Sunday, April 15, 2012

Alzheimer's Touch Quilt #3

The Alzheimer's Touch Quilt Project is an initiative of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, sponsored by Manitoba Blue Cross with funding from Manitoba Community Services Council.  
All that is left to do on this touch quilt is put the label on.  I used fake fur, nylon, polyester and ribbons to embellish this quilt.  There is one little purple bag that has five buttons sewed inside.  The solid medium brown fabric is suede.  The nine patch squares are 100% cotton, the dark blocks are poly-cotton.
The binding is 100% polyester metallic wired ribbon.
The backing is 100% cotton flannel.  The batting is Warm and Natural unbleached 80% cotton and 20% polyester.
 There are several different free motion quilting designs in the blocks.
 I hope the recipient of this quilt will enjoy following the quilting lines.
 This quilt was lots of fun to quilt.
I pieced it with my Singer 15-91, then quilted most of it on my Bernina 930 Record and four blocks were quilted with my Singer 15-89 treadle.  Treadling while free motion quilting takes lots of practice.  I found I had a lot more control with the electric machine than with the treadle.

Happy Stitching all.


  1. A lovely quilt for a wonderful cause.

  2. Tammy, I really like this quilt. You did a great job of quilting it, too!

  3. what a great quilt Tammy. I've seen these touch quilts as baby quilts, but not for Alzheimer's patients - excellent idea!


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