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???
“ 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!!