Friday, January 21, 2011

Handsome in Blue Neonatal Quilt

A few posts ago I showed a little Pretty in Pink Neonatal Quilt, so now here is my Handsome in Blue version. Both are to donate to the local hospital. The guild I belong to is gathering the quilts in April but I wanted to be sure I had a chance to get a couple done so I did them now.
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I made a quilt to represent each of my children -- a girl and a boy. I will say that these little quilts were so easy and fun to make though, I may end up getting another couple done before the April deadline, we'll see.
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That's my son holding up the quilt above. Today was our third(!) school cancellation due to weather since school started again on January 11. So I guess my son decided that no school must mean that it's crazy sock day at our house. He is wearing one of my husband's socks and one of mine ...
Anyway, back to the quilt, I think my favourite squares are the little bugs. That is maybe an Alexander Henry fabric? I bought it when I was on vacation in Maine last summer. I bought an FQ for a friend who collects bug fabric, and I'm so glad I decided to get one for myself too.

The backing is a Rainbow Garden print from Prints Charming. It is so soft. I love the Rainbow Garden line and have a few other prints from it. I also used this same backing fabric on my Selvage Snowman quilt (which is at the long-arm quilters now!)
Here are the little pink and blue versions together. Each is just 20 by 24 inches. The squares are 4 inches each finished.
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Happy Quilting!
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And some linky fun ...

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5 comments:

Jodi said...

Riel, those little minis are wonderful! And I just want to thank you for your kind comment on my blog regarding the house block of mine you received! It was fun doing it, even with my ineptness. I love your contribution - so pretty! Nice to "meet" you!
jodi

Mary said...

Wonderful quilts for a wonderful cause. Quilters are the best and most generous!

Suzan said...

Very sweet little quilt. I made one for my grandson when he arrived 3 months early. It was so nice to see a real quilt covering him as soon as he was able to have a blanket in the NICU. I know there will be happy moms and dads when their babies get to use the quilts you made for them!

Kelsey Rose said...

So glad to hear you're making blankets for the babies in the Hospital. When my baby boy was born last September, he had to spend some time in the NICU, and he received a hand crocheted blanket when he left. It means so much to the parents to receive such an amazing gift in such a difficult time.

Quiltstory said...

What a sweet and precious gift! Those quilts will be with those babies and families for years, they'll hold special memories! Very kind of you!