I have quilts from Ray to share with you today. This post is coming to you after Ray’s church held their Airing of the Quilts event. They host it each year as a fund raiser for their community outreach events. So much good is done with the money that is raised. Now to the quilts…
“We have been fretting all week about rain for the Airing tomorrow. This is the dry season when we are not supposed to get any rain. Yes, we need it but just not tomorrow. Today we got the all clear for no rain for the Airing. The clotheslines are strung and the quilts are waiting to be hung in the morning. This quilt from Arline will be hanging and beaming.
Love the bLove the bright sunny colors in this quilt. From the pics you probably can not see it but the blocks are hand turned applique. OMG!!! I can’t imagine the hours that took. It is truly gorgeous with all batik fabrics on the front and the back.right sunny colors in this quilt. From the pics you probably can not see it but the blocks are hand turned applique. OMG!!! I can’t imagine the hours that took. It is truly gorgeous with all batik fabrics on the front and the back.
I used the circle meander for the quilting with orange thread on the front and gold thread on the back. Arline supplied the backing and binding along with the top.
I am in the process of trying to get caught up on mail that came in while I was head down in a final push to finish quilts for the Airing. Ann D from IA sent me this wonderful top. I love the pattern but have no idea as to the name. It measures 64 x 89.
Today I finished a quilt that has some history that I know about. Last fall Arline donated fabric to me to use. In that stash was a group of beautiful blue jelly roll size strips. I showed them to Steve and he really liked them. I sat down and did some calculating and came up with a plan. I cut some white strips to go along with the blue strips and instructed Steve as to how to strip sew.. It was then a matter of cutting and sewing and ripping and sewing to make the sixteen patch blocks. When we laid it out, it was way too busy. Back to the drawing board.
I found the blue and gold peacock fabric for the borders and added white sashing and peacock cornerstones. More sewing and Steve had a top. I found the blue fabric for the backing in the stash and used the daisy motif with white thread for the quilting.
I think it looks AWESOME!!. My thanks to you, Arline, Steve and the backing contributor for making this special quilt come to life for the Airing next week.
WOW!! Aren’t you all impressed with Ray’s partner Steve?? It’s he doing a great job? No one would ever know he is a beginning quilter. Many thanks to every one who brought these quilts to life. It’s great to see such great work!!