Saturday, September 4, 2010

Two Quilts

First, "From Here to Eternity, the Alzheimer's Journey" has received its' registration number for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I just have to ink the number onto the back and send it off. Here it is bound and finished.

I couldn't figure out a way to quilt it that would enhance the design so I just tied the layers together through six buttons. It's not like it needs a lot of quilting to hold things together since it's only 8" x 12."

The second quilt isn't quite a quilt yet. Remember this panel?

Yesterday I collected the other two panels for our friend's comfort quilt.

You can see that C~ was inspired by Tonya's free pieced letters. She'd been looking for an excuse to play with that technique and this was a perfect opportunity.

The diamonds were inspired by a quilt in Kaffe Fassett's newest book and all done with KF prints. It's much longer than it needs to be because the math was a bit overwhelming for the maker. No problem, I'll just whack it off at the appropriate length!

I have an old Hoffman print that has all the colors of the rainbow in it that will tie the three panels together beautifully. So getting this top set is my job for the holiday weekend.

I have a couple of other projects in my lap that I haven't shared with you yet. One is pretty close to completion already. The other is something completely different and the foundation for it just arrived. Stay tuned! ;- )

3 comments:

Possibilities, Etc. said...

I like seeing "laugh" at the top of the list - if this is also an Alzheimer's Quilt. After caring for two aunts through to the end, it was keeping a sense of humor that was vital to my not losing my own mind. Not always easy. BTW, this is a fun and awesome quilt.

Barbara C said...

Two really nice pieces. Your friend is really going to appreciate the love you're putting into her quilt. The long strips are a nice alternative to the round robin construction.

Quiltdivajulie said...

You and your friends are doing some really good work!

p.s. the little green bird is here in NC with me ... the instructor loves her and the reason why she came with me!