My thoughtful and generous cousin, I understand, has already sent a dozen or more soft flannel quiltlets (which I'll see this weekend) and I made five out of orphan blocks. I took a 12" block and added 3" to either end and machined the quilt sandwich together. When I had them done, I turned them out and closed the opening and the other night I did some machine quilting to hold all of the layers together. I gave them to my sister last evening to take to the hospice the next time she goes to volunteer.
In my dwindling box of 30s, I have orphans in smaller sizes and will have to get creative in figuring out how to turn them into these kinds of quiltlets. It breaks my heart to think that there is this tremendous need.