Thursday, December 31, 2020

Quilts and 2020 Retrospective

Happy New Year!  We're plugging right along with block drive finishes. These six Spring Pinwheel quilts bring us to 18 from the March/April block drive.


All six of these were assembled and quilted by me with my trademark easy stipple.

I have to give huge props to Gail, Nicki, and Holly who sent in prepped bindings which really helped mew with finishing these quilts.


I love these little Boston Terrier faces!


I really liked this particular backing fabric.


There are still about 7 more of these pinwheel quilts to come.  I love how happy the colors are , definitely one of my favorite blocks we've done in a while!

 On new years it's appropriate to take a moment to look back.  My best estimate (given that the last few block drives haven't been sewn up yet) is that we will produce around 90 quilts from the block drives during 2020.


 Added to that of course were other donated tops, and finished quilts outside of the drives. Louise finished off 25 orphan quilts herself.  162 quilts were delivered to the hospital and we surpassed 700 quilts donated!  150 quilters participated in CiL during 2020, 46 of them for the first time.

Any way you count it, 2020 was a big year for Covered in Love and I'm looking forward to next year!

Apparently Jack and the cats were having a wild party last night while I was asleep.

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

7 comments:

  1. What fantastic charity work! Congratulations!

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  2. Oh these are such happy quilts!! They will definitely bring comfort!!

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  3. Beautiful bright blues and yellows! These quilts are a ray of sunshine, for sure. So glad to see Covered in Love growing and thriving :)

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  4. That Louise is something else, isn't she? Makes me like a slacker. Waiting to see what the string design is this year. Since we're not making our annual trip south, I'll be able to do some string blocks.
    Pat

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  5. Beautiful! And such a good cause.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  6. The bright blue, sunshine yellow, and white color combination is crisp and clean. Beautiful! Happy New Year to all the sewists and quilters!

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  7. That is a LOT of quilted love you all sent out into the world in 2020 -- and Lord knows, the world needed it!! Here's to a brighter 2021!

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