Community Quilts: Ray Edition

Today’s community quilts come to us via Ray, a longarmer who volunteers his machine and time.  Ray is from Florida and does some amazing work!

Ray writes:

Earlier this year you put out a notice that I needed stash. Many of your readers responded and sent me all kinds of great goodies. Beth L. in Destin, Florida sent me a big box with all kinds of great items. One of which was the makings of a king size quilt. There were some assembled sections, some rows and lots of individual squares. Maryann S. has been making tops for me to quilt to donate to Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs. I showed her the package of squares one day and she said she would like to work with them to make tops in a variety of sizes. This is the first that she has completed and I have quilted.


The top is 32 x 50 and will be ideal for a lap cover for someone in a wheelchair.

I choose a pine tree pattern to go along with the masculinity of the top.


The gold star constellation fabric for the backing really sets it off.

Many thanks to all for your contributions to this wonderful community quilt.

Ray had more quilt finishes.  Next up…
Ray writes:

The top came from Stoney in Wisconsin and measured 42 x 57.

I wanted it to be a bit larger so I added the dark pink border to make it 46 x 61. The pink came for my new found stash.

Stoney provided the coordinating yellow flannel backing with the top.
My first time using flannel. I did some research and followed the suggestions and got along just fine with it. The pink polka dot fabric for the binding came from Doreen in Iowa. I really love how it all came together from so many great people. It just makes everything bright and sunny.

Thanks so much for sharing these with us.  I love them both.  A huge shout out to all of you who are Ray’s helpers and of course, to Ray.

5 thoughts on “Community Quilts: Ray Edition

  1. Margaret in North Texas

    Ray, I love all the touches you add to the quilts. You have a great eye for that and your quilting is fantastic. Thanks to you and your many helpers as well.

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