Wednesday, October 17, 2012

pretty in pink

I am so lucky to be a part of a charity quilting group at my church. We meet every week and sew quilts and other projects for organizations such as Lutheran World Relief and Project Linus, as well as quilts and gift baskets for various local fund-raising efforts.

Our latest project is making baby quilts for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital. These small quilts will be donated to families with babies being cared for in the unit.

This little pink lovely is my first contribution to the group's donation set of quilts.

I started with a WOF strip scrap bag from an LQS purchased a couple of years ago. I think most of these fabrics were from a Moda Basic Grey line, but sorry I can't remember the name. I cut all the strips in half and sewed 16 of them into the center section. With the remaining strips I constructed some four-patch units to add to the sides with a 2" finished strip of white-on-white to separate them. The final border strips are the same 2" finished white-on-white bringing the total dimension to about 36" x 39" - perfect for new babies :)

The center and four-patch borders are straight line quilted in a pale pink thread.

Within the white border sections I free-motion quilted a continuous line of pale pink hearts.

The backing is a cozy pink-on-white stripe flannel.

It gives me such a great feeling knowing that this little quilt will be given to a family with a tiny new baby girl receiving extra special care and attention before she's able to go home.

I've got two more quilts for this hospital donation in the works. More about them later!

Hope you are all enjoying your week!


  1. This is really sweet Shelley and will be loved by some tiny tot, I'm sure. It feels good to help out, doesn't it?

  2. Wow! I love the quilt even more that I know it's going to charity!

    The line is Blush by BasicGrey.

  3. I really love this! What size did you make your four patch squares?

    1. Thank you, Deb! My best guess is that each of the squares in the four patch borders finishes at 2". But since that quilt is long gone to charity, and the photo shows some of the strips looking wider than others I really can't say that with 100% certainty. Sorry I can't be more help - I just "made it work" with the scraps I had on hand :)

  4. Thank you for sharing!!! It is beautiful!!

    1. Thanks Martha! Are you planning to make a similar quilt?


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