I love, love, love the heart of Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt! She created a lovely applique pattern to help show our support for members of our community who may be facing one of life’s biggest challenges. Now, personally, I had an aunt who faced not one but two bouts of breast cancer in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Later, the cancer went on a wander around and turned up on her spinal column. Through it all, she was the most kind and lovely person you would ever want to meet! So, this quilt is dedicated to my Aunt June, a many decades survivor of breast cancer and a generally wonder example of grace under pressure as well as to a couple of dear friends who are survivors.
Now, before I show it to you, a word about the pattern. Madam Samm’s pattern is available for purchase for $ 12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly at:
firstname.lastname@example.org (and it’s much more elegant than my project!)
However, sometimes a pattern is not so much a pattern as an inspiration and I hope she’s not too disappointed with where I went with her inspiration. You see, every time I looked at the pattern, my mind kept superimposing piecing for embroidery and applique. So, here’s my “homage” to Madam Samm’s pattern with all free-hand piecing (except for the border and paper-pieced ribbon.)
Honestly, free piecing the bra was pretty fun and I’m excited with how it turned out. I have no idea where this one will end up. I was thinking of offering it to the mammography clinic in my women’s health group. One of the OB docs is a quilter and has filled the clinic and lobby with quilts which gives it a wonderfully warm feel but the mammography area could use a little cheer. So, there’s my entry…I’ve wandered a bit far afield but I’ve enjoyed the journey and hope you like the outcome! My heartfelt thanks to Madam Samm and to Pat at Life in the Scrap Patch for putting this all together and for their wonderful, caring hearts!
To see what the pattern really looks like, please hop on over to these talented quilters
Words & Stitches You’re Here!
Now, I like to do a little giveaway with my blog hops, just to give a little something back and so I’m giving away a trio of fat quarters…but there’s a catch. You’ll have to tell me what color you’d like if you win, because I haven’t even shopped for them yet! So, tell me in the comments what color you’d like and, yes, I will ship internationally! I’ll have Mr. Random draw a comment number when the hop is done.
Happy quilting and, for those of you in the fight right now, stay strong…all playing aside, we really do support you!