Thursday, June 10, 2021

Quilts and More Opportunities to Help


Happy happy Friday! I am headed for some fun in the sun at the beach.  (Ok, if we're honest this redhead will be keeping my toes in the sand in the shade.)

Elana sent me this partially finished quilt-as-you-go quilt earlier in the year.  She had the rows completed and all the quilting done, I just joined it into a top.  So bright and pretty and such good colors and fabrics!

These two single-color quilt tops came from Jeanine.  A pink rail fence and a really cool blue plus top.

I wanted to point you toward a couple of other charitable opportunities this week.  The first is the Positivity Quilt Along being run by Sew Preeti to benefit Mercyful Quilts.  Mercyful Quilts essentially has exactly the same mission as Covered in Love, but at a hospital in California.  

The Positivity QAL is running over the course of the summer, so you have plenty of time. And there are prizes! So go check it out. 

Next, this isn't connected to any particular organization, but I saw this pattern for "Dignity Bibs" for adults that look like shirts instead of baby bibs.  I think this is an awesome idea and would be appreciated by any nursing home or someone taking care of an elder adult at home.

Sarah W. sent in these next 3 tops.  The first one is very different from the others, bright and modern stripes!

I like how this top looks like plaid when you get a little distance from it.  The applique hearts are from a pretty floral and the background patterned brown fabric is very soft, maybe a lawn fabric.

Lastly, this one has pretty fabrics and applique tulips at the ends. 

I had an especially perfect backing fabric to go along with this top, thanks to generous donations!

I lost track of Fudge the other day while I was sewing. He gave himself away by holding paws with his sister :)

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! During May/June Tammy is hosting our block drive on her blog.  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. What a nice selection of quilts to take to the hospital soon, Kat!

  2. Some really special quilts! Each a bit different!

  3. All are so beautiful - but the colorfulness of the top one!! Draws me in!

  4. I think I'm in love with that first quilt you posted from Elana. It reminds me of blue skies & sunshine (which we haven't seen much of here lately). But wait, when I scroll down more I'm in love with Jeanine's beauties. You can never go wrong with bright pinks & beautiful cool, calming blues. Now comes Sarah W. with her three comforting gorgeous quilts that will comfort a family. Oh, I can't pick a favorite today. They are all Blue Ribbon quilts for CiL.
    Talk about being in love....I think Fudge & Sundae are like twins who can never be far apart from each other! Thanks, Kat.
    P.S. I went to Tammy's blog & she has two great quilts made so far from the May/June block drive. It's still not to late to get blocks into her for drive. I bet she would be thrilled to get more in.

  5. Kat, I'm so glad to have sent you that first quilt to complete! I forgot entirely what designs and colors I had included. It was a happy project that just got pushed to the side. I guarantee it would never have been finished on my watch. I was so happy to see it completed and photographed on your blog today. Maybe I will try another QAL one day...we will see. You never know, right? You elevate and bring each project such light and joy. Thank you so much for taking on my orphan quilt and giving it the final tough. I'm sure it will find the perfect home via CIL. Thanks for everything!

  6. Aw, give that Fudge some extra loving from me! So cute!