Welcome to my blog where I’m happy to be participating in the We Support You blog hop to encourage, support, and inspire all those who have been touched by cancer, particularly breast cancer. My mother-in-law passed away several years ago from complications due to breast cancer so I definitely know this cancer touches so many lives.
Thanks to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt for encouraging us to make something cheerful and beautiful in this hop using her pattern and to Pat, our wonderful cheerleader for this hop. You can purchase the “We Support You” friendship pattern for $12 from Madame Samm directly by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve been participating in quite a few Instagram mini swaps lately, and all the beautiful rainbow colored quilts inspired me in my project for this hop.
I started by selecting a text print for the block backgrounds. This text print has encouraging phrases such as “No regret” and “Dream big.” Next, I made 3 little bras in colorful print fabrics to applique to the text backgrounds. The bra straps and hangers are hand embroidered using DMC black embroidery floss.
Next, I pulled some Kona cotton solids in various rainbow hues to create the borders and bound the whole mini using black weave print. I used a Superior variegated thread to do the quilting, alternating wavy horizontal and vertical lines.
I had this really cute little wire heart hanger so I added a sleeve to the back for a perfectly finished little project!
I now have this little mini hanging in my sewing room, above a project table for inspiration.
Here’s a close-up photo of a block so you can see the text print background:
Please hop on over and visit the other ladies with projects today:
- Creatin’ In the Sticks
- The Quilting Queen Online
- Everyone Deserves A Quilt
- The Quilted Cat (you are here)
- Hill Valley Quilter
I hope my little mini quilt inspires you today! As a Gen-X’er, I encourage all my 30 and 40 something quilting buddies to get mammograms too!
What an adorable idea and I love the bright colors that you used.
Jennifer, I love your wall hanging. I love Kona solids and the bras are wonderful. I’m sorry for your loss. What a tribute to your mother-in-law Thank you for encouraging younger ladies to get mammograms. I mentioned in my blog that even though I am high risk for recurrence, my daughter’s (35) insurance will not cover a mammogram for her. I pray that those young ladies whose insurance will not cover it and financially or emotionally cannot handle a mammogram have great doctors who may be able to either detect it and/or fight with insurance companies to get the attention they need and desire. Thank you for participating and sharing your creativity and reminders for all women to care for themselves.
Your mini quilt is just cute as a button. I love the colors that you chose for it. Just perfect.
It’s bright and colorful…a ‘happy’ wall hanging Jennifer!! Love the text print for the background!! Thanks for sharing your support…
Love your mini quilt so sweet and colourful.
What a great mini. I like the use of bright colors and having it hanging on the heart hanger is neat.
That’s a really sweet wall hanging. I’m loving the brightly colored bras and the text fabric was perfect. Support the cause and the girls!
nice wall hanging
love the colors, and would be a cute reminder to pray for the ladies that were touched by cancer on this blog
Very creative wall hanging. The hanger is so appropriate!
I’m a bright kind of girl and put it with bras and I love your quilt. What a great reminder to not put off those mammograms.
The text background are great for your wall hanging. Love the prints that you used for the bras. Thanks for sharing.
Love your mini quilt wall hanging. The pretty colourful bras look super against the text background. They really stand out!
Your wallhanging is fabulous! I am collecting text fabrics for a quilt some day/.
love how you showed your support with your wall hanging. Thanks sew much for sharing
Thank you sew very much for Supporting and hopping with this beautiful inspirational mini quilt.
Jennifer, you certainly inspired ME! Lovely bright beautiful blocks!
Beautiful and bright! Your mini quilt is sew sweet, Jennifer. The text print is perfect and the rainbow colors stand out. I love the hanger … and all the little details. Thank you for sewing your support and joining in this hop … ❤ Pat
What a fun show of support! I just love text fabrics and this one is fantastic – a perfect background for your lovely bras.
I love the colors what a wonderfull supporter you are.
Great job on your wall hanging. I love the bright colors you used. Thank you for sharing.
How bright and cute these are – yep, a great reminder to get regular mammograms.
This is just beautiful. You colors just make it sing! The text background is a perfect choice!
Such colorful bras! Love that the banner style of your project. It is so colorful and uplifting…lol!
The text print is a great background. Love your mini!
The text print is wonderful. I like your wall hanging.
What a pretty little quilt!
I love this! The colors are just wonderful – bright and happy!
This a beautiful and inspiring wall hanging that looks amazing with the text background. Having it in your sewing room for inspiration is a great idea!
LOL, so colorful and cute. Great job.
Jennifer, your wall hanging is adorable! What a great idea!
A very modern take. Love it too..
A beautiful rainbow of color. Love it!
what great inspiration in your room!!! Love it
Thoroughly modern and thoroughly beautiful! I love the text print and I hope it truly does encourage everyone to get their mammograms! blessings, marlene
Love your wall hanging – terrific idea!
How very pretty. I do love the beautiful colors. Thank you so much for your support.
very modern, bright and a wonderful wall quilt….it brings such hope…
Your mini-quilt is stunning! The text backgrounds were such a great idea.
Amazing work! I’ve heard of supporting bra’s, fitting bra’s, but never did I hear about inspirational bra’s! I am going to steal that one. What a great way to support. Thank you for sharing.
I love it and I love the use of the rainbow colors! Great work!
They are adorable. I love the little hangings, each a different color. And the background words of choice is perfect for them.
Oooh, this one is gorgeous! The rainbow colors and the cute little bras makes it perfect!
You have a one of a kind delicious quilt! I don’t think anyone has made one like this with the three blocks. Great for the sewing room wall.
What a wonderful wall quilt! Colorful and a gentle reminder hanging in your sewing area. Thank you for sharing. Judy B.
This is wonderful! I love the text background and the Kona solids. And of course the bras themselves are darling. You made me smile! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.