Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Kathie's Week 13 block


I took this week's block and added three extra rows to the top and bottom. That made it long enough to use as a quilt to donate to our local hospital for their newborn intensive care unit. That is one of the charity projects my quilt guild supports. It's a great way to get orphan blocks out of my house and into use for a good cause. I hope it brightens some family going through a medical crisis. Kathie
P.S. A few people have commented asking the size of these preemie quilts. We have been asked to make them about 18"x22". They can be an inch or two bigger in either direction, but no smaller than 18"x22". They are backed with flannel and have no batting. So I simply sew my top to the flannel (right sides together, leaving an opening for turning), turn right sides out and machine quilt.

6 comments:

Vicki said...

What a lovely little quilt. This is a wonderful use of these individual blocks that get created here. Way to go Kathie!

Brenda said...

good idea. how big does a preemie quilt have to be?

Living on the Spit said...

What a sweet quilt for a cause that is near and dear to my heart!

hetty said...

What a great transformation and use of this block! It makes me feel good that people like you are doing wonderful things like this! I am also wondering how big a preemie quilt should be.

Carol E. said...

Great little quilt! Tell us the sizes and specs... maybe some of us can make some for you, too.

Quilt Pixie said...

it turned out wonderfully! Way to go :-)