Thursday, March 17, 2011
A new Alzheimer's Art Quilt and a pieced border
I decided to make a small Tanzanian Tango for my March Alzheimer's Art Quilt. This time, I started with 8" squares. I cut my strips smaller and made sure I used a scant 1/4 inch. These quilts have a maximum size limit of 9" x 12" including binding. I didn't have enough room to add the same borders as the original piece, so I decided to add the black and gold pieces to the ends, then use orange for the binding. This piece is 8" x 11.5".
I worked on the second border for Rumba today, as well. I made strips of hand dyed fabric in two different shades of turquoise and a sky blue along with the teal from the containment border and the original fabric. I sewed the strips together in a wonky fashion to match off-kilter lines in the original fabric. Then I cut the striped sections into 3" sections. I sewed them end to end to make long enough strips for the piece. I am really happy with the way this is coming along. I like the way the blues continue to bring out the bright oranges, reds, and golds. I don't know what comes next. Does this stop here, or do I continue to add borders to make this into a lap quilt. Time will tell. Presently, the piece is 23" x 24".