Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Blocks for Covered in Love

I've been participating in the Covered in Love block drives for awhile now. I enjoy contributing to Kat's charity and seeing the beautiful quilts she makes out of blocks that she receives from quilters all over the country.  Plus, knowing that someone whose loved one passed away in the hospital is being comforted by our quilts is a really good feeling!

So many of the blocks have been ones I've never made before, and I enjoy trying something new. Sometimes there's a new skill involved for me, so I'm learning as I participate, too!  Here are the ones I've made this year.

Jan/Feb:


Mar/April:  These were interesting to make with the pleats in the center square and partial seams to join everything together!  Now I can say I have done partial seams!


This week I've worked on a few for the May/June block drive, guest hosted by Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  I remember these from one of Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza quilts, and would love to make a whole quilt of these!

The first one stitched up very quickly - 


And before I knew it, I had a couple more.  I love how the sashing is built in on these blocks - so brilliant!


The colors for this month's blocks are red, orange, yellow, and purple.  I'm not sure about purple, but I know I can pull together a yellow one, and then I'll be sending them off to Cynthia who has so generously volunteered to sew the blocks together and quilt the tops, too.  

If you're interesting in participating, check out Kat and Cat quilts *here*
and Cynthia's tutorial for these blocks *here.*

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!  I'm hoping to finally get to plant some flowers, now that it has finally warmed up after we got 4 inches of snow last Thursday!  I'll also be checking out all the scrappy inspiration over at the Oh Scrap! linky at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.






13 comments:

  1. A very fun set of blocks and a great charity too.

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  2. Thanks for making some blocks for Kat. I am busy working on the second quilt layout already. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

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  3. how to be making these for those who have lost a loved one. Faascinated with the block with the pleats in the centre not come across one of those before think i will have to have a play

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  4. Beautiful blocks Diann! I love those with the pleated centres! Have a good week! Christine x

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  5. Aha, so you were one of the lucky ones to get more snow, geesh this weather is so crazy. We had 80 and a few days later it was a high of 40's with rain all week long. I am loving seeing the sun peek through this morning. So glad you were able to make Cynthia some blocks, I was hoping to, but just not enough time or energy to get it all done.

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  6. Your blocks look gorgeous, especially the center pleated block. Is there a tutorial for it?

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  7. Good for you! Nice blocks!

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  8. Those pleated center squares are really cool.

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  9. Those pleated center squares are really cool.

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  10. Fun blocks! I love how that white sashing is added as you go, great idea!

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  11. Pretty blocks for a good cause!

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