Monday, May 4, 2009

Pink Ribbon projects

Add ImageI'm sharing a couple of group projects here that will hopefully bring about some awareness of breast cancer.

The pink and black pinwheel blocks will be part of a quilt that is being put together to raffle off for breast cancer. There are 6 of us making blocks - 16 blocks apiece. Each of us is doing 2 sets of 4 pink blocks and 2 sets of 4 black blocks and we'll put them all together with a fun pink border. The finished quilt will go be raffled to raise money for a new foundation being set up by a local teacher who is a breast cancer survivor.

The second group project involves 12 ladies. Once a month there is a small group of us who meet for coffee following Saturday Sampler (a block of the month at our local quilt shop). During coffee, Sylvia suggested a challenge quilt project. We decided on a Christmas quilt, came up with a list of possible participants, and went shopping together for the challenge fabric.

We each got 1 yard of the green holly Christmas fabric and will make 13 identical 12 inch blocks. We plan to get together this summer and exchange our blocks so that we will each end up with 1 block from each lady for our own quilt. My block is called "arm flags" from a past Saturday Sampler called Ode to Aging. The 13th set of blocks will be put together by the group and quilted. Then we hope to raffle it off for breast cancer sometime during the late fall.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder if our partners have their wheels done. I wish I could inspire Supts about some things. I will enjoy reading.