#SupportGroupQuiltAlong with #FQS Week 1
I was so honored when the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to be part of their quilt a long (QAL) for the National Breast Cancer Foundation fund raiser.
I thought this pattern was FABULOUS!!
Message from the Fat Quarter Shop: “We are giving breast cancer awareness a strong push with the Support Group Stitch and Quilt Along. The Support Group cross stitch and quilt pattern by Lori Holt is a sweet nod to how good undergarments are like good friends – we show up during hard times to uplift and support each other! Take the plunge with us into this sew along to give breast cancer awareness the full coverage it needs.
We encourage you to donate $15 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation by October 31, 2022. Fat Quarter Shop and designer Lori Holt will each match up to $5,000 of the donations raised. Together, we can reach our goal of $20,000 to help women at every step of the breast cancer journey. Check out our donation page: https://fundraise.nbcf.org/fqs “
All of the fabrics I chose are linked at the bottom of this post. While the picture on the pattern is made with Lori Holt fabrics, I was inspired to up my game on fabric choices by all the women I know who have been affected by breast cancer. They are FEARLESS, they are FIGHTERS, and they are determined to beat the cancer beast. So, what better choice for fabrics than Tula Pink’s Tiny Beasts? I thought this was perfect and couldn’t wait for it to arrive. This fabric is LOUD, PROUD, AND BOLD! Just like those who fight.
I paired the Tiny Beast prints with Tula’s True Colors Tiny Coordinates full of mini-stripes and coordinating dots.
And the backing? Why there’s a 108″ for that! These lady bugs are nothing short of adorable. I think I’ll like the back more than the front!
I pulled a couple of other prints from my Tula stash to ‘fill out’ the 12 tops. Pairing these fabrics was so much fun!
I tried to mind where the print would land when stitched. We don’t need any unfortunate noses landing right on an apex! LOL Well, at least I got one right.
While this looks easy to stitch, be very careful when measuring, cutting, and getting the perfect 1/4″ seam allowance. Otherwise, those bands between the cups just don’t meet and getting the straps to align can be a challenge. Be careful, be precise, and pin, pin, pin. 🙂
A racoon with an apple core and a garbage can! Can you stand it? Love it!
Did I say this fabric line was perfect? I would love to see this quilt hanging on the wall of my mammography office. Speaking of a mammography office, do you need to schedule your annual mammogram? If it’s been more than a year, it’s time!
Here’s a list of my fabrics (affiliate links):
Tiny Beasts by Tula Pink – https://shrsl.com/3ndy1
True Colors Tiny Coordinates – https://shrsl.com/3ndx3
Background – https://shrsl.com/3ndx5
Backing – https://shrsl.com/3ndx7
I’m looking forward to putting the next row together. How fun!
Note: As I write this post on Aug 8, 2022, it’s literally on the news this moment that Olivia Newton-John has just died from breast cancer. (tears) Grease was my favorite movie as a teen and her music left an indelible imprint on my life. I hope you join me in donating $15 to the National Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation by Oct 31, 2022. Be sure to use this FQS link so they will match your donation! Thank you Fat Quarter Shop and Lori Holt! https://fundraise.nbcf.org/fqs