Sunday, May 04, 2008

Neo-natal 'preemie' Quilts



I have been busy making the sweetest and tiniest of quilts...those intended for premature infants in hospital neo-natal units. A dear friend was making several to bring along with her as she headed south to Arizona to visit family...intending to drop them off a local quilt shop there that she frequents. It turned out that they participate in the AZ Blankets for Kids project and my quilting friend loves to donate quilts along her travel routes each year. Last year she dropped off quilts to forest fire victims in California, this year to premature infants in Arizona.

It got me excited and busy and before long I had made 7 super simple little 18" quilts for her to bring along. Another friend made several more and now in just a couple of weeks, there are 13 quilts now heading south from Oregon to Arizona's AZ Blankets for Kids program.

AZ Blankets 4 Kids is a an all-volunteer non-profit serving children in need in the Phoenix area. Blankets go to preemies in neo-natal units in local hospitals as well as to children who are seriously ill or who have been traumatized in other ways. They believe that every child has the right to feel safe in this world and as we all know, wrapping up in a snuggly, warm quilt made with loving hands is one way to promote caring as well as sharing.

We used their Preemie Blanket Instructions and Guidelines and between us made the
Preemie, 9-Patch Quilt, 18” * (nurse's favorite)
Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt, 18” *
Preemie, One Patch Quilt *
Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders

Preemie quilts need to be all cotton, without batting, 18" square , have as few seams and quilting as possible and no quilting can be used in the innermost 12" area. I have to admit, this was the fastest, easiest and probably the sweetest quilting I have done in a long while. It was fun to share and help out, and felt wonderful sending an armful of quilts along with a dear friend.

And her idea of 'quilt shop hop' combined with a 'quilt donation drop'...absolutely wonderful!

AND:
Free Quilt Patterns: Preemies, Babies and Children
3-D Pinwheels Baby Quilt 40" X 40" quilt (shown above)
1-2-3 Quilt, Toddler *
A Day at the Calico Zoo Quilt
Amish Bars, Toddler ~ Child
Anything Goes Scrappy Quilt
Angel Quilt Patterns
Applique Patterns
A Tisket-a-Tasket
Baby Blocks, Infant
Bear Quilt, Infant to Child
Baby Flower Box Quilt
Baby (Valori Wells) Dreamy Quilt
Baby Quilt Patterns
Baby Quilt Pattern: The Ultimate BlankeyBaby,
Baby, Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt,
Baby Magic Quilt Pattern by Jeanne
Baby, Preemie, One Patch Quilt
Baby, Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders
Baby Boots
Baby Coverlet perfect for scraps
Baby MagicBaby Quilt - an easy fast project.
Baby Bunting a 12" block from the 1900's
Baby Flower Box Quilt
Baby Flower Box.pdf
Baby Valori Wells Dreamy Quilt
Baby Quilt Patterns
Baby Quilt Pattern: The Ultimate Blankey
Baby, Preemie, 9-Patch Quilt, 18”
Baby, Preemie, Double 4-Patch Quilt, 18” *
Baby, Preemie, One Patch Quilt
Baby, Preemie Quilt, 1 Patch, 2 Borders
Baby Quilt: Tumbling Squares
Baby's Little Goslings
Baby's Busy Day Quilt Pattern
Birth Bear Baby Quilt Pattern
Bachelor Buttons (preemie sized)Quilt
Basket Quilt Patterns
Bazooples Storybook Quilt
(Just) Bugs
Beginner Quilt Patterns
Bento Box Quilt Instructions
Big Bricks, Infant to Teen
Block Party, Preemie to Teen
Bordered Brick Quilt, Child to Teen *
Blossom Time
Blue Jeans Quilt
Boxy Stars Bricks & Stepping Stones
Bubbles
Building Quilt Patterns
Bug's on Parade
Buggles Diaper Bag FP 101 and Buggles Baby Quilt FP 102
Bullseye Quilt Block
Bunny Quilt
(My list of 27) Butterfly Quilt Patterns
Butterfly Circle
Butterfly QuiltButterfly Quilt Pattern
Butterfly Quilt Patterns
Cat Quilt Pattern
Cats Can't Stop Spinnin'
Card Trick Baby Quilt
Center Panel Quilt, Child
Center Panel Quilt, Infant
Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 1, Child
Checkerboard Center Quilt, Version 2, Child
Conversation Bricks Quilt, Child
Channer’s Checkers
Chinese Coins
Chunky Churndashes
Colorful Butterfly
Crumbs
Celestial Stars
Charity Baby & Preemie Patterns
Charity Quilt Patterns
Charity Quilt Strings
Charity Quilting Heartstrings Quilts
Charm Square Quilt

Child Quilt Patterns
Child Quilt A to Z Blankets 4 Kids
Child Quilt Bear, Bunny, Butterfly and Cow
Child Quilt, Chicken, Duck, Elephant and Giraffe
Child Quilt, Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat
Child Quilt, Mallard, Owl and Penguin
Child Quilt, Pig, Raccoon and Sheep
Child Quilt, Squirrel, Turtle and Zebra
Chinese Coins
Circus Stars Quilt Pattern
Coming and Going Stroller(or car seat) Quilt Pattern
Circus Train Quilt

