Community Quilts from Ray

I have goodies to share with you from Ray today. There is mail and finished quilts…my favorite kind of post.

Ray writes:

I received a wonderful package in the mail today from Donna F in NY. Inside was a beautiful quilt as well as some patterns that she thought I might and will use.

The top is made of a variety of fabrics. Primarily they have to do with spaceships. They will be right at home in Florida. The pattern is a quarter log cabin and shows off the patterns well. It measures 50 x 59.

Thank you, Donna.

I just opened a wonderful box of goodies from Dori J in WA. The note inside says these are from her and a friend that can no longer quilt. I can not imagine not being able to quilt anymore but will do my best to make sure these are put to good use.

There were four panels in the box that will make beautiful quilts along with some gorgeous fabrics. The top fabric with the tropical fish caught my eye and went in with a group of like fabrics for a Florida-themed quilt.

Here are the 3 tops

The first one reminds me of an Amish quilt with dark solid fabrics. She says it was a thrift store find. Lucky find! It measures 39 x 39.

Next is a scrappy star quilt. Love the pattern in that it is made up of half-square triangles and half-rectangle triangles if there is such a thing. Beautiful! It measures 36 x 36.

The last one is a big top that measures 72 x 84. What a scrap buster! Great pattern and piecing. That took a lot of patience to make that top.

My thanks to Dori and her friend.

The end of tourist season is almost here. The backlog of commission quilts does have an end. I was able to sneak in a community quilt this week. YEAH!! The top is from Nancy F in FL. She has been kind enough to send me some tops as well as fabrics. She, like so many others, have more fabric than they know what to do with and are gracious enough to share with me and other finishers. We, finishers, can not thank you all enough. Ever since the top came in, it has been on my mind. So, I finished it. I used the stipple motif with black thread on the top and a bold pink thread on the back. The white on white backing needed a major boost. Some black fabric for the binding and this quilt is ready to go shopping!! My thanks to you and Nancy for the support to make this community quilts reality.

She has been kind enough to send me some tops as well as fabrics. She, like so many others, has more fabric than they know what to do with and are gracious enough to share with me and other finishers. We, finishers, can not thank you all enough. Ever since the top came in, it has been on my mind. So, I finished it. I used the stipple motif with black thread on the top and a bold pink thread on the back. The white-on-white backing needed a major boost. Some black fabric for the binding and this quilt is ready to go shopping!!

My thanks to you and Nancy for the support to make this community quilts a reality.

That was a fun parade of goodies to see. Thanks so much, Ray for taking pictures and sharing it all with us. Many thanks to all who donated. We couldn’t do it without you.

8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. Stephani in N. TX

    Lovely quilts and fabric you have been gifted Ray. Thanks for your efforts as a finisher, and for finishing, sending quilts on for those in need.

  2. Very nice quilts and fabric! I especially like the star quilt and the stash buster. I hope Ray has fun finishing these and making some of his own.

  3. The big top that measures 72 x 84 is Bonnie Hunter’s split 9 patch. It’s a lovely pattern to make (which I have!) The star one above is Kaye England’s Spikes & Peaks which does use half rectangle triangles and is again is a lovely pattern to make (which I have!) Both use up lots of scraps. Great piecing by Dori & her friend. Looking forward to seeing them quilted by Ray.

  4. I’m getting raw html (only 73 lines) from your What I’m Making: Chickpea “Chicken” Salad post today :( I’m on a laptop using Edge. Chrome does the same thing.

  5. I’m also getting raw html from your What I’m Making: Chickpea “Chicken” Salad post today. I’m on a desktop computer using Firefox.

  6. Hi, I took your survey, but thought I would let you know that for some reason the post about chickpeas only comes up in what looks like a code and I can’t read it. I can read the one about quilts from Ray. strange, but technology is strange to me.

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