I love pink.
I love that salmon can be pink and that the "white" one is pink when compared to white.
I love the hot pink. It is really HOT!
I love they are Konas and feel like a dream.
I love that I have leftovers.
I don't love that we still have to have a month devoted to breast cancer.
I don't love that 1 in 8 of the females reading this blog will get breast cancer (at least in the US).
I don't love that we do not have a cure.
I don't love that too many women I do love have had breast cancer.
If you're a reader of my blog periodically, you may have read this post entitled a Quilter's Fairy Tale last year. This is a tribute to a special friend who successfully fought IBC (Inflammatory Breast Cancer). But it was a terrible battle.
The Emperor of All Maladies" by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Subtitled "The Biography of Cancer" -- it is fascinating and horrifying at the same time. I am particularly interested in the references to breast cancer early in the book.
Details on the quilt:
- Modified from Cozy Modern Quilts by Kim Schaeffer
- 65" x 65"
- 21 shades of pink from Robert Kaufman's Kona line
- Phillip Jacobs fabric for lattice
- Quilted with Lava by Superior (no rush to do that again although I love the color changes)
- Bobbin was So Fine by Superior
- New overall pattern I wanted to try -- learned a lot and will use again
For a giggle -- here's how I started my month! It's given me some opportunities to talk about breast cancer to people I might not have -- servers in restaurants particularly! I'm happy to stay they are still intact. I wasn't sure if we would get through the month together. I now think we will.
Playing with fabric you love
Finding inspiration at the Bloggers Quilt Festival
Doing breast exams and getting mammograms!