Welcome to my stop on the For Pink’s Sakes Blog Hop. As the name suggests, this is a blog hop about breast cancer. Unfortunately, there’s a good chance that you or someone you know has been affected by this disease. Did you know that breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in women? Early detection and increased awareness has made a difference. You can find more information at the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
This blog hop came about because Anna at Life Sew Crafty is trying to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise funds for her mother-in-law, Tina, who has been left with huge medical bills after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
If you would like to help, you can make a pink quilt block that will be made into a quilt and donated to the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids, MI (where Tina received treatments). You can find block specifications for that here. You can also donate directly by going to her contribution page. I’m sure Tina and her family would appreciate any amount you are willing to donate.
For this blog hop, we were asked to make any size quilt block as long as it was made with pink fabric and a white/off white background. I made a 12″ (finished) block that was a lot of fun to create. It’s made up of mostly squares/rectangles and half-square triangles.
I designed this block myself, and I know you all will want to make one too! I’ll be posting a tutorial with instructions soon, so make sure you come back next week.
In the meantime, what should I call this block? If you think of something good, leave me a comment. If I pick your block name, I’ll have a nice surprise (think fabric) for you!
Also, everyone who participates in the blog hop either by contributing to Tina’s medical bills, makes a pink block, or shares the link to the donations page will be entered into a give-away that Anna will be hosting on August 2nd.
If you would like to see more pink blocks, here is a list of participating bloggers. I’m sure they’d love it if you stopped by!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!