Welcome to the weekend quilters! Friday is my teaching day at the nursing school, it's a great day to end the week. This week I'm teaching a bunch of 19-year-olds how to given hypodermic injections to hot dogs and oranges so that in just a couple years they can be grown up nurses! I'm crossing my fingers no one cuts themselves this semester ;) Hey, at least I'm not teaching it over Zoom anymore!
Louise has just shipped back a great big box of finished quilts she made from the UFOs and orphans I sent to her. I loves this first one with the beautiful Fall colors and this poppy backing. So gorgeous!!
This quilt is made from some of the same fabric with a design you might recognize. It was a popular Quarantine Quilt Along by GE Designs that a lot of people participated in.
You know it's not often that I can share stories with you of where our
quilts go. This particular quilt, however, I got to help pass on its
way to the mother of a woman with COVID. The young woman had to be moved
closer to the DFW area due to the intensity of the care she needed and
has been there struggling with the complications of this disease for
about 2 months. On top of the distance from home, of course visiting
restrictions make it hard for her mother to see her. As she continues to
fight for her life we hope this quilt will be a comfort.
The vibrant reds and bold patterns in this quilt were an perfect match for mother and daughter's bright personalities and the young woman's mom sends her love and thanks to all of you who made it possible.
This quilt is a design many of you should definitely recognize! Leftover flower blocks from last year's Spring block drive.
I believe these blocks belong to Cindy B. and Johanna?
Last quilt, for this week, is this neat scrappy one. Louise used geisha panels and stacked scraps along with a batik background fabric that looks like bamboo.
The quilt doesn't have batting and has a luscious plush mauve backing.
It's definitely unusual, but I'm sure it will find it's way to the
Covered in Love
a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the
hospital, over 600 so far! The Sept/Oct 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