My quilt block For Pink’s Sake

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.

For Pinks Sake

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.

For Pink's Sake Block

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.

For Pink's Sake Quilt Block

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!

May 10
May 24
June 7
June 21
July 5
July 19


Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great weekend!


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  1. I’m not always good at completing projects but I want to try and do this one.
    I emailed her for her address so I could send one or two
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Your block is very sweet! I would think Hope Blossom or Hope Blooms would be an appropriate and sweet name for your block! I am looking forward to a tutorial and checking out the For Pink Sakes site! thank you!

  3. I call your beautiful block – Hope for All. Breast cancer does not only affect women but also men. My father-in-law and his only sibling a brother each had breast cancer. My father-in-law was the older and was born in 1910, so it was quite rare at the time he was diagnosed for a man to have breast cancer. Then, it was even rarer for a male, and an only male sibling to be diagnosed with breast cancer. My father-in-law died without knowing that I, too, had breast cancer. While the men’s breast cancer was treated with surgery, I had to have a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation. The whole process took just about a year and yes, even still having good insurance at that time, it was expensive treatment. It has been over ten years and I still take oral anti-estrogen treatment. My oncologist is hopeful that we can stop that treatment within the next year. The “C” word is always in the back of the mind of the survivor and the family. Even if someone else in your family has not actually had cancer, it impacts every individual in the family. My daughter got married during my treatment. I had to put off my last chemo treatment in order to be strong enough to travel to her wedding and participate in it. Now, I have four grandchildren that I would never have seen had I not have fought and won this battle here on earth. Thank you for all you are doing to bring this terrible disease to the attention of others. Some people are not shy about talking about their journey and to others it is very, very personal. So, I pray this block will bring hope to all who have been on this journey and hope that many, many may never have to ever start the journey called breast cancer and help bring peace to those to endure the journey should they be faced with it in any capacity – as a patient or a supporter of someone who is a patient.

  4. Hi Julie I have been reading your blog for a while now. The quilt show introduced u to me and ever since it has been a great joy to visit you. Your block is beautiful I call “pink friends for life”. I have been thinking of writing to you to tell that your doing a fantastic job on the BOM scene. Through your blog I can see the colours of the BOM more clearly even though we have number codes for the fabric. Poor eyes need all the help this quilter needs. Thanks for all the help you unknowingly do for me. One of them is motivation to complete projects. I finish my blocks only after you put them on the blog. Thanks again for everything. Happy quilting

  5. I love your block and can’t wait for the tutorial, I will definitely try to make you a block for your fund raising. I would call this block “Pink Love”. I make quilts for cancer patients, men,women and children, no matter the age or severity of their cancer. I would say I sew these a min. of 10 per week and it truly makes me feel great doing it. Good Luck to your friend’s MIL.

  6. il es très beau ce bloc, moi je l’appelerai le bloc aux tulipes…
    car on dirait qu’il y a des tulipes aux 4 coins…
    je suis sans doute influencé par le fait que j’habite les Pays Bas…
    Doux dimanche

  7. I just love your warm and upbeat block! Funny how several of us seem to have been thinking of the same theme re an suitable name for such a very lively & attractive composition. Apparently we concur that your design just sparkles with…..hope. My vote for its eventual label: Abundant Hope. (That thought’s been ringing in my mind much of the day.) Whatever you select, again, its just a beautiful block with a lovely sense of balance.

  8. Gorgeous block! I love it! I think it should be called “Tina’s Crown”. I am anxious for your tutorial

  9. I’d call it “Come Together”. I too, saw tulips and shoo fly and hope. It’s about all of us and all of these things.

  10. This is such a cute block! It reminds me a little of the snow blossom block, but I’m not sure what to call it. Spring blossom maybe?

  11. How about Four Square Rose? Love your block, Julie. Look forward to your tutorial. Bless you for your participation in this fund raiser.

    Hugs, Karla

  12. At first glance the block reminded me of a Churn Dash block so I would call this block dash for the cure. This is a wonderful thing that everyone is doing. Also thanks for all of your posts that you do. Have really enjoyed reading all of them.

  13. Pink Eternity for the name with the hope that life is everlasting (long lasting). Thanks for all the great blogs.

  14. What a beautiful and elegant block!! I can’t wait for your pattern, Julie!
    How about naming it ” Stepping Stone of Hope ” ?

  15. Thanks for being in this hop. I just happen to have some pink blocks all made up and can be sent right away. I love your block. Look forward to the tutorial.

  16. That block reminds me of blooming peonies. I would call it summer bloom.
    Thank you for the information on this hop. Breast cancer has hit my family very heavily so anything to contribute is dear to my heart. Thank you so much

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