What a fun email I have to share with today. Ronda has finished quilts. YAHOO!!
“I’m getting close to the end of the pictures I have to share with you of the finished quilts I have. At one time, I had 59 tops here to quilt, bind, and donate. Many of your readers have also sent fabric, so now I need to spend some time making some tops to use up that fabric.
Wendy L. of Harpeswell, Me. sent a big stack of 5″ squares which I used some of to make large 4-patches and then grouped them together somewhat by color.
The sashing, cornerstones, and backing fabric were all passed on to me from you, Jo.
Wendy also sent a big bag of binding already seamed together and pressed in half! Whenever I have a quilt to bind, I go first to those bindings she made and see if there is anything that is the right length and if the color will be good for the quilt I’m trying to bind. It’s surprising how often it works out! This quilt finished up at 62 X 72 and was donated to Opportunities Unlimited.
Next up, is another top put together by… my friend, Evie of Los Angeles. She participated in a 12-block swap but somehow ended up with 18 blocks. She put them all together with alternating chain blocks to come up with this beautiful 65 X 88 top.
She also sent me the backing and binding already made. This quilt was donated to Opportunities Unlimited.
And, lastly, Sue L. of Manchester, Ia. made the pretty rail fence top in soft colors. I’ve lost track of whoever it was that sent the yellow fabric that I used for the backing and binding, but it was a great match for this top. This quilt finished up at 51 X 61 and was also donated to Opportunities Unlimited.”
That was a great batch of quilts. Great work Ronda! I love quilts that come together with the help of many. Thanks to everyone who was a part of making these quilts happen.