"Blankets of Love" is a wonderful initiative started in Australia in 1992 by two sisters, one a midwife (Jan Polverino) and one a quilter (Shirley Zions) to offer beautiful small quilts to parents of babies who have died at or around the time of birth as a lasting memento.
I've decided I want to help this very worthwhile cause this year, so I plan to make one Blanket of Love each month.
I have some beautiful spare blocks from swaps in the past and I think some of them would make beautiful little quilts. I selected this one first because it is very sweet. I'm really sorry I didn't keep a record of who sent this block.
I quilted it with hearts and daisy chains. I just added some sashing and embroidered some appropriate words on the backing.
The backing was a fat quarter given to me by my NOTYQ friend, Simone of Quilts n Cats and it is so pretty I wanted to use it for something special.
My little quilt is going in the post and off to Cheryll today.
I loved these as soon as I saw them
Such a delightful old fashioned toy and you can make one too if you pop over to Lia Griffith Hand Craft Your Life. The Stick Horses are HERE. Many thanks to Lia.
Have a wonderful day