Community Quilts from Ray

Ray is on a roll!!  He had been knocking out quilts right and left.  Today’s post is a celebration for Veterans as both of the quilts featured are Quilts of Valor made by Linda.  Many thanks, Linda.  Ray has been singing your praises and I want to thank you as well.

I finished another quilt from Linda F, in AZ. I am not 100% sure she intended for it to be a QOV for a couple of reasons.

First of all, there are several Christmas fabrics that were used, but no green. It is basically a red and white two-color quilt. However, here and there are some fabrics with blue stars in them. I decided to go with QOV and add some more blue to the mix.

I used a blue thread for the quilting and a star motif and blue binding.

Oh my, I might as well tell you the rest of the story. The blue binding has in very small print pumpkins, witches and broomsticks. Regardless of all the oddities built into the quilt, I think it is awesome!! I love the combination of four patches and HSTs to create a diagonal pattern.

My thanks to you, Linda, and the backing contributor for allowing me to have some fun with another QOV to go to a much-deserving veteran.

I finally got the binding on the beautiful… QOV today.

Linda F from AZ. sent me this one as well. It is made out of 4-inch squares and is interspersed with stars. I just love how it all comes together.

I selected the fireworks motif for the quilting and the old standby of red, white, and blue variegated thread. The backing is some more of the patriotic heart fabric that someone sent me. My thanks to you, Linda, and the backing contributor for facilitating the assembly of this QOV for a veteran.

That heart backing fabric is awesome.  Thanks so much to the person who sent it.  If it was you, please leave a comment in the comment section.  We’d love to thank you personally.

Both of these tops are just perfect for gifting to a veteran.  Ray has really been working hard to get a stack of quilts ready for the upcoming presentation in his area.  They are so great to see!!

14 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. Christina Dickerhoof

    I had a beautiful quilt to donate to QOV but was told it needed to be larger. I try to make quilts size that can be quilted on domestic sewing machine. Ray doesn’t mention sizes for his last two. Does that mean that the size isn’t so important to his local organization. My quilt was about 50×50.

  2. Very beautiful quilts! I like how the first one incorporates veterans, halloween, and Christmas. Thanks for all your work and thanks to all the contributors!

  3. Stephani in N. TX

    Love this round of “Ray” quilts. Like the star quilt enough to copy it. Thanks for your participation Ray and Jo.

    1. Rosie Westerhold

      I think the RWB star quilt might be a Pat Sloan pattern. She has a free pattern on her website ( for a smaller quilt. You can get instructions for a larger quilt for a small fee.

      The other quilt is just 4-patches and half square triangles (HSTs). Those could be any size you wanted. Example: each 4-patch could be a 2.5” square, giving you a 4.5” UNFINISHED 4-patch. The HST triangles would then be 4.5” UNFINISHED. Or, use 3.0” squares, resulting in 5.5” UNFINISHED 4-patches, with 5.5” UNFINISHED HSTs. Hope this helps.

    2. Rosie Westerhold

      I think the RWB with stars may be a pattern from Pat Sloan. ( The smaller quilt pattern is free. The larger one is available for a small fee.

  4. Margaret in North Texas

    Beautiful quilts –what a great way to honor a Veteran!! Thanks Ray for your finishes–always outstanding. We certainly appreciate those that help you along the way.

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