Sunday, February 28, 2010

NICU Quiltathon

Saturday, I was just in a funky mood and didn't want to work on customers' quilts because when I'm not in the right mood, I end up reverse stitching more than stitching. I had resolved to make one NICU baby quilt a month and was just in the mood for doing little projects. I had such a fine time that by Monday, I'll be chomping at the bullet to get back to customers' quilts.

I managed to piece, although some of the tops had been started, and quilt 5 little quilts. The fairies had been pieced for a couple of months, just not quilted. The pastel one started with a block Annabel had pieced and didn't need to finish her quilt, so I added a pieced border plus some other borders. I then quilted it with a Ribbon pattern that never gets used but is so cute. The one made from flannel squares, I made so I could try out a new pantograph quilting design. The Tulip quilt was made from blocks I had started for a bed quilt about 7 years ago and don't have a room with that color scheme anymore. I have enough for about 4 more NICU quilts. The Duckies quilt was pieced about 6 years ago when I was trying out a new embroidery design. Now I've managed to use up lots of useless pieces and come up with useful gifts for sweet babies in crisis. It was a very good day!


  1. Love the NICU quilts. You go girl! Looking forward to getting my quilts back.

  2. Dang - I forgot I have to get Rosanna's NICU quilt made. Better get on that!

  3. WOW! Love what you did with Mel's quilt. Always thought the background fabric looked like Oysters on the Half Shell. LOL