But, that left 6 pinwheel blocks on my sewing table for the last few months. I wasn't sure exactly what to do with them, so they were just sitting and waiting for inspiration. Then my friend Joyce told me that her mother was collecting handmade blankets for the NICU at Staten Island University Hospital. She's originally from Staten Island, so she's got a soft spot for the hospital.
The NICU gave me the perfect reason to use up those blocks and I love knowing that they're going to good use! I split the blocks up to make a boy quilt and a girl quilt. They each measure 20"x28", which is what S.I.U.H. requested.
I used yellow fleece as the backing and it made the quilts super soft and cuddly.