Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mini Quilt for Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative

rather than work on something big or that I've already started, I wanted to do something small and creative, forcing me out of the traditional quilt box. Then I remembered the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

My grandmother was afraid of Alzheimers. When dementia set in, she started cutting back on food, slowly starving herself. She faded away.

My quilt is in response to my grandmother's life.

I have the top finished.
When quilting it, The flower will continue until the final border, but it has no color. The flower is fading out of the first frame, fading into the background. I have added trapunto to accomplish this.

Now I am debating about whether or not to quilt the feathers into the other corners or to take the trapunto back off. AND which direction to hang the quilt. Is it horizontal? Is it vertical? does the flower fade up? or down? left? or right? Maybe I should take off the feather trapunto and bring that section of outer border closer to the tipped frame?

These design dilemmas will keep my mind active as I move on through my day. Hopefully inspiration will strike sometime before I head to bed this evening. If inspiration strikes after I go to sleep, I frequently can't remember the solution in the morning!

1 comment:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Oh! This will be so amazing when you get it done. =)

The bottom picture is how I would hang it. It looks like the second frame is moving on leaving part of the flower behind.