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.


bettyp said...

Those are sooo nice !!

Doodlebug Gail said...

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.


Mimi said...

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

Red Geranium Cottage said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.