Friday, May 11, 2018

Little Quilts for Nurses for Newborns

STLMQG meets tomorrow and our charity this year is Nurses for Newborns. We can turn in quilts tomorrow and again at the November meeting.

The nurses asked for small quilts, about two feet by three feet. They can easily carry that size along with all their other stuff to their first appointment with a new family. They put the quilt on the floor, put the baby on the quilt and demonstrate baby care, then leave the quilt with the new family.

I've been making one a month since February. This small size is fun to make and easily manageable to quilt. This week - now that my sewing machine is fixed and home, yay - I made this one, simply quilted with a diagonal grid.

The big numbers print is on the back, but the strips I had weren't wide enough so I pieced in a coordinating green. And check out that binding stripe - how perfect is that?! It's one of my Paducah finds.

I'm turning in these five quilts tomorrow:

February with black & bright geometric print
March greens

April's yellow quilt uses blocks from Libby's Magical Mystery. Unfortunately I chose fabrics with not enough value contrast but I don't want the quilt to go to waste.

Below, May's quilt with the big numbers print.
And one extra, a quilt from a 2013 Ohio Star challenge (story here, scroll down) that's been hanging in the closet ever since. It's the right size so I'm passing it along.

All the backs:

 And another pic, just because

So that's what I'm whooping about this week. Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop-Whoop Friday and Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. This is not a charity that I've heard of before. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. wonderful little quilts for a big cause.

  3. The quilts look great hanging together and I think it is so kind and generous of you to have 5 quilts to donate!

  4. Five fun little quilts, all in a row! So nice to see this kind of charity work :)

  5. I love those smaller quilts. They are so doable. I wonder if there is a group like that where I live. Do you know if it is local or part of a bigger group? Thanks for sharing.