Every year, I try to donate at least one child-sized quilt or blanket to Project Linus: www.projectlinus.org. This amazing volunteer effort has provided comfort blankies to over 4,000,000 children who are seriously ill or traumatized. When I co-chaired Quilt Nebraska 2009, we sponsored a Charity Challenge, asking Nebraska State Quilt Guild members to donate a child’s quilt or blanket to Project Linus.
Sharon at Husker Sew N Vac (www.huskersewvac.com) coordinates a major ingathering of Project Linus donations each Spring. This year the donation deadline crept up on me (and also happened to coincide with the final “peak” of tax season) so I took a blanket off my cyber-shelves and donated it to this most worthy cause.
I love the print from the Whimsy collection by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics. The fabric has a retro feel, and the colors are somewhat subdued, yet cheery. Each dot has a line drawing, so it could be an I Spy quilt for a bedridden child. The back side is ultra soft minky plush. This little quilt’s “cousin” in a rick-rack print from the same fabric line, is still listed in my Etsy shop, Pasque Flower Creations. You can see it on the scrolling widget in the upper left-hand corner of this blog, or at: http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.274105366.jpg.
Thanks for stopping by!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower