My younger sister, Char, works at a children’s hospital in the ICU. There is no way that I could do that job. I can’t even imagine how emotionally draining it is as she deals with children and families in very tragic situations. She mentioned once how the families always take the Project Linus or church group donation quilts. The quilt is one final tangible item left of the child in far too many cases.
I decided to give her 2 of the first quilts I have ever finished to pass on to a family in need. Sometime when I make a quilt there is a recipient in mind. Other times, I just want to try the pattern. These fell into the latter category. I have more than enough quilts around my house. Quilts are meant to comfort people and these families are in dark places emotionally. The quilts were just sitting in my sewing room. They were meant to be used and loved. I am making a conscious effort to “pay it forward” and commit random acts of kindness this year. One of my 2014 goals was to create a Quilt of Valor, but I think this need is just as worthy.
The 2 quilts are exactly the same. The pattern is Zig Zag by Cluck Cluck Sew.
The beautiful pastel fabrics in aqua, pink, baby blue, mint green, and soft yellow are Moda’s Lily and Will by Bunny Hill Designs.
The back is cream minky, so soft and cuddly for a baby or child. The quilting pattern is a soft swirly floral pattern.
Char was very excited to get the quilts. They are the perfect size for the ICU cribs. She said that they will go to a special child or family of her choosing. I trust her judgement completely to select the right child/family. I will update the post when the quilt goes to a recipient. Thanks for being a part of my “pay it forward” goal!
P.S. I apologized for the poor quality pictures. Hopefully, I have a few better ones on my camera memory card.