Happy Friday, Kat here! Louise has been soooo helpful stepping in to create some Friday posts here at the end of summer when I got a little bogged down with life. We'll still be alternating a little bit for a while. I know you all like to hear from her!
Tina C sent in these first couple quilts, including this amazing sampler with a mix of techniques to make different image blocks. She also made this blue-green pixel quilt during the May-June block drive.
I'm happy to share that CiL has expanded into a 3rd hospital! This one is smaller and probably won't go through as many quilts, but they were thrilled to have them to share with the patients who do pass there.
This very large Swoon quilt was sent in without a return address or name if anyone can claim it!
Our newest hospital has an interesting history. It was originally a military camp, training base and POW camp around the time of WWI/WWII. After the wars it was converted into a convalescent camp to isolate and treat those with TB in the miliary tents and barracks. Ultimately it became a "chest hospital" with permanent buildings and a focus on TB and other respiratory diseases. Today it is a full-service hospital, still with a focus on diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis, TB, COPD, and Legionnaires.
Carol E sent in this simple, striking quilt that will be great for a male. It would also make a cool block for a block drive next time I'm feeling up for a simpler one.
This next quilt with the Route 66 novelty fabric was sent in by Kelley. The really cool thing about this one is how much it resembles one I made before. Back in 2015, I had pulled the same fabric from a remnant bin, I'm sure. Kelley and I chose the same way to approach the quilt, choosing read-as-solid coordinates and making a simple patchwork. Amazing how similar two quilts can be completely by coincidence!
I went on a couple trips recently and on one of them I acquired a new tattoo. I've been thinking about this one for a while and I love how it came out!