Ovarian Cancer Quilt: TTOF#1

I thought I’d post my first block, to encourage people.

Not that anyone seems to need it, I’ve had some great responses with news of blocks posted already! The Trudy Crowley Foundation is thrilled that we’re producing our annual fundraiser, so the quilt will be going to a very appreciative audience.

So then, here it is. Block #1 of This Teal’s on Fire. Can you visualise it now? A quilt of teal/cream blocks which have circular motifs, or give that impression, touched with flickers of flame orange. In this photo the background looks dark blue but it’s actually a deep teal. The spikes are pieced, but the majority of the block is appliqué.

I’ll be posting everyone’s blocks as they come in. Next on the agenda is a New York Beauty block, which, for the uninitiated is a spiked circular design set in a square and made up of 4 quarters, often paper pieced. These blocks can range from simple to very complex, and some of the most interesting versions have different layouts for each quarter. I’ll be keeping it simple, myself…

Back to the box of teal scraps!


33 thoughts on “Ovarian Cancer Quilt: TTOF#1

  1. Caroline says:

    yeh, that block is surely on fire
    are you doing another block with a fire extinguisher

  2. OMG, i love this. Especially the visible stitching

    • katechiconi says:

      I like it too! I thought it helped with the ‘wheel’ impression. I initially thought about doing raw-edge appliqué to see if it looked more ‘speedy’, but it was too messy, hence the narrow bias strip tidying things up.

  3. Oh WOW
    How amazing is this! What a spectacular beginning!

  4. claire93 says:

    very visual ^^

  5. Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! The teal and orange is quite awesome!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s a great combination. Last year was the first time we introduced a complementary colour with the Ovarian Cancer teal, and it worked so well, I’m planning on doing t every time from now on.

  6. tialys says:

    This is fabulous Kate. The colours are gorgeous. I’ve just come downstairs from (almost completely) paper piecing my first one together. Oh dear! There are no curves in mine – more like the spokes of a wheel. Something that looks as if it could go round if somebody spun it. Is that going to be O.K.?

    • katechiconi says:

      Don’t worry about it. If it’s giving off ‘wheel’ vibes, it’s fine! Can’t wait to see it! I thought I’d kick things off, but after the NYB I’m going to wait and see what I get so I can balance things with colours and shapes.

  7. magpiesue says:

    Wow, impressive! Hope my blocks won’t be too staid.

  8. knitnkwilt says:

    Off to a great start. Can’t wait to see the NY Beauty.

  9. anne54 says:

    She’s a beauty, Kate. And another fabulous teal pun!

  10. This is fabulous, Kate. I’m excited to see you “build” it as the blocks arrive.

  11. This quilt will be beautiful and such a great way to honor ovarian cancer.

  12. Sharon says:

    Oh this is going to be stunning. So excited to see this come together

  13. I have been wondering about your teal quilts. I’m going to have to come up with something for breast cancer. Yup. ;(

  14. nanacathy2 says:

    Oh my, it’s gorgeous. You have set the bar high!

  15. kymlucas says:

    Very evocative of flames!

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