Fast forward a few months only to discover that several of the beautiful ladies within our blogging community were battling breast cancer. Mdm Samm came up with a wonderful idea of a blog hop, where we could make something using her fabulous pattern from the previous We Support You Quilt, (You may e-mail her directly to purchase the pattern which is $12.00- firstname.lastname@example.org) to show our love and support for those who were struggling with breast cancer. The wonderful Pat from Life in the Scrapatch has been keeping us focused and on task. Mdm Samm, and Pat both deserve mega hugs for all that they do for us!
Breast Cancer touches many of us in one way or another. According to the National Breast Cancer Organization 1 in 8 women will have breast cancer in their lifetime. While I do not know anyone currently with breast cancer personally, my great grandmother who helped raised me had breast cancer at 80 years of age. That was many years ago and I can still remember what kind of treatment options were available and how it affected her. I must say that things have progressed tremendously since then. Anyway on with my submission.
First of all please forgive my photos. The best time to take pictures is in early morning sunshine, or late afternoon sunshine, with my job I am working at those times so my only opportunity to take photos was smack dab in the middle of the day, and of course it was a cloudless day with gorgeous blue skies, and bright sunshine reflecting off of the snow we had left.
I decided to make one bra. I reduced the pattern by about 25%, chose my fabrics and put it together.
Now I have 5 bras and didn't have a clue what to do with them. So I decided to make a big flower wall hanging. Wow my flower did not end up centered very well....artistic license.
here. I tried pinning but I ended up with this. Yuck! But I decided I was going to make the most of it. I refused to take out all the stitching. Design feature! So I sewed all the petals on this way.
I then embroidered the logo and that was my flower center. I learned from my previous mistake. This time I used a glue stick....which is not the optimum to use on such a large piece to stick down, but hey whatever works.
I quilted with an all over meander, don't look to close to the quilting there was some tension problem, which I will fix later on.
I love how it all turned out.
Here are the rest of the ladies participating today.
and the rest of the hop.
Thanks for stopping by.