My Mailbox…

My mail box has been bursting at the seams.  I think lots of spring cleaning is going on and lots of goodies end up coming my way.  No matter how many boxes or packages come, I continue to be amazed.

I had two boxes here that had come from blog readers…they were quilt tops and I’ll show you them in a bit.  Then when we got back from being gone last weekend I came home to two boxes in the garage…one from Janice in TN and one from Nancy in FL.

The first box came from Nancy….lot of fabric goodies and yarn too.  I put the yarn in “Kayla’s box” before I snapped the picture.  She’s going to be so happy.  She loves all the yarn goodies.  She always says..but the blog readers don’t even know me.  I’ll have to get some picture from her ans show you what she’s been up too.

I’ve notice more and more people are sending quilt leftovers or UFOs to me.  I’m hoping in time to find a good home for them.  Is there someone out there that enjoys finishing up projects or taking project left overs and building them up into a baby quilt?  I’d like doing that but time get in my way.  Let me know as I am SURE I could keep someone busy if they were inclined to tackle project like that.  For not I have a box of them…thinking I’ll grab one sometime or I’ll find someone who would love to do it.  I recognize the fabric line these were made with.  We also made a quilt with it.

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Check out all the other goodies too.  Here’s a jelly roll I am assuming was washed.  I’ve never tried washing a jelly roll but here’s proof it can work.  These are great prints.  I’m thinking a jelly roll race quilt is in the future.  Did you know I’ve yet to make one?

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Here’s the next box.  This one was from Janice in TN.  The box was STUFFED…See?

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There are TONS of bits and pieces….tons.  There are lots of blocks from left over projects.  They would make awesome doll quilts.  I know the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild makes a lot of them.  I have aspired to get a couple people over one day..even for an overnight and sew the stacks of orphan blocks I have into doll quilts and send them their way.  Connie…want to make it a day?

These fun prints were in there too.

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There were goodies and goodies and more goodies.  The felt was there too.  This went straight to my felt box.  I use lots of felt for circle time things for the kiddos at childcare.

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I grabbed up these blocks.  I love the farm animals.  I think these will work their way into a baby quilt somehow.  They are precious and you know me…anything farming.

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I have two boxes here from other blog readers that had charity quilt tops….

There were from Carol in Boseman, MT.  Look how neatly these are packaged with measurements on them and everything.  It’s going to be a treat to grab these.  It’s looks to be a tumbler and a baby boy quilt.  Awesome.  I don’t get many boy tops.

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The next box had two quilts too.  The box says SOMMA on it and come from Pepperella, MA.  In the box were a spool quilt that I love and a rag quilt.  The “rag” part needs to be trimmed yet.  I think that would be a perfect project for me to do over nap time.  It’s quiet and something I can easily put down and pick up again.  Yahoo.  I love when I feel like I can accomplish something over nap time.

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Thanks so very much ladies.  All of your gifts and goodies are VERY appreciated.  Goodies in the mailbox always brightens my day…I will never get over the generosity of quilters. MANY and MUCH THANKS!

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8 thoughts on “My Mailbox…

  1. Rachel

    What a blessing!!! I use orphan blocks for all kinds of project. I love the challenge of matching them up. My goal is to start making quilts for a local women’s shelter

  2. Lanette

    I would be willing to take the unfiunished projects and fabric leftovers that you don’t have time for. I make them into quilts for the linus project

  3. Angie

    I have had several people give me leftovers blocks. I put them together by size and make charity quilts for our local cancer center. If you don’t have time, send them my way and I will put them to good use.

  4. Ruth P

    I’d be happy to try my hand at finishing a top or two for a baby quilt. I’ll even pay you back for the shipping. I think you have my email / address in your binders list. If not, just let me know,

  5. Cheryl Harts

    I can also finish ufo’s or orphan blocks into baby quilts, lap quilts or throws. I also could be a binder if you need more volunteers. I love what you do, and look forward to every single blog post! You and your family are so awesome!

  6. Cheri Benci

    Hi, I’m a new again quilter. The last quilt I made was in the 90s. I just bought a quilting/sewing machine. My old one from 1969 went kaput. I figured it was time for a new machine. I’d love to make baby quilts, my son will have their first this December or January. A queen sized one for me, throws for my 92 yr old father, etc. if you have any to donate, I would be extremely grateful. I will pay postage. TIA!
    Cheri

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