Sketches for Linus

I received an email from Laurie asking me if I could post some of my sketches from here to use as a pattern to embroider quilts.  My first thought was, NO WAY.  Not because I’m a snob, but because for one reason or another, in my mind I have deemed those sketches not good enough and the thought of  them permanently on a quilt makes me cringe.  (Now that I read that back I am realizing, oh, it IS that I am a snob.)   Then Laurie explained that she makes quilts for Project Linus and I knew I had to post the sketches.

When my third baby was two she was hospitalized.  A woman came by and gave her a “Project Linus Blanket.”  The thoughtful gesture and seeing my baby enjoying her new blanket in the hospital really meant a lot to me.

Sylvia and her star blanket

Star blanket behind Sylvia.

Now it is my fourth baby’s favorite blanket.  Notice her loving the fringe.

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And Laurie, yes, please feel free to use these sketches as patterns for quilts!

fairy sketch

balloon sketch



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7 responses to “Sketches for Linus

  1. Donna

    Thanks for sharing this organization Sabrina. After reading up on it a bit, I totally want to start a blanket factory in my apartment! =) And you’re not a snob, just modest with your talent. Love you!

    • awwww, thanks Donna. I know what you mean, when I first found out about Project Linus I wanted to make blankets and quilts for them even though I don’t enjoy sewing, but hey, maybe I’ll just stick to sketching “patterns” for them, haha.

  2. Stephanie

    I love this! Can I use them also??

  3. Stephanie

    They will really be adorable on a quilt. I told you a while ago you really should look into getting a collection made into fabric. It would sell like hot cakes to girls like me who love retro prints!!

  4. Sabrina – what a great idea this is! Project Linus is a great organization and your embroidered sketches will make some blankets even more special for a child in need. Now I want to turn your sketches into something fiber-related! 🙂

  5. Laurie

    Thanks so much for your generosity and for sharing your experience with Project Linus! This is far more than I ever expected when I emailed you. Thanks again!

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