Debbie Rolek Posted April 20, 2006 Report Share Posted April 20, 2006 Well my quilt is in the Breast Cancer Challenge at MQX and I am at home. "They Are Just Boobs Until You Lose Them. I have it entered in MQS and have been asked to have it in Quiltfestjax in September. I don't know how to attach pictures so will give the webshots. Anyone is welcome to add the picture if they would. Laurie Shepstone, MQP, has been giggling at throughout its construction. Remember, I am a RN, and married to a Doctor. We are educators. So it is educational, and humorous, but you shouldn't forget it. It has many parts to it. Laurie agreed online to do a challenge and knew that with chemo brain (her words) that not everything had been clicking together. In support of her and the quilters who we lost ( Linda K. Taylor and Marian Furs (Mary's S mom), I chose to participate it. I was taken by the polka dotted material and as it reminded of the yellow polka dotted bikini. So that was the starting point of the quilt. *challenge was to use 4 fabric, and may add four other fabrics, and one inspirational block.* I used some material as the focal material that a local quilter friend designed as it fit my theme. I foolishly did about what seemed like 34 yard of piping and it is in the sashing to accent it. Pink ribbon blocks were in the alternating 9 patch. Words were traupunto'd and painted with Irena Bluhms technique. I double traupunto'd the swimsuit tops to create geat cleavage. Freehand boobs were placed around the borders. All different sizes and painted them according to different races with breast cancer. I love you hand (American Sign Language) symbols were scattered around, to remember to love yourself and get checked. Some of the boobs hanging around vary in size and shape, or with mastectomies. Each is personalized with seed beaded nipples, and pasties on one for the working girl. Artistic freedom meant recreating the stop sign to six sided, with the breast cancer ribbon inside, for Stop Breast Cancer. I added glued crystal, smilie face heart erasers, and angels. I took 2 different colored breast cancer bracelets and incorporated it in the quilt. 4 with the word are on the borders, and many others are cut up and made into crosses at the intersection of the blocks. The four crosses around the center blocks have names and flowers, Adeline Gutenkauf, (my grandma) Linda K. Taylor, Marian Furs, and Jackie Robbins and their date of death. I don't want any more names added to my quilt. The inspirational thought of the quilt, "Get Them Checked, Get Them Checked Often", so Don't get Your Name on My Quilt. Depends on peoples response to the quilt. Few friends were kind enough to tell me it is hilarious, and should not just sit in my studio, it I should find a way to share it with others. I have had it professionally photographed and checked on framing it professionally to sell to Mammogram centers, oncology units, and maybe OB/GYNs, but haven't had time to continue that process. Some feedback would be great. On another note, it has been hanging in my kitchen to protect it as I worked on it, and all the teenage males have not had a problem with it. The funniest comment was from a male friend of the family. He rubbed over the top and said he "never felt 100 pairs of boobs at one time" My teenage son had names for the different shape, cherries (small) pepperonis for the saggers, and hotties for the middle size. That was more than I needed to know. http://community.webshots.com/user/debbierealquilts Challenge folder. Debbie Rolek Waukee Ia email@example.com If you like it share it with others and keep a copy in your favorite pictures to remind yourself every time you see it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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