Quilt Tops from Debbie

I got a box of quilt tops in the mail from Debbie in NY.  She wrote that she just knows she has more tops than will even find time to quilt so she thought to pass them on to our charity quilting program.

They are all beautiful and I was thrilled to get them.  Happily I have a new person from Texas that offered to take on the some of the quilts.  Her name is Jane.   I think it’s fun that these quilts came from NY, stopped off in Iowa and and traveling to Texas.  What an amazing group of people we have!!

Anyway, I thought I’d show you Debbie’s tops.

I love the pattern for this one.  So cute.  I love the color choices.


Rosie was hanging around when I was photographing the quilts.  I decided to give her a little modeling practice.  She’s doing pretty good.

This next one I think is a Hobo quilt.  I’m not sure where the pattern came from.  I know 
I’m guessing the pattern came from this book.  Find it HERE on Amazon.


I know for awhile making hobo quilts was very popular.

Rosie decided to make an appearance for this one…She’s really getting good at her sitting skills.
Here is the quilt out big.  This wide border really looks nice when the same fabric is used on the inside.  What a nice looking quilt but not too intense being only 8 blocks are needed.
This yellow is so pretty in person.  I made a quilt for my sister in law with this fabric.
These last three I pulled out are more on the patriotic side.  I am in contact with my friend Doreen who does Quilts of Valor for our area.  She is snapping these up and finishing them for her group.  It’s alway easy for me to find homes for any patriotic colored quilts.  Feel free to send any my way.

Isn’t this stunning?  I love it!!  It’s all things I love though.  Stars, Flying Geese…yep.  I love it.


The other two were nice too.

Aren’t they perfect for Quilts of Valor?  I don’t know the size requirements but Doreen assured me that they can make these work.  A blue border might get added to the last one.

I’m so thrilled when quilt tops get into hands of people who will complete them and send them out in the world to comfort others.  I think it’s wonderful!!

Thanks to all of you who are a part of making community quilts happen here.  It truly warms my heart.

11 thoughts on “Quilt Tops from Debbie

  1. Deborah Davidson

    Beautiful quilts. And a precious furry friend. Love that Debbie donated and that you have helpers. Keep up the GREAT work. I just love what you are doing.

  2. April

    Hi. How wonderful! I do have a question/concern. Do they get washed before they get to their final destination? Rosie is beautiful , but I am terribly allergic to beagles. Not Just Bagels beagles but they are one of the ones that bother my allergies the most. I would hate for the recipient to have such allergies. (I’m not a dog hater yall…I am owned by a standard poodle)

  3. Jo Post author

    I think that’s a personal thing April as to if they get washed or not. I don’t wash quilts before I give them away. I’m guessing that anyone who has an allergy would know to wash quilts before they use them…or anything else the receive from someone else’s home.

  4. April

    I hope you reconsider, as some of these already sick children, could become terribly sick. Something as mild as a little itchy nose, itchy watery eyes, and sneezing, don’t seem like much to someone with no dog allergies. For someone that has more severe allergies, like myself, I get all those within the first minute or two. I then have to use my rescue inhaler. I’m blessed that i have apnea and sleep with a CPAP, and it has helped me get air when I’ve had trouble breathing. (I put my mask on.) I have to carry a rescue inhaler, an epinephrine shot (EpiPen), and nitroglycerin. I once went into full blown respiratory arrest, which sent me into a massive heart attack. Code STEMI was called, then Code BLUE. The doctors said it was from my fear of not being able to breathe (the respiratory arrest). I think I read you give your quilts to sick children. I may have read wrong, so forgive me for butting in. It’s just that when someone sick, young, or elderly receives a gift such as a quilt, I’m sure they’re not thinking about washing it first. Every NICU, and retirement home I’ve quilted for, has it in their guidelines for the items to be washed in a “free and clear” type detergent. You don’t have to allow my comment, I just wanted to try to let you know how serious animal allergies can be. My husband is Native American. He grew up rabbit hunting. It broke my heart when my allergies got so bad we had to give up our beagles. They are wonderful, and adorable dogs. Thanks for taking the time to read my rather long comment. I hope you have a blessed weekend, and forgive me if I overstepped.

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