Ovarian Cancer: CYTL Blocks 16-19

Another squishy parcel in the mail!

These four lovelies are from Jean Swenson, who kindly offered to make three and then found a fourth block materialising (do you see what I did there?) out of the scraps on her work table. Funny how that happens, isn’t it?  Anyway, I’m delighted to have an extra!

So now we’re up to 19 blocks. Eleven to go. I still have blocks coming from Lynn and Gun and Sharon. Once they’re in, I’ll be able to start laying things out to see where the ‘gaps’ are in the overall effect, and can get cracking on making the ones I’ll still need.

I’m actually dying to get started, so exercising a little patience will be very good for my character.

But waiting is hard…

42 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer: CYTL Blocks 16-19

  1. jeanswenson says:

    Breathing a sigh of relief that they found their way safely to you across the Pacific. Can’t wait to see how everything comes together! 😊

    • katechiconi says:

      It was really quick, just over 2 weeks, which is almost unheard of these days! They’re lovely, and I think the whole quilt is going to be fabulous.

  2. Waiting is hard, but look at those gorgeous squares you’ll soon be assembling into a quilt. I *love* these squares, and I love what you do for the community. xo

  3. Debra Lunt says:

    Wonderful to see a new quilt coming together. I cherish the ‘Go Teal it on the Mountain’ quilt which my dear mum received from OCA some years ago. Your work is much appreciated…

    • katechiconi says:

      Oh, I’m SO glad to hear of it when one of our quilts finds its forever home! Thank you so much for supporting us and for letting us know that our work has meaning 💗

  4. These 4 were STUNNING! I didn’t think the creativity could expand so much. It’s incredible what the creative mind can think to make.

  5. Beautiful 😍
    I’ve sent you 5 in the mail … hopefully arrives soonish

  6. Sharon says:

    Jean really did a beautiful job on these. The one with the dove is fabulous!

    • katechiconi says:

      Yes – and everyone loves that one!

    • jeanswenson says:

      Thanks! When Kate announced that pink was being incorporated this year, I knew immediately that I wanted to represent the two colors in a dove, using hearts for the wings. While I realize the pink is not necessarily intended for breast cancer for this quilt, the teal and pink together is meaningful to me: my sister passed away late last year from breast cancer, and her sister-in-law passed away a few years ago from ovarian cancer. How befitting that I could combine these two colors in a dove, a symbol of love.

      • katechiconi says:

        Hi Jean! I’m a breast cancer survivor myself, but ovarian cancer receives so little support and attention by comparison, I felt compelled to support it rather than breast cancer. The pink hearts are incidental except insofar as they represent love, but they work for this idea too, I think. I’m so glad you found meaning in the theme.

  7. claire93 says:

    the dove block is so sweet ^^

  8. nanacathy2 says:

    Love the one with the Bird.

  9. these are lovely, the small amounts of pink really make the colours “pop”,

    • katechiconi says:

      I agree. After 7 exclusively teal/cream quilts, I felt it was time to inject a small note of something else to enliven things. If it turns out well, which I’m sure it will, I think this will be a recurring theme going forward.

  10. craftycreeky says:

    They’re gorgeous, especially the bird one.

  11. magpiesue says:

    Those are wonderful!

  12. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Wonderful and bright ! Someone will love this for the rest of her/his life !

  13. kymlucas says:

    Love the geometrical aspect of these!

  14. Emmely says:

    They are beautiful!

  15. […] Kate over at Tall Tales from Chiconia announced that she is making an Ovarian Cancer charity quilt this year – after a two year […]

  16. it is fun watching all the blocks come together and all so different. The hexie heart is very clever, love it.

    • katechiconi says:

      Isn’t it? I’m excited to see what’s coming next, as the layout is beginning to take shape in my head. Any blocks that simply don’t work for some reason will find a new use as cushion covers to go with the quilt

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