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September 22, 2022
More from Cynthia from Kat & Cat Quilts

This week we are featuring more lovely quilts by Cynthia of Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. First up is this scrappy piece of her own design. She has donated all of these to comfort families through Covered in Love.

These churn dashes in a rainbow of colors are so fun!

She also donated these happy, spinning pinwheels. The blocks, set on point, alternate with a pretty floral that extends into the border to make the pinwheels float. Classic!

In addition to putting together her own blocks, Cynthia also helps us by laying out and finishing blocks from our bimonthly ...

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September 8, 2022
Fall Colors Finishes from Cynthia from Kat & Cat Quilts

This week we are featuring quilts from Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework. She laid out and finished four beautiful quilts from last fall's block drive. Let's take a look at these gorgeous pieces.

This one and the one at the top of the post are similar, but the quilting is different. The top one has simple straight and wavy lines.

The second one has a swirling wind kind of motif. So much texture!

In the third quilt, it looks like she chose the blocks that had biggest leaf prints in them. She said, "People sure ...

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July 8, 2022
Textured Quilts Finished from Kat & Cat Quilts

The blue and white textured quilts from last winter's block drive are done! I don't think it's a secret that this block drive has been my favorite in a long time. These are such cool blocks!

Linda, bless her heart, assembled and quilted all of these.  I really like her choice to quilt over the designs. It pins down some of the flappy bits so that they aren't too wild but the designs are still 3D and tactile. The first 4 are made from block drive blocks and the last one was made completely by Linda ...

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March 31, 2022
Last of the 2021 Strings (and Friends) from Kat & Cat Quilts

Happy Friday once again, quilt-y friends! At long last I have photos of that last quilts from the 2021 block drive. 

If you remember, the 2021 drive was the one where you all made string blocks that were foundation pieced directly onto the batting. 

With another block drive wrap up comes another map:

At the same time, I wanted to do a round-up of some more string quilts that have been completed.

Top by Pam C, quilted by Linda

These two tops were sent in by Pam C. some time ago and finally finished by Linda on her longarm.

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February 25, 2022
Fall Tall Nines from Kat & Cat Quilts

The first ten quilts from the Fall Tall 9 Patch Drive have been finished!  Pam assembled and quilted these blocks sent in by Susan.

I can't get enough of these colors and I hope you feel the same.  The blocks from Cindy were also assembled and quilted by Pam.  

Irene sent in these blocks that Pam completed. I had to take a close up of the awesome saturated fabrics.

Lastly for this group from Pam, this quilt is made from blocks sent in by Jane and Kathleen.  Usually I mix the block from a drive all together, but if ...

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December 2, 2021
Sand and Sea Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Tammy here! If you have had enough turkey, dressing, and the trimmings that you don't want to eat for a week, here is another feast that won't make you feel too fat:

All 24 of the Covered in Love May/June block drive of quilts produced here in Kansas. There is a whole lotta love here.
Thanks again to all who helped!

These quilts have been posted on Tammy's blog throughout the past months, and some have also been posted on Kat's blog here

There were a total of 26 quilts from the drive, 24 made ...

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November 12, 2021
Strings Progress... from Kat & Cat Quilts

In case you missed the post earlier this week, CiL is now affiliated with another charity who will help us with discounted shipping!  Check out the details here and never pay more than $15 to ship to us again!

String quilts 13-15 are ready for their debut! I have put together all of these and really enjoyed working with all the different color combinations and blocks.  I really like this yellow/brown/red color fade, even though I did sort of lose the plot on that upper right corner. 

Blue and brown, always a classic combination. These are from the ...

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November 5, 2021
Fiddlesticks Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

November and a new blocks drive, how time flies! There aren't many things that I find more satisfying than wrapping up a block drive. 

We've just finished off the last of the quilts from last Sept/Oct's Fiddlesticks drive. These first 4 were assembled by Pam and quilted by Linda. 

The quilting design above with the zig-zag circles is one of my favorites. And I love the color layout on the quilt below. Especially from a distance, it looks awesome.

Sort of feathered shell quilting on this one. 

Another really pretty design with pastels on a ...

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October 8, 2021
Pinwheel Drive Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Top assembled by Holly M, quilted by Pam M

It's been a little while for this one. The pinwheel drive was in March-April of 2020, at the very beginning of the pandemic! It seems like longer than a year and a half ago. I picked this design because I thought we could use something easy and happy.  

Most of the quilts from this drive were finished quite a while ago, but these 3 tops were still hanging around, looking at me from their shelf.  Pam rescued me and finished them up.

I loved this novelty backing to go with ...

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September 3, 2021
More Fiddlesticks Quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

Welcome back to the rainbow forest! That's what I think when I see the quilt above. These are Fiddlesticks quilts 6-12 from last Fall's block drive

The first 2 quilts were pieced and quilted by Pam. She has a great knack for color coordinating the blocks. 

These next four quilts were quilted by Linda. Two were pieced by Pam and two by Linda.  

I would not have made it through the past year without these two ladies and others who have taken on quilting duties to help with the block drives!

You can see previous quilts from this ...

