I have emails from Ray to share with you today.
“I received the most wonderful box in the mail today from Patricia S. in LA. She gave me a heads up that it was on its way and should be here on Monday. Surprise!! It is Saturday and it is here already. Patricia made two beautiful tops for me to finish.
1) OMG! What a beautiful quilt and so much work to make!! Each block is made from 24 two-inch blocks and then they are bordered on two sides by 3 strips of green. The blocks are then set at 90-degree angles to each other for this interesting pattern. It measures 61 x 73.
2) Now comes this gorgeous blue and yellow quilt. Oh my! I can’t imagine all the strips that went into those blocks. It looks like the initial blocks were made of alternating strips of blue and yellow. They were then cut on the diagonal. Then 2 sets of blocks were arranged around a black square to create the pinwheel. Love it.”
The UPS man left a BIG box at my front door this afternoon. It was from Maureen M. in OH. It was packed with goodies. There were a whole lot of cuts of fabric which will get used for backings. I also found a couple of panels in the box to make some quick quilts. Besides all of that there were two tops. Maureen must have been doing some summer cleaning.
The first top is… a beautiful snowball top Love the variety of fabrics that were used. A lot of hours went into making it with all the small corners that had to be cut and sewn. The quilt measures 52 x 60 and will make a wonderful lap quilt.
The other top is courthouse steps. Wow!! That ate up a bunch of scraps.It is so interesting to see the various fabrics that went into it. It is 60 x 90 and will be a great quilt for Guardian Ad Litem.
Thanks so very, very much for your generosity, Maureen.
On Sept 22 I sent you an email with info and pics of a QOV. You had supplied the Liberty center panel and Maureen M. in OH had supplied the red, white and blue string blocks. Well, here are three more QOV’s.
They are all the same pattern and look identical. But they definitely are not. First of all there is no way possible, in my mind, that you can make string blocks and ever have two blocks that are identical let alone 20 of them in two separate quilts.
You will also notice that two of them have red borders and two have blue orders. On top of that all four have different cornerstones in the borders.
My thanks to you and Maureen for all the work you did to get the panel and blocks to me for a quick assembly and finish. They are beautiful and will be cherished for years. (I still have string blocks left to make a couple more quilts.)
After reading this you can see why I love getting emails from Ray. Either you guys are loving up on Ray by sending him goodies or he is working his magic to make many people’s lives a little more blessed.