January 11, 2010

Project Linus quilt

When we were at the hospital on Christmas Day, the nurses gave Wavey a blanket from Project Linus, a non-profit group that provides handmade blankets to hospitals and social service organizations to help comfort children during a difficult time. 

To pay the gesture forward, I've decided to make a blanket in return so that another child may benefit from the experience.  However, its been no secret that my sewing skills are pretty basic.  So much so that I'm hoping the Project Linus people don't return my blanket with a note that reads, "Ma'am, your preschooler shouldn't be using a sewing machine." 

I've cut out all my squares so far (and if you craft with fabric without a rotary cutter, you're nuts.  I rank the invention right up there with the light bulb).

And have decided on the sequence of the squares:

I'll keep you posted on the actual fun-with-sewing part when I get there.  I imagine my resolution to keep the swearing to a minimum might be challenged.

PS: Today is the last day to enter A Good Gravy! Giveaway.  Deadline is 11:59 p.m. tonight.  And seriously, folks, the donut preferences are truly cracking me up.  Such passion behind those answers!


Two Little Tots said...

that looks great...way to go! i can't wait to see it done...you are ahead of me...i have not cut that many squares out yet or made a quilt! would love to...i should for the girls room, but i don't know when i would have it done!

Melissa said...

You're so sweet to pay it forward! I'm sure your quilt will turn out fantastic. Can't wait to see it.

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

Thanks, Melissa & Melissa! :) It has major potential to be a wonky blanket, but I'll do my best!