Ever since realizing that they were doing Catheterizations as early as 1958, but my doctors didn't do mine until i was 10, In 1967, I have wanted to raise funds for heart defect research.
Well, even before that.
Why did they wait? Because of all my issues? Hemi-vertebrae scoliosis, Absent upper left lung lobe, Hypoplasia lower lung lobe, Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), Hypoplasia left Pulmonary Artery and vein.
hypoplasia /hy·po·pla·sia/ (-pla´zhah) incomplete development or underdevelopment of an organ or tissue.hypoplas´tic from The Free Dictionary
So I started ANOTHER QUILT, Do I have unfinished projects? SURE!!
But this was going to be all BRIGHT pink or red fabrics that had HEARTS on it, only I couldn't find enough fabrics. I guess, St Valentine's Day is the season, and I was looking in October, which is when I can get to one or two quilt stores. (Birthday month)
As I worked on the heart, I decided I needed more. I managed to find some and order online more pinks and some had hearts on them, from a local store. January was SOOO cold, I wasn't going out much. I don't want to get sick, so if it is below 30, NOT going out. Then they rescheduled my Heart dr appt twice, and HAD to go out when it was 8 out there. Thankfully the high was 34, and it warmed up later, after I was home. ;(
I had found a GREAT idea in a Quilt Magazine a few years ago, a feathered heart. Only 89 pieces, TINY pieces.
But very Beautiful.
So going to post the Jpegs I did, i hope I don't get into trouble:
But ended up using a few of the reds, because I needed more variety. I didn't want the same fabrics to be too close together.
|89 little pieces|
|All marked out on the steam a seam|
Utilizing 7 fabrics, pieces 1-8-15-22-29-36-43-50-57-64-71-78-85
I tried several different ways, using programs in the computer and on Mom's Computer, but i finally went to the market and used their copy machine. The Heart base design needed to be enlarged 200%.
|Layout of heart applique enlarged 200%|
|What am i going to do in the corners? Possibly paper piece some hearts?|
About 30" By 30".
Can i raise $1,000?
$500 each for 2 research projects?
I started the fundraising here. Please support me.