Thursday, December 9, 2010

Stroller Quilts for the NICU

     My sister is the vice president of the Children's Hospital here in Louisville.  I am so proud of her.  She is an amazing person and a wonderful sister.  I was trying to think of something I could do for her hospital.  Something that I thought could be a small gesture that might help a family going through a really tough time.  I decided to make a couple of stroller quilts to donate to the NICU.  The family can keep them and hopefully during the hospital stay bring a little comfort to them. 
     I decided to use flannel and chenille.  The chenille is thick enough that batting isn't necessary.  And the flannel is soft so the tiny babies can lay on them and feel comfortable.  These measure about 27" x 27".  I edged them with rick rack.  They are the perfect size for the NICU.  And later perfect for car seats or strollers.  I am happy with the way they turned out and I hope some babies love them, too. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Julianne's Purse

    Misty asked me to make a purse for Julianne for Christmas.  Juli is only 20 months old and most purses on the market are just too big.  And the ones that aren't too big are just too expensive.  I whipped out a special fat quarter I had been saving and knew it would be the perfect fabric for this purse.  I used leftover chenille from stroller quilts to line it with.  It is the perfect size and I think it turned out really sweet.  I didn't have a pattern, I just winged it.  What do you think?