You guys! Last year we did a whole big series on the blog– Luke’s Loves blanket drive for Project Linus.
Luke’s Loves started as a way to remember their sweet baby boy when he passed away—
And Last year they collected almost 300 blankets….273 to be EXACT. And I apparently am a crazy competitive person….because I want to beat that this year! Will you PLEASE help me!? We are collecting handmade blankets to give to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need.
Here’s how to help!
Make a blanket! They accept NEW, HANDMADE, WASHABLE, blankets and afghans for giving to children ages 0-18 years. Many sizes are appropriate depending on chapter need. For example, blankets could be as small as 36″ × 36.” The majority of Project Linus blankets are about 40″ × 60″, or what is called “crib size.” Blankets could be as large as twin size for teens. (You can head HERE and click on FAQs.)
YOU can actually donate locally (we are just trying to keep a headcount of how many are donated in Luke’s name! So if you donate a blanket locally please just email or comment here and let me know! Or even snap us a photo! We would love to see it! firstname.lastname@example.org)
You can either go HERE and find out where you can donate Locally (just click on your state)–Or you can mail it directly to me (leave me a comment and I will let you know my address!)
And now we get to admire over 200 amazing blankets and quilts–just to get the inspiration flowing!
There isn’t a tutorial for this one…but love the piecy look!
No Sew Yarn Fringe Fleece Blanket
add a ribbon around the edges!
a WEARABLE blanket!Super Easy Fleece Blanket Tutorial
Lacy edge–pretty!Braided Edge Fleece Blanket
Patchwork No Sew Fleece Blanket
The “Planket” or Fleece Blanket and Pillow
Making a knotted fleece blanket—and stuff! perfect floor pillow! satin edging blanketMake sure to check out my post on fleece blankets! Tons of different edges! Lots are no sew!
Totally fun quilt I can probably pull off!
Family Tree quilt with handprintsChevron bright quilt
SUPER UNIQUE BLANKETS
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
A two in one blanket for twins!
or even a shark tail for the boys
bear rug blanketMake a hopscotch quilt!
THE CUTEST BLANKETS
Scalloped Blanket Edge Tutorial
Self Binding Receiving Blanket
Or this other Stamped DIY Blanket (those foxes!)
How To Chevron Quilt (this is for a tote, but should help in making a blanket!)
or this Mega Pom Pom Blanket
How to Make a Quilt from Start to Finish
peacock crochet blanket
I wanted to share all the amazing blankets that my blogger friends have put together to help promote this amazing cause last year
a Gingham quilt that looks easy peasy!
Bandana Blanket personalized baby blanketeasy ways to fancy up a swaddle blanketan amazing zig zag blanketan easy 30 minute snuggle blanketAn easy tie quiltsnowy day quilta perfect rustic blanket pom pom blanketmixed up block quiltand easy BACON blanketEasy Beginner blankets
A quilted blanket knockoff! This pieced together quilt is perfection!
A cute rag quilt! Love those colors!
a quilt that kids can help make! a perfect floral stripe an ALMOST no sew blanket! Learn how to sew a simple blanketself binding blanket Beautiful ragged applique quilt braided edge fleece blanket Minky and flannel baby blankets! (so soft!) a Dr. WHO BLANKET! An easy mitered corner blanket big quilt block blanket
You could have a blanket making party. Get the gals together to tie a fun quilt. Teach your daughter to sew a simple baby blanket. I personally love blankets. Only straight lines! Nothing tricky about it!
You can stay connected with Luke’s Loves on Facebook HERE to get a tally of how many blankets donated so far!
and Project Linus is on facebook HERE
For even more fun blanket inspiration check out my pinterest board:
Follow Kimberly West (a girl and a glue gun)’s board All things Blankets for Luke’s Loves on Pinterest.
If you have any questions please email me and remember–we are trying to keep a heads count! and would love to see the blanket! If you want to email us and let us know…or send a picture (email@example.com)
Thank you for all the inspiration. Can’t wait to get started working my way through making all (or most of these blankets).
Great timing for making blankets. I really want to crochet one. I just need to decide on colors and who to give it to (we have too many of them already).