That day, I had brought some Asian fabrics and hand-dyes. I loved the little piece (4.5" x 8") that I ended up with, but I never knew what to do with it. I thought about making a jumper and using it as a pocket, but somehow I never got around to it. This year I heard about Ami Simms' Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative. She is encouraging people to send in small quilts, no larger than 9" x 12", to be auctioned off for alzheimer's research. Our state quilt guild is going to be participating in this initiative in honor of the husband of a long-time member.
When I thought about what to make, I decided to finish my little landscape off for this cause. I sashed it simply and then hand-quilted. The binding is a variegated blue, also simple. It was fun and I feel good finishing for a good cause. We'll be displaying our quilts at our May 18 meeting, after which they'll be heading to Ami Simms.
By the way, when I was looking at Jo Diggs' website, I noticed that she will be a featured quilter at this year's Vermont Quilt Festival. Can't wait!