Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Sept/Oct Block Drive

 Hey everyone, we're getting closer to Fall and I can't wait for the cool nights to start! Thank you to everyone who donated block to the Project Linus in Uvalde during out previous drive. I don't have any totals to give you yet, but I will share once I know. 

For this next drive we are going to do a block called Scrap Bin Geese from Andy at A Bright Corner.  We'll make these blocks just like her tutorial, same colors and everything. We used this as a do. Good Stitches block in my group a while back and it was fun and made an awesome quilt. 

You'll notice that there are right and left handed blocks. With the geese pointing up please make all your blocks with grey on the right and low volume on the left.  

So, to recap:

  • low volume, grey, and green
  • 12.5" blocks
  • keep the grey on the right (with geese oriented up)
  • tutorial HERE

For anyone new to Covered in Love, we run these block drives every two months and have been since 2015. Anyone can participate and make as few or as many blocks as you like.

Email for the address and get your blocks in the mail by the end of October.  Our blocks are combined together into quilts to be given to the families of dying patients in East Texas hospitals to bring comfort in a dark time.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

"Like a Rainbow Exploded"

Not much to show this week, the hot sun is interfering with my photo taking. I do have one little quilt, a baby quilt I made for one of my oldest friends!  The brief was: "No pastels. It's a baby, it should look like a rainbow exploded!" 

I had a panel is this really pretty, saturated fabric with a city-scape and flowers, and I extended that with my batik scrap bin. Quilted with a simple stipple and of course minky on the back for extra cuddle. Can't wait for baby to arrive!

 Covered in Love is a 501(c)(3) charity that donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 1000 so far! The July/August block drive benefiting Uvalde is live 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