Thursday, April 8, 2021

Louise and Friends

Hello quilting friends and Happy Easter, Happy Spring, etc.  I recently sent Louise a great big box (nearly 50lbs) of UFOs and other goodies, and she has already returned 4 quilts

This neutral top from Meg was in the box since it called for fancy quilting and Louise is much better at that than I am!  

The top has piecing, applique, and other techniques to create texture with tone-on-tone fabrics.  It was hard to take pictures of but it's a stunner in real life!

Louise added a thin flange of golden brown fabric and a neutral checked border.  Her custom quilting on all the blocks really shows them off. 

(I took lots of close ups since it pretty much just looks white in the big picture.)

This basket of flowers right in the middle of the quilt, with the ribbon handle and yoyo flowers, is a showpiece.

Louise hasn't posted on her blog yet about Meg's quilt, so be sure to keep an eye out there for her comments about finishing it.  

These other three quilts Louise posted about HERE.  The first one used up some leftover blocks from a past block drive.  

Next, two quilts that use a bunch of blocks from Priscilla, one more masculine and one feminine.  

I've been very busy here finishing up donating tops and turning them into quilts.  I tend to work in cycles. Several weeks ago I made a bunch of backings, and now I'm quilting quilting quilting.  So, more to come soon!

Sundae, displaying her innate talent for sitting on top of the tallest quilting pile in the house. 

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 700 so far! During March/April we are supporting the Hands2Help Challenge instead of our normal block drive.  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. Awesome quilts, Team Louise!!! Thanks for sharing, Kat.

  2. Louise, you really outdid yourself!!!!!! Just amazing!!!!!!

  3. Louise did a superb job on those quilts. The neutral top from Meg is OUTSTANDING. She really knew how to showcase that beauty & it will be cherished by a loving family. The "purple" quilt really caught my eye today & the quilt with the train accented border will be perfect for a kind gentleman. Thanks to Louise, Meg & Pricilla for their generous contributions to CiL. Kat, you have really been busy lately & Sundae looks like she's got a bird's eye view from the top of those quilts.

  4. That tone on tone quilt is just unbelievable. I could see there were designs, but I'm so glad you shared close-ups so I could ooh and awww at the detail. Stunning!

  5. Really awesome quilts! Great job by all!

  6. They are all beautiful, but Meg's white creation is absolutely stunning!

  7. Hey Kat, I can't find your email and wanted you to know I sent you a pkg. today. Can you let me know when you receive it? Thanks!!

  8. Thank you for all the kind comments! Kat, your close ups of Meg's piece are much better than mine. Thanks for making it show nicely :)

  9. What a showcase for some talented quilters. Meg's neutral quilt is a stunner. Not only is Louise are superb orphan block magician, but now we see what a great custom quilter she is, as well. 3 cheers to all the makers and to you, Kat, for being such a dedicated co-ordinator (and quilter).

  10. As always, wonderful eye candy. Louise does such a great job... and it's all in a fairly tiny space. Amazing work.

  11. Oh my goodness! I knew Louise was a good quilter, but I didn’t know she was a GREAT quilter. She’s endlessly talented! Congrats to you both on so much work and completion for a great cause.