Community Quilts from Ray

Ray has been busy at the long arm finishing community quilts.

Ray writes:
Julierose H. in CT sent me this top to finish and to donate. For some odd, unknown reason it got set aside until recently.

All those beautiful Kaffe fabrics in a jelly roll race variation are an explosion of color.

After much debate on motif and thread color, I decided to go with the stipple motif and a red thread on the front and a white one on the back.

There were so many reds that I finally grabbed a spool and went with it. If you had not guessed, I was a bit overwhelmed by the quilt. A change from the norm, but that is good to expand.

My thanks to you, Julierose, and the backing provider for the supplies to put this beautiful quilt together.

I received 3 USPS boxes in the mail this week from Carol S. in AZ. Lots of beautiful goodies to share with you.

Carol included some yardage with the tops that will be great for backing quilts. The top, green yardage, is flannel and will come in handy for some baby blankets to make them soft and cuddly. Also, a huge cut of blue will work for veterans quilts.

The first top is a batik that was made from jelly roll-type strips. I love all the bold tropical colors and prints. It measures 54 x 63.

The next project is a UFO for a Chenille Cuddler that has a great start and needs more straight-line stitching and then lots of cutting. It measures 48 x 60.

Next is a lovely floral quilt. The pattern that was included with the top is called Floral Colorwash. It is like a sea of flowers. Backing was also included with this top. It measures 56 x 72.

The last top is totally amazing to me. It is a bargello quilt. To get the finished pattern, I am guessing that it was made in 4 pieces and then put together to get that stunning pattern. The colors are spectacular. It measures 91 x 98 and would be beautiful on a queen size bed.

My thanks to Carol for her generosity.

I had another gap in commission quilts and finished this cute quilt from an anonymous blog reader.

It is amazing the difference it makes when charm squares are placed on pointe.

With all the floral fabrics, I went with the daisy motif in a white thread for the longarming.

The backing fabric matches the  border fabric and came with the top.

I found some contrasting fabric in the stash to use for the binding. My thanks to you and the anonymous sponsor for the wonderful makings of this adorable quilt.

What a great bunch and finished quilts that Ray shared today! I am so impressed by all of the donations and of course, impressed by Ray’s work as well.

2 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. So happy Jo that someone will get this quilt you finished up…I can no longer handle large quilts so this really makes me feel great to see how beautifully you and Ray finished it…thanks so much ;))) hugs, Julierose

  2. Such beautiful quilts and Ray did great job finishing each one. Thank you to all who donated the beautiful tops and Ray for great finishes.

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