Community Quilts from Ray

Oh happy day, I have quilts from Ray to share with you today!!

Ray writes:
Sharon sent me some tops and I just finished this one. It is absolutely adorable with the cute little owl fabric.

Can you imagine a cute, little girl asleep under the quilt with the owls keeping watch? Love it!!

I found some fabric that picked up the pink and green in the top that came from Deb and Pat in FL.


I debated and then decided to use the circle meander motif with pink thread for the quilting.


I think it is precious. My thanks to you, Sharon, Deb, and Pat for your contributions to this wonderful quilt that is ready to donate.

Here is the next quilt…
Ray writes:
I just put the finishing touches on this quilt from Jean in WI. The modern style/design threw me for a bit of a loop.

I get set in my ways and need to reach out and try something a bit new and different now and then. Thanks, Jean for giving me that nudge. The quilt is basically shades of gray jelly roll strips with some blue print blocks set in at varying locations.

Backing selections were limited due to style and color. I found this black print in the stash from Deb and Pat in FL.

I had to have a bit of color. I decided to use the stipple motif with a medium gray thread on the front and black thread on the back.


Yes, it is a bit narrow at 35 inches but will be ideal for a wheelchair at a hospice. Thanks to you, Jean, Deb, and Pat for this wonderful quilt
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Ray writes:
I just put the binding on this beautiful quilt that was made by the Cresco ladies.


I have got to hand it to these ladies as they are CREATIVE. I just love the way they can see fabric, visualize how it would look together, and then make it happen. I believe they must have used fabric of every color available and still had it come together.

They really know how to challenge me with backing and quilting motif. I dug through the stash and found this star fabric from Shirley S in NV.


I contemplated a variety of motifs and finally settled on the balloons.


The quilt is a fun quilt and balloons are fun. Besides, I like the way the motif works with the backing.

This lap quilt will be much appreciated by the recipient. My thanks to you, the Cresco ladies, and Shirley for all the pieces to make a whole community quilt.”

Wow…what fun quilts each in their own individual way.  Ray did a great job making all of these shine.  Thanks to everyone who had a part in making these happen and blessing to those who will receive them.

4 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray

  1. Linda In UK

    Three super quilts, all so different and beautifully quilted by Ray. He really knows how to pick lovely backings and it sounds as though he has fun leafing through his stash of backings to find just the right one and then carefully deciding how to quilt them. I agree, the Cresco ladies are amazingly creative in how they put so many different colours and styles of fabric together to create beautiful quilts. The last one with its rows of tries a perfect example of that.

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  2. Kate

    Great quilts and great quilting. I agree with Ray, those Cresco ladies are very creative with the fabric they receive. Again, thanks to all for their work and time they donate. Several people will be touched by their generosity.

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  3. Judith Fairchild

    Ray really sees what’s needed a nd does his best to match things up! I would have hated to have to decide anything about that gray and blue quilt. Ray you made it work Well done Sir!
    Thanks for sharing all of these Jo, I truly appreciate and look forward to seeing your blogs every day.

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  4. Sharon Judkins

    Ray you made my little quilt look so cute! I hope some little girl will love it. Thanks for all you do.

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