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August 26, 2021
Sand and Sea (so far) from Kat & Cat Quilts

Happy Friday! Lots of fun quilts to show this week from the May/June block drive.

As may of you probably remember, Tammy guest hosted the May/June block drive. She picked out a large eye-spy blocks in sand and sea colors and has been steadily finishing them into quilts!

There was a great response to this drive and Tammy has been busy! Fortunately she has help from her friends at a charity quilt shop in Leavenworth Kansas.

I really like the different ways they have come up with to arrange the blocks, like this one with the dark-to-light fades ...

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July 16, 2021
2020 Oh My Stars! Wrapup from Kat & Cat Quilts

Thank you to those who have responded to my appeal for backing fabrics! I did get one mystery box this week, someone ordered 108" width fabric from Marshall Dry Goods and shipped it to me.  Thank you, whoever you are.  Several of you have ordered from or recommended Marshall Dry Goods to me, I had never heard of them before and I love their designs and prices!


Happy weekend quilters! We're wrapping up last year's red white and blue block drive just in time for the 2021 drive to start. Starting off with a few bonus quilts, Erin ...

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July 8, 2021
Fiddlesticks Quilts 1.5 from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello quilters! I hope your July 4th weekend was fun and your pets weren't too traumatized! I have 5 quilts to show you from last Fall's Fiddlesticks block drive. These are the first quilts finished from the block drive donations, previously I posted and showed you the quilt that Linda D. made, which you can see here.

These first two quilts were assembled and quilted by Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework back in February.  You can see her post about them with more pictures here and here

These next three were assembled and quilted by ...

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July 2, 2021
Strings #3 from Kat & Cat Quilts

Five more string quilts from January makes 12 total finished comfort quilts for Covered in Love! This first one with the pastel blocks is one of my favorites so far. 

There will eventually by 19 of these. (There is actually another one done, but there was a major dye-running incident so I'm still working on it...)  I really like the way they look arranged into color blocks.

The rainbow quilts are definitely stunners. I have made 4 of them so far.  I love the way the little bursts of contrasting color jump out. 

They're beautiful quilts, but also ...

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June 18, 2021
Sunflower Block Drive Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Tammy has 2 more May/June block drives quilts finished on her blog!

Another block drive is in the books; all 5 quilts from the Nov/Dec Sunflowers block drive are done!  The first one, at the top of this page, was assembled and quilted by me.

These next 3 were assembled and quilted by Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  She helped Covered in Love to get a handful of quilts finished earlier this year. 

You can see Cynthia's pictures of these first two quilts on her blog here. I was expecting Cynthia to make 2 ...

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May 14, 2021
Finally Wrapping Up 2019 Block Drive from Kat & Cat Quilts

Yes, that's right, these quilts are late-finishers from the Sept-Oct 2019 block drive.  These four tops were sent in by Gail and "aged" for a while until Linda quilted them! Perhaps a record for longest block drive running?  

Honestly it's nice to have quilts pop up so long after a drive, makes the design seem special again. And of course Linda's wonderful quilting puts them over the top. 

I had to take a picture of some of the backings, too. Gail always sends in the best backings with her tops.  Aren't these batik butterflies a beauty ...

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April 30, 2021
Star Quilts and the May-June Block Drive from Kat & Cat Quilts

Details about the May-June block drive at the bottom of the post.

It's getting a little closer to summer time everyday and I have more red, white, and blue stars quilts to share.  These always remind me of July and summer BBQs.  

These first four quilts were tops made by Gail and quilt by Linda on her longarm.  I visited Chaplain Perry at the hospital today and he again mentioned that the red, white, and blue or patriotic quilts are usually the ones that first grab people when they look at available quilts. 

These past 2 months, while I ...

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April 1, 2021
More String Quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

Three more string quilts to show you this week! I got these done and needed to get them photographed in time to take them up to the hospital last week. Unfortunately that meant photos on a cold windy day! Sorry you can't quite see the entire quilts, one row was folded over.  

I really really love the color combo in this first quilt. It was inspired by a set of about 10 blocks set in with blues, brows, coppers, and maroon.  I pulled complimentary blocks to match and make an entire tops out of them.

Next, this one has ...

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March 25, 2021
Red, White, and Blue Quilts Delivered from Kat & Cat Quilts

Linda and I (but let's be honest, mostly Linda) are still chugging away on last year's RWB blocks.  We've just got a few quilts left to go from these, which as many of you know are perennial favorites at the hospital. 

These went up with a delivery last Friday while I there with my first level students.  In order to make the drop off work Chaplain Perry actually had to take my keys and go load the quilts from my car into his since I'm not allowed to leave the building while my students are there ...

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March 4, 2021
First Strings of the Year from Kat & Cat Quilts

I decided to go ahead and get working on the string blocks during our snow storm.  These are the string blocks foundation pieced onto batting that CiL did for our Jan/Feb drive.   You can see my tutorial on how I am assembling and "quilting" them here

I'm having a lot of fun picking our color groups and playing with  patterns. The top quilt is pink, purple, and yellow moving in a diagonal across the quilt.  

Next is blue, aqua, and green color blocks.  I've decided it looks best when I have all the stripes slanting the same ...

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