Oh how I love to make preemie quilts! They make me so happy! If you have been reading my blog for a while you know that I like to make some of these every year for our local NICU.
Maybe that's odd but I really do love making them :-) We have been cleaning out the basements lately (yuck) and in one of the boxes we came across this hand pieced Grandmother's Flower garden blob that I had started about 16 years ago! I have no intention of finishing it and I couldn't handle throwing it away; so, I cleaned it up and cut out the most useable part of it and added some borders.
I think that it is looking pretty cute! I never would have finished the hand sewing to make this bigger so I feel it is a good use of the blocks ;-)
Next up, I came across these hand embroidered 4-block sets at a thrift store that just screamed preemie quilt! I completely forgot that I had these until I found the Grandmother's Flower Garden UFO. SO, I dug it out and cut it up into blocks, added some 30's print borders and Voila! 2 little preemie quilts! Can you believe that those are hand embroidered! It seemed like a waste not to do something with those - someone put a lot of hours into them!
Hopefully these little quilts will be well loved by some little ones :-) And, as a bonus for me, I get to use up some UFO's and get them out of my stash!
Do you make any preemie quilts?