Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cesarean Quilt: Red I

Yesterday and today I was able to work more on my Cesarean Quilt during nap time.  Caution: this post includes words like uterus and blood.

Yesterday I was only able to get pieces cut out and glued to the quilt before my babe woke up.

Gluing the pieces down (with a glue stick) worked much better than pinning.  
Luckily he was happy enough to play while I sewed the pieces down.

All sewn down!  The black strip is supposed to represent my cesarean scar, but it has flowers on it to help remind me that my uterus is still capable of growing new life :-)  The red is not supposed to represent blood.  Red is such a powerful and meaningful color.  I think it is supposed to represent power, passion, health, and strength here.  Fear and pain too, I guess.  More on that on some later post...
The back, not much to look at since it is red on red.

My little helper, inspecting my work :-)  Any time I lay a quilt on the floor he runs over to play  with, on, or under it.
Today was another 3 hour nap, woo!  I was able to get a lot more done.

My work space, on the floor.  The paint can is for trash bits.  I didn't realize until today that I had been sitting  in the same position for the past three days, and then leaning forward over the quilt, which has caused my right hip to be quite sore!
Today I decided to try my free-motion/darning foot to sew down the pieces.  It was much easier and faster than using the walking foot.  With the walking foot I had to rotate the quilt at every corner of every piece.  With the free motion foot I don't have to rotate at all! 

I'm really happy with how this quilt is coming together.  Today went a lot faster than I expected, which gives me hope that I will finish in the next month!


  1. beautiful! I'm excited to watch it evolve, and to hear all the steps you take too! Thanks for sharing all this.

  2. Its neat to see how when you add pics here, they are all displayed from beginning to end, so I can see your daily progress. There is a lot of heart and soul in this quilt!