Thursday, February 17, 2022

Some Really Fine Patchwork

Some really beautiful quilts came in a little while back from Patricia B.  This stunner with the riotous jewel tones looks like the "Gypsy Wife" -now "Wanderer's Wife"- pattern by Jen Kingwell. (I'd be remiss if I didn't post a link here about why 'g*psy is a slur' and we should refer to the Roma people by their proper name. I had a Romani college friend who I learned from.)

Linguistic choices of the pattern name aside, this quilt is HUGE and it's soooo beautiful! The quilting is hard to see because it's all stitch-in-the-ditch, but it gives tons of texture.

This little star quilt is a contrast to the first one, with flannel and homespun plaids. 

I really like the rich color palette. 

One more small-ish quilt, a nice little feminine patchwork. You might notice the new photo background in these pictures. At long last the porch has been reassembled and reunited with my house! I am sore but very happy and it's a perfect place to take pictures. 

Last but maybe best of all is this HUGE batik quilt with tiny, detailed piecing.  This is the "Omigosh!"quilt pattern by Sue Garman.

The small squares are 1/2" finished.  You can see my hand in the picture below for reference.  I can't even imagine how long making a quilt like this must have taken. 

I don't have an email address for Patricia so I wasn't able to send her a Thank You email.  So, Thank You Patricia! So glad you found CiL and decided to join in. 

Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 900 so far! The January/February 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. WOW!! A gypsy wife AND an OMG quilt! Both so much work, makes me wonder why the makers would gift these. They're akin to heirlooms. A couple of very fortunate folks will be the beneficiaries. Gorgous.

  2. OMG, that Roma quilt is a stunner. Thank you for educating us on the proper language. I really never thought about it before, so thanks. That batik quilt is truly incredible. Patricia, you are a talented, patient and generous quilter. Great job on the porch and glad you're getting so many beauties!!

  3. What fabulous donations, Kat!! I'm particularly fond of that OMG quilt. I've got the scraps to make it, but it hasn't happened... YET!! It's on my "bucket list" of patterns to try.

  4. Holy cow! Every one of those quilts is stunning in it's own way. Flannels are not easy to work with, which makes that star quilt very impressive. And those tiny squares in the batik quilt! Oh my! Well done and very generous of the donors.

  5. I am SOOOOOOOO happy to think my quilts have made it safely to Texas and will be used to comfort someone who could use a little (a lot!) Of comfort! Blessings to all involved! And you're very welcome!!!!

    Oh, and I should add that I wanted to find a good donation avenue because my children and grandchildren are SWAMPED with my quilts. I mean, their closets, shelves, walls are loaded! I still love making them, so, time to donate! Thank you for the opportunity!!!!

    Patricia B.

  6. Those quilts are incredible and they get better and better as I scroll! I can't imagine someone doing all of this detailed work and then donating the quilts! These quilt recipients are going to be very, very lucky!

  7. Beautiful quilts!

    First quilt has been renamed Wanderer's Wife on Jen Kingwell's website.

  8. What jaw dropping, beautiful quilts are on display this week! It warms my soul when I see quilters donating such beauties because so many people donate quilts with their sub-standard finished quilts (those that they would not give to family or friends). I like to think that people who donate quilts put the same time, care, quality work, quality fabrics, etc. that they would put in all of the quilts they make but I know that is not so in many cases. These quilts this week are such a beautiful example of those quilters who love & care in every stitch they make, rather they know who will be receiving it or not. Thanks, Kat for this wonderful organization that you have created & thanks to all who contribute because they care.