Quilt Top Delivery

Sandra from the Cresco Ladies stopped by.  Look what she left…


YES…THREE BAGS FULL OF QUILT TOPS!!  Oh my word.

So…grab a beverage and enjoy the show!!  Sandra worked her magic and came up with this design for some crumb blocks.


This was one of four, I think, quilts that were all similar.  Someone donated the panel to make a fabric “book”.  The ladies turned them into quilts.

This one had a different background fabric.


Here they put together a banner fabric panel with some other fun fabrics.


Here is another that uses the same banner.


If you have half square triangles you no longer want…the gals will happily take them and put together a top like this one.

It would be perfect for a wheel chair.

I love the inner border on this one…clever!

All of the prints in this one have to do with travel.


I didn’t realize I didn’t get this one straightened out until after I had them tops all packed away.  Sorry for the wrinkly picture.


There were lots in this batch that were kid themed.  This is a cute strip quilt.


The animals on it are so cute!


There were two that used this panel with girls.

Charm squares sewn into four patches make up the next top.

I loved this one and am so tempted to steal this idea.  My 1 1/2″ strip bucket is over flowing.  This would be the perfect quilt pattern for them.


Next is a four patch with a sashing between the rows.

This one is the same style.


This one with Sunbonnet Sues was so cute.


Many in this batch were baby or small lapsized.  I know in pictures it’s hard to tell.


Here is another that would be perfect to make to clean out my scrap buckets.

This one says ALOHA!!  So bright..so cute.  I’m betting these were donated pinwheel blocks and the gals came up with this great design.


This one used the same sashing.  More pinwheel blocks too.  How fun.


Here are more pinwheels.

Lots of work went into making the pinapple blocks for this one.


Here is a nine patch beauty.


I love seeing quilt tops that were likely made from something I donated.  See that circle print?  I had a quilt with that fabric as the backing.  I passed the leftovers on.


This one had bunnies featured on the blue print…


A blog reader had sent some panel pieces that were cut out.  I passed them to the Creso gals.  Here’s what they came up with for them.


Here’s a closer pictures of the panel.


There were more panel pieces.

Simple pattern designs can come together nicely when fabric coordinate for well.


This one had a rabbit/garden theme.


This one had a note on it stating it was for Ray.  I’ll pass it on to him next time I have something else to send with it.


This one says, HELLO FALL.

Panel blocks came together to make this one…

This was another book panel quilt…This was Jonah and the Whale.


This one was Christmas Themed.


I have recently passed on LOTS of panels so the ladies have been busy with them.  Including this one…


Check out the panel block in the middle of this one.  They sure built it up to make a nice quilt.


Everything in this quilt was fishing related…

This quilt had a heart theme going on.

This one was made from cheater cloth…

I had to look at this one twice to decide if it was charm squares but then realized it was nine patches.

You might remember this coming in the mail a bit ago.  The center came from a blog reader and it all had wavy edges as apple core quilts do.  It was really too small to be a quilt all it’s own.  I just knew Sandra would tackle this and make it into a nice quilt.  The border fabric goes with it perfectly.


I believe this one was panel blocks…not pieced blocks.  I told you this group of quilts featured lots of panel quilts.


I love this quilt.  I would to title it “Be Yourself”.  Do you notice the one different blog in the mix?  I love it and encourage all you to “be yourself”.

I am pretty sure these four patches were orphan blocks.  They make a great center on this quilt.


I know many of you sending goodies look at some leftover four patches and debate whether they should be tossed as there aren’t many…yet hate to toss them as they are fabric and take time to make.  They really can be made into a great project.  If you don’t want to do it pass them on.  The ladies love getting pieces like the extra four patches and making them into a great quilt.

Another panel quilt…In person it’s so much better.   For some reason the photo doesn’t show it off as nice.  The blue in the background around the house looks so good with the border fabric.

This was an all over Christmas fabric that the ladies bordered with some Christmas print fabrics.


This one was all low-volume fabrics…Love the sashing with this.


Here’s one for the princess lovers out there…

The idea to put the white on the diagonal was fun.


This on was an all over fabric too.

Here is a simple rectangle quilt…but the colors are GREAT!


This one was some all over prints with some panel prints too I think.

This was another simple but great top as again, I love the colors together.

Last of the bunch was a string quilt.  The Decorah group I work with ties quilts so I passed the last bunch of string quilt to them.  I guess it’s time to start a new pile for them.  I take this one along with a few others and start a new box for them.


…and so the circle keeps going.  I keep giving fabric…quilts keep coming in…quilts go out…I get pictures in…It is a WONDERFUL circle to be a part of.  A big shout out to the Cresco Ladies for all the work they do as part of the big circle.  What a lot of quilts!!

15 thoughts on “Quilt Top Delivery

  1. Kristy Wilkinson

    Jo-
    If this post doesn’t inspire you to save your orphans I don’t know what else could! What amazing quilts those are from donations that are all random. Such beautiful colors and ideas. I know I am already thinking about how to combine all of my left overs from doing so many Project Linus quilts. I love the simple rectangles and squares too. They are nicely arranged. Pinwheels happen to be a weakness for me so those pinwheel quilts were great too. So many tops. I guess you have more things to give away to your amazing helpers. You are such a huge blessing to so many as well as all the ladies who are a part of this charity circle. Thanks for sharing. K-

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  2. Penny Holliday

    Oh my goodness! Just like attending a quilt show! I loved seeing all the creative & cheery quilt tops, Jo! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Kate

    Oh my! Those Ceresco ladies have been so busy. What beautiful quilts they made. Oh how some little child will cherish one of these. Thank you ladies!!

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  4. Dale

    How will all of these beautiful quilts get quilted? This seems like the largest number I have ever seen! Very nice to look at, too!

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  5. brendalynne1

    not to be negative about any of these tops but have you noticed how even the plainest most questionable top comes alive after the longarmers and binders get hold of them????

    i so love seeing these at different stages. it is a reminder that a top cannot be dismissed until it gets the rest of the story..
    thanks for sharing. WOW

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  6. Christina

    The Cresco Ladies are phenomenal, I had to look up your Feb 2021 blog about them. Wow so few who manage to make up so many tops! It comes across the love they have for quilting and each other. It shows in every top. Jo with all the links in the chain from fabric to finished quilts , you and every one deserve a huge pat on the back. I wonder if the recipients of a finish quilt realise how many of you are involved, from start to finish.
    Wishing All Happy stitching .

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  7. Brenda in SC

    I, too, would like to know how many are in that group of Cresco ladies…..they do so many lovely quilts. They put together quilts from orphan blocks and scraps and panels. Their is phenomenal!! And then it gets sent on to a finisher to be quilted and OMGosh, it is just amazing what becomes out of the scraps and love that went into those pieces of material!! Again, I have to say, “it takes a village” to make those quilts!!!!
    Thanks Jo! for all you do for bringing EVERYONE together to do something FANTASTIC in this quilt community!!! We love you!!!

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