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.
To find out how you can help out in your community, check out projectlinus.org
And Laurie, yes, please feel free to use these sketches as patterns for quilts!