Thursday, December 17, 2020

Strings 2020 Wrap Up

Yes, just short of a year from it's kick off the 2020 string block drive is wrapping up. Thanks to the many of you who participated in this drive, like Beth T. who made the top above and Kathy C. who quilted it!

I love the gingerbread man backing this quilt! The rest of these were assembled by a combination of Pam M. and me and quilted by me.

The seven quilts here plus those previously posted bring us to a total of 23 out of an expected 24 from this drive. There is still one out in the world with a volunteer quilter, but all the ones I was responsible for are done and I'm feeling accomplished!  When #24 comes in I will post it so we can all enjoy it :)

As you know if you have been here a while, I have been experimenting with our traditional string block design over the past few years.  This design grew on me but it's not one of my favorites compared to the ones we've done before.

I do like the variety of layouts that can be made.  Strings are a never ending source of ideas!

For January I'm thinking about going back to basics with a slight twist, you'll just have to wait and see!

Here are most of the quilts in their "family portrait." They have since been delivered to the hospital, helping to push CiL past 700 quilts.

And here is the block drive By The Numbers for those of you who I know enjoy that. Merry Christmas 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


  1. Amazing!!! I wasn't gonna say this one was not my fav string block, but since you went first :) I love to sew strings; very addictive. so bring it on Kat! You seem to get really good response with string blocks. Thank you and all your Elves for all you do!!!!! Thank you for letting us be a part of this. I do love sewing blocks for you. Here's to a great 2021!

  2. I like the jaggedy shapes of this block! Lots of interesting movement and of course tons of fabric details to peer at. Great finishes to wrap up this drive.

    I can't believe you didn't get any blocks from Minnesota, though. My online guild seems to be 50% Minnesotans and they are prolific. Gonna have to point them your way :)

  3. I don't know, Kat, I think these blocks made for really playful quilts. 24 quilts? Fabulous family photo!! Hoping the missing member of the family soon arrives safe and sound.

  4. Those are some awesome string quilts! Merry Christmas, Kat.

  5. Pretty string quilts. I will soon be back to sewing and sending some quilt blocks.

  6. I kinda like the ones with the zigzag designs. I always miss the string drive because we are traveling, but since we aren't doing the TX/FL/NC trip this year (for obvious reasons), I'll be able to dip into the string bins. Merry Christmas to you, the kitties and all your faithful elves.

  7. Such a huge accomplishment. Well done and congrats. I hope you will take time to catch your breath over the holidays. You deserve it!!

  8. there is no legend on the map. What does the red mean, and there fore the gray mean. Please answer next time you think to post so others will understand as well. That is a lot of quilts, Good job everybody!

  9. This is cool - I think that it is a very unique string block and gives you so many options - can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  10. Beautiful string quilts. So glad you are getting more participants from more states. Looks like 34 participating states is maybe a record so far.
    Merry Christmas to you, your family & your fur babies!