The other day I mentioned to a friend that I was going to drop off 'One Yard Hugs' to Sun Flower Quilts. Apparently I had mentioned this project to her earlier this year and she took all the flannel in her stash and made about 50 'One Yard Hugs' for this project. She dropped them off the other night for me to deliver.
Here's the lazy part... she made 50 based on my mention of this project. I, on the other hand, only made twelve.
Its nice to have inspired someone to contribute so much but I feel a lot of guilt that I made so few.
What's a 'one Yard Hug' you ask?
Basically you take one of yard of cute cotton flannel, hem or serge the edges, then donate them to a local hospital that gives them to new moms who may not have any receiving blankets for their new babies.
With cotton flannels on sale everywhere this time of year this is an inexpensive project and, if you serge the edges, it only takes about five minutes to get one done.
Please consider this project if you are ever looking to use up some stash flannels or searching for a group giving project.
The moms and babies will be greatful and your stash will thank you for the breathing room.