I have fun quilts to share with you today. All of them are from Ray. One of the quilts is a wonderful splash of color and the other has a wonderful story. Grab some coffee and read along…
“Cheryl P. in CO. made this top and sent it to me to finish. I just got it put together.
She did an awesome job of piecing all the quarter log cabin blocks. It is so very scrappy and delightful.
I used the… Suzy loops motif to soften the look in an off-white neutral thread.
I think the back probably came from the Deb and Pat stash. My thanks to you, Cheryl and Deb, and Pat for your gracious support.
This is the epitome of a community quilt. A veteran at the Veteran’s dinner in November asked me if I could make him a quilt like one that was given to one of the vets. He went on to describe to me that it was a string quilt. I told him that there were other requests ahead of him but I thought there might be enough blocks left.
Upon doing an inventory of what I had, I determined that it would probably be doable. There was a small piece of the yardage in the center of the quilt that could be pieced to the correct size. However, there were not enough string blocks. I had several left from Maureen M in OH to start with.
Then I found some more string blocks from Sandy B in CA. They were not trimmed but were big enough that I could trim them down to the size I was using. I was still five blocks short. I now know how to make string blocks as I made the last five out of scraps that I had.
The red fabric for the border and binding came from Arline H in FL. My thanks to you, Maureen, Sandy, Arline, and untold others that provided the fabrics that the scraps came from.”
I love the story about the Quilt of Valor. What a touching story and a huge shout out to Ray for coming through and making the quilt happen!! Impressive. Thanks to everyone who had a part in making these quilts happen but especially to Ray…Ray, you are truly a kind human!!