Saturday, 9 February 2013

Sew Thinky Thursday (late!)

What is the most meaningful thing you've ever made? That's this weeks question...

I think it has to be the incubator quilts I've made over the last year. Regular readers have heard this story before... This time last year two of the regulars at our local quilt shop lost grand children within a few days of their due dates. It was a horrible coincidence and we wanted to do something to help. Kim, the owner of the shop, worked with local neonatal units and we started making incubator quilts. They are given to the parents of premature babies and babies born asleep and measures just 16"x20".  This was the first one I made

And another

And two using some flannel scraps I had left from a baby quilt I made.

Then in November last year I was contacted by a lady in Birmingham who told me about her twin premature daughters and how she was desperately looking for quilts because the quilts in the hospital were so tatty. She asked if I knew anyone who could help.

I made two quilts in pink with her daughters names embroidered on them. I sent them just before Christmas from one stranger to another. I hope it brought her some comfort and I hope her daughters grow up healthy and happy.

Read about other meaningful quilts over  at Mommy's Nap Time


~Kelie~ said...

That is so sweet of u!!! And it's a fabulous idea! I live those quilts too!!

Peekaboo Lucy said...

I love the white with squares, what a stunning combination. Such a wonderful gesture.

Michelle said...

Love it when quilts meet a need! :-) And I'm even later in linking than you! Just linked up today! :-P