Friday, March 9, 2018

N4Nb Update

STLMQG's charitable project this year is small quilts for Nurses for Newborns. The nurses take the quilts to the first visit with a new mom and leave it for the family. They've requested a size of two feet by three feet.

My first one's finished, quilted and bound. I chose high-contrast black & white with bright colors. The quilting is simple wavy lines done with a walking foot. I used black thread but maybe grey would have been a better choice. Oh well, it's done, I'm not changing it now. Here it is all washed and crinkly.
March N4Nb quilt

The backing is the bright print, dark enough and busy enough to not show dirt. The binding is scrappy black & white prints.

Since these are so small, they're quick to make. I can play with fabrics, and make something productive, and move on to the next fabric pull.

I forgot to take photos of the fabric pull or the blocks in process for this one. It's already a flimsy! I still have a lot of these fabrics in my stash - it seems like they'll never be used up. But I still love this color combination. Maybe a little sophisticated for a baby, but who cares, it's pretty.
April N4Nb flimsy

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. The backing fabric will definitely help hide use and wear! It's a treat to see how many quilts you are making to donate right now.

  2. Quick, small quilts ARE fun! Both of those are really cute.

  3. These are both lovely for babies! Or for adults, for that matter :) It's a great cause and you're generous to be making so many of these little quilts.

  4. Thank you Jan for sharing Scrappy Nine-Patch Stars QOV with our online QOV group. I just did the reveal for the finished product. We have all enjoyed the mystery process. I will post to #quiltofvalorstarsscrapbusterspringfling as finishes come in.

  5. The quilts are lovely. These will certainly brighten a new mother's day.