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. 




2 comments:

B-Z-Quilting said...

We have a friend whose daughter recently had a critically ill infant in the NICU at UK. God bless you for this wonderful thing you are doing to bring comfort to those precious babies and their families!

snippetsandyarns said...

Great fabric choices for such a wonderful project! The blankets are adorable!

~ Meagan