Yahoo…I have quilts to share from Ray.
“A couple of weeks ago a lady at church contacted me. Her husband’s stepmother was recently diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer and wanted to know if I would finish a quilt for her. Of course, I would.
It turns out she lives with her sister who only has a few months to live due to cancer as well. Now I need to finish two quilts, one for each sister. I looked through the inventory of tops to see what I could find. I immediately found a pair of quilts that Maureen M. had sent to me to finish and donate, They are 9 patch quilts that utilize a wide variety of fabrics and have so much interest and are lap size. I also found a large piece of yardage from Tammye M. that was big enough to back both quilts. The quilts are like sisters. They are not identical but both of them have a lot of similarities. I am sure they will love their quilts as well as the love of all of you that had a part in creating them.”
Here is top #1…
Here’s it’s finished.
I love the swirl pattern on this…
This is quilt #2. You might think it’s the same quilt but it isn’t.
Everything about it looks the same though doesn’t it?
Often times I’ve had people apologize as the quilt tops they send are similar. You can see in this case, it was great to have two similar tops.
I want to do a HUGE shout-out to Ray for jumping in and tackling these right away. He’s a great guy to drop everything and help this family bring comfort to their loved ones as they travel through the final stages of life. What a blessing these quilts will be to the families. Thanks also to Maureen for her work in making these tops. Who knew months ago when these tops were made that they were destined to help a family work through the final stage of cancer.