Ronda has been busy again…Here’s her latest community quilt report.
“I have three more quilts ready for donation. The first one up is a top that you forwarded on to me from Barbara in NM. All the centers of the blocks are sweets ~ donuts and cookies, etc. ”
“I love all the different polka dots she used! The backing was included, too. This will go to the Ronald McDonald House.”
“The second top was sent to me from Karen V. in St. George, UT….
I have quilts from Ronda…Oh she’s a treasure. She sent me a note that said, “Sometimes your world turns upside down, and you need somebody to show you how to walk on your hands before you can find your feet again.”
Oh my. Isn’t that the truth!!
Now onto quilts- Ronda writes:
“I have three more quilts to share with you. First up, is a top that was sent to me from Jean D. in Seguin, Texas.”
“She also sent the blue polka dot fabric that I used for the backing. It wasn’t quite wide enough, so I added a strip of the brown/blue striped fabric that came from July M. in Lynchburg, Virginia. I also used that stripe for the binding.
It could actually be used as a reversible quilt as there isn’t a lot of piecing, which also makes it very soft and drapey. It is a nice baby size at 43 X 52 and will make a good boy quilt for the Ronald McDonald House.
The second quilt was one that Roxanne H. in Virginia started. She made four blocks and sewed them together into about a 24″ square. She sent enough of the pink/mauve dotty fabric to make some additional blocks. I used scraps from Jean D. in Texas and Nancy K. in Florida to make four patches, which then turned into 16 patches. I found a neutral background fabric in my stash that came pretty close to the cream color Roxanne used in the 1/2 square triangles. I added the blocks that I had made around the ones that she had made to try to blend them all seamlessly as far as color goes. This is also a baby or child sized quilt at 48 X 56 and went to the Ronald McDonald House.
Roxanne also sent the fabric that I used for the two borders and I’m pretty sure the backing came from her, too.
The last quilt was sent to me from Evie H. in Los Angeles, California. She made the top and sent the backing and binding. It was a Mystery Sampler from Fat Quarter Quilts by M’Liss Rae Hawley of That Patchwork Place – 1990. I love the colors and fabric choices she made. I think this will do well at a fundraiser. It is a good lap size at 54 X 70. I will take this to the Annual Humane Society Quilt Auction which is coming up next month. They use the funds they raise from this event to help feed and care for all the dogs and cats that are up for adoption.”
WOW…what a bunch of busy quilters, donators and finishing. All of them are really nice. I love the colors in them all. It’s such a blessing for us to see that good things are happening in the world. Great work everyone!
Ronda sent me a new batch of finished quilts. She does such great work….with the help of many of you. It always amazes me…today is no different.
“The first quilt I have to share came from Nikki in VA. She said this was a UFO she had started from Connecting Threads. The whole top was sewn together, but she had made an extra row and hadn’t attached it yet, thinking it made the quilt an odd size. I thought it over and decided to go ahead and sew that extra row onto the top.”
“It would be perfect for a crib. She also sent enough fabric to add a couple of borders and make the backing and binding, too. It will go to the Ronald McDonald House. She did a great job with those curved pieces!”
“The second quilt came from Linda in Tucson, AZ. She made the top and sent enough fabric for the backing and binding.”… Continue reading
Connie S. finished up some baby quilts…This is Connie an Iowa girl not my Connie who’s a Minnesota girl.
Connie S wrote:
“I have finally finished and gifted these two quilts you sent me to bind in April of 2018. Both quilts were made by Marian in Tennessee. I enjoyed hand stitching the binding on both quilts – one very bright colors and the other quite subdued with more pastel colors.”
Marian makes THE MOST AMAZING baby quilts. I’ve worked on so many of her quilts. They are all so nicely coordinating and the patterns are all so fun.
Here is the second quilt…it’s precious… Continue reading