Sunday, July 12, 2015

Two Recent Baby Finishes

If you follow my quilting blog you know our church provides items for the Children's Home at the Tohono O'Odham & gently used clothing, new & gently used toys, also diapers and wipes, and we ladies in the sewing group all make baby and child-size quilts, plus things like bibs and burp pads.  We received a huge blessing when we took items there before Christmas last year, and will be going again next month.  Here is my most recent child's quilt for them:

I had an old piece of "soft book" fabric that I cut up and used for the letters and other elements of the quilt, and did some of my own applique as well. It was fun to put together.

closeup of top half

Close up of bottom half
I also recently made a "play mat" for a child in our church out of the scraps from the quilt above.  Wade has SMA and can't use most of the muscles in his body.  He is about to turn 2, and cannot sit up on his own, and has limited use of his arms and hands.  I thought hanging this in front of him would give him incentive to try to reach and play with the objects and keep his mind stimulated.  His mother tells us that he loves Baby Einsteins on an ipad they have.  Being a toddler, and not a baby, I geared some of the items to his age level, but this play mat could be adapted to a younger baby and hung on the side of a playpen or crib.

All the items are "removable"...a slinky, flashlight and morraca, plus softer toys.  In the bag are foam shapes and also numbers 1 through 5 and the letters of his name. 
There is a Warriors For Wade facebook page here:

And here is the cutie himself, taken from the facebook page:

Just wanting to get the word out there about Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and hopefully generate some prayer for little Wade and his family.