3. These are great! I especially like the purple and green one! Terrific end to the year!

  4. Lovely peacock trio! Such an amazing variety of fabrics and blocks, all sharing a common goal: to comfort a grieving family.

    We'll be spending NYE with dear old friends in Reno, NV. I'm really looking forward to it! See you next year :)

  5. Hoping your holiday season is going well. More gorgeous quilts, amazing. So proud that CIL had an awesome year. As Pamela said, what you do really does make a difference. Ready for the January 2019 block drive.

  6. Happy New Year! These backings work so well. Looking forward to 2019

  7. You are ending the year with some mighty pretty quilts. Congrats to you on how well CiL did in 2018. I just know that 2019 will be even better. What happened to our kitten update (picture)? Happy New Year!

  8. What beautiful quilts. It really makes me wish I had a longarm. These are so great to finish.