Community Quilts from Beth

You might remember that I cleaned out all of the quilt tops that were here and sent them out to a new bunch of quilt finishers.  It’s always an “odd” time for me as I trust the tops will get to the recipients but I never know if I’ll get back finished pictures from the people I sent them to.  I think everyone who volunteers means well but life happens.  There have been a few people I didn’t hear from people again.  I think that has only happened twice and sadly, I had sent out lots of quilts that were made by Marion to one person.  It made me really sad not to see pictures of the quilts come back.

I learned from that and now only send out a few at a time in the first shipment in case the people don’t follow the rules and send pictures of the finished quilts back to me.

As some of the finished quilts come in from new finishers, my heart is so happy.  I trusted and didn’t get burnt.  That’s always and amazing feeling.

Beth is the new finisher…

She writes:
Attached are pictures of four finished quilt tops.   They were all super cute and I had a good time figuring out what I wanted to do with them.  The quilts then traveled with us back to Missouri, where my Mom lives.  She did the binding on all four, so this was quite the team effort.  These were all taken to a Project Linus drop-off here in Mo.,

The baseball quilt is backed with flannel patterned with construction vehicles making it a fun quilt no matter what side is up.  I trimmed the top’s borders a little to fit the piece of backing material I had and used the trimmed off portions for the binding.  Quilting is just an overall c pattern squiggle.

Hey Diddle Diddle is… flannel backed with a dog print (the little dog laughed).  Quilting is a swirl.


The baby quilt with bears was backed in a bee-printed flannel and quilted with the same c squiggle as the baseball quilt.

The rocking horse quilt is backed with cotton rocking horses that was sent with the panel.  The horse and rainbow were outline quilted.  I added additional clouds and a heart vine is quilted throughout the border.

You also sent a Christmas-themed top, that I haven’t finished yet.  Did not have a big enough winter/Christmas-themed backing in my stash.  I will work on that when I get back to NM.

I am more than willing to quilt and donate any other tops you want to send.”

Yahoo!!  Beth enjoyed her experience of quilt finishing.  That makes me so happy!!  How fun is it that she got her mom on board to help too?  I love it!!  I don’t have any quilt tops right now.  If any of you have tops, I’m sure Beth would be happy to take a few.  Here is her email.

A big shout out to the Cresco Ladies quilt group for providing all of the tops.  THANKS!!


5 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Beth”

  1. Great quilts! I’m reading this on my cell. The first quilt photo didn’t show. I recall you know and are working on it.

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