#SupportGroupQuiltAlong with #FQS Week 3
It’s already the 3rd week of this quilt along and I can’t believe it’s going by so fast! If you’re just joining me, the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to be part of their quilt a long (QAL) for the National Breast Cancer Foundation fund raiser.
What a phenomenal pattern! Links to all my fabrics are at the bottom of this post.
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 “
For my fabrics, I chose Tula Pink’s Tiny Beasts and coordinating Tiny Print Coordinates. These fabrics completely speak to the fierceness of the cancer survivors I know.
This week, I was little bummed when I discovered that the pattern blocks only used one fabric instead of two. Matching these incredible Tula Pink fabrics has been half the fun!
Two of the fabrics I had chosen for the blocks in this row were actually not part of the Tiny Beasts line, so it was a no brainer to drop those and then just stick to the remaining fabrics that coordinate with the rest of the quilt.
My challenge this week was matching those straps to the cups. What a CHALLENGE!
I found it easiest to pre-mark the 1/4″ seam on the strap piece.
Then I stabbed a quilt pin straight through, and then took a peak and re-aligned the pin exactly on the matching seam.
I held the guide pin horizontally and then took another pin to go from below the seam line to above it at a diagonal.
That held the seam and anchored the stitch point and I stitched directly on the line. I’ll admit a couple of them had to be re-accomplished. But oh, so worth it!
Next week will be our final 4th row. We’re in the home stretch! If you haven’t had a mammogram in a year, please schedule one! Be sure to donate $15 to the NBCF by Oct 31 to “Support” the cause! https://fundraise.nbcf.org/fqs
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