Community Quilts from Ray

Ray is still busy at the longarm finishing community quilts. Here’s his latest.

He writes:
OMG!! You would think it was Christmas the way the commission quilts have been rolling in the door. Never fear, I have been able to slip a few community quilts in now and then. This is another quilt from Linda F. in AZ.

It is also another Jacob’s Ladder pattern but it looks totally different because of the fabrics she used. I love the fabric colors she selected as well as the manner in which she grouped them.

I chose the stipple motif and an off white thread on top and a yellow thread on the back.

I do not recall who sent the backing material but it really is able to hold its own with the colors on the front.

Beautiful quilt! My thanks to you, Linda and the backing supplier for the support to make this wonderful community quilt.

Maureen M. in OH has sent me all kinds of goodies and today I get to share a quilt finish with you. To me this is a panel because of the size. Some might call it a cheater quilt. Regardless, it looks great. I used a stipple motif and dark thread on the top to longarm it. Off white thread on the back. Maureen sent the backing fabric with the top and is a very close match to the floral pattern in the top. My thanks to you and Maureen for the fixings for a wonderful community quilt.

Maureen M. in OH has sent me all kinds of goodies and today I get to share a quilt finish with you.

To me this is a panel because of the size. Some might call it a cheater quilt. Regardless, it looks great.

I used a stipple motif and dark thread on the top to longarm it.

Off white thread on the back. Maureen sent the backing fabric with the top and is a very close match to the floral pattern in the top.

My thanks to you and Maureen for the fixings for a wonderful community quilt.

Ray is so dedicated to the community quilt program. Most of us given a chance would take the chance to rest up when having down time…not Ray. He’s at it finishing community quilts. What a great guy…and quilt tops makers, all I can say is WOW!! THANKS for lending a helping hand.

9 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. That Ray is so industrious! The panel quilt was designed to be pillows, right? I always make those prints into quilts too, but I only put one panel in each quilt with borders and strips from my stash around it. I’m looking for inspiration to offset one in a quilt but haven’t managed it yet. Somehow it always ends up in the middle. I’ve been imagining a challenge in which every quilter gets one pillow print to incorporate into a quilt top. Wouldn’t it be fun to see the different designs people could create? Thanks, as always, for organizing and reporting on this essential work, Jo. Community Quilts are amazing!

    1. I think I understand what you are saying. You might take a look at a Walkabout quilt. If I have the name right, the center of the design is not always in the center of the quilt. Sometimes the center is set over to one side.

  2. I made a couple quilts using an offset panel. I used two 24″ square panel in diagonal corners, and made 12″ blocks for the rest of one quilt. For the other, I used an 18″ block set in one corner, and used a “brick” pattern of 3″x6″ (finished size) pieces to make the main part of the quilt. Sorry – I can’t seem to post pictures here!

  3. Ray did a great job on these quilts, and the backing for the first one was perfect. I’m so impressed by the amount of work he does in addition to his commissions!

  4. Such beautiful quilts! Of course, Ray did wonderful work quilting them. Thank you, Ray, and to the contributors. There will some very fortunate recipients of these.

  5. Rebecca Burch

    Wow, wow & more wow! I just LOVE both of these! What a Mother’s Day treat to see them! Great job, both of you!

  6. Very very nice. Ray – you’re always so Amazing. Now that the single mom’s brunch is over and 83 plus hearts were donated. I am hoping to be involved in the foster program from our church. We would have need for crib size – twin size blankets. Along with pillow cases for the children. If anyone would like to help with that- I believe my info should still be on Jo’s donation page. As well as Christmas fabrics for the Meals on Wheels / nursing homes Christmas stockings. Any help is appreciated.
    Thank you and Blessings
    June Tibbetts
    6221 Vicney Lane
    Midlothian Texas 76065
    jgasreltibbetts@aol.com

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