I'm making small fidget quilts for AD/dementia patients. Dementia patients tend to have restless hands, and the quilts are very tactile, giving a place for hands to feel texture and tactile elements. I wish I'd known about them when my father's hands appeared to be sorting papers, as if he were still in the office.
The butterfly is dimensional, the prairie points can be fidgeted with,
the same with the loops,
and the embroidery adds another textural element
for fingers to linger over.
So far, I'm using all kinds of scraps and odds and ends
that I've made or collected that sit around waiting for a purpose.
More loops, prairie points, buttons, some fabric flowers, etc.
They have been through the washing machine and dryer,
so that I know how they will stand up.
I'm almost finished with the third one.
They are keeping me busy,
and away from my reviewing,
but they are so much fun.