Thursday, June 20, 2013

Fun With Hexies...

I'm making a quilt for MD Anderson's Ovarian cancer fundraising event.  I decided to challenge myself to do something with hexagons, and ended up playing with them in a somewhat unusual way.  
I love piecing them.  There is something very meditative about the entire process.  My challenge was to manipulate them slightly to conform to the shapes of one-half a uterus, a fallopian tube, and an ovary.
I never said I was "normal".  


To get an ovoid shape I stitched two hexes, then two more "portions.

There is something quite lovely about the paper templates, isn't there?

More folding and stitching

This, believe it or not, is the inside of the half-section of the uterus.  
It does look very "wing-like".

Here is the ovary, stitched in place and quilted to resemble a flower.


I apologize for the poor lighting of this image.  I'll try to reshoot it and post a better one.
The name of this quilt is "Life Force".

I know a couple of women who are doing battle with ovarian cancer, so this is personal.  I encourage you to stop by the website for this project and check it out.  The online auction will begin later this year.



7 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. Making such a meaningful quilt must be so fulfilling. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Mia. I enjoyed making it. I hope someone will want to buy it!!

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  2. I think it is a wonderful and very creative quilt. I particularly like the use of the hexes and the unique choice if fabric.

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    1. Thank you HollyM! I was given a bundle of lovely Cherrywood Fabrics, donated by Cherrywood for the project. I added some Kaffe Fassett fabrics to the background and used them for the hexies, too.

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  3. Love the way you have combined your image with the background, it is lovely! Great cause! Very cool quilt!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! It was certainly a departure from the usual for me! I enjoyed it a great deal.

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  4. Leslie- The quilt is as beautiful as it is clever! It is a wonderful addition to the auction, and I'm sure it will be very popular with bidders! Thank you so much for your support of the Ovarian Quilt Project!

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