Thursday, January 29, 2015

My Day To Support You

 When breast cancer strikes someone close to us we usually feel the need to do something.
Offering our support comes in many forms including a meal, a listening ear, a laugh, or whatever is 
appropriate for the person in the middle of their crisis. It's all about them...as it should be!


Quilters have big hearts and willingly share their love by getting creative with fabric, so
Madame Samm at Sew We Quilt created the perfect hop to give us ideas for supportive creations.
Pat from Life in The Scrapatch is here to cheer us on. Thanks to both of you for this great hop!


I've been obsessed in love with the Alexander Henry Ghastlie Garden fabric that came out last
year and can't seem to get enough of sewing with it. With a little pink in it, I thought it was just the 
right choice of fabric to use for my quilt and bags. I really do love those flowers!

A little zippered bag would be wonderful for stuffing with happy and positive thoughts
from friends and family. Madame Samm's little bra pattern just makes me smile when I see it!

 Missouri Quilt Company has an easy tutorial for a zippered bag...HERE.

Hugs and Kisses For You!
 I found this cute free pattern over at Windham Fabrics...HERE.

It was beautifully quilted by Quilted Works.


A big pocket tote bag would be helpful for filling with snacks or whatever for the doctor visits.
Making it big enough to hold a small comfort quilt would be even better!


I hope to see the end of cancer in my lifetime, don't you!

 (The "We Support You" Friendship Quilt Pattern is available for purchase 
for $12.00 by emailing Madame Samm directly at madamesamm@me.com) 

Here's everyone who'll be sharing their creations and hopping during We Support You:


Thanks for stopping by!

57 comments:

Thearica said...

As always, your creations just shine! Love the zippered bag and the tote bag! the quilt is gorgeous of course!

Judy B said...

Wonderful projects Carol! I especially love the tote and that wonderful Ghastlie Garden fabric. Thank you for sharing.

Brenda M said...

Your work always puts a smile on my face. Thanks for the support!

Anonymous said...

Your bags and the quilt (and this weather!) just are beautiful, Carol. Love all the details you put into the bags, fussy cut if the bras, stitching, superbe! Your project will for sure bring comfort!

Anita said...

Great projects, Carol! The quilt is lovely, and the zippered bag and tote are wonderful!

Renee said...

Your quilt and tote are darling. I think I am in love with your zippered bag. Fantastic!

Theresa said...

Your quilt and zippered are so pretty. I really love that tote and how you centered those flowers just right. :D

Heleen Groot said...

I love the quilt! The little zippered pouch is very cute. I can see that in my suitcase in the future. The bag is adorable. Amazingly well done! Thank you,

Baa. xxx said...

Love your bag and quilt - zippered pouches are the best!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your tote bag is very cute. But then so is the zippered bag. Always such great projects.

charlotte said...

Absolutely wonderful Carol. Those flowers are way too pretty to be Ghastly! I love all your projects. the quilting on the quilt is beautiful.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Carol, your projects are all so beautiful. That floral fabric is wonderful and you used it so creatively, like in the bra on the tote bag!

Kate said...

Both bags are so lovely and i can see why you like the Ghastly Garden. Thanks for the links. Enjoy the weekend. :)

Calicojoan said...

Oh Carol, what a spectacular job you have done. I love all your projects and what a great way to show that love for those in need! I must say, you hit the nail on the head with that Ghastly fabric. Who'd a thunk! ;-)

Mdm Samm said...

Good Morning to you , morning to you....xo, bras, who would not me moved...? WE are all affected and I think this is a healing and purposeful post...
To all your friends who will benefit from your kindness...

Carla said...

Your quilt is perfect for showing support and the bags are just too sweet. I just love the bra pattern. Your fabric choices are just spot on!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

As usual Carol you've made some adorable things! I don't know how you get so much done - I think the blahs of winter must have hit me! I love your bags and that quilt is so perfect! blessings, marlene

Jeanie said...

Love your new header! And, of course, I love your projects. The Ghastlie Garden fabric really finishes these projects well. Beautiful, inspiring job.... thanks so much!

Kwilt Krazy said...

Oh my such cute bags. The quilt is awesome!

Michele said...

Oh they both are so cute and I so agree....I hope I don't see cancer in my lifetime either.

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful projects, love, love love the fussy cut daisies in the bra bag :)

Gmama Jane said...

Carol, your projects are lovingly "supportive" with creativity, color choice, stitching, and usefulness. I do indeed hope we can see an end to cancer in our lifetime or at the least, treatments to give longer and better quality of life! No one is untouched by this dreaded disease.
Blessings
Gmama Jane
I SUPPORT YOU

Gmama Jane said...

Carol, your projects are lovingly "supportive" with creativity, color choice, stitching, and usefulness. I do indeed hope we can see an end to cancer in our lifetime or at the least, treatments to give longer and better quality of life! No one is untouched by this dreaded disease.
Blessings
Gmama Jane
I SUPPORT YOU

Barb said...

Great job, Carol! I love the little zippered bag. Haven't seen you in a while. Hope all is well with you!

Mary said...

Carol you did a lovely job on your creations. The fabric is gorgeous, great choice. Love the quilt.

Carol said...

