Ray has been busy working on donation quilts. He has a few goodies from quilts to mail to share with us today.
“I wanted to share with you this gorgeous quilt from Adele A, in UT that she made and sent to me to finish. The pattern is called Fall Breeze and is very appropriate.
OMG!! I feel like it is Fall up north with all the maple trees. The ladies’ group at church is in full gear preparing for the fall style show and luncheon. I think this should be a great raffle quilt.
After much debate, I decided to go with a charcoal gray thread since there was so much dark gray background. I went with the stipple motif as I could not decide on anything else to use.
Poor excuse but that is the way it goes sometimes.
The backing is some light gray yardage that I found in the wonderful stash that your readers are so good and providing.
I pulled out some solid black for the binding. I think it turned out GREAT!! Love the bold colors of the leaves.My thanks to you, Adele, and the provider of the backing.
Here kitty, kitty, kitty!! Look what I found… Aren’t these the most adorable cats you’ve ever seen!
Adele in UT sent me the top along with some additional yardage that I put to good use for the backing and binding.
Those fat cats looked like they needed some exercise so I gave them some balls to chase with the circle meander motif in a bone-colored thread.
My thanks to you and Adele for the goods to make this adorable quilt.
I got another box of small quilts in the mail today from Patty K. in FL. She loves making small quilts for me to finish and donating to Quilts for Kids. They primarily donate to Children’s Network which works with foster care to make sure every kid gets a blanket that is added to the system. If anyone ever needed a security blanket, it is these kids.
*First is this cute little top made of wonderful bold, bright fabrics. Patty received these fabrics from Nancy in FL that needed to do some destashing. It measures 39 x 39.
*Coming Up Tulips is next. Nothing says spring like tulips and these are so cheery. Patty says it needs a border. I am sure I can make that happen. It currently measures 48 x 53.
*You just got to love this diamond quilt. Such wonderful; fabric prints. The border is definitely an eye-catcher with all the bricks that make it up. It measures 45 x 45.
*The lamb panel is adorable. Patty put a couple of borders on it and added a bow. Cute!! It measures 46 x 52.
*We are working our way through the seasons with the awesome watermelon quilt. You can almost taste the sweet goodness of those melons. It measures 36 x 43.
*Cowgirl Power is the next quilt. Patty utilized a panel and some fabrics from Nancy for the sashing and border as well as some solid red for the backing with a surprise. You are going to have to wait until I get it finished to see the surprise. It measures 35 x 46.
The last one is a kit that Nancy gave to Patty. It is called Hydrangea Quilt and is made from 10 inch squares. The colors are awesome. It also came with backing and binding. It measures 39 x 49.
Thank you Patty and Nancy for teaming up to make these quilts for some much deserving kids.”
Well, that was a great quilt show of both finished and unfinished tops. What a joy to see! Thanks to the makers, donators, and of course to Ray the finisher.