Ray Quilt Along: Announcement and Schedule.

Ray Quilt Along: Announcement and Schedule.

Are you ready for a quilt along?

This year has been a wild ride to say the least, and I can’t think of a better reason to come together to finish it out in a creative way. (Side note: If a Quilt Along is too much for you right now, that is 100% OK. I understand and invite you to bookmark the content to come. You can revisit it when you are ready.)

Ray Quilt Pattern . Carolyn Friedlander
ray quilt along . carolyn friedlander

Here is what you need to know:


You and me!


Quilt Along with my new Ray pattern (download the pattern here), which I’m choosing for a few reasons.

  1. The pattern is free. I’m grateful for your support and happy to share this design with you.
  2. Ray sews up fairly quickly and easily. While you can spend as much time on this project as you’d like to spend, I don’t want time to be the limiting factor.
  3. It’s a versatile project, and I can’t wait to see where you take it! The fact that I worked my way through 3 versions so quickly should tell you that a) a lot can happen in a short period of time, and b) this project is creatively addictive. Each version inspired new ideas for the next, and I’d be lying if part of my motivation for this Quilt Along isn’t that I have another idea in mind…


You can stay tuned right here on the blog. I’ll make sure to post weekly content here, but you can also subscribe to my YouTube channel since that’s where I’ll be posting the videos.

Also – make sure to post your own projects on Instagram using the hashtag #cfRAYqal so we can all see it!


Here’s the schedule. Like I said, the project itself can be cut and sewn together quickly, but I’m building in plenty of time so you can separate it out.

+ Nov. 20: Announcement

+ Nov. 27: Make A Plan

+ Dec. 4: Cut It Out

+ Dec. 11: Sew It Together

+ Dec. 17: Baste + Quilt

+ Dec. 31: Bind + Finish


After a stressful and challenging year, let’s end on a good note. Also, I love and appreciate you.

Ray Quilts . Carolyn Friedlander

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41 Responses to Ray Quilt Along: Announcement and Schedule.

  1. Lisa Fern Metson November 20, 2020 at 2:54 pm #

    I am definitely in, I love this pattern and might actually be able to get from start to finish and not be a UFO/WIP šŸ˜‰

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 3:53 pm #

      Awesome, Lisa! Yes, WE can definitely do this!

  2. Tori November 20, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

    Sounds perfect, Carolyn! Thank you so much. See you at the Ray-fest!

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 3:52 pm #

      Ray-fest! Yes!! I love that, and I’m so glad you’re in, Tori!

  3. Dara November 20, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

    This looks perfect for a charity quilt! Iā€™m in šŸ˜Š

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

      Great idea!

  4. Sue James November 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm #

    Love this idea and thanks so much for the pattern! Will give me something fun to think about…even wondering if I can hand-quilt????

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 5:42 pm #

      Yeah! Definitely!

  5. Cristina S November 20, 2020 at 4:37 pm #

    What a great pattern!! I’m excited to join along!! Thank you!!

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

      Glad you’re joining in!

  6. Amanda November 20, 2020 at 4:50 pm #

    I’m in! I love the log cabin block, and it’s the perfect project for my stack of collection CF and Jetty!

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 5:41 pm #

      Ohh, that’ll be great! Can’t wait to see! šŸ™‚

      • Joyce Moore November 21, 2020 at 10:51 am #

        Iā€™m in too! I need something fun to end this year. Now the hard part- picking fabrics šŸ™‚

        • carolyn friedlander November 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

          Ha, yes!

  7. Simone November 20, 2020 at 4:58 pm #

    I think I will be joining too and make the small one for our first grandchild! Wonderful pattern!

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

      Aww, that’s wonderful! Congratulations!

  8. Victoria Strohmeyer November 20, 2020 at 5:34 pm #

    OK I will give it a go! love your pattern and your fabrics, why Not???

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

      Yay! Happy to have you join in!

  9. Keri B November 20, 2020 at 5:46 pm #

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this pattern with us. Happy Thanksgiving! Iā€™m thankful for the joy your creativity brings to my life.

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:51 am #

      Thank you, Keri! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving too! šŸ™‚

  10. KittyAnn Hudson (KittyAnn) November 20, 2020 at 5:49 pm #

    Yay! What a great way to end the year, thanks for the free pattern, Ray is awesome! Hardest part is choosing which CF fabrics I’ll use, maybe I’ll end up making a couple at the same time, save time and have one to give.

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

      Oh, yeah! Not a bad idea at all!

  11. Robin Mead November 20, 2020 at 5:51 pm #

    Thank you for your generosity. This should be a wonderful SAL. So glad I have time to consider what to mix with your fabrics.

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

      Sounds great, Robin! We’ll have fun šŸ™‚

  12. Sandi November 20, 2020 at 6:04 pm #

    I love your idea, and Iā€™m going to join in. Thank you for the pattern. Hugs,

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #

      Awesome, Sandi!

  13. Julie Lundquist November 20, 2020 at 6:08 pm #


  14. Diane Michal November 20, 2020 at 8:20 pm #

    Yes! I want to join in!
    Diane in Argyle, TX

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:49 am #

      Glad to hear it, Diane! šŸ™‚

  15. Janet November 20, 2020 at 9:32 pm #

    Love how you nurture this community Carolyn! Fun pattern! Cheers to you this Holiday season!!! ā¤ļø

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:49 am #

      All the best to you too, Janet!

  16. Stef November 21, 2020 at 4:17 am #

    Iā€™m up for this. Just ordered some fabric!

    • carolyn friedlander November 21, 2020 at 9:49 am #

      Great, Stef! Can’t wait to see what you put together!

  17. Jenny M November 21, 2020 at 8:41 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this free pattern…Love It! I have earmarked it for future use, as I already have secret sewing happening.

    • carolyn friedlander November 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

      You are welcome!

  18. ladyj965 November 22, 2020 at 3:13 pm #

    I saw this today and started pulling from my stash. I’m building this around a favorite duvet cover I deconstructed a year ago and swore I was going to use for something else.

    • carolyn friedlander November 22, 2020 at 4:41 pm #

      That sounds great! I love finding a new use for something and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  19. Ursula Cirrincione November 27, 2020 at 3:52 am #

    thanks a lot, I made it the same day with all your collected fabrics and also a quiltback from the rests. So your marvellous fabrics really can shine. only question is: how long will it last to handquilt ist with all the streight lines?? But it`s the wright way….

    • carolyn friedlander November 30, 2020 at 10:41 am #

      Ray can be quilted however you like! I hand quilted my first 2 versions, and then I machine quilted the third. Hand quilting can hold up very well, just as machine quilting can also hold up well when done properly.

  20. Cindy Smith December 5, 2020 at 11:05 am #

    Thank you for the pattern! I’m going to tear myself away from Hallmark movies to go shopping in my stash.

    • carolyn friedlander December 7, 2020 at 9:43 am #

      Sounds great, Cindy! šŸ™‚

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