Thursday, July 05, 2007

A Preemie Quilt May Be Needed


This evening I made this little preemie quilt top. It is 24" square. I am going to back it with flannel, but I don't have any on hand that will match. I'll buy some tomorrow. My niece is in the hospital on bedrest, trying to keep her baby from being born too soon! I think she is at 24 weeks right now. It would be difficult for the little wee one to make its appearance now. There would be worries and possibly some icky procedures for the poor thing to endure. I just hope they can all hold off until much later... a good six weeks or more would be excellent. If not, they will be needing a preemie quilt, which is why I made this tonight -- for that 'just in case' scenario. Best thing would be if the baby waits and is born full term, and this can be its first doll or teddy bear blanket!

I also started another top using donated orphan blocks. I used a fun "slap them together in quick fashion" method. That means, very little planning. It needs more additions, so at this point no one knows what it will look like in its final form, especially me!


Oh! I forgot to thank you for the comments regarding my first "orphan train" top. After I asked you about it, I left it hanging on the closet doors overnight. When I looked at it again the next morning, I decided it looked fine, and that some kid will love it and not even notice that the border might have been better in a different color. So off it goes to a volunteer machine quilter.
And finally, I got a border on this one which is also orphan blocks so it counts as one of Finn's orphan train challenges, I guess. This one will go to Wrap a Smile -- http://www.wellsrotary.org/ -- click on Wrap a Smile to read about what it is.




Send some good, healthy thoughts the way of my niece and her baby, please! (For those of you who know my family members, this niece is on my husband's side.)

7 comments:

Karen said...

Carol, your quilts are looking good. Here's hoping the preemie quilt is only used for teddies and dolls :-).

Helen said...

Oh I do hope your niece can hold onto that baby for a while longer! What an anxious time for you all.

Finn said...

Hi Carol, I'll keep your neice and the little one in my thoughts and prayers. Having been through this with a grandchild(25 weeks) I understand better than most. I'm hoping the preemie quilt top is for a first doll or bear.
Your orphan tops look wonderful! And you are quite amazing to have whipped through so many, already! I've snitched pictures of all of them, the two that are finished and off, and the one in progress. Look for your tomorrow on the Train..*VBS* Have a great weekend! Hugs, Finn

Sweet P said...

Carol, I hope your niece doesn't give birth yet. Does she happen to live in St. Paul? My SIL works at the Children's Hospital in St. Paul, in the neo-natal unit. So, if your niece does happen to be there I know she'll be in good hands.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Hi Carol- youy do very nice quilt work. I hope everything works out with the neice.

anne bebbington said...

I too hope your niece can hang on in there for a good few weeks - but if babe does arrive medical science is marvellous. Nigel's cousin's boy was born back in January at 1lb 12oz and has astounded everyone by surviving and is at home with his mum and dad and elder brother now

Chookyblue said...

Hope all is well with your niece......