Thursday, September 9, 2021

Rounding up the Strays

Happy weekend friends, I hope everyone is doing well! I had a very relaxing 2 weeks off and now I'm back to the hospital grind. School has started again and I have a new group of anxious future nurses to warp *ahem* I mean teach.

Pam recently took on my stash of leftover string blocks from the past 5 years of January drives.  This quilt is made of the 12.5" blocks. There are several different designs, but they still go together really well.

These leftover string blocks from a pre-2019 string block drive were assembled and quilted by Pam too. Many of these blocks came from Karen M and Christy G. Thank you Pam! Clearing out these lingering old blocks is so satisfying.

Priscilla sent in this HUGE top a while back with really scrappy blocks based on the 2019 Fall split nine block drive.  This top measures something like 100"+ x 90", so I took the opportunity of have it quilted by Denise and Kay. The ladies recently acquired a long arm and needed some quilts to learn on before taking customer quilts. They did a great job!

This is the memorial at my work for our hospital employees lost of Covid. Unfortunately it will probably continue to grow.  Hug you loved ones close and get vaccinated! You might save your own life or someone else's. 

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. That huge one is gorgeous! I am so sorry you have lost co-workers. This pandemic is a real nightmare.

  2. Beautiful quilts, Kat! Sorry to hear that your hospital has lost employees to Covid. Hoping you can stay safe!

  3. So many blocks! Such wonderful quilts! Thank you for all you do! And your wonderful helpers too! Please be safe!

  4. It saddens me to see that your hospital has lost 5 employees to Covid. This pandemic never had to reach these limits. Prayers & hugs to all those families & friends who are going through this loss.
    The quilts that Pam & Priscilla made are fantastic. So much time & effort goes in to making these quilts from start to finish. Thanks to all who are a part of CiL.

  5. Warp - hahahaha!! too funny - these are great quilts!!!

  6. I'm so sorry for the loss of your colleagues. True friendships can form at work, especially in the crucible that you work in. Thank you for sharing these beautiful quilts! The bright colors are so cheerful on a somber day.