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March 25, 2019
Granny Squares :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

My mom pieced this one and sent it to me to finish.

It has been patiently waiting to be quilted for several years. I sent it to a local long arm quilter with the rest of the quilts I have been showing lately to be quilted.

I will probably donate this one to charity. Not sure which charity just yet but I will find it a good home.

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March 22, 2019
M&M Quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

This week's two quilts for Covered in Love are brought to you by M & M. Michele sent in the tops and Meloney quilted them with her longarm.

First was this large Scrappy Mountain Majesties, quilted with wandering leaves.

Next, this quilt is a HUGE variation on a dresden plate in bright scrappy colors.  Meloney said this one was a challenge, but she knocked it out of the park.

Meloney custom quilted lots of swirls and curlicues to make this beautiful, happy quilt so special.  Thank you ladies for all your help in supporting Covered in Love!

My sleepy, spoiled ...

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March 21, 2019
Old and New from Kat & Cat Quilts

Quick, the sun came out! Hurry and take quilt pictures! Seriously though, it can stop raining any time now.  It would be fine with me!

Kathy returned some newly finished quilts to me this week. She took these vintage sampler blocks Holly gave me and finished them off beautifully for Covered in Love.

I'd also given Kathy one of my oldest UFOs, made in the Four Patch Charm pattern with scrappy batiks.  Thank You Kathy! This one's finally done and ready to go comfort a family.

And finally, here's a sneak peek of a new quilts as ...

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March 20, 2019
Modern Gratitude :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

The top was completed back in January 2017. It was a one of the scrap group projects at my shop that year. Click here to read that post.

I really like this one and I'm glad that it is finally finished so I can enjoy it. Once I started pulling out completed tops to take to the quilter I began finding them every where! I had lots more completed tops than I realized. I've emptied one storage area of completed tops but they keep turning up! Now instead of just putting them back I'm pulling backing fabric ...

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March 19, 2019
Don't Be A Dick Quilt from Sew Fresh Quilts

Now that I know this beauty made it's way from Canada to Australia safely, I am so excited to share this quilt, finally finished. This was really HARD to give away.

The DontBeADickQuilt was made with LOVE and entirely from stash.

I have never been drawn to using purples much, in all of my previous quilting projects. But when I had decided on an approximate size for this quilt, I went digging for background and backing options. And I found Purple Heaven.

Selections for the piecing of the Fox Napping, on the reverse side of this quilt, began with ...

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March 18, 2019
Houston, We Have A Problem from Jan's Quilts

The is the Red, White and Blue Baby Quilt top that I finished in January.  Here is the post about it.

When I posted the finished quilt on social media, I got a call from my eldest.  She and her sister and my granddaughter were aghast at what they saw on the back of the quilt.  I couldn't see what they saw until I downloaded my camera photos to my pc, and viewed the photo from a distance.  Sure enough, there's a problem.  I will get it fixed.  I can't remove it because it's already quilted ...

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March 15, 2019
Colorful Death Stars :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

My original name for this quilt was Circle Dance. I completed the top back in March of 2014. Click here to read that post. I made it as a class sample which I taught at my old LQS, before I opened my store.

When I pulled this one out to send it to the quilter my husband said, "I remember that one. It looks like colorful Death Stars." So that is now it's name. This one is currently hanging in our dining room.

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March 14, 2019
Debbie's Quilt - A Finish! from Sew........This Is My Blog

The last time I shared with you about Debbie's quilt the top was finished, the backing was ordered, and I was getting ready to mail it off to my quilter friend, Shirley Jackson.   The pantograph and thread choices are perfect for this quilt.  But, of course. Shirley always does a beautiful job.

In 2017 Debbie asked me to make her a new quilt because the one I had made for her 36 years earlier was worn out, I was more than happy to. That's why this quilt will no longer be known as "Debbie's Quilt", but rather ...

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March 11, 2019
Metro Rings :: A Finish from Alamosa Quilter

Another finish. The pattern is Metro Rings by Sew Kind of Wonderful. If you've ever wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but haven't yet because it's a hard pattern, I highly recommend this pattern instead. The rings are strip pieced and then the rings are cut from the strip sets using the Quick Curve Ruler.

I completed the top in October 2015 but just recently got it quilted and finished. Click here to read the post where I shared the completed top. I've actually been getting a lot of things quilted lately. So stayed ...

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March 8, 2019
Ready for Spring from Kat & Cat Quilts

Some bright colors this week to help lure in Spring. Can you believe it's March already? It has been raining in Texas since September and I am so ready for some sunshine!  The new March/April CiL block drive just went live and it's a Spring theme as well, so be sure to check that out.

How's this for bright? Jeanine sent in two stack of blue string blocks last Fall, the first of which became this top. 

Next, Dhia sent in this quilt she finished from blocks made by the Nurture circle of do. Good Stitches ...

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February 25, 2019
A finish for February from Making A Lather

My one monthly goals for February included the finishing of this quilt. It is celtic soltice, a quiltville mystery quilt from 2013. I have had it pretty much ready for quilting since then.

