Thursday, April 2, 2020

Good Stitchers

During the COVID 19 pandemic Covered in Love continues to make quilts to support grieving families when relatives pass away in the hospital. This is something that will, unfortunately, probably become even more necessary in the coming weeks and months. When loved ones pass with limited or no visitation and there can be no funeral or viewing of the body something tangible to hold onto to mark the transition becomes even more important.

We are not, as an organization, sewing masks, gowns, or other personal protective equipment at this time.  Many other organizations are filling that role and so CiL will continue with the mission we have had from the beginning.

Greetings stitchers! Another week gone by of sheltering and sewing.  I hope you are all still well.  My current job at the hospital is on hold (elective procedures) so I'm at home too.

I've got two beauties to show off this week made by my do. Good Stitches NURTURE circle and finished by Jenny S (isn't her quilting stunning?) The split nine, above, you may recognize as the block that inspired our Sept/Oct block drive. 

This one was a disappearing hourglass that the group did last year.  Again, Jenny's lovely quilting makes it shine.

With all of my new found free time I have put together tops from 3 sets of blocks that I had from previous NURTURE circle sew months.

These hourglass blocks were leftover from the making of this quilt quite a while back. I had the perfect border fabric in my donations that complimented the colors!

This top is bigger than just the blocks shown, in fact it finished at 64"x80"! The third top I didn't get a picture of, but it is the same design as this one in a red, grey, blue color scheme.

What do you mean you were basting here?
I hope you're sheltering in place with someone cute!

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. Jenny S did a great job on those quilt. Personally, I'm in love with the tops you made!! SEW pretty.

  2. The quilts today are so inspiring. Congratulations on using your time so well invested. I made a few masks, but was compelled to continue on with comfort quilts and get them out to those who need it. This week I had two go out and finished quilting a third last night. Just need binding. Keep on doing your magic!

  3. I love your border treatment of the hourglass blocks! The strips of white are really interesting. Jenny's quilting is stunning and inspiring! Lots of super finishes.

    I've been thinking a lot about the need for these quilts going forward. Someone on another blog asked if anyone was making pandemic quilts. Yes, yes we are. It's important work.

  4. What a wonderful mission, and beautiful quilts will be long cherished.

  5. Great quilt tops you are putting together!

  6. These are all beautiful & inspiring as well. Such great colors and the quilting is beautiful as well. Good job everybody!!!! Now I've got to get home & sew!!!! Be safe!

  7. I love the yellow and red combination in the first quilt. Congratulations on getting so much sewing done! I seem to have lost my mojo - I think because I can't get the blocks/quilts to their intended destinations at this point. :-(

  8. The split nine blocks really turned into a beautiful quilt & Jenny S. did a fantastic job (as always) on her quilting. All of these quilts posted will be a comfort to families in need now. I'm glad you are home & staying safe during this time.
    Looks like Fudge is not wanting you to do basting on that quilt. He seems to be holding down all the layers just fine by himself.

  9. I'm almost done with my March/April blocks, although I'm not sure when I'll get to mail them. I'm assuming you'll take them whenever they get to you since I'm sure I'm not the only one. Nice finishes.