Ovarian Cancer: The Teal Haul #1

Some people are just SO kind.

A regular contributor was not able to spare any time for making blocks for the latest Ovarian Cancer quilt. Instead, she got online and sent me a gift voucher for Spotlight (think: Joann’s, the Hobby Lobby and your local quilt shop combined). She’s in Europe, and the amount she sent me represents a certain amount of fabric to her, but here, it buys a whole lot more!

Now, I have teal fabrics, but they’re a bit monochromatic in the sense that the values of the fabric colours are all very similar. And to make an interesting quilt, you need variation. So I made a point of buying fabrics which were a little darker, some of them rather teal-adjacent. I’ve also made a point of including colour, specifically the pink which is the wild card in this year’s Ovarian Cancer quilt.

So, there’s 4.5 metres of yardage, 10 fat quarters and a mini charm-pack. Enough for several quilts if combined with what I already have! I could have used the gift card exclusively to buy backing, but this way, I have the ability to make a much more interesting quilt, and I’ve still only used half the value of the gift card. So I can still buy enough backing for two more quilts.

And if you’re contributing, and debating what fabrics to buy, use this as inspiration to be a little playful, a little adventurous. The theme is very forgiving and a little extra colour is OK.

Thank you, E. I’m so very grateful!

29 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer: The Teal Haul #1

  1. ordinarygood says:

    Amazing kindness and generosity. And I spy Piwakawakas on Kowhai leaves in a hat tip to Aotearoa?? Lovely uplifting read this morning.

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes indeed, as well as Australian natives. People *are* very kind, I find, and it always makes me happy to realise that all the doom and gloom on the news is balanced by real people.

  2. You inspire and accomplish so much and so many 👏

  3. anne54 says:

    Hats off to both of you! Your generous donor’s surprise has obviously given you a lot to play with, and you for your continued enthusiasm for helping others. 💙

  4. Emmely says:

    It looks lovely and I am very much looking forward to seeing the quilt come to life!

  5. nanacathy2 says:

    What a very generous donation. I love your fabric choices .

  6. tialys says:

    A lovely, generous gesture.
    I’ve completed one block with some pink and, now I’ve seen the fabrics I might be a bit more adventurous with the second one,

  7. kymlucas says:

    What a wonderful, kind, generous, gesture!

  8. How kind and generous – and you got to pick! Lovely generous friend!

  9. Going Batty in Wales says:

    It is sometimes hard to remember how many kind and generous hearts there are in the world – they rarely make the news. Thank you for reminding me.

  10. How utterly wonderful. So so generous 💖 & of course there’s you who will make it even more Amazing ♥️

  11. That is going to be a very happy quilt indeed. Some great colors to give it life. I know it’s going to be beautiful and look forward to seeing the process.

    • katechiconi says:

      Considering what it’s for, I’m delighted it’s going to be a happy quilt. I have the Tyger one to finish before I can start, but others are already on the case!

  12. cedar51 says:

    what a wonderful gift that translated into you having “what appealed to you” rather than beating yourself up on “whether you have this much or not” – and go well with the quilt

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