A raggedy quiltJo of Jozarty mentioned on WOYWW last week that perhaps people would like to make a quilt for a charity that gives them to people with sick babies in hospital. I said I would give it a go but my sewing skills are pretty limited and my sewing machine even more so! Parents with babies in hospital will get me every time, I experienced it first hand when my son was born with congenital glaucoma and had to have operations on both his eyes at 10 days old to relieve the pressure in his eyes and save his sight... oh my, it's the scariest thing in the whole world to have to endure... signing the papers to give the surgeon permission to do whatever he feels is necessary without coming back to discuss it with you because they are so tiny and they don't want to put them through another anaesthetic. I will never forget the look on the face of a young Mum who was in with her little girl, a toddler, who had her daughter returned with one of her eyes removed because of a tumour... it haunts dark parts of my mind late at night even 25 years later. So a quilting I would go!! :)
So this morning I did a search for 'quilts for numpties' and came across raggedy quilts!! Oooh, they look fab and cosy and loved and easy-ish!! I found the batting and material and set to work... 3 Youtube videos later I had a little pile of squares and batting. I don't have any of the quilting tools like rulers and templates so I made the squares nice and big! ;)
and arranged and re-arranged them into a pattern...
and pinned and sewed... all morning... and through lunch....pinned and sewed...
and then I sat for two hours and snipped all the seams.... snip...snip... snip!
and then I gave it a cool wash and tumbled dried it and it went all raggedy just like it should!
It isn't perfect... it isn't an amazing work of art... but it was made with love and I think it shows.