Saturday, March 10, 2012

Something small

The Victorian Hexagon Quilt is finished! I feel pretty proud.. Not only to have finished it but I will be starting to quilt it soon too. Yes, I am staying on track and not let that one go inside the closet.
You can visit here to read more about the quilt.

Before I start quilting  the quilt, I decided to use up those cut-away scraps from the hexagon blocks. As much as I enjoyed making a quilt using foundation piecing method, I wasn't ready to throw away anything just yet.

So, I cut bits and pieces and used what I could and made a little quilt top. 

Yes, I can not emphasis enough on the word "little".

It is an 8" x 8" quilt, I would like to call "Fragments". It represents the memories left in fragments. In this case, the memories of my recent quilt and it's process.

I am making it to donate for the AAQI. For which it represents the fragments of memories left in a brain struck with Alzheimer.

I just found out that the quilt I made last year was sold. A perfect time for me to start another one.

What are your scraps being used for? Mine are going for a good cause.

Visit AAQI to learn more about the project. Help any way you can.

Here is another one I will be hand quilting next week.

Remember, scraps are fast and fun way to make unique quilts.
Can't make a big quilt? Make a small one and donate it to AAQI.
It doesn't take that much time.. Just the will to make it happen.


  1. Great fun, Sujata..and so nice of you! I appreciate every fragment donated and every fragment left in my own brain, trust me! And your work is always so lovely..even the leftover bits and pieces are wonderful!

  2. It's not the size that counts... Sujata, these little quilts are treasures!!

  3. your quilts remind me of an article on Willem de Kooning I read years ago. He kept painting up to the end of his life, even with ALheimer's, and they debated whether his later paintings reflected a dissolution in his process, or the final, distilled beauty of what he had been trying for all along. Beautiful fragments for a worthy cause!

  4. I love knowing that making even the smallest quilts can be made to donate and raise money and awareness for such a cruel disease. I don't get much time for quilting but hope I can be donating in the future. Thank you for posting this information.

  5. I'm here to follow you now :) I donate all of my scraps to a lady with MS that can't get out to shop. But this idea of yours is a great idea!

  6. Totally love the scraps, it's like a little mosaic!

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  8. I love using scraps to make art! These are beautiful quilts. I especially love the last picture!

  9. I love your unique quilts. I have a tons of scraps and will be making a scrap quilt soon. I will list it when I do:)

  10. I love your scrap quilts and will make one of my own before long:)