Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Hip Bone is Connected to the Leg Bone

This is a gift for my orthopedic surgeon who did my hip replacement; it's 11x14 and I did a line drawing and then photo transferred it to chiffon; all of the black lines are made with free motion quilting
Up close and personal; my new hip is on the right side of the screen
very close up of my new hip, which by the way, my doctor gave me my x-ray and that is what I used as my reference point; it has jagged edges on the sides so that the bone can grow into it; four months on Dec 15th. It is so nice to be able to walk without being in pain.


  1. Anonymous1:31 PM

    This is fabulous! Great job but I love all your work. D~~~~

  2. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Two Great Jobs
    Congratulations to your surgeon and to you.
    You make a great team!

  3. Cool quilt and yea for your recovery!

  4. Oh Jamie, you are so clever! I bet that's the best gift your doctor ever got. Three cheers for being pain free!

  5. That is a great gift Jamie. I am sure your surgeon will love it. I am also sure you are much happier with your new hip.

  6. What a nice thing to do for your doctor! I'm glad you're feeling better.

  7. Congratulations on becoming mobile again. I've had a bunch of surgery. I'm putting off hip surgery. You are now my model. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy the journey,

  8. Jamie,
    I love this quilt! I adore anything "skeletal".
    Your surgeon will be thrilled!
    Leslie Jenison

  9. I love the quilt - how clever you are. I found this post because you posted a description and a link from the Quilting Art list.
    Jan McNamara Houck

  10. Ohmigawd! Jamie, that is SO cool! I'll bet your doctor is just thrilled (almost as thrilled as you are with your new hip!)

  11. Anonymous5:53 PM

    You are so creative and wonderful! Yea to the surgeon who helped to make your life more comfortable. Now all that energy you used to combat that pain can be channeled into even more art.

  12. Jamie,
    I absolutely LOVE this piece. It is so nice of you to give to your doctor! And I am so happy for you that you are relieved from the daily pain of walking.

  13. Anonymous9:12 AM

    What a thoughtful and unique gift for your doctor. I bet he LOVES it!

  14. My doctor really liked his gift and I think he was quite taken back by it. Perhaps not many of his patients make him gifts? He loved the humor in it and wants to hang it in one of the adult patient rooms.


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