Friday, June 5, 2009

NNICU Quilts

Making 22" x 22" quilts doesn't take much time, but it sure does bring a big blessing to the recipients! These quilts are just the right size for the babies in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital. I just finished one this afternoon, making my total for this year 7. (Far below the goal I have set for myself, but I still have time!) They will be delivered in a few weeks along with about 120 others made by my friends in an on-line quilt guild. Some of the gals in this group have made a whole lot more than I have, but I did want to share these few with you.


Most of these quilts, affectionately referred to as "Love Covers," were made from leftover fabrics from other projects. And I think that the quilts for boys are just as cute as the girls' quilts.




This quilt was made from a sample packet of a fabric line made by Benartex a few years ago....

......and this center block started out as a redwork quilt I decided not to make after all, when I had only completed one block. I love embroidering, but not sure I love it THAT much!

All of the quilts gave me the opportunity to practice my machine quilting and to use up a little of my stash. Very little at this pace! But it is an ongoing project for me which I hope to continue for a long, long time.

5 comments:

  1. What a great job you've done Sandy. You know I love them all and what a blessing it'll be for parents to hold their babies in one of these Love Covers.

    Hugs,
    Gail

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  2. Well, I am impressed; AND you have put me to shame this year.

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  3. WOW nice quilts Sandy. How nice that you do that too.

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  4. Love those little quilts. Wish I would have looked at all the ones that were donated - I'll have to make time for that next year.

    Jan

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