Corn and Beans
Crayon BoxCrumbs
Crazy Quilts
Curvy Nine Patch
Diagonal Strips Pattern
Denim Quilt
Dashing Dragons Quilt Pattern
Dolphin Dream Quilt Pattern
Disappearing Nine Patch (tutorial)
Dog Quilt Patterns
Doll & Baby Scottie Dog Quilt Pattern From the Mid 1900s
Doll & Baby Medallion Quilt Patterns of Post Colonial America
Doll & Baby Nine Patch Quilt Patterns
Doll Biscuit or Puff Quilt Pattern From the 1970s
Double Star Quilt Pattern
Elephant Block Quilt
Easy Preemie Quilt
Free Crib Quilt Pattern: Mile A Minute Checkerboard
(Free) Dog Quilt Patterns Free Doll and Baby Scottie Dog Quilt
(Free) My List of Easter Quilt Patterns
Free Pioneer Nine-Patch Pattern
Early 19th Century Medallion Quilt
Easy Quilt Patterns
Easy As A~B~C Blanket, Infant
Easy Blanket for Infant to Teen
Fastest Charity Quilt Top Ever
Fish, Frogs & Bugs
Four Block Brick Quilt, Child to Teen
Four Block Big Bricks, Infant to Teen
Hearts, Bows & Ribbons
Framed Pinwheels Baby Quilt
Galaxy of Stars Quilt
Grandma's Choice Variation
Happy Blocks and Twisted Happy Blocks
Happy Scrappy Houses
Heart Block Patterns
Heart (Log Cabin) Quilt Block Pattern
Heart Quilt Pattern
Hidden Pinwheels
Hidden Spools
Illinois Roads Quilt, Child Lollipops [PDF]
Infant Snuggle Wrap
In the Pinks Baby Quilt Pattern
I Spy A Four Patch
Hearts, Bows & Ribbons
Heart (Log Cabin) Quilt Block Pattern
*How To Make A Quillow
Home on the Range Quilt Pattern
Hugs & Kisses Baby Quilt
In the Pinks Baby Quilt Pattern
Jig Swatches Puzzle Quilt Pattern
Kites & Pinwheels Quilt
Lollipops [PDF]
Log Cabin Doll & Crib Quilt Pattern
Log Cabin/Traditional Quilts
(Irregular) Log Cabin Quilt
Log Cabin Baby Quilt
Lucky Ducky Quilt Pattern
Mama Teddy Bear & Baby FP 104
Maverick Stars
Memory, Photo Quilts
Mermaid Quilt Pattern
Mine Shaft Free Quilt Pattern
More Than a Nine Patch
My Blue Heaven
Nine Patch Split
No Sew Fleece Blanket
Ocean Waves
Ohio Stars & Rails
Oklahoma Backroads
New Year’s Sparklers
Not Quite Bow Ties
Not So Scrappy Quilt, Child
Novelty Checkerboard Quilt, Child
Not So Much of a Trick
Ohio Star
Out On A String!
Patches & Pinwheels
Patches of Scraps, Older Child
Patchwork Squares Quilt, Child to Teen
Picture Frames Quilt, Infant to Teen
Patchwork Novelty Quilt Patterns
Patchwork Quilt Patterns
Play Box Crib Quilt
Puppy & Cats Quilt
Playing With Jacks
Pieced Basket Doll or Baby Quilt
Quilts with Hearts & Hearts on Quilts
Quilt Blocks
Quilt in a Day
Quilt patterns for American's Girl Dolls
Quilting Passion Baby Quilts and accessories
Rag Versions of Child Quilts
Sapphire Stars (3 sizes)Quilt
Sashed Squares, Older Child
Scrappy Bricks Quilt, Child
Scrappy Center Quilt, Older Child
Scrappy Four-Patch Quilt, Older Child
Scrappy Rail Fence, Child **
Scrap Fabric Quilts
Scrap Quilts
Scrap Quilts
Scottish Stars Quilt
Scrap Saver Patterns
Serger Quilt as You Go Baby Quilt
Single Irish Chain
Simple Baby Quilt
Simply Strippy
Sloppy Stars.
Smokey Mountain Stars
Stardance Quilt
Star Struck
Stitched Scraps
Six (6) Hour Quilt
Snowman Quilt Pattern
Snowman Quilt Patterns
Snowman Free Pattern
Soft Baby Blocks Pattern
Springtime Baby Quilt Pattern
Stained Glass Butterflies
Star and Heart Quilt Pattern
Star Flower Quilt
*String Quilting Tutorial and Patterns
Strip Quilt, Toddler to Teen
Sweet Baby Quilt Pattern *
Sweet Strips from All People Quilt
*Sunbonnet Sue Patterns
Sunbonnet Sue and Sam Quilt Pattern
Sweet Dreams Quilt
Sweet Pea Trellis and Angel Wings Quilt
T Shirt Quilt from All People Quilt
That's My Baby
The Scenes of Childhood Quilt Pattern
Trip Around the World Quilt, Child
Triple-Decker Quilt, Infant to Teen
Tumbling Squares Baby Quilt
Wiggles 'n Giggles Quilt & Pillow FP 103
Yo Yo Nines

1 comment:

  1. Your preemie quilts look wonderful. I'm sure they will be appreciated in AZ!

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