Saturday, April 20, 2013

Oh, Baby!

One of the members of my women's Circle from church forwarded an interesting flyer. She's somehow connected with the hospital's women's auxiliary, and it turns out that there are more poor people in our area than I was aware of. This flyer concerned needy moms of very young children, and was requesting that people send 10-15 items of one size somewhere between 6 months and 18 months, if I remember correctly, either new or used and clean, wrapped in a blanket and tied securely, labeled "Boy" or "Girl" and what size. We have so many grandmothers in our group that it seems like an excellent project for us.

I offered to make two baby quilts and today I pieced the blocks for one of them. Here they are on the wall, and sixty-four more squares are cut to make a border. I had such a good time today working on this. The fabrics are all Westminster scraps with plain white. I think I'll bind it in aqua and tie it with aqua floss; I think it is pretty gender-neutral, don't you?

6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Great quilt for a great cause, Nancy. Good for you to help out like this.
Love a 9-patch with snowballs. This should keep a little one warm while making a mom very happy!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

What a lovely gift and a loving reason to make a quilt. It's very pretty and yes, gender neutral, it will be treasured; I have no doubt.

Vic in NH said...

What a cutie and put together so quickly, good job!

Gari in AL said...

How wonderful for a mother to get a beautiful quilt for her child. When you have no extra money, beautiful things rarely fit into the budget.

Barbara Anne said...

Snowball-9 Patch quilts are one of my very favorite patterns and my first wall hanging was made by this combination of blocks.

Love the happy colors and fabrics you chose for this baby quilt! Some Mommy will be utterly delighted to receive this quilt with the goodies for her child tucked within.

Hugs!

Karla said...

Great idea for your Circle! I love the quilts and aqua is perfect. I really do admire you, your spirit .