I made a commitment to make two quilts for Project Linus, the Portland Chapter. These thoughts began to brew after we had a sweet little friend at Dornbecker this earlier this year. I saw firsthand how the hospital really focused on the children and in making them feel special and cared for.... so when I saw an option for "Give a day, Get a day" to work with Project Linus- I jumped at it.
I wanted to make the blankets with great pride and use my new skills, as well as use fabrics that I already had ( keeping with my Nothing New idea). I didn't want to just quickly whip up a fleece blanket and call it a go- I wanted to really apply my heart and soul into this commitment as an act of gratitude.
So here is a sneak peek at what my first blanket will look like.....
I hope to work on it today and tomorrow, get the top done and then apply the backings next week. The red, and baseball fabrics are from my personal stash... I purchased the brown and the blue dots- using a coupon, and 1/2 yard totaling a bit over $5.00.
I still have to purchase the batting....I am waiting for a coupon (part of the crafting guidelines in nothing new) but I am excited, thrilled and ready to sew!