Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another quilt from a class

One of the ladies in our quilt guild taught us to make this quilt in a class from a book by Nancy Brenan Daniel.  I dug out a lot of batiks to make it.  The leftover pieces worked as a very colorful border.  In the picture, it's still just a top.  I machine quilted it on one of my treadles.  The center 10 blocks have a curly pattern that looks like overlapping flower petals, and the outer blocks have chrysanthemums quilted in them.  The sashing and border are quilted in-the-ditch.  The quilt is now on Mom's bed at the nursing home.  She may forget a lot of other stuff, but so far, she remembers me finishing this quilt while she was living here with us.  I think that this was the book:   Nancy Brenan Daniel book

I'm getting around the house with a wheelchair and walker today.  Tomorrow, I'll call Dr. Stehn and make an appointment to follow up on this knee injury.  It's not as much fun as you might think, LOL.  But there are some bonuses--while straightening in my office so I could sleep on the day bed instead of trying to get upstairs to the bedroom, I found some blocks from a TOGA in Seattle.  Maybe I can be planning to get them put together soon.


  1. I think it's amazing that your mom remembers this quilt when she can't remember how to knit. Knitting is such a strong tactile skill that reinforces the mental memory.

    I'm not an expert on how the mind works but it tells me that your mom adores you! <3

    I hope you are feeling better; are you in as much pain?

  2. As long as I don't do more than touch the foot to the ground, I'm not having much pain at all, thank God.

    Mom's memory is very spotty. I called her this morning, and she remembered that my brother was there yesterday and that he told her I was injured, but she thought he had driven up to Michigan to check on her sister, Dora, who's been dead for 20 or more years.

  3. What a lovely quilt. Sorry about your mother. My father had Alzheimers, as did both of his parents. It's really tough. Hope the knee can be fixed quickly so you can get back to treadling. I'm told it's good therapy.

  4. Thanks, Cheryl. Yesterday, I'm not sure Mom recognized me at first. Bleah.

    When I was treadling a lot, I had very strong ankles, LOL.

  5. Maybe treadling is just what the doctor should order