A Sweet Quilt for a Worthy Cause

When my daughter was born, she spent 3 weeks in the Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit.  I can remember the feelings that invoked all too well all these years later.  I heard about a charity last year that co-ordinates the making and giving of handmade quilts to kids that are in hospital, specifically I think ICU.  It struck a chord with me.  So when I was reminded about it last week by a friend, I decided to make a quilt for our local branch.  The charity is The Linus Project, I'm sure some of you have heard about it already.

I pulled out some fabric I had bought a couple of years ago at a Fabric Show at the NEC.  I needed to add a few extras to it and this is the bundle I came up with.  Embarrassingly all from my stash apart from the white!

The design was so quick to piece together in long strips.  

I used some extra squares and strips to make a fun stripe for the back.

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I quilted it with loops and added some inspirational words in most of the white blocks.

Finished off with the grey and white stars for binding.

This one will be hard to let go of, but I know it's so worth it.  Will have to do a boyish one next time!

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