I had thought I would do a celtic quilting on the quilt, but, opted in stead for the big swirls in a cool gray color.

And for a backing I used a bit of the shamrock - don't you know. While making it, the green was very overpowering green, but, with the blue borders it calmed the colors. I like that it makes large circles as a ...

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February 24, 2019
A Thrift Store Find from Kat & Cat Quilts

Happy weekend! Cool quilts this week brought to you by CiL's awesome contributors.  This first one has a cool story. My friend Libby found these UFO shirting blocks in an Idea Store (sort of like a Goodwill) in Illinois and put the top together for me. 

So, the original block maker is a mystery. Libby made the top and I bordered it with donated fabric and quilted it. Now it will go up to the hospital to find a family in need.

This top came from Sandy P., cool scraps with a tan border.  Sandy has sent in some ...

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February 14, 2019
Bright and Scrappy Love-Quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello and Happy Weekend!  I finished a bunch of quilts in the past couple weeks to share with you.  This first one came as a top from Bonnie and I finished it with donated backing and binding.

I love how all the scrappy stars have different centers, some with itty-bitty squares and different designs.

Next, this scrappy and very floral top from Paula. (Paula previously sent in some pretty tops before.)  Again, I finished it with some generously donated backing and binding!  I didn't take a good picture of the backing, but it's a mix of very pretty ...

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February 13, 2019
(More) Team Finishes from Kat & Cat Quilts

Happy weekend quilters! I have more quilts from the "Other people's UFOs" category finished this week for Covered in Love. The first two tops were sent in by Michele and finished by me.  Backings were some of the ones donated by Gail H.

This pretty, and large, sampler got an all-over stipple. I wish I had the skill and time to do some custom quilting in the open squares, but it's just beyond me.  The hourglass quilt below got a looser stipple. I love the color scheme on this one especially.

This vintage-looking top is another one from ...

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February 5, 2019
Eye- Spy some finished quilts from Kat & Cat Quilts

Fudge-y is proud to present the first 6 quilts from this past year's eye spy block drive for Covered in Love!

I had to take photos inside due to the weather so much of the country is having this week, but these quilts are still pretty spectacular.

I LOVE all the unique, fussy-cut patches.  Each 60"x70" quilt has 168 unique eye-spy images.

One reason I like this block drive so much is because the many different images give family members a lot to look at and opportunities to find something they connect to in the quilt.

The first ...

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January 31, 2019
Oh My Stars! Block Drive Wrap-up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello! It's the weekend again and I'm posting the wrap up for the July Red, White, and Blue Stars block drive.   You guys made a dozen great patriotic quilts for Covered in Love.

The last 6 quilts from the drive are here. You can see the first 6 on a previous post here.

I gathered all the blocks with something in the corners to make a sort of "Irish Chain" effect
 My apologies for the slightly dreary looking photos. It's been a overcast and raining in Texas for months. In fact, these were actually done before I ...

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January 24, 2019
cleveland finish from Making A Lather

My Cleveland rug is finished. I used yarn to whip the edges that I dyed myself. This was a free pattern from the 2017 Atha (association of traditional rug hooking artists) biennial in Cleveland. My husband and I attended and had a great time. This year, the biennial is in Denver, and I am interested in attending. It is sad how easy it is to talk yourself out of anything fun.

A friend at Friday group was working on the binding for her Minecraft quilt. This is for her son who loves minecraft. She is a professional longarmer. and made ...

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January 21, 2019
Raquette River Oxbow from Seaside Stitches

Blogiversary post 4 of 10

I love this quilt! It depicts the oxbow on the Raquette River in the town of Tupper Lake, NY. My family has been there several times, camping, canoeing, kayaking and visiting the Wild Center. My daughter was an intern there through the summer of 2015. So this spot holds a lot of memories for us.

I couldn't wait to take a class with Timna Tarr to make this map quilt. I used a topographic map from the US Geologic Survey and had it enlarged at my local copy shop. I built my quilt from ...

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January 18, 2019
KKB Road Trip from Seaside Stitches

Blogi-versary Post 1 of 10
To continue the blogi-versary celebration, I'm planning to post 10 quilts in the next 10 days that I have not yet recorded here. You may have seen them on Instagram.

I'm starting with the quilt that I selected as my favorite finish of 2018:
Wildflower Trio.

This project started with a text from my quilty travel buddy, Sharon. She noticed that Karen Kay Buckley would be teaching in Clifton Park, NY in June of 2018. (The original text may have been in 2017!) It said something like, "Doesn't your sister live in ...

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January 17, 2019
Janet's UFOs (A long time coming) from Kat & Cat Quilts

Happy weekend everyone! We're half way through the first month of January already. Two pretty, rich-colored quilts finished for Covered in Love this week. Janet T. sent these two tops in ages ago and I just got the second one finished.

The rail fence top was quilted by me. The fabrics are very rich browns, teals, and purples with gold highlights.

The second top is a very large one using the same fabrics. The setting is simple, but shows off the beautiful Asian-themed fabrics.

My long-arm friend Meloney finished it with a feathery stipple in the perfect teal-brown variegated ...

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