Monday, December 12, 2011
December Quilt for AAQI
This is my quilt donation to AAQI for this month. I've named it "The Cathedral Walls are Falling Down". It started life as a rectangle of vintage quilting - cathedral window blocks to be exact. As soon as I found it I knew it wanted to become an AAQI quilt but it took me awhile to figure out how. I ended up deconstructing it into pieces with quite a bit of hand sewing involved. Then I reassembled the pieces into a random shape which fit the size requirements. I added buttons at all the junctions and corners.
I like the idea of it portraying something as solid as a cathedral slowly falling apart. We look to our elders for guidance and wisdom but Alzheimers robs us of this privilege by making their minds crumble and fall apart like my imaginary cathedral. Hopefully someone else will see what I see in this piece.