Your bags and the quilt are wonderful! I really enjoyed the Missouri Star tutorial on the zippered bag--want to make one too. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Wow, Carol! Your bags and quilt are beautiful!

madebymeinred said...

Cute pouch. The tote is so fun, especially the fabric and placement of the print. Made me smile. Lovely quilt. At first I thought the blocks were the paper pieced blocks we did for last year's Valentines Day hop. Quilting is neat too.

Lovelli Quilts said...

X's and O's is a beautiful quilt. I like your bags and your different bikini tops. Gorgeous!

thequiltedcat said...

Great projects, Carol! I love the idea of the little zippered pouch and the X's and O's is such a pretty quilt!

Dorian said...

Very nice Carol, you did a lovely job on them.

The Slow Quilter said...

Anyone can see there is nothing like support when it comes to small bags, I love them they are just great. The X'sand O's quilt just stand out with the lovely quilting. Great Job Carol.

Debby said...

Carol. Love what you did! Those bras are awesome. We would never have done something like this 20 years ago, huh? Thanks for sharing and for the fun pictures.

toniaconner said...

The tote is precious and love the color combo.

Createology said...

Thank you sew very much for Supporting this wonderful hop. I adore Ghastlies too and your zippered pouch and tote bag. Super fun how you fussy cut the floral bra. Filled with Love and Support...Praying for a cancer cure...

Scrapatches said...

Sew lovely, Carol! I really like this choice of fabric for your projects. The floral looks wonderful with the pink. As always, your pattern choice and workmanship is perfect. I love looking at all those pretty little details. Thank you for the links to the patterns. Now that I have actually learned how to use my zipper foot I am going to be making one of those cute zippered bags to tuck in my tote bag. A big THANK YOU for sewing your support in this hop ... {{{quilty hugs}}} ... <3 Pat

Needled Mom said...

Lovely little support projects! The pink in the fabrics is perfect too.

apple blossom said...

lovely project. Love the zipper bag. cute

evelyn said...

What a gorgeous trio. I love the large bag, bound to bring a smile and start up some great conversations. That floral fabric is really beautiful.

creativity amongst chaos said...

Wow, you have been SEW busy! Love the collection, they go so well together. Your projects turned out so cute, love them. Hugs ~Cori

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful projects. Great fabric choice (my daughter's favorite line of fabric). All three of these would be great for someone undergoing therapy. You put a lot of thought , and love, into them. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Plunkett said...

As usual you've been a very busy little bee! Love the fabric that you used and your projects are fabulous.

Julia Plunkett said...

As usual you've been a very busy little bee! Love the fabric that you used and your projects are fabulous.

LJ said...

That is a wonderful pattern and gives you creative people so much license to 'decorate' - don't you just love frills? My grandmother and my sister (10 years my junior) both died from breast cancer so it's way too close to me. REMEMBER...do your mamms and visit your doctor regularly for checkups.
Support the cause and the girls!

Soma Acharya said...

Seeing the end of cancer! Yes, that would be wonderful indeed! You projects are lovely!

-Soma

sandra said...

Carol you did a beautiful job on making lovely gifts from the cute pattern that was supplied ,everything that you made would be very helpful for someone going through Breast Cancer. Thanks for your support from a 1o year survior of Breast Cancer. Everyday I pray for a cure for all cancers. Blessings Sandra

Amy said...

Carol, you did such a beautiful job with your bags and that sweet quilt. It will bring a sweet smile and comfort to someone who is going through a difficult time in their life.

Lara B. said...

Wonderful projects Carol! The bra patterns are a hoot and making someone smile or laugh is always good!

QuiltSue said...

I love your projects. You've come up with some brilliant ideas to use the pattern.

Doris Rice, The Quilting Queen said...

Fabulous projects but the bra is my favorite!

Marian said...

very nice..

Quilt n Queen said...

Carol...love your 'hugs and kisses' quilt and your sweet bags are perfect for projects or taking to appointments during treatment. I'm with you...I would love to see a cure for cancer too!! My sister is a 16 year survivor and my son a 15 year survivor. Thanks for sharing your support!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Quilt n Queen said...

Carol...love your 'hugs and kisses' quilt and your sweet bags are perfect for projects or taking to appointments during treatment. I'm with you...I would love to see a cure for cancer too!! My sister is a 16 year survivor and my son a 15 year survivor. Thanks for sharing your support!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Suze said...

Carol, I'm behind in supporting those participating in the blog. I love your tote and quilt. How perfect for treatment visits. When I went through the radiation portion of my breast cancer treatment, a small local church donated a small quilt to each person to wrap around her from the dressing room to the radiation room. It was ours to bring home at the end of the treatment. I thought that quilt was the ugliest quilt I had ever seen in my life. Yet, having made one quilt, I knew someone cared enough about me to make the quilt. I grew to cherish that quilt. I'm sure that small church was using, as do charity quilters, what was donated. It changed my perception of many things. My father-in-law and his only sibling a brother each had breast cancer, too. Thank you for participating and another wonderful project.

Joanne said...

What wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing your creations and talents with us and for being such a supportive person.

Britt-Inger said...

As usually you have been a very busy and creative lady. I lover your purse and bag and the quilt is adorable. Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop.

KaHolly said...

Am loving your creations!!!