Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baby Quilts Series 1/10 - 4/10

Two railroad quilts, each made using a jelly roll from Spotlight (January)

My aim this year is to make 10 cot-size quilts, by June, to present as a gift to Southland parents of babies in the neo-natal unit in Dunedin Hospital - in honour of it being ten years since Kieran was a patient there (he had to be delivered 12 weeks early and weighed just 855g/1 lb 14 oz).

The parents will need to be Southlanders - they will have to have their phone number listed in the Southland phone book.  I know how scary it can be to be sent to Dunedin to have a premature baby delivered and just want to acknowledge this by having some quilts there for parents to choose from. 

Pirate teddy bears quilts - the pictures were already printed on the fabric in a quilt-like pattern so I simply had to put the layers together and quilt 'in the ditch' between each picture (March).

They can use the quilts for kangaroo cuddles with their baby (or babies if it's twins) or can keep them to use at home, when the baby is big enough to go home, as a cot-quilt or kick mat.

I am trying to make the quilts in sets of two as I know there may be twins born so some parents may wish to select two quilts that are similar.

1 comment:

  1. I have sent the red-edged quilt to the neo-natal unit already as a gift for the new baby boy born this April (12 weeks early) to Mark and Erin Mandeno (Mark was a workmate of Brian at Menzies and their older two children attend Edendale School).