I made my mom a square table topper with a medallion design in 2000 in white and pink. I had a baggie of pieces left and over the years I tried to make something out of it. Never enough scraps. I took those pieces and made a background. All the while thinking about the photo I have of Mom and Dad napping in a recliner together on Christmas Day under that table topper. They really thought it was a very small lap quilt. Over the years mom had tried to soften the quilt by washing it to death but I had used a stiffer material for the table topper. I didn't realize that she still thought it was a tiny quilt and would nap with it on point! She is 4' 10" so I can see why she may have thought that it was just for her. That is why I couldn't throw out those scraps. They made me smile every time I ran across them. Yes, I did make her a lap quilt to replace it, long enough to go over her head and under her feet. She was ecstatic.
I have 8 quilts going to Houston. I am very happy. I hope they earn a lot of money for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.
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