Friday, April 15, 2011

Alzheimers Art Quilt initiative

Well it has been a rough couple of weeks.
I finally finished the little quilt I made for Alzheimers. Mailed it out last week, just waiting to see when it is posted.  I followed the directions from a "Super Mini Quilter" named Martha Wolfersberger. She posted a pattern called Cranberry Relish. Mine was a bit off so I called it Wonky Relish. If you get a chance to look at all the Priority quilts, your jaw will drop when you see hers!  Look for them under the $1000 Promise.
Alzheimers Art Quilt Initiative

I struggled with those 1 inch pieces and gave up. The 4 patch finishes at a 1/2 inch! I didn't even do the secondary block, which actually would have been easier than the star. Also being left handed my star spins counter clockwise. OOPS!

I was going to throw it away, but then remembered that Ami Sims mother continued to make her paint stencils even after being so affected by the disease. I thought to myself, "Would I stop creating and sewing if I were afflicted and my work was not quite perfect"? NO! I would continue to sew and quilt until I could no longer sew on my machine, hold a scissor or a needle. It is my joy and my bliss.

Will start a new one today. Had a wisdom tooth pull yesterday and can't really go anywhere. Good excuse to sew! Do I really need an excuse?? LOL
Happy Quilting


  1. I'm glad you didn't throw it away! YOur little quilt is adorable!!

  2. Thank you for the very nice compliment! It will be awhile before I try something that small again.