I've made a lot of these--brainless--perfect for after teaching all day when I'm incapable of making any more decisions. :wink:
I have learned to keep a lot of squares quilted and piled so when I need one I can whip it together in a few nights. This happened twice in Sept/October.
The first was for a student who was diagnosed with a brain tumor on a Friday, and had it operated on the next day. He's fine. But I thought a ragged flannel would help get him back to school faster. He returned in record time--even came back early when the doc said he'd give him permission to stay out a week longer. :lol:
The second went to my barn buddy (and former student)--her dad told me she had lost the piece of blanket she kept in her backpack (secretly)--and since she has just started middle school--it was poor timing. So, I made her a quick ragged flannel--too big for the backpack, but comforting for when she's at home.
The 3rd one is one I made for a student a few years ago--her dad was headed into surgery for cancer and it was unsure if he'd survive--so I made her a "hug-to-go" too. He's fine today--so far. :)
More to come....