Before I get to today’s post, I have an email from Sandra of the Cresco Ladies to share with you. Maybe you can help the Cresco Ladies.
“We have been given 2 panels that we are trying to match with some fabric. One is Minions from Despicable me. If you happen to run into a few pieces of all the minions together (see attached), I need (5) 9-inch squares. The fabric is no longer in stores, and I am not going to purchase it on eBay or Etsy – the price is too high.
We also got a panel that is one huge coca-cola bottle. Any ideas on how to use it?
If you have some suggestions for Sandra and crew, please leave them in the comment section. If you have any of the Minion fabric that you don’t mind passing on, please contact Sandra at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now onto today’s post…
Ray was super busy just before Christmas cranking out community quilts. He’s sharing some of them with us today.
“This wintery quilt top came from Elizabeth B. in FL along with the coordinating backing.
I don’t get much in the way of seasonal quilts as a general rule. However, a snowflake pattern quilt from a Florida quilter, how ironic!!
Interesting pattern and very well constructed with all the points.
It would drive me totally over the edge. I really like how it turned out. It will be great to sit under on a cool evening in Florida and have a cup of steaming hot coffee and try to remember what the bitter cold of up north felt like.
Sorry, I just had to rub it in just a bit. Thanks to Jo and Elizabeth for making this wintery quilt a reality.
I received an email from Marge F. in October. She found you…
on the internet when she was searching for places to donate quilts. Your blog led her to me. She has quilted for years and had several small quilt tops that she wanted to donate to a good cause(s). As it turned out she and her husband would be in Fort Myers in December on a winter cruise on their trawler. Marge and I met for a late breakfast and had a wonderful time getting to know each other and discussing quilting. And, yes, she had a bunch of quilts to hand off to me.
*The first quilt was a combination of HSTs and hourglass blocks. Wonderful combination especially with the pinwheel in the center. It measures 44 x 44.
*Next is a churn dash quilt. I have never seen it made with the churn dash being in the center of a larger churn dash. Her color selection on this and all the quilts are awesome. And her piecing is spot on. Check out those points. It measures 40 x 40.
*This has got to be one of the most beautiful star quilts I have seen. The blocks are all blue and white fabrics with the dark red sashing and borders. I am considering it a QOV. Love it. It measures 41 x 54.
*Check out this log cabin quilt. It reminds me a whole lot of an Amish quilt with solid colors and a black background. Very stunning. Don’t miss the narrow, multicolored inner border. That really makes this one pop. It measures 29 x 48.
The picture of this quilt does not do it justice. The fabrics are awesome with the gold metallics in them. The rail fence blocks are alternated with the print. Gorgeous. It measures 36 x 36.
*Next were these two blocks that used the same fabrics. The log cabin block is a bit smaller than the other block. I think with a little work I can get the strip block to serve as the backing for the log cabin block. It measures 31 x 31 and would be a nice reversible table topper.
*Next I found this beautiful lone star quilt. The colors are so bold and vibrant. It measures 48 x 48.
*Next was this amazing two-color quilt – red and white. I really do not know how to describe it. It measures 60 x 60. I have yet to figure out how it is to be turned.
*Next was this adorable log cabin quilt. I like the 4 patch in the center of the log cabin. Most unique. It measures 31 x 31.
Some of the smaller ones may get borders added to them, but then again they may not. I definitely do not want to take away from the tops. However, Hope Hospice likes quilts that are 34 x 44 approximately for wheelchairs. Time will tell.
*This quilt is completely finished and ready to be donated. The pinks and browns in this quilt are eye-catching. Wow! It measures 45 x 52.
*This quilt is also complete. It is a log cabin pattern. There are black threads across the red fabric which makes it look like watermelon slices. Creative! It has a sleeve on it so that it could be hung. It measures 30 x 43.
*The last of the finished quilts is this cute little quilt. It is only 16 x 31 including the sleeve. It has a rustic flair.
*I saved the best till last. It is this bear paw quilt with a flying geese border. OMG!! Not only is it beautiful but the piecing is phenomenal. About one-half of the quilt has been hand quilted. I contacted a friend, Carol, who does hand quilting. She loved it as well and is going to finish the hand quilting. She will be donating it to a charity to be auctioned off.
Thank you Marge for your generosity and safe travels on your trawler.
I got a package in the mail today from Patrica S. in LA. She sent me this BEAUTIFUL string, selvage quilt top.
The pic does not do it justice in any way, shape or form. I have never seen anything like it. It is 54 x 73 and will make a wonderful twin bed size quilt.
That’s what I have from Ray today. It’s so awesome that Marge and Ray could meet up. I just love hearing how people make connections through my blog. Much good will be done with these great projects. Many thanks to you all.