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.