Many readers have started sending quilt tops directly to quilt finishers. I just got an email from Ray sharing what was sent to him.
“I wanted to let you know I got a box in the mail today from one of your blog readers, Barbara S. in Bradenton, FL. She shared 5 tops that she made with me. I will get them long-armed and donated in due course. But first I wanted to share them with you.
The first top is made with light and dark HSTs and set in a diamond pattern. The fabric colors compliment each other so well. Then double bordered it. You know what a sucker I am for borders. This one measures 54 x 63.
The next one has… a plaid or woven pattern to it. Where the vertical and horizontal strips cross is a nine-patch block. Love the unique layout. This one is also double bordered. It measures 54 x 54.
The next one is for all the bird lovers. Barbara used a cut of fabric with birdhouses and used her magic with borders to dress it up. Love the daisy border. She also included some bright yellow binding. It is 56 x 64.
The next one is a real eye-catcher. Barbara alternated a fabric block with a square in a square block. The square in a square has a bright pink batik in the center and off a white border around it. The fabric square is a coordinating fabric of pink/cream/grey. Then there is the pink batik border which adds a special finishing touch.
She also included a wonderful grey and white fabric for the backing. This quilt is 45 x 60.
The next quilt is absolutely adorable. You can not read the print fabric I am sure. It is Valentine fabric and has the cutest notes on it. Nothing against red, but I think blue is so special and unique. Barbara also included the pixelated blue fabric for the backing. What an awesome contrast that would be to the normal red Valentine quilt. This one measures 46 x 56.
The next quilt has a wonderful pattern and uses the colors so well. Love it as well. The pink and green fabrics balance and contrast so well with the black fabric with the white roses. OMG! Beautiful. Of course, there is a double border of green and pink. Barbara outdid herself with the pieced backing for this quilt. It is 54 x 62.
The last quilt is made out of charm squares and is set in a diagonal pattern that is so pleasing to the senses. Barbara jazzed it up a bit with a triple border. She has me pegged on those borders. This one is 54 x 64.
Doesn’t Ray do a great job of photographing these donations and keeping track of them. A big shout out to Barbara S. in Bradenton, FL for sending all these great tops Ray’s way. It was a great way to save money for the postage fund. We all appreciate that so much!!