Friday, March 20, 2020

Angel Quilts from Florida

Well, how strange things have become in just the past few weeks! Like most people I have been staying home a lot, taking advantage of the time to get lots of cat snuggles in and lots of sewing done.  However, I didn't sew these quilts.

Isn't that scrappy trips around the world quilt stunning? And it's so large, too! All the quilts on this post were sent in by Erin from Florida. You may remember that Erin previously sent in 5 tops I blogged about finishing here and here.

These Erin sent in finished. I love the quilting motifs she chose and the rounded corners that they all have.  Isn't this wild crazy quilt with the stars something else? 

This purple quilt is the only small-ish one. It's going to go for a special purpose, which you'll hear more about later. Really simple, but I love how the fabric pattern is used so effectively.

Another crazy quilt; these are all such cozy, bright, comfy quilts!

I love the large flower pattern in the quilting on this one.

It's not often that I can tell you the story of where a particular quilt ends up, between hospital privacy regulation and me not working on the distribution end of things.  For this particular one (which happens to be my favorite of the five) I can tell you a little bit. 

The number of quilts CiL has given out for the deaths of children is probably in the single digits.  However, this quilts was given to a single mom whose 8-year-old daughter died very suddenly only a couple weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.  The size, colors, and pattern made it the perfect quilt to match that mom and child at that time, and Erin had just sent it in a month or so before.

Just one story, among many that we'll probably never know, about how your collaborative efforts have helped families to heal after loss.  Thank you :)

I wanted to let you know that if you send in blocks or anything to me you probably won't get a confirmation email for longer than usual.  All CiL mail is currently being allowed to "age" for a couple of weeks due to the amount of time that viruses can live on surfaces. 

I hope you're all doing well and not going too stir crazy.  Stay home as much as possible, stay safe! This will eventually pass and be long behind us.

Assembling Ikea furniture with cats is an extreme sport

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 500 so far! The March/April 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. Erin's quilts are all so wonderful! And each one is so different from the last. As sad as it is to think about the families who have lost their loved ones, espeicially a child, it's so good for us to hear about the comfort we are stitching into each piece. Many thanks to Erin, and to everyone who donates to CiL :)

  2. Wow. Erin must have quite the scrap basket! I love the scrappy stars on their yellow backgrounds. It's so good to hear at least one story about how a quilt has blessed someone's life too. God's hand is in the details, right down to timing.

  3. Oh Oh Oh those crumbly ones LOVE!!!!!

  4. Those are all wonderful quilts, Kat!! Thanks for sharing (those AND the snippet of a story.)

  5. Love all the quilts. Thank you for all you do

  6. I love seeing how others use “crumbs”. Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for the “distancing” reminder!

  7. Erin's quilts are beautiful & will bless a family in need. Thanks so much for her loving support.
    It was nice to hear the journey of one of the CiL quilts & how it was a perfect match for the mom & her 8 year old daughter. THIS is what CiL is all about....helping those who need love & comfort in their deepest moments in life.
    Oh, Sundae & Fudge have that Ikea puzzle all figured out!

  8. Beautiful quilts to gift to needy families. Love the kitties checking out the box of goodies!