Thursday, December 10, 2020

A Homemade Quilt

Welcome to the weekend, quilters, and happy holiday season! Just one quilt to show today. Officially, this is the first finish from this summer's red, white and blue block drive.  It's a "bonus quilt" I decided to finish with the patriotic batch since it matched so well. (Thank you to Alycia who commented to let me know this pattern came from a mystery quilt "A8" she ran in 2018!)

Christy sent in the top a while back. There are a mix of shirtings and quilting fabrics in it and it measures a generous 66"x78" or there abouts. If you want to see more of Christy's beautiful shirtings tops for CiL click here and scroll down.

I got the rare honor of being able to pick this one out and gift it. I recently caught up with a friend and learned that, sadly, her father passed this summer. It sounds like due to Covid they fell through the cracks in our normal distribution system at that time. 

I picked this quilt because I thought she would appreciate the shirtings in the top, and I backed it with this striped fabric which was formerly curtains in Linda's grandson's room.  Binding from Gail, I think. I love how personal it all feels. Since I was mailing it personally I was able to write a card and tell the new owner all about the provenance of her quilt and the people who helped make it. 

She wishes to send her greatest thanks to you all and let you know how much it means to know that people care about her loss and how difficult this time has been. Especially going into the holidays.  She is so incredibly grateful for your efforts.

Much love, from all of us.

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. That quilt is so striking visually, Kat. I love it -- and I love the story of love behind its making and that it's been sent out to comfort someone and literally wrap them in love.

  2. That is awesome - that quilt is actually Mystery A8 - Mosiac that I did! Love how hers turned out and love that it will be hugging someone soon!!!

  3. So glad to hear the story of this particular quilt! It’s very special!

  4. Beautiful quilt and a lovely, personal story. Thank you for sharing this, Kat :)

  5. Awesome quilt, Kat! I hope your friend will find comfort wrapped within its folds.

  6. So sorry to hear about your friend's father. Your being able to pick out a special quilt for her in memory of her father had to be very meaningful to her during her time of grief. Thank you so much for sharing this story with us. Comforting others is what CiL is all about.