Friday I was looking through my email and came across a slide show from The Quilt Show. You can see it here. Didi Salvatierra had a small quilt using buttons to make a basket. Theme of all the quilts for the contest was New from Old. When I saw it I knew I needed to create one similar to it. My grandmother has Alzheimer's. Recently I had received a large collection of her buttons. I've been looking for project to use them in, as a memorial. This was the perfect idea. So, on Saturday night I started my little quilt. When I finish, the button basket will be the medallion in the center. Surrounding it will be pieces of my Grandfather's work shirts. He passed away this summer. I plan on giving it to my father for Christmas. Thank you Didi for the idea.