I finished another 11 little preemie quilts for our local NICU today!
I have to say I am so happy that these are finished as well! This makes 15 preemie quilts for me so far this year. My other 4 preemie quilts can be found here. I usually do between 5 - 20 of these a year. My youngest was in a NICU for just 5 days but it really impacted our family - so I try to give a little back for the excellent care we had while my son was there. The nurses and doctors really, really cared about the babies and did their absolute best for us. That's why I brought the preemie quilt charity program to our guild years ago. Since then, it has taken on a life of it's own and grown and stabilized. It is wonderful to see.
I usually make my preemie quilts out of my left-overs from all of the baby quilts I make; but, sometimes I find a great deal on some kid fabrics and I buy it up! It feels so good to give to others in this way. This might be the only baby quilt for a lot of these babies.
If you would like to see how I make my preemie quilts you can find my preemie quilt tutorial here.
I encourage you all to make a few little preemie quilts! They are an excellent way to use up some scraps of left-over blocks and they go to a great cause. Just check with your local NICU to see what size etc they would like first.
Happy Quilting All!