Ray has been getting packages right and left. Today’s post is a peek at all the things that have been sent his way.
“The mail has been coming in and I am determined to get it caught up before it gets totally out of control. I am not complaining. Just saying that some organization is needed and I am not one to stay organized, anymore.
This group of four adorable snail’s trail quilts came from Ann B in PA. She said she made them a few years ago as a part of a rainbow scrap challenge and had never done anything with them. I get to be the lucky guy to get them and finish them and donate them. Life is GOOD! They are all 41 x 52. Perfect size for baby blankets or smaller kids. Ann was nice enough to include backing and binding for all four.
Bev C in NY said she had some quilts and UFOs that needed to be rehomed and I received a wonderful box of surprises. Best of all I get to share those with you…
The first 3 quilts are all made out of the same beautiful collection of fabrics. She also included some yardage from the collection to use as backings. I must apologize for the quality of the pics as the blues are MUCH prettier than the pics show. They are BEAUTIFUL. They measure 52 x 64, 52 x 64. and 50 x 62. Great lap quilt sizes.
Here is a pic of the backing fabric as well as 3 UFO projects that just need some attention to complete. They will all make great quilts.
Next is a wonderful yellow HST top. I Love the yellow in the quilt. May add a border or two to make it a bit larger. It measures 29 x 37.
Love these cute teddy bears in their red and white striped jammies. Definitely a super cute baby blanket! It measures 40 x 44.
This quilt has a lot of vintage-type fabrics in it and looks so very comfy. It measures 42 x 53.
The last one is made of a lot of very deep, rich fabrics. It could be a great Christmas quilt with all of the red and green in it and still nice to have as an accent quilt year-round. It measures 53 x 67.
Cathy L in OK is cleaning out her quilting space and sent me a most interesting box of quilting goodies.
The first top is a mountain landscape. I can almost smell the pine. It measures 59 x 34.
The next one is a checkerboard pattern in greens and purples. It reminds me of Mardi Gras. It measures 21 x 29 and could easily be the center of a medallion quilt in greens and purples and golds.
The rest of the box was a very nice selection of UFOs and BOMs. One of the BOMs is from Hancock Fabrics and is a Lewis and Clark Adventure called Corps of Discovery. All the blocks are there except #2. I can probably replicate it but if anyone has a lead on that block, please let me know The other BOM is Dandy Doodle and will be for the Veteran’s Day event.
Laurie L in ID says she is a long-time blog reader of yours and wanted to send me some tops. How could I say no??? Boy, am I glad I did not. Check these out.
This is a beautiful panel that says so much – Bloom and grow. It is 36 x 42 and would definitely work as a baby blanket as is. Then a few borders and it would be a nice size lap quilt. Decisions, decisions. I am open to suggestions and ideas on this one.
This UFO is all but done. All it needs is one seam and could be called complete. However, there are a lot of other pieces in the bag that I have not looked at. Could there be enough for a border? Time will tell.
This little strip quilt is adorable. It measures 37 x 40 and could have a border added to make it grow some.
Then there is this little disappearing nine patch top that measures 34 x 34. I could treat it as a medallion and add to it as well.
Next, is the beginnings of a wonderful Red/White?Blue quilt for Veteran’s Day dinner/recognition. Right now it is 27 x 27. I think it would be a great medallion piece to grow and expand.
Before you start thinking that Laurie only makes small quilts, Surprise! Check out this big quilt! It measures 71 x 71. FYI. I just found a beautiful fabric with complementing colors in my stash to use for the backing.
Karen C in MA said she had an excess of fabric in her home and wanted to send some my way. Most of what she sent wasma wide variety of odds and ends that I will cut into squares for various projects. However, there was a sizable amount of batiks with one large cut. There was one large UFO that I want to tackle in due time. It is a huge start on a French braid quilt. It is gorgeous. Here are a couple of small tops to share.
Love the colors in this blue star quilt. It measures 40 x 40. The batiks in it are wonderful.
The other is a cute little checkerboard that measures 24 x 32 and has a ton of potential
Many thanks to everyone who sent these great tops and goodies to Ray. You all are a big part of the success of the community quilts projects. Ray and I can’t thank you all enough!!