Support Group Quilt Along - Week 1

Support Group Quilt Along - Week 1

I’m exited to be sharing my progress for WEEK 1 of the the Support Group Quilt Along! I'm sewing along with my friends over at The Fat Quarter Shop to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month all October!


The event features the adorable Support Group Quilt Pattern by Riley Blake Designer Lori Holt whose mom survived breast cancer. In case you missed it, you can read my last post about this quilt along HEREYou can get a downloadable PDF or printed copy of the Support Group Pattern here at the Fat Quarter Shop! 


 Buy the pattern HERE at the Fat Quarter Shop!


The Support Group Quilt finishes at 59.5″ x 66.5” and is super versatile for just about any fabric choice! For my version, I'll be using my very favorite Riley Blake basics line Blossom by Christopher. Chewie was very helpful with choosing my fabric! 


We decided on these 12 brights - Fuchsia, Wisteria, Raspberry, Apricot Blush, Cayenne, Orange, Honey, Emerald City, Green Smoothie, Peacock, Medium Blue, and Denim. 


These are the three BRA BLOCK #1 designs that will go on the first row. My goal for this quilt was to make something bright and punchy and I think these blocks are definitely hitting that mark!



I decided to use a Blossom low volume background to add a bit more jazz! This white on black fabric is my favorite low volume! The random blossoms always conceal seams so well!




I can’t wait to see this whole quilt come together! 



In addition, to my Blossom blocks, I’m also doing a little project with Riley Blake’s new fabric collection called Strength in Pink to celebrate their special partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is the block I made with it  



I just had to use the Gingham here! It’s adorable! 



I'll be working on bra block #2 this week, so I'll be back to show those off next Friday! Here's the schedule:


Row 1 bra blocks October 7
Row 2 bra blocks October 14
Row 3 bra blocks October 21
Row 4 bra blocks October 28
Finishing November 4


I hope you will all follow along and spread some love to all the breast cancer survivors out there! Keep up with us for this event by following @rileyblakedesigns, @sewbrainydesigns, and @fatquartershop on Instagram and use #SupportGroupQuiltAlong and #SupportGroupSAL to see and share work from your fellow quilters.


Until later, happy quilting! 

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