Thursday, August 22, 2019

Late Blooming Flowers

Spring flowers are blooming in August! The Covered in Love quilts made from the Spring Flower block drive in March/April are done.

Local quilter and part-time saint Kathy took all these blocks and finished them into quilts. 

I had a great stash of flower-themed and spring-colored fabrics to make backings for these quilts thanks to the many of you have sent in yardage.

Kathy grouped the flowers by color group and stippled the quilts.

There were six quilts in the initial batch. Eventually there will be one more with the leftover blocks, so 7 total!

It's broiling hot here in Texas right now, as it usually is this time of year.

As much as I was fed up with the rain last spring it's hard to remember why now. All the plants are dried out and the grass is dead and crunchy.

The rain did give us a spectacular spring bloom.  The Texas wildflowers were exceptional and I think my mom's flower garden was the best it's ever been.

Hopefully these Spring flower quilts will remind some grieving families of better times.

Thanks to everyone who contributed! I literally couldn't do it without you.

Interestingly, this time we had loads of contributors from just a few states, especially NY and TX, and less variety of states sending in blocks.

Pillow hog.

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 400 so far! The July/August 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. Wow. These big flowers turned out beautiful!

  2. Fabulous job from all involved. Love them and pray they will bring lots of comfort.

  3. Those turned out so very, very pretty. Spring flowers always make me smile. A special thanks to Kathy for her tremendous help & excellent work in putting those quilts together so beautifully.
    Awww....your kitties love you sooooo much!!!

  4. I think those big, beautiful flowers will brighten many a day! What a wonderful job you and your helpers do. I was not able to make any flowers but I am working on some red, white and blue stars, so this time you should have some from Georgia! Thanks again for your hard work!

  5. Seven quilts — wow! And they are so beautiful and cheerful. What a wonderful blessing to those who will receive them.

  6. Yay, Kathy!! She did a fantastic job putting the blocks together into coherent quilts! The colors are just fabulous, so thanks also to all those Texans and New Yorkers who contributed :)

  7. Beautiful quilts! Love the picture of the little pillow hog!

  8. Those flower quilts turned out great!! It's always interesting to see where the blocks came from. Such lovely contributions!

  9. Springy quilts. Yes,..... cats rule the house

  10. How beautiful those are! That was a nice result of many blocks sent in. Thanks for sharing.

  11. I love seeing all these blocks from all over come together into beautiful quilts!

  12. What a great block. Many thanks to Kathy for putting them all together. I did one group comfort quilt several years ago and know what a challenge it can be to join blocks made by many people.

  13. Just look at all those beautiful quilts sitting together. A pile of glorious colour and stitching filled with love.

  14. I really like this block! and with the green - it is so pretty and spring like! NICE!!