Thursday, October 24, 2019

Louise's Quilty Orphans

Happy Fall, Y'all! The cool weather has finally arrived!  This week's quilts come courtesy of Louise, who you might remember from this post took on several boxes of UFOs and orphan blocks from Covered in Love to finish.

Louise has now sent back 10 quilts for CiL made from orphans and UFOs and she's putting together a great series on her blog about how to effectively use assorted blocks and abandoned projects.  (I'm about 80% sure the snowball blocks in the quilt above came from Priscilla). 

This quilt was made from shirting blocks that came from Holly's husband's shirts.  I love the cozy masculine feel. You can find more pictures of all these quilts on Louise's blog along with her commentary.  Giving Orphans a Home #1, and Giving Orphans a Home #2

I really like this quilt Louise put together from a bunch of assorted blocks.  You can spot some leftovers from the Hunter's Star block drive and a couple from this baby quilt I made years ago.  I think the yellow and aqua block in the top row may have been one I considered for a block drive and decided against.

Louise did really pretty custom quilting to accentuate the blocks.  Thank you Louise! Everyone make sure you go visit her blog if you haven't yet and read her posts about working with these orphan blocks.

I know it's been a long time since I showed you a house update. It's moving along at a fast pace now! I have water and electricity and they started painting yesterday.

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 500 so far! The September/October 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. Louise never ceases to amaze me. Her quilts always turn out so beautifully. She knows just how to make each orphan block play well with others!

  2. Fun post! Loved seeing what Louise chose to do with the orphan blocks!

  3. My fav is the one done with shirtings-looks so snuggly!!!
    Louise you are AWESOME!
    Kat, your house looks great! I LOVE the ceiling!!!!!!!

  4. Beautiful quilts - but your house -oh my!!!

  5. Her orphan block quilts look like planned exquisite quilts. So amazning.
    Your house looks terrific.

  6. Louise is a master when it comes to quiltmaking! She really has a knack for putting together odds & ends & bits & pieces. She is a real asset to CiL & a big thank you to her for her contributions in front of & behind the scenes to help.
    I love how well your home is coming along. I absolutely LOVE that vaulted ceiling! Great progress is being made & I bet you can't wait to move in. Thanks for the update!

  7. Wow, so much happy news, great colors, and gorgeous quilts !!! Happy Day !
    Isn't water and electricity just the best???

  8. Wonderful quilts! Awesome kitchen. May I suggest a search box for your blog so that we who didn't get in on the first post about the house, can find them. Just a suggestion. Blessings!

  9. Thanks for all the kind words! I'm having so much fun with all your orphan blocks :)