Community Quilts from Ray

Yahoo!!  Emails came in from Ray for some community quilts.  I’m so happy to be able to share them with all of you.

Here is the quilt top as it was sent to Ray…

Ray writes:

I thought I would try to get a bit of Autumn in the air since tomorrow is the first day of Fall. Weather here in Florida is beginning to cool a bit and not as much rain. I understand up North where you are the evenings are getting cooler. This top came from one of your readers, Holly M. in Indiana.

She sent me three tops and some additional fabric and I wanted to make sure this one was ready for the fall season. I love how she used rail fence blocks set on point to make the top. The black HST’s really set it off as well as the green blocks in the corners. I found a pumpkin meander pattern for the quilting.

The backing came from the Florida stash and looks like it was picked just for the top.

It is truly amazing how the community quilts, fabrics, and contributors all come together to make these stunning quilts.

Many, many thanks to all for your contributions, Jo, Holly, Pat and Deb.

Here is the second quilt…
Ray writes:

Just finished putting the binding on this quilt. The top was pieced by Jean D. in Texas, sent to you, and forwarded to me to longarm.

Jean did a wonderful job piecing the quilt and appliqueing the fish on it. She was also kind enough to send the binding for it. I decided on a dragonfly pattern for the quilt so the fish would have something to catch.

The backing came from the Florida stash from Deb and
Pat. Some fisherman is going to have some wonderful naps dreaming about fishing with this quilt.

Many thanks to Jean, Jo, Pat, and Deb for contributing to this community quilt“.

Both of these are so great.  A big shout out to everyone who donated and of course, to Ray for putting the final touches on them!


8 thoughts on “Community Quilts from Ray”

  1. I love to see all the charity quilts pictured in your blog, Jo. It gives me ideas on what to do with my fabric for different patterns. Thanks for sharing. And thanks to all those involved in making these beautiful quilts.

  2. Judith Fairchild

    That fish quilt would be ideal for any angler whatever age or sex. Such a cool idea. That rail fence is so lovely.

  3. Ray always finds such perfectly coordinating quilting motifs for every quilt. It’s obvious he puts a lot of time and thought into his work.

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