Scinteallate #16: a glorious constellation

It’s done, finished.

Scinteallate is bound and labelled, and waiting for me to hear where and when to deliver it. The photos have been sent, I’ve hit the deadline, and I feel a big sense of relief.

I did a lot of work on this quilt when I was feeling fairly bloody average, so I’m glad none of that shows. It looks great, team, fantastic work from all of you. The Nude Lunch is on 6th September, so we won’t know till after that how much it raised at auction, but I’ve asked to be kept informed so I can let you all know.

For those who are interested, a few stats:  Design and call to action 12th May. Quilt completed 9th August, a whisker under three months! Blocks contributed by (in no particular order) Robin Murphy, Nanette Gilbert, Margaret Creek, Lynn Hutton, Sharon Sabin, Lynda Swink, Gun Adrian, Sue Brown, Kerry Davidson, and me. Techniques include foundation paper piecing, traditional piecing, appliqué and Quilt As You Go. It was quilted and assembled on a domestic Janome DC3018 sewing machine and I got through two 800m reels of Gütermann cream thread.

To the new members of the team: it was great having you on board, and it would be lovely to have you participate in the next ovarian cancer quilt, if you’re up for it.

And now, I’m going to go and clear away all the snippets of teal fabric and thread, de-fuzz the design wall, and get out something completely different to play with 🙂

Till next time.


62 thoughts on “Scinteallate #16: a glorious constellation

  1. claire93 says:

    well done to all members of the team! and to you, Kate, for bringing it all together.

  2. anne54 says:

    It looks wonderful and will definitely be the Star of the Show! I love the message on the label too. Well done to everyone involved! 🌟

    • katechiconi says:

      I hope so 🙂 The message is very much the same on each quilt I make for ovarian cancer; what changes is the list of contributors and the name of the quilt. I’ve just dropped it off; a little like sending a child off for a major audition!

  3. Emmely says:

    Finished and looking great again! Well done to everyone! I hope several people fall in love with it so it makes a good amount at the auction.

  4. it is beautiful! Well done for all your hard work especially when you have been so ill, And congratulations to Mouse for excellent supervision and encouragement.

  5. You’ve done it again!! I love them all and I love the cause. You are an inspiration Kate! Thank you for organizing such beauty and love❤️❤️

  6. Beautiful Amazing Gorgeous… as always my heart is full xxx

  7. It looks wonderful – what an achievement!

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m really pleased we got such a great result in such a short time, and in time for the charity event. But I’m definitely planning a longer lead time next time!

  8. A lot has happened in your life Kate while you have been shepherding this quilt into being – so it’s quite an achievement I think. The quilt is stunning and the entire team are all brilliant!

    • katechiconi says:

      It would have seemed easier if I’d been feeling OK most of the time, but I lost 2 weeks in the middle there. Still, it’s done, it’s great, and I’m really happy with the result.

  9. tialys says:

    I’m proud to have been part of this project and your hard work and determination in design, assembly and finishing has, once again, resulted in a stunning quilt which will hopefully raise a good amount for a cause close to our hearts.💙

    • katechiconi says:

      I couldn’t have done it without everyone’s contribution, so you all deserve congratulations too. The ovarian cancer team rocks, and long may we continue to amaze ourselves!

  10. It looks gorgeous and I hope it raises huge amounts of money.

  11. craftycreeky says:

    It looks fantastic, well done inspiring us all to help and bringing it all together. Hope it raises lots of money.

  12. Robin Murphy says:

    Its a great quilt Kate, you do a fantastic job of sharing your ideas and it is always a great pleasure to be able to contribute to the final product

  13. nanacathy2 says:

    Congratulations Kate and everyone else. I think this is the best one you have done like this, that I have seen.

  14. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Congrats to all.

  15. kymlucas says:

    Incredibly gorgeous. You all outdo yourselves every time!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous and it was my honor to participate in this with you and all the incredibly talented quilters. It was a true growth and learning experience for me. Thank you for spearheading this wonderful project Kate.

  17. kathyreeves says:

    A beautiful job, exquisitely executed by the entire team. Fabulous job, Captain Kate!

  18. magpiesue says:

    Woohoo! It looks fabulous. Just let me know when you need more blocks! 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      It does look good, and a simple idea has resulted in a very sophisticated result.
      The Nude Lunch is usually in early September, so if I do it in a sensible timescale next time, I’ll be posting the call to action at the beginning of April. Of course, I’ve also had some enquiries about F2F as well…

  19. It’s stunning!!! You are all so very talented. Also all very generous.

  20. Another tour de force. Clever, hard-working women 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      I’m so grateful everyone was able to pull out the stops and get their blocks to me on time. Pity I lost time due to flu, etc, but we got it finished and delivered in good time. And it looks amazing 🙂

  21. KerryCan says:

    You did it!! We all knew you would, of course, but it’s so excellent to see the finished, fabulous project! Now, on to the next one . . . 😉

  22. […] I also wanted to share another amazing completed project by Kate who some of you do know and follow.  I had the honor of participating in her amazing yearly on going quilt fundraiser project. The quilt is made for auction to benefit ovarian cancer. The amazing talented quilters are from all over the world (like us) Kate Chiconi (Australia) spearheads this project. You can read Kates posting on this quilt here…/scinteallate…/ […]

  23. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Stunner !!!!

  24. Well done to everyone, it looks amazing! I hope it raises lots of money for the cause 🙂

  25. So sorry! I have been so far off the radar that I missed a teal quilt! Don’t let me escape contributing next time.

    • katechiconi says:

      Not to worry; as you can see, we achieved a good quilt despite your absence, but I will indeed not let you escape again, mwahahaha 🙂 (hmm, that came out a bit more creepy than I intended).

  26. rutigt says:

    Beautiful and well done! And of course I´ll be there to help you next year!

  27. lemonjello18 says:

    Absolutely beautiful. My compliments to you and your entire team of quilters for creating something that is sure to raise a lot of money. Pretty impressive with you being so sick for the last month.

    • katechiconi says:

      This was the seventh ovarian cancer quilt I’ve worked on, and I’m lucky to have such generous – and speedy! – team working with me on them. Luckily for all concerned I’d got a fair amount of prep done in advance, so was able to press on once the flu had receded enough. Everyone gets a break from teal now for at least 9 months, at which point, I’ll be launching the next one!

  28. These quilts are a testament to the love and talent of all involved. I’m always blown away by the work. Thanks for coordinating, Kate, and thank you to all who participated. This is a work of art and heart.

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