Friday, May 26, 2017

Covered in Love First Finish

Thanks to so many generous people who have sent in donation blocks, I have already been able to finish up the first quilt for Covered in Love.  You can read more about this project here.



For this quilt, I laid the colors out in a diagonal layout.  All of the blocks were beautifully made and the quilt top went together really quickly!




I used a bright white thread and quilted this one with some swirls.
I love that the sashing is built right into the block!




Kat had sent some backing pieces that were also generously donated so I used this lovely purple piece for the backing on this one.




Here is where all the blocks have originated from so far - with many of the packages coming from states already colored in.



And I have already laid out the second quilt.  For this one, I chose a weave design. 
Now I just need to sew it up!

I still have more blocks so a third quilt is definitely going to happen.
This block design is one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts - if you are looking for some ideas for your own scrap or donation quilts, you will find lots of ideas in the gallery page.

Have a great weekend!







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21 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

I know Kat is so appreciative of your helping her out. Great finish.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

Oh I LOVE it!!! It is so bright an cheery!

Shannon said...

I love the weaving idea! And this is a great use for all those smaller strips I have laying around. Great job!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Such a great quilt for such a grey, misty day here. Thank you for the gallery pages on how to make other patterns.

Marie said...

Love both layouts. That's such a bright and cheery colour scheme. Nicely done!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Lovely! :)

Kat said...

The quilt and the top look awesome! Thank you so much! I love the map you're coloring in. Great idea!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray!! Pleased to play a small part in the making of this AWESOME quilt!!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Both quilts are cherry and happy quilts. They'll bring joy into someone's life.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

So pretty! I guess I'd better get my blocks sent off to you so you can color in Colorado! I needed to make one more yellow block - the one I made earlier in the week was all wrong. I don't know what I did, but it ended up shorter than 10.5 inches! Thanks for making these for CIL!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Cynthia,
These quilts are just so pretty. I love the colors in the fabrics, and close inspection shows just how fun the different fabrics themselves are. ~smile~
Roseanne

Susan said...

So bright and cheery - absolutely lovely! Great job to everyone who helped out.

tbear said...

Wow.! That's a beautiful quilt. Such great work

Chantal L. said...

Awesome job, Cynthia! On both quilts. ;^)

Marianne said...

Nice! I see my blocks in quilt number two. I love how they are turning out. So happy!

MissPat said...

I'm still working on mine (had a deadline project that needed to get done for a gift). Hope to send 8 blocks by the end of next week. I already have your address.
Pat

Jayne said...

It turned out beautiful! I love the layout and those colors...bright and happy!

Kate said...

Love those blocks! They make gorgeous quilts. Congrats on finishing one and getting a good start on a second.

Slice of Pi said...

I love this! Great layout choice! I love your idea of tracking where the blocks come from with a colored in map! Looking forward to seeing the next ones you make! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Muv said...

Hello Cynthia,

Covered in Love is a wonderful project, and I love the design! You are giving me ideas...

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks. Your quilt is this week's featured project.

Love, Muv

Mina said...

Wow! I am still working on my blocks

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