Community Quilts from Ray

I have quilts from Ray to share with you today.  He’s been hammering out quilts right and left.

Ray writes:
In and amongst other duties I did manage to find some time to longarm this cutie.

Nancy F in FL shared some of her stash with Patty. Love the Irish chain pattern that she chose. Adorable quilt.

I selected the daisy motif and a bone-colored thread for the quilting.

This one is ready to go to the finisher ladies and then to Quilts for Kids. My thanks to you, Nancy, Patty, and the finishers for your great contributions to another kid’s quilt.

i have one more QOV from… Linda F in AZ finished to share with you.

This is the last of the batch from Linda. They have all been beautiful, wonderful quilts. This one was made with strips and then she added some friendship stars to give it a lot more interest.

I decided to drop back a bit and use the stipple motif for this one but still used that red, white, and blue variegated thread.

The backing used up the rest of the red and white star fabric. Gorgeous quilt. My thanks to you and Linda for another great QOV that is ready to be rehomed to a deserving veteran.

Last year Maureen M in OH made and sent to me a large stack of red, white, and blue string blocks. I made 3 quilts from the blocks last year and made 2 quilts from the blocks this year. This is the first of the two.

I found the yardage in the center of the quilt with some other patriotic fabric I was given. I decided it would be a great center for a couple of quilts and proceeded.

I also decided that the quilts needed a border to pull the top together. This one I bordered in blue. I also found some leftover blue backing fabric.

I reverted back to some free-motion wavy lines for the quilting in white thread.

And there you have it. My thanks to you and Maureen for your continued support for QOVs for vets.

WOW.  Can you believe all of the Quilts of Valor that Ray has been finishing?  MANY thanks to those who have sent quilt tops, backing, and supplies to Ray.  He really makes great use of your donations!!

10 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. Love those quilts: ) Irish chain has been on my list of wanting to do’s – as well as Storm at Sea. Maybe that will become my January 2023 wish list…. They are beautiful and you all do such a fine job. May Blessings be for the giver and receiver. You never know the life you might touch with your talents.

  2. Margaret in North Texas

    Ray,it’s so great you have wonderful people helping on both ends of the charity quilting process! Thanks to all of you for these lovely finishes.

  3. Love all these beauties. Those wavy freehand lines remind me of the ripples of the flag in a breeze. Great jobs by all from starts to finishes.

  4. I’m glad to hear that you have someone that helps with sewing the bindings on the quilts. I kept thinking to myself, how do you get so many finished quilts out. The binding also take an hour or so per quilt. I just got through some 20 quilts for charities and I had to do the bindings myself. That all take time.
    You do wonderful work!

  5. Nancy June Weller

    When I saw the QOV, I knew I had found the answer to my star blocks. One of the gals in our quilting group asked me what I was going to put with them. I said I thought i would just use blue jean squares. Oh my word she no, no no, use some “real fabric”. Can’t wait to get started on my rail fence blocks for my stars. Thank you so much for the pictures.

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