One of the reasons I enjoyed making this little quilt is that I figured out a technique for adding a texture. The loop on the lower half, close to the buttons, is small but stays open because I stitched it with an extra piece of fabric.
Originally I wanted to cover the raw edges, but by stitching all four sides of the covering, I also "pinned" the loop open.
Three little buttons, mismatched for interest, add another dimension of texture. And a wide band on the opposite side is large enough for fingers to slide in and out. The final corner is extra soft since I piled in some foam before closing off the quilt with binding.
Without thinking I put a plain white muslin backing. Since this one, I've started using pieces of scrap for the backing, too. And I've written the label information on the backs, which includes "In Loving Memory of Ellen Bourque." I've been making these because my mom was an Alzeheimers patient before her death.
Try to look past the fuzzy, grainy, out-of-focus issues and see the beauty of the quilt and my love.
Like all the others, this one will find an Alzheimer's friend in a nursing home.
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