Thursday, December 26, 2013

Blast Off!

     Here is my second wheel chair cover. (I never took a photo of my first one.) This one I made for a gentleman who used to work for NASA in the Apollo 11 project. His mind is completely intact and I visit him regularly in the retirement home. He had a stroke and is extremely weak in his legs and needs a wheel chair to get around and can't use one arm at all and can hardly use his other arm. This wheel chair cover was my Christmas gift to him.
Up, Up, and Away
The clouds and the flames are stuffed so that they are somewhat three dimensional. I hand-painted the moon and the rocket and the flames. Then I added thread sketching before I quilted it.
I'm linking this to Off The Wall Friday where you can visit other Art Quilt Blogs. Please make comments on their posts to let the artists know you stopped by.

14 comments:

  1. I bet he LOVED it! What a very thoughtful gift!!!

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    1. Yes, he was very happy with it. I'm looking forward to starting my next one in January.

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  2. Great idea, those wheel chair covers!

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    1. I'm thankful to Margaret for coming up with the idea.

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  3. Hi, Regina. Indeed, this is a good way to start the New Year. May 2014 be a creative adventure!
    best, nadia

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    1. May 2014 be a creative adventure for you, also.

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  4. Great idea and a beautiful quilt.

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  5. Being an artist has it's own reward. But being a blessing to others rewards us all. Clever girl.

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    1. Now that I'm retired, I want to spend some of my creative energy on making others happy.

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  6. What a wonderful personalized gift, very thoughtful and generous.

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