Thursday, July 16, 2020

First Round of Puzzle Block Quilts

The first of the finished quilts from November and December's block drive with the puzzle blocks are ready to go! This first one (above) was assembled and quilted by Beryl. She answered the call in May when I asked for volunteers to help finish block drive quilts! 

Bonnie sent in her blocks already sewn into a top with nice borders, along with backing. I transferred it to Kathy and she quilted it. Thanks ladies! 

The remaining quilts on this page, six of them, were assembled and quilted by me.

You can see that many of the quilts are bound with a blue-green binding. Nicki sometimes sends me large rolls of prepped white binding and I'll dye them to match a particular block drive. This time I tried ice dyeing for the first time. 

All of the Nov/Dec blocks are at least at the top stage. There are three left to be basted and quilted here.

Actually, I take that back. There are three left from the original block drive batch, but Gail C. recently sent 5 completed tops with backing and binding. 

Too many quilts is a good problem to have :) I recently got a new shipment of batting and just placed an order for more cones of thread.

Things are still ok here with covid, mainly due to living in such a rural area. The hospitals are taking care of more and more patients however.  Seems most people here are catching it from family members, especially large family gatherings like birthdays and reunions. Be careful, wherever you are! 

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 600 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. I love all these blues!!! Eye candy for days <3

  2. What a fabulous selection of quilts! That block in blues makes for wonderfully controlled scrappy goodness. Many thanks to the many hands who helped make these happen :)

  3. I had to go back & see what the original Non/Dec block looked like. Those blocks make beautiful quilts. So glad you are getting help in finishing the quilts for CiL. I love Bonnie's idea of sending in her blocks already made into a top. Hopefully someday I would like to do something like that for you. Thanks to all who are a part of CiL.

  4. So much effort went into turning the blocks into these wonderful quilts! I'm surprised you were able to find any ice to do your dyeing! ;-)

  5. These quilts came together beautifully, Kat! I've never tried ice dying. That's a great idea for making the donated white binding work for ANY quilt!

  6. What a lovely bunch of quilts! Each so like it's neighbor, yet unique! Like siblings!

  7. These quilts are great! It is amazing how all the blocks, from all over, look great together!

  8. Those block quilts are beautiful.