683 - Grandmotherís Flower Basket ($60)

683 - Grandmotherís Flower Basket ($60)
Pat Huston
Willowbrook, IL   USA

Width: 9"   Length: 9"

Designer: Self-designed using EQ6.

Materials/Techniques: 100% cotton; machine pieced and quilted, embellished with couched yarn, fabric flowers, pearl beads, and machine stitching.

Artist's Statement: Eloise Blackford of Des Moines hand pieced 30 large yellow flower basket blocks many years ago. Her family located the blocks when she passed away after suffering years of Alzheimerís disease. I had the privilege of making those blocks into quilts for 6 of her great-grandchildren and a wall-hanging for her granddaughter Patty. Those blocks inspired this little piece.
Pat Huston

Dedication: This quilt is dedicated to Eloise Blackford. It is also dedicated to her daughter Mary Lou Lienau and the others who loved and cared for her.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $60.00 for Alzheimer's research.