Saturday, June 21, 2014

For Pinks Sakes

Welcome to the For Pinks Sakes Blog Hop!

This blog hop is being done by many quilters across the country. Each person is making at least one block for a charity quilt that will be donated to the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids, MI, where Anna Gering's Mother-in-Law, Tina, has been getting her cancer treatment. (Fun fact, I'll be going out to Grand Rapids in August with my rowing team for USRowing Master's Nationals). 

If anyone wants to get involved and repost about the blog hop, donate a block, or contributes to the Go Fund Me campaign there is a give away that will happen on August 2nd. Find more information by clicking on the button above which links back to Anna's blog, Life Sew Crafty, which has all the details. Anna's MIL has been very upbeat throughout the whole treatment process, but the one thing getter her down has been the medical bills, so if you've got the resources, think about donating. 

The block I created was a simple HST 16 patch. I love all the different patterns one can make with HSTs. This is a pink fabric that I've had in my stash for quite awhile, and now it's going to an excellent cause. I paired it with a pale pink solid from Art Gallery. The block is 12.5" square. I started with 4" squares of each fabric, drew the line down the middle, sewed my 1/4" seam on either side and cut. That's my favorite method of making HSTs. I like bold, geometric designs and the strong diagonals was the winner of the several layouts I auditioned. 

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  1. Love the strong diagonals and contrast!

  2. Beautiful block! I love HST's and the many combinations you can create.

  3. The fabrics are cool! Great addition to the quilt being made.

  4. Thank you for participating in this hop. A great cause a great block!


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