Happy Thanksgiving, quilters! I hope you are warm and maybe enjoying some cozier, smaller gathering than usual this year amidst everything that's going on. This year I'm more thankful than ever for all my helpers! Like Beth T. who sent in this top, and Kathy who quilted it. The seven quilts in this post bring us to 12 for the March/April block drive.
This top was sent in by Holly and also quilted by Kathy. As you can tell, I had very golden Fall light the day to took the pictures above. I know that for Northerners quarantine has gotten harder to deal with as temperatures drop, but for us in the South it has only just become tolerable. During Summer doing activities outside really wasn't an option, but it's so nice now to be able to take classes, birthday parties, and some community events outside.
Holly also assembled and quilted these block drive blocks into a quilt and quilted it with intersecting lines. I love the on-point setting. Since she put them on point she needed to enlarge the backing a bit and did so with neat orphan blocks.
All of us have times in our lives that we couldn't get through without a supportive community, and 2020 has been all of us having those times together, one after another.
Tammy S. assembled these two quilts from block drive blocks but when it came time to quilt she was struggling with the Covid Malaise. Feeling low and tired and just in a funk.
Fortunately, her friends Claudia and Marion jumped in to longarm them with some extra light, poofy batting and this pretty leafy motif while Tammy took some time away.
People helping each other to help me to help other people :)
Speaking of, Linda D. has recently joined up with CiL and begun assembling and quilting blocks.
She recently upgraded to a long arm and I am only too happy to keep her in top to learn on. I love this design with the multi pointed stars! I have always wanted to piece a design like that.
The first quilt Linda put together was united by whites with very busy backgrounds. This second one has yellows all in the same tone and whites with very small dots or similar.
The panto she chose is pretty flowers and leaves, perfect for the Spring-y colors. Thanks to all you ladies and Happy Thanksgiving to all the CiL family!
Fall weather means cozy sweaters for everyone ;)
Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 700 so far! The Nov/Dec 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