21 July, 2011

Stash Busting...


...with a purpose! Sixteen yards of fabric were moved out of the closet yesterday with the completion of these eight nap blankets stitched up for the Pre-K children at the school where my daughter-in-law teaches. I will present her with twenty on Saturday, thanks to the assistance of my Bee buddies. Nap blankets are made from two one yard pieces, stitched together (no batting) and topstitched around the edges and with an "X" from corner to corner through the center (for added stability when laundering) to make a lightweight cover measuring approximately 44" X 36"... the perfect size for a four year old! I was worried about constructing two identical blankets, concerned that it might cause a problem in the classroom. When I expressed this concern to my daughter-in-law this was her reply: "We are so thankful to have them, we could care less if all of them are identical! It makes such a difference to know how much the kids love them, and they are so attached to them because they are theirs". The children
use them all year and take them home to keep when school ends for the summer, a precious and treasured possession. It seems like such a small thing to do for those of us who have so much. (Especially fabric!) Our Bee supplied one classroom last year, we have been challenged to supply three this year; happily, we're almost halfway there.
Life is Good!

13 comments:

JCnNC said...

You have such a beautiful and giving spirit. I love the concept of nap blankets and I think we all need one. Judy C in NC

Janet O. said...

What a great idea! Love what you have done here!!

LizA. said...

What a great thing. Let me know if need some donations for them next year....

Quiltdivajulie said...

Awesome ... on every level.

Nane said...

Gotta get stitching! I will make one or two for sure.

Barb said...

How awesome this is...you are very sweet, to think of the children with a "nap blanket"...does it include batting or just the two fabrics stitched together? Do you need more? Have a great day, and stay cool, we are now at 103*... feels extreme with the humidity!

leigh anna said...

i can't begin to thank you and your bee enough! :)
my little friends are going to love their nap blankets! :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Best use of fabric, ever! And the photo of the little quiltnapper...priceless!

Teresa said...

How satisfying that must be to know you have blessed a child with a gift they love. I had not heard of makin these before, but they sound like a great idea.

Carrie P. said...

such a sweet thing!

phyzz said...

Such a loving thing to do! Wonderful model for them to know this care, even from someone they don't know. Bless your heart and your creative bunch!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I wonder if your group would accept 1 or 2 yard WOF pieces of fabric for next year's project (so the rest of us can stash bust for such a good reason).

Jeanne said...

That's a terrific idea to use all of that fabric! You must be feeling yards lighter.