Friday, May 23, 2014

For Pinks Sakes Blog Hop

Welcome to my stop on the For Pinks Sakes Blog Hop! I met Anna at Mid-Atlantic Mod, and I soon found out about her cause to help her mother-in-law Tina reduce her costs from breast cancer treatments. Did you know that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death to women in the world? Because I didn't. That's a scary thought. Kudos to Anna for simultaneously helping out her family and spreading breast cancer awareness! You go, girl.

I am contributing a pink block to Anna's quilt, which will be donated to the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids, MI (where Tina had her treatments). Whenever I'm in need of inspiration, I consult my "Favorite Quilt Blocks" Pinterest board, which is full of tutorials I want to try, and happened upon this string block by 107 Quilts:

 I delved into my way-past-overflowing pink scrap bin (it's a small bin, to be fair) and found just enough strips to use. How's that for using my resources wisely (aka not cutting yardage)? I didn't plan for "life" to end up on the block either - it just happened. I think that makes it even more special.

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You can make a block, too! If you would like to contribute a pink block to Anna's quilt, you can find more info and her contact info here. She will be hosting a give-away on August 2 for anyone who participates in her cause (monetary contributions, pink blocks, participants in the blog hop, and reposting about the blog hop).

Speaking of which, if you would like to make a monetary contribution, you can find the Go Fund Me campaign here. Anna's family would be appreciative of any donation you would be willing to make.

Here's a list of participating bloggers for the rest of the blog hop:

May 10
May 24

June 7

June 21

July 5

July 19

Thanks Anna! I can't wait to see your pink quilt and I hope that we can all help your MIL!


  1. Love your block and the sneak in of the pinkish-purples ;-) My next commissioned quilt is for my dad's friend that had a double mastectomy a few years ago and wants a pink quilt to celebrate being a survivor. Going to check out the links you put up!

  2. I like it, Jess! And now I have another block on my "maybe for my bee block" list : )

  3. Oh this block -- it's so vibrant!! Gorgeous choice - glad I have some time to think about what I'll be doing :0)

  4. This block looks great. Thanks again for participating!

  5. Luv your block. Thanks for participating in this hop!

  6. I just sent off 7 blocks today! Your blog is where I saw this to begin with, so I guess you're responsible for seven "assists." :)


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