Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fuck Cancer II

To read more about why I chose the word Fuck please go read my post on the first Fuck Cancer quilt.  And remember people, if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all--if you have conservative values and/or don't like curse words, just leave.  Just stop reading.  Nothing you can say will change my feelings, make me feel shame, or convince me to not use the word fuck.

Fuck Cancer II mini quilt, measures about 17x17".

I was asked by mom to make another Fuck Cancer quilt to donate to her friend's charity auction.  Her friend is a cancer survivor and advocate for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  She has helped organize many fund raisers, including the one I donated this quilt for.

I decided I wanted something quick to piece, so I could focus my time on the quilting.  I dug through my orphan quilt blocks and chose a small stack of HST leftovers from this quilt I made 4 years ago.

FMQ corner detail.

I used two layers of batting for added weight and texture--one layer of Warm and Natural and one layer of Quilter's Dream Wool.  It is bound in Kona Sage (I think), and the grey fabric is Kona Coal.


It is quilted using Aurifil 40wt in #5022 (mustard).  The words are quilted using Aurifil 28wt #1148 (light jade).  I used Aurifil 50wt #2605 (grey) in the bobbin.

Fuck Cancer quilt back.

You can bid on this quilt (and many other awesome prizes) through Saturday evening (MST), May 2nd.  So if you're interested in having this quilt for yourself or someone you know, please go bid on it!  All money raised benefits the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Free motion quilted fuck cancer text detail.

17 comments:

  1. I think I recall that the mustard around "Fuck Cancer" was a bit of last minute addition? Regardless, I love the way it looks. I hope the quilt raises a good amount of money for the society.

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  2. Your feathers are so precise, Renee!

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  3. So much detail in the quilting. I love the mustard, too!

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  4. I couldn't say it better. Great work.

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  5. Having had cervical cancer & lost a grandmother to uterine cancer - fuck cancer indeed. Keep on with this. :) I'm tempted to do one of my own.

    LOVE the feathers.

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  6. Wholeheartedly agree! Beautiful work, Renee!

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  7. Spectacular and I lost a aunt to breast fuck cancer.

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  8. Great job and a great cause!

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  9. No complaints here~great quilt for a bad disease. Fuck cancer~

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  10. Sometime that is the right word and you have to use it!! It is a gorgeous quilt, Renee!!

    -Soma

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  11. Your feathers and echoes look so good! I really like that mustard thread, it makes the quilting really stand out.

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  12. Love your style, Renee and Fuck Cancer indeed! Sometimes there is no other word to use, this is definitely the case here. I hope your quilt brings in a lot of funds and maybe provides some comfort to the person who buys it. It truly is gorgeous, your quilting is phenomenal as usual :)

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  13. Your quilting is simply stunning!

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  14. I LOVE it! (but I didnt win it :( )

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  15. Renee, I am mostly a conservative person and generally don't like profanity - but your Fuck Cancer quilts hit home for me. There are times in life that call for that word. This quilt would be deeply meaningful to so very many people and I hope the person who ends up with it feels empowered by it.
    Your workmanship and quilting are also very beautiful!

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  16. I love your FMQ. who cares about the language police! Thanks for joining up to tgiff :) I wonder if you'd like to design a FMQ block for the FMQAL I'm running.... do love what you've done with this one...

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  17. I just found your blog. But wanted to comment here that I love this! I've lost all my reproductive organs and my breasts, so I agree, FUCK cancer!

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