Quilt Top Parade from Ray

I have a very fun post to share with you today.  Ray was blessed with a lots of tops from a blog reader, Judy.  He took pictures of them all and is sharing them with us today.

Ray writes:
Judy in Ohio emailed me that she reads your blog, sees the quilts I have finished and had 15 quilts that she wanted to know if I would like to have to finish and donate. That is a lot of tops! Well, last week UPS delivered three boxes from Judy. I just got finished going through them all and wanted to share, 

Let me begin by saying that there were actually 21 tops along with yards of fabric. Yahoo!! Christmas in September!

1) This is a beautiful star quilt with a lot of gorgeous fabrics that are set off with an off-white background. She added a wide brown border to beautifully frame the quilt. It measures 60 x 73.

2) This is a large quilt at 80 x 96. It has bands of triangles sashed with wide green fabric. It is also bordered with a wide green fabric. Eye-catching!

3) This is another star quilt made out of blue fabrics. The blues are so calming. It is also finished off with a wide blue border. It measures 52 x52.

4) This is a blue snowball quilt that measures 48 x 60.

5) Love all the bright colors in this star quilt. It is double bordered. The bright green border really sets it off. It measures 53 x 65.

6) OMG! I have never seen this before. She used snowball blocks to make flowers and flower pots for a quilt. The bright yellow border sets this one off as well. It measures 56 x 49.

7) I really like how she alternated square in a square blocks with a one-piece block. The white background really makes the colors stand out. It is also topped off with a wide white border. It measures 48 x 53.

8) This cute little string quilt measures 36 x 45.

9) These tulips are so bright and cheery. Love how she embedded hearts in some of the tulips. This one is 30 x 41.

10) This very handsome star quilt is in browns and includes a wood grain border. It is 36 x 36.

11) I love the interesting way this one was put together. It has an Irish chain flair to it and integrates some hourglass blocks on point. The scrappy border really gives it a nice finishing touch. It is 31 x 31.

12))  Pretty in pink. I have no idea as to what the pattern is but I do know that I like it. It will make a great lap quilt at 52 x 68.

13) There is nothing like patience and lots of 2 1/2 inch blocks to make a cute little quilt. This one is 33 x 38. Who knows, it could end up with a snazzy border.

14) I am assuming that this pretty little quilt is a disappearing 9 patch.  I love the colors. It is 38 x 38.

15) What an interesting way to set 4 patch blocks. The dark green sashing with the lighter green cornerstones really set off the blocks. It measures 43 x 43.

16) Beautiful flowers in this quilt. Looks like a garden in full bloom. I really like the green print border. It is 42 x 64.

17) What an interesting circle pattern! The center blocks are 3-inch blocks and the outer blocks are 6-inch blocks. It was constructed by appliqueing the quarter circles to the squares. It measures 47 x 69.

18) To me this is a square in a square in a square in a square. I guess that could also fall into the log cabin category as well. Regardless, it is very beautiful. It measures 46 x 69.

19) This is another quilt made of alternating white and print 2 1/2 inch blocks. Love how she used some of the leftovers for the binding. She also included scrappy binding to go with it. It measures 30 x 48.

20) Love these diamonds that are made from pieced blue scraps and the cut to become part of HSTs. It is 30 x 39.

21) Look at all of these flying geese!! Well, they are not exactly flying geese. If you look closely at the bottom row, you can see that some of them are not lying flat. That is because the angles are not sewn down. I have not taken a block apart to figure out how it was done. It does need a seam to be sewn to make it a finished size of 60 x 78. Such nice rich, dark colors.

There are 3 pics of yardage:

1) These are all Christmas fabrics in my opinion. The dark blue has a sparkle to it. I am running out of excuses for not making a Christmas quilt.

2) Here is a whole stack of greens. The dogwoods are so pretty and springy. The trees have cats in them and would make a cute little strip quilt.

3) Love the red fabric with all the bright squiggly colors in it. The floral print works so well with the dark purple fabric next to it. Surely I can find a third print to make a Donna Robertson 3 yard quilt from it.

Thank you Judy!! (FYI- She said her sewing room thanked me for accepting all these wonderful items.)

WOW…What a haul!  These are all great tops and are really going to go on and help many people.  Your donation is so appreciated Judy.  If anyone else is looking to directly send tops or fabric to a quilt finisher, as Judy did, you can find the list of finishers HERE.


12 thoughts on “Quilt Top Parade from Ray”

  1. This is so wonderful. Makes my heart sing that she donated so many tops and that Ray will finish them and make more people happy. Smiles and hugs for everyone.

  2. Gorgeous quilts!! Ray is going to be a busy quilter. So many will appreciate the kindness Judy and Ray are donating. Thanks and blessings to all!

  3. Thank you Ray for taking on these projects. It will be wonderful to donate them when finished. And a big thank you to Judy for providing Ray with all these quilt tops and fabric to finish these projects.

    It takes a team.

  4. Margaret in North Texas

    Ray, you have a lovely group of quilts to to dream about and finish–Judy, such a masterful job with color and pattern. I too, found the circle quilt very interesting. These will be beautiful donations when finished!! Thanks to all!

  5. It is remarkable the massive quantities of stashed fabric be it yardage, blocks, or tops that are being released into the world to comfort those who will feel the love and warmth a quilt can give. All of this through you Jo. Your commitment to community and this blog has enabled it all. Thank you. Your Light shines bright :-)

    Happy Sunday to you!

  6. Anyone know the pattern name of quilt #1?

    That was an amazing quilt parade and a lot of love stitched into the whole construction of these wonderful quilts!

  7. Judith Fairchild

    Thank you Jo, Ray and Judy foe this quilt parade. Usually in such parade one or two quilts stand out for me. This time i’m going wow, beautiful, lovely and fun over all of them. Well done Judy. The fabric Judy sent is going to be fun to use. The purple and floral fabric has Crisp almost burgundy that would go with them. Unless the color in the picture is
    off. I enjoyed the show. Hsve fun Ray. Thanks again Jo and Judy. R

  8. Busy upcoming week for Ray! I too have a couple sent my way pinned up and sandwiched ready for quilting! I will be sharing soon!

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