Scrappy Heart Quilt »
InstructionsThe instruction say to press the finished block in one direction, but I think it makes the points happier if you press in the direction the points are pointing.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Romantic, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Traditional, Cute, Casual
Scrap fabrics from other projects and the help of friends.
What was your inspiration?
My best friend from college has late-stage ovarian cancer. She was misdiagnosed by 3 different doctors over the course of a couple years. The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project is through MD Anderson (http://www.facebook.com/OvarianCancerQuiltProject). They accept donated quilts and auction them as a fundraiser to benefit the Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program and the Uterine Cancer Research Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
What are you most proud of?
By getting others involved in the making of this quilt, I am spreading awareness of this devastating disease that so often goes misdiagnosed until it's too late. Instead of sitting around, doing nothing (or at least it feels that way when you're helpless to cure someone you love), I'm using my talents to raise money and awareness.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Cutting the small squares and half squares takes time so put on your patient hat. The pattern calls for 2 1/2" squares and is the one we are making to donate, I am also making one for my family with 4" squares, and my daughter thinks I should do an even larger one with 12" squares! This should keep us busy for a while.