Community Quilts: The Ray Edition

Ray is on a roll.  He’s been sending emails to me regularly with quilt finishes and goodies that have found their way to his mailbox.

Ray writes:
Sunbonnet Sue definitely needs her bonnet on to go out and pick daisies in the sunshine and heat today. The Cresco ladies made this top and you sent it to me.

It was 35 x 39 when I received it. I thought a border would look nice and make it a bit bigger. I found a rose colored fabric and added 4 inch borders all around to make it 43 x 47. I found the backing in the stash from Deb and Pat in FL.

There were several prints with flowers in the quilt so I went with the daisy motif and white thread. Love it. Nothing beats a cute Sunbonnet Sue quilt. My Mother made several of them for her granddaughters. My thanks to you, the Cresco ladies, Deb and Pat for the ingredients to make this adorable quilt to brighten up someone’s day.”

Ray has another quilt to share.  He writes:
What a wonderful and thrifty way to use a beautiful layer cake package!!

It looks like the ladies used a layer cake, sliced it in half and then sliced each half into a third and two thirds.They were randomly sewn together in 9 inch blocks to create this spectacular quilt. It is a great size at 54 x 63 and full of color and cheer, Love it! It was a toss up between the circles and the daisies and the daisies won. The backing is from Deb and Pat in FL.

I used white thread out of sheer desperation as to what color to select.

I think it looks great and will definitely be cherished. My thanks to you, the Cresco ladies, Deb and Pat for your contributions in a special community quilt.”

Before I go I thought I would share with the mail that came Ray’s way.

Ray writes:
I received a surprise box in the mail yesterday. Normally someone sends me an email to tell me to watch for a package. Not this time. I do love good surprises and this was one. Patricia S. in LA sent me a couple of tops a couple of months ago. Now she sent me two more. They are the same pattern, however, the size of the pieces and the quilts differ, One quilt is 45 x 69 and is made up of unfinished blocks that are 1.5 x 2.5.

The other quilt is 54 x 81 and is made from 2 x 3.5 unfinished pieces.

Both quilts are gorgeous and definitely used up a ton of scraps.”

I recognize this pattern.  It’s from Becky at Quilted Twins.  This is a free pattern that you can find HERE.

Many thanks to Patricia and the Cresco Ladies for sending things Ray’s way!!  I want to say a HUGE thanks to Deb and Pat for all the wonderful fabric that has been gifted to Ray to use for backings.  It was a HUGE blessing to get all of that fabric.  So many people have been blessed with quilts that have backings from the Deb and Pat fabric acquisition.

5 thoughts on “Community Quilts: The Ray Edition”

  1. All beautiful quilts. I have never made Sunbonnet Sue, but so cute! Thanks, Rays, Cresco ladies and the others who donated fabric. Good team work!

  2. I recognize that layer cake pattern, it’s called Double Slice and is from Missouri Star Quilt Company, a freebie on their website. It does make a super quick quilt that’s easy to piece.
    I used 3 Christmas layer cakes that were languishing in my stash, this made a very generous queen size quilt. Just fyi in case anyone was curious.
    Love what you do with these, Ray, you are awesome!

  3. SusanfromKentucky

    I think the two quilts that are alike are the Inman Park pattern by Brooklyn Quilting Company and not Quilting Twins.

  4. I saw an earlier column about where finished tops and what other supplies can be sent and where. It got away from me. You had many numbered places and what they accepted. I’m take to use that info and to share it. Help!

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