Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something Sweet

Tropical storms make for rainy Saturdays indoors so I got a couple of stitchy things done yesterday.

I decided to test my new binding skills to create a little art quilt that I hope can be used by AAQI to raise money for Alzheimer's research. My friend Jane gave me the chart for "Something Sweet" by Blackbird Designs and I thought it was just the right subject. My Mom had Alzheimer's and flowers were one thing she could still appreciate right to the end. As usual, my finish is a little lop-sided, but it actually looks less so in person. I used the fast-finish triangles on the back to make an easy way to hang it.. just insert wood slats, a nail file, a straw.. whatever and hang from a nail on the wall.

I'd like to pass this chart on to someone who would like to stitch it. Just mention it in a comment if you are interested. I'll do a drawing if there are a number of stitchers interested and post the results in a week or so.


Part 2 of the iStitch SAL is now done as well. Since Carol added some letters, I thought I'd add another color to the mix. The intrigue is increasing!

25 comments:

mainely stitching said...

That's a clever way of finishing the back, Annie - I've never seen that before.

This is a great chart. I have it somewhere, I'm sure. My Grams also had Alzheimer's and was delighted by flowers in such a sweet and open-hearted way. I miss her terribly.

Your mystery SAL looks GREAT!

Miss 376 said...

You got that stitched quickly, and a great finish. The triangles are a grest for hanging
Hope you don't get too affected by the storms, and keep safe

Jackie said...

I need to try the triangles for hanging my smaller quilts. Right now I'm just hanging them in the closet or throwing them over a table.

The iStitch SAL is a pretty piece but tiny!

Anne said...

Your quilt is darling and I would love to be added to your draw. My grandfather suffers from Alzheimer's as well. Its a most terrible disease that erases the person completely. I hope that they will find a way to greatly slow down the disease, and even cure it. My heart goes out to all those who have suffered from Alzheimer's and their families.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Gorgeous little AAQI quilt, Annie! And a super idea too! Gotta love those fast finish trangles, eh?!

Margaret said...

What a lovely little quilt and for such a good cause too. Love how your istitch piece is coming out too.

Annette said...

What a beautifull piece you stitched, and finished it up so wonderfull.
What a great goal your stitching for.
Alzheimer's is terrible. I work with people who have Alzheimer, it's terrible to watch

Great Sal your making

Theresa said...

Your BBD finish is adorable!!!! What a great contribution you did for AAQI there. I would love to enter for your draw.

Love your color choices for the iStitch SAL. That is tiny!!!!!!

Hope the storm is not doing to much damage to your area!! Be safe!!!!

Hetti said...

It is a lovely piece of embroidery and stitching, your binding skills are perfect Annie! I'll think the AAQI are very glad with your little quilt,
Hugs

Lee said...

The little quilt is delightful. Please add me to the draw for the chart I would love to stitch it and then pass the chart on again.
Hope the storm has passed over and you are safe.

Karen said...

Your Blackbird stitching looks so nice finished off that way and isn't it nice when you don't have to buy a frame!

Carol said...

Ah! One of my favorite charts, Annie--and you've stitched and finished it so beautifully :)

I really like the way you turned it into a little quilt hanging and I love how you changed the wording. I hope it raises a lot of money for such a worthwhile cause...

Have a great week--hopefully no earthquakes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters are in store for a while :)

Kirsten said...

Perfect job on the binding and all!
The tree, the huge violet... so cute...!
Good to see you posting here. I suspected you to have power outage from the storm.

Pumpkin said...

Another fantastic creation Annie! What a sweet saying :o)

OMG! I still can't get over how SMALL this is! LOL!

KarenV said...

That's a lovely finish Annie - the colours are so pretty. I love the triangles at the back, very clever. I must have a go at that myself, as I always hate making hanging tabs to go on the outside.

averyclaire.org said...

Lovely SAL...so tiny. Love the triangle idea...have never seen that. Very nice.

Sandra said...

The mini quilt is lovely Annie, good luck on your fund raise.

That SAL is such a cutie! I wonder which size it'll have at the end.

Melanie said...

I love the way you finished it - it looks GREAT. :)

trillium said...

I've never seen that triangle finish before. It's a great solution to the hanging.

Please enter my name for the chart drawing. Thank you. My email:

trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

Robin said...

Love the quilt! Looks fabulous. I too would love to stitch that design. So please throw my name in the hat also.

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching Annie!! Your finish looks very nice too! :)
Oh my! That iStitch SAL is really - but really - small!!! :p

Siobhan said...

What a sweet finish, Annie, and for such a good cause. I'll pass on the drawing (thanks anyway, though!) because I stitched it a few years ago for my daughter.

Nice progress on the iStitch SAL! I love the colors you chose for it.

Tineke said...

Nice quilt did you make Annie, and yes I'm interested in the pattern.
Greetings Tineke

Solstitches said...

I love the way you've finished this lovely cross stitch piece into a mini quilt and what a great idea you have there for hanging it.
Your iStitch SAL piece is looking good.
I'm enjoying this SAL also.

Margaret

Anne said...

Lovely finish on your mini quilt! And I like your iStitch SAL ... looking good!! :)