Happy New Year everyone! I know I've been MIA for a couple weeks but I'm still here. Luckily Kathy C. came to the rescue with a stack of 5 freshly assembled and quilted star quilts from this summer's drive.
I traveled and had great visits with family in New Mexico and Mississippi over Christmas but then was laid low by some kind of mega-cold. I had planned to spend the days off work between Christmas and New Year sewing, instead I've been sleeping fitfully and coughing my head off :(
I finally started to improve a few days ago and have been knocking items off the to-do list.
I hope you all had a very Merry and warm Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2019 was a big year full of changes for me and I am anxious to see what 2020 will bring.
As usual, many, many people worked together to make these star quilts possible. Kathy C. pieced and quilted them.
Nicki donated the binding which I dyed to in a red-white-blue gradient. So many of you sent in patriotic and red-white-blue backings that I was able to give every single quilt a thematically appropriate background.
And then of course the dozens of quilters who sent in the blocks to make the quilts. We're looking at a total of about 18 quilts to come from this block drive!
Speaking of block drives, the Jan/Feb block drive post will be up this weekend. It's another variation on a string block ;) I hoped to have the post up before New Year but life happened.
Fudge and Sundae have had no complaints at all about me spending extra time in bed. They take their duties as professional snuggle buddies very seriously :)
|Definitely glad I invested in that double-size hammock|
Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 500 so far! The Nov/Dec drive is going on now. Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved. The post for January will be up this weekend.
Linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday