Thursday, April 4, 2019

The Covered in Love Village

Happy weekend quilters! My first week at my new job went really well and I hope you all had great weeks.  Mina sent in more of her scrappy village tops for me to finish for Covered in Love.  If I counted correctly these are village quilts numbers 7 and 8.

I love these quilts because I love the symbolism of a diverse village living together and supporting each other, which is of course never more important than in the difficult times as our quilt recipients are going through.  And of course I love all the little peek-a-boo surprises like this babushka lady in the doorway.

There are a lot of changes going on in my life right now, most notably a new job which is seriously going to cut into my spare (quilting) time.  My hope is that CiL will be able to continue along at a pace similar to what we have been.

The CiL village supports east Texans in need, but you guys are also my village and you support me. Thanks so much to those of you who send in blocks, tops, backings, and quilts. Thanks especially to the ladies who have stepped up to help assemble and quilt for CiL. I so appreciate my village!

I interrupted Fudge's bath on one of the Nov/Dec quilts in progress. He says, "Yes? You needed something?"

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The Jan/Feb 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. AWESOME Village quilts, Kat!! SEW glad to hear that your first week at the new job went well.

  2. I cant believe how well you make these quilts look! So happy to hear that your new job is going so well - how exciting!

  3. I just love the house quilts that Mina makes! Deliciously scrappy and wonderful! I'm glad to hear that your new job is going well, and hope that you settle into a schedule that works well for you. Meanwhile, please kiss Fudge's nose for me :)

  4. Kat, I also recently started a new job that cuts into my sewing time. I constantly feel the pull of wanting to go sit at the machine and create. Leisure hours in the day are more precious than ever. I completely understand how a job adjustment requires so much mental energy- in a good way. They are so lucky to have you. I applaud you for taking this next step for yourself. You've worked so hard to get here and now you're reaping the rewards. I know that CIL is beloved by so many of us. You've inspired a community of quilters and bless your friends who help out with the big work. I have a thing for house quilts and MIna makes them so charming. It takes a village for many things in life and the neighborhood of houses feels so inviting. Fudge is the cutest little thing. Best of luck as you begin your second week of work.

  5. Your village quilts are awesome. They will be such a blessing to those who receive them.

  6. I am retired for many years, but I still sometimes dream about my job, which required being very careful with hand skills. Maybe that is why I enjoy making quilt blocks. I love these house that make villages. Is there a link to a pattern? The colors of the houses with their roofs inspire me, and I would love to search for the surprises for the doors and windows. Good to hear about your new job and thanks for all you do. Oh, to have such energy again!

  7. Awesome house quilt!
    Congratulations to the CiL community!
    Best of luck with your new job! I hope it is what you want.

  8. So glad to hear that your first week on the new job went well. I think it takes about 6 months on a new job to feel "really comfortable" with all the newness & such that goes with it. You've set up a strong foundation for CiL and I have faith that it will be carried on as big, if not better, than before.
    Fudge is growing up to be a really handsome fellow!