Monday, February 18, 2008

More Incubator Blankets

My quilting guild has selected incubator blankets as our special project this year, for the local children's hospital. They don't go on top of the preemie, but on the incubator itself, to both help insulate and keep the heat in, and to block some of the light for the little ones.

These are fun to do, and you don't realize how quickly something small (only 24 x 24) will work up. Here's the one I made from the pastel strip set you saw a couple of posts ago. I started it Superbowl Sunday, as part of Bargellobowl. This one's my favorite of the 5 incubator tops I've done so far. Guess I'm kinda traditional when it comes to baby blankets:


And then here's one I made Heartstrings style. I had a strip of muslin that wasn't big enough to cut regular size Heartstrings foundations from, but I was able to cut sixteen 6½ inch squares. Looking at it now, I wish I'd cut those initial red strips a bit smaller, think they were 2 inches, a little wide for the small block, but there was a lot of the hand dyed red I wanted to use.



And like everyone else says, no matter that I made 16 blocks for this, my bags of strings didn't get any smaller... :D

12 comments:

Norma said...

What a wonderful cause for your group to support! I have visions of rows of incubators covered with bright cheerful quilts! I love the colours in that bargello!

SalemHouse said...

The bargello has great colors!

Laurie Ann said...

What a great cause and two fun little quilts!

julieQ said...

What a great idea, incubator quilts!
We crochet little things for our level 3 neonatal ICU. I need to ask if they want quilts instead!

Mary said...

They both look great. I recently saw a really pretty string quilt with a narrow white center strip...maybe something like that would look good on these small quilts.

Dawn said...

yeah, I keep making string blocks and my bag keeps growing!

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Helen in the UK said...

Lovely quilts for a great cause :)

julieQ said...

They are so pretty, and so needed. Great work!

YankeeQuilter said...

Great work! I think you could make string quilts forever and the bags don't get any smaller...

sammyjo said...

i love the colour and design of your heartstrings quilt, its beautiful.

amandajean said...

I love the little quilt. the red really pops and makes the quilt!!!

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