I have been keeping any New Year’s resolutions and goals pretty close to my chest. I really only have three vague craft goals for the year:
- Finish projects I have started or not started but bought the yarn/pattern/fabric for. This includes making progress on tackling the cupboard of shame.
- Avoid buying new fabric I do not really need and try to sew from my stash as much as possible.
- Have fun.
However, I do have a fourth goal, which is to make more quilts to donate. Back in 2012, I made a lot of tiny quilts to donate to the local hospital to decorate the humidicribs. I have made a few others since, but not as many as I would like. In 2015, I would like to pull up my socks and make at least half a dozen humidicrib quilts – more if I can. I can manage to make one humidicrib quilt every month or two, right?
When the Fat Quarter Shop started advertising their Snapshots Quilt-Along late last year, I could see humidicrib potential in the large pictorial blocks, so I have already made my first little quilt for the year – a cherry cake. My husband calls it a cherry cake-tree; I can see how the pattern could easily be adapted to make a Christmas tree!
Most of the humidicrib quilts I plan to make this year will be from the quilt-along blocks, but I have replacements in mind for the less child-friendly designs. I am guessing a wine-glass block will not be the best choice for a humidicrib!
I have made a donation to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in exchange for the pattern, and I like how the pattern proceeds go to a children’s hospital and what I make will be given to premature and sick babies in hospital.
Anyone plan to join me on the quilt-along?