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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fidget Quilts are Fun

Someone in my quilt Guild suggested we make "Fidget Quilts" for Alzheimers patients. They are little lap size activity quilts with different activities to "fidget" with. I thought this was a great idea and it was actually quite fun to work on too!
I run the morning programs at our Guild, so I felt I had to bring a sample. Katie offered to make one, too. So off we went to the hardware and dollar stores for some good fidgety gadgets.
The hardware store was a small local one and they were wonderful. They have me a whole bag of keys and a large piece of fiberglass screen for free. I also purchased some doo-dads.
Above is Katie's quilt. She made one for a woman and incorporated a baby sock filled with marbles, a clip bracelet, beads on shoelaces, and a soft doll with a swaddling blanket and a little brush. There is a mirror-like piece of silver sequin fabric. Oh, yes, also some rattly measuring spoons! Hers is on flannel with a fleece backing.
I made mine geared towards a man. It has the front of kids jeans with buttons, zipper, and pockets. There is a cottony mop head, a plumbing pipe that can be screwed together, keys on a string, a dog collar buckle, and marbles sealed in screen.
Inside the jeans is a soft monkey and a brush to comb his fur. I used a remnant of auto canvas and it is backed with flannel.
We had a lot of fun making these and I hope they will help someone pass some time.


Molliwog togs said...

Great job on the fidget quilts Lisa!

Molliwog togs said...

Love this idea for patients of Alzheimer's Disease, good job Lisa!