I have some quilts from Ray to share with you today. News from Ray included that he caught Covid and is by the time you’re reading this mended and back to normal.
“I just finished putting the binding on this beautiful quilt that Barbara S. in FL sent to me.
I love all the fabrics that she used to make the top. The double border really sets it off in grand fashion.
I do not know what pattern she used but it very much resembles the Cartwheel Quilt pattern from 3-yard quilts. Besides the size difference, Barbara used a wider selection of fabrics.
I found the red gingham backing in the stash from Katy P. in WI. The reds all seemed to work well together.
I used the Suzys Loops motif for the quilting with bone-colored thread on the front and white thread on the back.
Another community quilt is ready to be donated and to add a boost to someone’s day. My thanks to you, Barbara, and Katy for your generosity.
Since I have COVID, I have decided to finish some smaller quilts. I am doing fine, recovering but tire easily. I am definitely not good at doing nothing. So small quilts are what I plan to do to keep me occupied and not be all that tiring.
The first one I found was from the Cresco ladies. It is made from a combination of charm squares and background blocks. The charm squares are most interesting and have a bit of southwest flair to them.
However, the Cresco ladies included yardage with the top that is definitely southwest. Fantastic combination.
I found a motif called the wind which I think compliments the fabrics very well.
I had a light-colored thread that blended with the background fabric for the front and black thread for the back. WOW!! I think it all came together very well. My thanks to you and the Cresco ladies for this and all the quilts they create.”
Many thanks to Ray for his great work on moving these quilts to the finish line. His work is so appreciated as is the work of the donors of the quilt tops. Such great work!!