Friday, 17 April 2015

Bras, Blocks, and Bionic Gear Bag

The online yahoo group I belong to is making Bra Blocks for Mary Lou Weidman.  On Easter Monday she shared a blog post about Easter, French Toast, her upcoming trip to speak at 4 guilds in southern California and being diagnosed with breast cancer.  You can read her post if you click here.

She also shared the news to us online and one of the gals; Carol Haueter suggested we make her bra blocks for a quilt.  Very quickly we had people signing up to make blocks and Tami Levin from the group offered to do the machine quilting for us.  Tami has a wonderful blog called Lemon Tree Tales, click here to check it out.                                                                                                                         

I made this fun cupcake bra and pinned a Daffodil pin from the Canadian Cancer Society that they sell each April to raise funds.
My neighbour and friend Rita kept hers patriotic.  You may know that Mary Lou's maternal grandparents were Canadian.
Another dear friend Ethel made this lovely rainbow beauty.
To finish up the local friends Tricia used this great floral print.  We all used polka dot fabrics for background.  They are all on their way for Carol to sew together along with my online friends.
On Facebook and her blog Michele Bilyeu is encouraging people to make Cross Blocks in different sizes in some of Mary Lou's favourite colours.  If you are interested check out her instructions about sizes, colours and address here on this blog post.

I decided to make mine in the mini size.  Cheddar and red are two favourite colours of Mary Lou along with turquoise...right down my alley.
The top left cross is a turquoise print on white.
Here are they all together getting ready to head to Oregon.
Actually that print is the one I used on my Bionic Gear Bag.  I made three other pieces for it.              
I love my Karen Kay Buckley scissors so I made holders for the two sizes I use most often along with a little needle book.  I can't believe how many things I'm getting inside the bag and it still has room for more.  I will definitely be making another in different fabrics soon.                                                  


Rachaeldaisy said...

You've all used such fun fabrics for your bra blocks. Great colours for your cross blocks too!

Mary said...

I finished my bra block last night and sending it off. Yours are so neat. Love the colors everyone chose.