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Thread: a few quilts for "Littlest Warrior"

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    a few quilts for "Littlest Warrior"

    Here's a few quilts I made for preemies at the Naval Hospital. The first one is a simple 9-patch with alternating rail blocks. The 2nd one is a pattern by Monica Solorio called "Happy Zoo". The 3rd one is a variation of Bonnie Hunter's Weed Whacker. That last one is Bonnie's Maverick Starts. I used a neutral flannel for the backing with no batting and birthed them.
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    They are lovely.

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    I love all of them.

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    these are terrific!
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    Very nice, really!

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    Beautiful little quilts and they will be much loved. You did a great job!

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    Lovely quilts for little ones.
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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, old Navy gal here married to an old Navy guy. God Bless you.
    Have a Blessed day
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    They are all beautiful! They will certainly cheer the NICU with their happy bright colors.

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    Oh so cute and precious.
    How kind of you to do these for the preemies.

    What size do you make them?
    ... and are their any specifics from the hospital as to how you must make them?
    Please? and Thanks!
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    They are all wonderful! I especially like the blue one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkokr View Post
    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, old Navy gal here married to an old Navy guy. God Bless you.
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen


    And God Bless you and your old Navy guy for serving our country.

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    Beautiful, bright baby quilts! I love the patterns you chose. Each one will be loved.
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    All are bright and beautiful! Bless you for doing these for the "Littlest Warriors" !!
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    I was told to aim for 24" X 36". So mine fall within that size--give or take 2" in each direction. I have had to adjust some patterns to get the desired size with the border (like Bonnie Hunter's "weed whacker"--mine is very different from what you see on her website--but it started with her pattern). I typically only use a 2" border. The only reason I even use a border is because it makes it easier to birth them without all those seams on the edges. Other than the size preferences, the only stipulation I've been give is for a "calm" backing fabric. And this is VERY IMPORTANT. That's why I chose a neutral flannel for the backing. The front can be anything you want so long as the back is calming. That way they can flip the quilt so the baby sees the front side when they want to stimulate the baby and flip it back to the calm side when the baby needs rest.

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    They're wonderful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by key4unc View Post
    I was told to aim for 24" X 36". So mine fall within that size--give or take 2" in each direction. I have had to adjust some patterns to get the desired size with the border (like Bonnie Hunter's "weed whacker"--mine is very different from what you see on her website--but it started with her pattern). I typically only use a 2" border. The only reason I even use a border is because it makes it easier to birth them without all those seams on the edges. Other than the size preferences, the only stipulation I've been give is for a "calm" backing fabric. And this is VERY IMPORTANT. That's why I chose a neutral flannel for the backing. The front can be anything you want so long as the back is calming. That way they can flip the quilt so the baby sees the front side when they want to stimulate the baby and flip it back to the calm side when the baby needs rest.
    Thanks for all the info! Good thought re the colourful side for stimulation and the calm side for rest!

    I was interested to read there were no instructions re seams ... in another site, I read that there were to be minimal seams and definitely in the middle section, as it was irritating to the preemie. I'm sure every hospital has different thoughts.

    I'm particularly interested right now as my "adopted" nice just had a preemie, and I've been uncertain as what and how to make for the baby!
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    Beautiful quilts!
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    Those look great!
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    Beautiful love the bright colors

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    those a beautiful.....for some beautiful babies

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    all are very nice

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    How colorful and happy they all are. You have been busy!
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    Those are lovely so bright and colorful. Children will love them.

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