More Charity Quilts

I've been on a roll with the charity quilts this year.  It's a great way to practice quilting or try out new things. Here are the two I finished this week.  The first one is a more girly quilt.  I quilted one of my favorite patterns ever, Ginger Blossoms, on it.
The second is the second I Spy quilt I made with some bug fabrics I'd had forever.  I tried a new quilting pattern, Cobblestones, on it to complement the black fabric.  It's very hard to see, but the black fabric has small circles on it.  This quilting pattern requires a lot of precision that this quilt did not quite have.  Also, I used a gray thread that is virtually invisible in the backing fabric but it shows up like white on this quilt top. It's not quite the look I was going for, but I feel like using a black thread would not have looked very good through the colorful fabrics.  What color would you have used?
 I just love the cute zebra print on the back. 

Do you remember back in April when I shared pictures of a guild quilt that I quilted and bound?  It won first place at the fair!  This one is a fundraiser for the local branch of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  The pattern and fabrics are by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate.
And next up for me is, you guessed it, another charity quilt!  I am quilting another guild quilt.  This one raises money for kids in foster care.  What charities do you quilt for?

In other news, my husband's single jalapeño plant has continued to produce loads of peppers.  I made him some pickled jalapeños the other day.  This is a refrigerator pickle recipe, so no processing.  He says they are good.  I always have to wonder if canning/pickling recipes I find online are actually safe.  Sometimes the Ball Canning book just doesn't have a recipe that suits my needs though.
Jalapeño refrigerator pickles.  They look cloudy because they have condensation
on the jars from taking them from the fridge to the counter for a photo.
We got/renewed our passports last week and I just couldn't pass up buying some new stamps.  I absolutely love fun stamps.  No boring flags for me.  I added frogs, Sesame Street, and the moon landing to my current inventory, which includes dragons, birds, and John Lennon.  Good thing these are forever stamps, because I probably will have them for just about forever!  I hope the person processing our Menards rebates enjoys them!  😜
I am still working away at getting my quilting website going.  I'm just waiting on the logos and business card design to be finished by a person I found on Etsy.

Linking with Sew Fresh Quilts, For the love of geese, and My Quilt Infatuation. 


  1. I need to really get busy organizing my stash and then get more charity items made.

  2. Congrats on the guild quilt winning first place.I cant offer and canning advice or recipes unless you like freezer strawberry preserves. If time allowed I could find some recipes for you that were my MIL and my fathers, Thank you for linking up this week.

  3. I like the grey circles on the black - I think it was a good colour choice as it adds a feature to the black, while not being too distracting on the coloured blocks. I have a huge collection of scraps that I intend to get busy doing some charity/neonatal unit quilts for...sigh, all those other projects get in the way.