4358 - Losing My Grip

4358 - Losing My Grip
Judy Buchanan
Austin, TX    USA

Width: 8.625"   Length: 11"

Materials/Techniques: Cottons, Pellon fusible fleece. Machine pieced including paper piecing with applied raw edge slipped block. Machine quilted.

Artist's Statement: This piece is based on the Log Cabin Block but it has become almost unrecognizable, as the sequence has “slipped”. The colors are wild and surround the center in a confusion of pattern. The lower left of the quilt is a raw edge triangle that represents the first of the slipping yet to come. The flower in the center represents the Alzheimer’s patient losing their grip.

Dedication: To my Mother’s sister and my Mother’s best boyfriend both of them in the nursing home she was in – both of them with Alzheimer’s. And to my husband’s uncle who died of the disease.

This quilt is displayed with Fast Finish Triangles.

This quilt earned $40 for the AAQI.