Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas, Have Some Quilts!

Merry Christmas quilters! This is my faaaaavorite holdiday; I love the whole Christmas season.  I am now working on a Covid unit and volunteered to work the holiday so my family celebrated on Wednesday.

These first two quilts were assembled and quilted by Linda D. from blocks sent in by Mina during the July/August block drive.

There's another star quilt that Mina sent in in this post, so that's a total of three from her for the summer stars drive! 

As many of you know, these patriotic star quilts are some of the most popular ones that Covered in Love makes. There are many veterans and their families in the hospital and quilts like these mean a great deal to them.

These next two were assembled and quilted by Linda as well, from assorted block drive blocks.

I grouped this batch together as "modern" stars and I LOVE how Linda arranged them.

If you see your blocks in any of these quilts please jump in the comments and claim them!

Finally, this quilt was just returned to me by Louise.  Jacomina donated these churndash blocks as a UFO and Louise completed them into a quilt.

I hope you all enjoy your holiday and stay safe and well.  As the number of Covid cases increase the hospital converted my old unit into a isolation unit so I decided to go back to work with my friends.  It's very different than normal nursing.  I did get my vaccination last week, hooray!

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. How lovely you are to offer to work Christmas on the Covid unit. There aren't enough words for the much-needed break others must be getting because of you. Yes, you nurses are all heroes!!! I love what you've done with these patriotic blocks. They are so fun to make and I see that you've found a fun way to incorporate many of my star blocks and especially my log cabin star ones. I never doubted that you would find a way to have some fun with them!! I am working Christmas at work as well. I don't celebrate the holiday but I really feel for my coworkers who are feeling a little let down this year with covid restrictions. Let's all hope the vaccine will allow some activities to resume. I'm in awe of all that you do. The need for these blankets is never ending, especially with the pandemic. Thank you for keeping CIL going all these years and for allowing us all to play even a small part in your vital mission. Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year!!!

  2. Thank you for going back to work and jumping in with expertise so much needed. And thanks for the picture of how the churn dash blocks turned out. I am so pleased they will be used rather than sit here as a UFO. Jacomina'

    1. Jacomina, it was a real pleasure to work with your pretty churndash blocks! Thank you for donating them :)

  3. Thank you for ALL you do. From nursing to quilting, to CIL projects for us to help you. But most of all for the nursing. I am awe of all of you. Have a Merry Christmas and please stay healthy

  4. I love all these patriot stars! So many hands across the nation, sewing blocks and then final quilts to comfort strangers many miles away. Many thanks to Linda, Mina and Jacomina for their creative work.

    And a thousand thanks to you, Kat, for your big heart, skilled hands, and bandaged nose. I'm holding you in my thoughts for the vaccine to keep you safe while you do this hard, vital work.

  5. Kat, thank you for all you do- with the quilts and caring for those who are afflicted with this illness. You are one in a million. I pray you have a fulfilling day and take comfort in all those you comforted. Merry Christmas.

  6. I'm loving all of these red, white, and blue quilts. Great job, everyone!! Thanks for sharing and stay safe, as you return to your old unit at the hospital, Kat.

  7. How very, very kind & thoughtful of you to volunteer to work during the holiday to allow those who have been so busy helping others could be home with their families. Thank you for your love & compassion to all whose lives you touch. I'm so glad you were able to get a vaccine last week. God bless you & keep you safe. Thank you for your kind & loving spirit. We need more people like you in our lives. The quilts are beautiful!

  8. These patriotic star quilts are my favorite. Please stay safe Kat :)

  9. Hi Kat, I put 7 blocks in the mail today. Since the post office is still slow, they may take a while to get there
    Barbara W