Thursday, March 4, 2021

Three for Covered in Love


I'm still catching up on quilts I finished in late 2020, and today's group are all for Covered in Love. I made them from orphan blocks, many sewn by Priscilla. This first one is made with blocks that I believe came from a tutorial over on Jo's Country Junction. Priscilla made 98 of them, and I added two more for a 10x10 layout.


I thought the colors looked good with some strips of train fabric I had in my stash, so I used that for borders. I couldn't figure out a good way to make the trains go around the corners, so I fussy cut a different fabric for cornerstones.


The backing is a big chunk of dark brown with a holly leaf motif, plus strips of the last of the trains. I hope this brings comfort to the family of a railroad enthusiast!


The second quilt started with a big pile of scrappy nine patches made by Priscilla. There was no particular color that stood out as dominant, so I did a little experiment. If I added purple and beige half square triangles, would it make the over all quilt extra purple-y? I think the answer is yes!


For the back, I pieced together a number of flannel fat quarters that were donated to Covered in Love. If you look closely, several have a bit of purple in them, too. It's very soft and cuddly with all that fuzzy flannel.


And finally, this quilt is made with the last blocks from a block drive from several years ago. I think this is called a Barn Raising layout. I put the four blocks with solid blue and green fabrics in the middle, and surrounded them with the softer florals. That made a square top a little too small for Covered in Love. It sat for a long time before I had the idea to add the strips of blue striped fabric at top and bottom to make a rectangle. I like the way it picks up that central bright blue, too.


Chunks of cream with a tiny red star, solid red, and the rest of the blue stripe make a rather modern backing. A solid red binding rounds it all out and gets these lingering orphan blocks to work spreading love and comfort.

15 comments:

Cathy said...

Wonderful scrappy quilts, as always. Every time I read one of your posts, I want to drop everything and go play in my scraps!!

gayle said...

I love how you made the quilt "extra purple-y!" Truly excellent idea!

Kat said...

Whoo hoo!

Fiona said...

Great use of those blocks.... and such effective additions to them to make up a quilt..... lovely
Hugz

Linda said...

Three great quilts. It must have given you so much satisfaction when you turned those gifted blocks into such lovely quilts. You said you used squares of flannel for the backing. Did you use regular batting as well or just the flimsy and the flannel? Curious because I’ve only ever used regular batting and I’m interested to see what you did.

Heide said...

Beautiful job!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those quilts turned out great, Louise!! I especially like how you made the last one work to fit the size requirements of Covered in Love. Three cheers for Priscilla and all of her lovely quilt blocks, as well!!!

piecefulwendy said...

It amazes me how quickly you put these quilts together. I'm particularly fond of the extra-purpley one, who doesn't like to snuggle under a quilt with a flannel back?! Nice work, as always, Louise!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Inspired use of that train border! I love how each of these quilts has its own personality. I'm sure they'll go to families who will appreciate them.

Nicki said...

Another outstanding use of orphan blocks. All three quilts are amazing. Only you would have thought to take purple & beige HST to make such a beautiful purple-y quilt. I love everything about it. It gave it a wonderful "planned" scrappy quilt. You took all the quilts over the top & the families will be grateful.

Vicki in MN said...

Since purple is one of favorite colors I love the purple one!

MissPat said...

I also like how you "bulked Up" the scrappy nine patches to increase the size and make it purple-y. You always have such creative ways of stretching the orphans.
Pat

JanineMarie said...

I never fail to learn something from your quilts. Skewing a scrap quilt purple—what a great idea. And I want to steal that idea of the floating border!

Mystic Quilter said...

Nice quilts Louise, my favourite here is the purple one, I love purple!

bcarlf said...

I love your creativity in putting all these together and especially while moving all around in a boat, which has to be so difficult at times. I am in awe all around!