Sunday, January 27, 2019

Sew Some Love Sunday - CiL Block Drive Edition

Welcome to the next edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!!  I like to contribute to Covered in Love.  It's the charity project hosted on the Kat and Cat Quilts blog.

Here's the reason I give...

Kat makes it easy for me to do good.  She doesn't require a donor to send an entire quilt or even a quilt top.  She welcomes gifts of quilt blocks.  You can send 1, 2, or 10.  Kat will accept any number of blocks that you are willing to make.

The January/February Block Drive held my interest and met my current desired level of difficulty... EASY!!!

It starts with ONE small square (and a foundation fabric.)  You add strips of scrap fabric from there:

Lucky me, that one square is RED!!  That meant my block could double as sewing for the January's Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  :o))


You keep adding strips from there.


It's time to trim up your square:


It's time to give your block a good press:


If you want to, add one-eighth inch stay stitching all the way around.  It's like an added little insurance policy.  I do this just to make sure that my seams don't pop open around the edges.


It's ready to mail off to Kat.  Your block will be added to others that she is sure to receive from all over the country.  Eventually, the quilt production will begin.

Once that (along with quilting and binding) is completed, a quilt will be ready for its trip to the hospital.

The hospital?!  Oh, no!!  Is it sick, Joyful???

Don't worry!  The hospital is the ultimate destination for your quilt block(s.)  Once sewn into a quilt, your block(s) are meant to give comfort to a grieving family as their loved one slips toward death and beyond.  Your block will become more than just a quilt block.

It just may be THE BLOCK that sparks a happy memory in a time of sorrow.  It might be THE ONE that starts the healing process for someone's grieving heart.


When YOU give, you may give more than simple quilt blocks.  You just might be giving HOPE.

Sharing with Cynthia for Oh Scrap!

Until next time...
Sew some love!!!


  1. Your scrap block is great! So nice to be sewing blocks to the hospital and encouraging someone. :-)

  2. Just discoveries your blog . . . love it and have become your newest follower. Your quilts are so inspiring.
    Connie :)

  3. Fun post, Joy! I need to get my blocks made for this month, too. I like sending blocks to Kat for the same reasons you described.

  4. So very true Joy! And Kat really does make it easy.

    Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. Oh, Joy. I teared up a little at your words. Yes! This is why scrap quilts are perfect for donations! You just never know if your ONE block is the ONE that will bring a much needed smile, a happy memory. All it takes is ONE to make the whole quilt perfect for that family :)


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