When You Least Expect It
This little quilt turned out to be cute as a button! Wow - where did that saying come from? I guess it's been quietly waiting in the recesses of my mind all these years, waiting for just the right time to use it. The right time is now, because it was just adorable and really, as cute as a button.
When their son was born strong and healthy, it was cause for celebration! The back of the quilt is brown Minky and the top is flannel, so it was soft and cuddly enough to treasure that precious baby boy.
There's no need for a tutorial on this quilt, it's awfully easy! The point of my blog is all about for whom the quilt was made.
This little baby quilt was created from a printed panel. I simply added a brown sashing and then a border, so putting it together was a snap. What took quite awhile, though, was machine stitching around every part of those cute little puppies, and all the patchwork blocks, and then stitching in the ditch. This quilt is not going to fall apart, no matter how many times it will be washed!
The thing about this quilt that makes it special, though, is that it went to a young family who needed a lift. She had a difficult pregnancy, and at one point they thought they might lose the baby. Needless to say, their medical bills were enormous after all the hospital stays. Not a good way to start out with your first child.
This quilt is being entered in the 100 Quilts for Kids program that Katie over at Sew, Bike, Quilt! organized. While it didn't go to an organized charity per se, it did go to a young family that needed a bit of help. They were struggling, and I hope that an anonymous gift brought a bit of unexpected joy for them!