Thursday, September 30, 2021

Bright Happy Quilts from Louise

Tammy is still hard at work on the May/June block drive quilts! Visit her blog to see the latest!


Louise sent me this batch of orphan block quilts a while back and they've been waiting their turn for a photo shoot.  The blocks that started this quilt came from Cathy and Louise added some. 

Some of the blocks appear to be from the book Farmhouse Vintage. I love the embroidered details on the mixer and the bee.

Louise blogged about these quilts on her site here.  So you can read more details there.

These wonky stars and the fish panels came from several people, but I think Christine may have sent in some of it.  Please claim your blocks if you see them!  I think this one is my favorite quilt in this batch.

Louise put this quilt together from a jelly roll that Christine sent, with a simple rail fence in a rainbow layout.

Christy M sent in this top made by a friend of hers. Louise described it as, "a very complicated design, with most of the blocks being cut on the bias. Blocks that had NO BUSINESS being bias. Maybe it was a mystery quilt along and each piece was so unusual there would be no way to guess the final design? I don't know, but I feel for the gal who tried to make this beast lie flat. The combination of so many bias edges and the super soft plaid flannel made the top wavy gravy. Roly poly. A sea of rumples."

Louise tackled the project with gusto and did some ripping, re-sewing, bordering, and aggressive quilting.  It's beautiful and you'd never know it had issues!

Jan O. sent in a bunch of leftover bits and blocks that Louise sashed up and set in a quadrant design. I think this one is my second favorite ;)

Priscilla sent in this batch of scrappy blocks that were quick to assemble into a homey quilt.  Thanks to Louise and all the ladies! Louise has retired from blogging now, as it had become more of a chore than fun, but she's still quilting. She promises to send me her commentary along with future quilts so I can continue to share her insights with you.  I love to know how she thought about approaching each set of orphans!

Some more tie dye for a pregnant friend

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 800 so far! The September/October drive is running 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. These are super! If you can't get enough pretty quilts, visit my blog to see more of the May/June drive for Covered In Love. tammy.

  2. Missing her blog posts, but SEW happy to still be able to see what Louise has been working on. Thanks for sharing, Kat!!

  3. Wonderful "orphan" beauties from Louise. Louise is really fantastic with her quilting on CiL quilts. No block goes to waste in the orphan box. Thank you for making magic again & thanks to all who sent quilts, blocks, quilt tops, backing, batting, binding, thread, etc. to CiL so this can go on for many, many years to come.
    Those tie died onesies are so adorable. I like that they have long sleeves for cooler weather.

  4. Beautiful!!! Its always so hard to pick a favorite!