Thursday, November 19, 2020

Saltwater Quilts

Hello quilters :)  These three quilts came from Louise, who continues to assemble donated UFO and orphan blocks for Covered in Love from her sewing room on her floating home.  If you haven't seen her series on how she manages to quilt on a boat you definitely should!

Louise posted about these three quilts here.  This first one was made with "vintage" bits sent in by Priscilla.

This one is a mix of orphan blocks I sent her and some blocks from an online guild.  I love the quilting style Louise used on it!

You should go read Louise's post to hear more about each quilt. The only thing I really contributed was to get some outdoor pictures of them.

I'm reasonably certain that this top originally came from Marianne K.  It was a very small top made from batik fabrics and at some point I had put another border around it.  (There's a picture on Louise's blog).  Louise recognized that everything was too busy and the cool houses and palm trees were getting lost, so she split the top apart and put it back together like this.

Lovely quilting with the calming words in the border.  Louise is pretty much my hero!

Every night when I finish my shower there are cat paws sticking under the bathroom door, impatiently waiting for me to open it. While I brush my teeth and get ready for bed they inspect the wet shower and do their best the take apart the bathroom.  The other night... no cats.  I finished my entire bed room routine and no cats appeared.   I went looking for them, worried they got themselves trapped somehow and found them like this. I think they finally figured out the heated bed I bought them :)

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


  1. Those quilts (and Louise's series about quilting on a boat) are awesome! When did you get the additional storage added to the window seat? Somehow I completely missed that! Nice job, by the way. :o))

  2. What wonderful quilts, love the use of extra blocks and sampler styles.

  3. Louise did a fabulous using the donated and orphan blocks. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Those are wonderful quilts; and what a great idea to pass around the UFOs until they are finished quilts to carry love out into the world. If I was a cat, I would be curled up on my heated bed, too... ;-)

  5. Those quilts are so pretty that Louise put together. I really like the first one bordered with those blocks. Of course I love everything when it's "on point" so it really caught my eye. Not to mention that its RW& all time favorite of mine. Louise has more patience than me. I don't know that I would ever try to re-construct a top like those little houses but WOW did the final quilt turn out cute.
    Looks like the warm bed is more appealing to the cats than a wet bathroom shower. Shows just how smart they are! :)

  6. Thanks for all the kind words! And for taking such nice outdoor shots in the grass. I'm so glad you remembered that Marianne made the original house quilt! And I didn't know that you had bordered it later. I think I used every single bit of the scraps included with that piece. That's very satisfying :)

  7. What a lovely collection of quilts to give away!