Charity Quilt from Ronda

Before I get to today’s post:
My Doctor called back.  It is believed that the “lymph node” that they wanted to biopsy truly isn’t a “lymph node” and is instead scar tissue.  Everything is good and now we know.  Thanks for you notes, comments, thoughts, and prayers.  I appreciate it.

Now to today’s post:
You might remember that about a month ago Carolyn in Texas sent me all of these goodies.  Well I knew there was no way I could sew it all so I packaged part of it up and sent it on to Ronda, our trusty charity quilter.  Well Ronda didn’t let the fabric sit for even a minute.


Can you believe she sent me pictures of finished quilt already???

Ronda writes:
 Hi Jo,
Remember the quilt kit you sent me with the horse panel?  It was meant to be a large lap quilt, but I decided to make it into three separate kids quilts to be donated to Quilts for Kids.  They have a certain size requirement, so they couldn’t be too big.  There was enough backing ~ that all-over horse print ~ and binding for all three quilts.  They are all similar, but not identical.  I pretty much followed the pattern included in the kit, but put my own spin on the borders in order to keep within the size limit.  I free motion quilted them all the same, with a swirly design as some of the fabrics have a swirly print to them.  I have a hard time coming up with some boy quilts and I thought this fabric was better used for little boys.  With these three quilts, that makes nine quilts that I have for the Quilts for Kids representative to pick up.  She is coming next week.  Thank YOU for sharing so that I can keep sharing!

So ready to see the quilts?  Here they are:First a blue version….


Then a tan version…..


Then a little bit different blue version with nine patches in the corners.


The backs all had this fabulous horse fabric…I loved that fabric.


I am so impressed with the talent that Ronda has for taking a project and modifying it to make projects that meet the needs of the charities she is supporting.  Impressive.  It takes a lot of planning and ingenuity to do that.

I am sure that Carolyn will be happy to see that this awesome fabric was put to use to help others in such a great way.  This fabric is far better being used and enjoyed by the children who will receive these quilts than sitting on a shelf collecting dust.   I applaud Carolyn and Ronda both for being such generous givers!!

…and that readers is another success story for the charity quilting project!!


12 thoughts on “Charity Quilt from Ronda”

  1. Quilting Jeannie

    Beautiful quilts! I can’t select a favorite, of course. And what a great idea to send someone a kit and have a completed quilt made for charity. If you ever run out of names to sew them for you, please add me to the list. How fun.

  2. Carolyn in Texas

    Wow! Those are three awesome quilts. Ronda is right about having a difficult time creating quilts for boys. These are perfect for just that!

  3. Wow, all three of the quilts are wonderful and she made 3 children very happy. Wonderful news on your biopsy, scar tissue is a simple fix,

  4. Oh, good news on the scar tissue!
    The horse quilts are really special. 3 kiddos will love them!
    haha! Ruby looks so cute peeking out from under the table!

  5. Grateful for the answer to prayer about the “lymph node” issue. You must be so relieved to learn it’s scar tissue.
    Ronda did her magic with the horse material!

  6. So happy to hear the results of your test showed it was scar tissue! Praise the Lord! The three quilts that Rhonda was able to make with Carolyn’s donated horse fabric are just wonderful! Amazing work she has done!

  7. These are such beautiful quilts! Often charity quilts are just thrown together without much thought or care for fabric, but not these. Three little boys (or girls) will be thrilled with these lovely works of art.

  8. There must be something in the air. T-shirts and “sweaters for mittens “ left our house this week too. Among other things. Ahhh.

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