Monday, January 3, 2011

"Eos and Basos"

The last 2 types of white blood cells we have in our body's blood are eosinophils and basophils.  Once again, they fight infection, but the eosinphils, especially, play a big part in fighting parasites, and in allergy response.  The eosinophils are my favorite "cell", as they love the eosin dye, which is a vibrant pink-ish orange that just isn't in a thread color pallet.  These are the 2 least common white cells.


Becky Wolsk said...

I'm so excited to see this because I did a quilt to celebrate bone anatomy (including bone cells!) in February 2010 and that has made me interested in quilts which portray human anatomy. My quilt is called "Time Heals All Bones" and is about bone healing (inspired by my broken ankle during Snowmaggedon in DC). Here's the direct link from my website:

I also want to share with you these other quilts that highlight the miracle of our complex, long-enduring bodies:

Chris Gilman (who I found out about via QuiltArt's emailing list). She created a quilt about foot surgery and two other quilts related to her medical history):

and Sandra Wyman's quilt about her broken toe!

Hope you are having a quiltily great day!

Becky from Wash. DC (online portfolio) (blog)

Becky said...

Wow! Thanks Becky (fun to say that). What neat quilts...all of them! I'm a true science first love! I've been wanting to do some "science quilts" for a while now. This fun-a-day project is getting me started! LOVE the periodic table quilt, and your poor broken bone. Pretty awesome art quilt you made there! And that broken toe quilt...oh my, that brings back some painful memories of my own there... I had a newborn and a 2 yr old at the time too :-O... Thanks again!!


Susan said...

I think your fun a day project is such a great idea and the way you have chosen to fulfill that even cooler. I can't remember if you said you would keep these, but if you do it would be a great way to help out your children when they get to Biology class! :)

Becky said...

Funny you mention that... My oldest (middle school) was talking about "Golgi bodies" last night, and of course, I immediately thought that'd be another fun quilt... intracellular structures!!