The online group of quilters that get together once a year for a retreat at Mercy Center in St. Louis, MO put together 22" sq. quilts for preemies and 36" sq. quilts for incubator covers. These are so well received by the doctors and nurses who say that it brightens up the NICU, but mostly shows the families of little ones who are very sick that there are several of us out there that care. We have done this for the last couple of years and believe me, the nurse that comes to pick these up from us at the retreat center brings us all to tears with the stories of how amazed and appreciative families are that someone would do this for them.
I know that we have well over 100 to donate later this month, but the sad thing is that they will all be handed out within a matter of just a few days.
Anyways the cupcake one is appliqued with a yo-yo cherry and the April Cornell one is made from scraps from a quilt that I had made for myself last year. I just eeked out the border with less than an inch to spare. But for scrappy, I think it turned out pretty cute; and I think it will be very much loved.
So, if you are feeling charitable, take an orphan block ( I am sure you all have a few orphan blocks lying around) and add a border or two and call your local hospital. I am sure they would love to give them to some family in need.