Today I’m participating in a blog hop for my friend Anna over at Life Sew Crafty. Anna is raising money to help with her Mother-in-law Tina’s medical bills after lengthy cancer treatments. Anna writes that her mother in law has remained cheerful and upbeat through it all, but now that she is cancer-free the looming medical bills are putting a real damper on her spirits. I was especially inspired to help Anna and Tina after reading this, since I know a bit about looming medical bills dragging down what should otherwise be a joyous thing. We chose a home birth for Vivian’s arrival back in April, but after her birth I was transferred to the hospital. So, we paid for both the home birth and a stay in the maternity ward. Our insurance picked up some of the cost, but more than half is coming of our pockets, and sometimes when I think of how grateful I am for her beautiful birth, my mind also drifts to all that we had to lay out to make it happen, and the bills that are still rolling in…. All that is to say that it just sucks to have a dollar amount on a life, so let’s help Tina and her family get over that hurdle.
The block above is going to a quilt that Anna will make and donate to the center where Tina had all her treatments. It’s English Paper Pieced, with 3″ and 1.5″ 60 degree diamonds. Then I hand appliqued the star onto a white background. The block is big; 14.5″, but Anna can trim it down to 12.5″ if that fits better into her quilt.
I’ve also made this little pouch to give away to one reader who contributes to Anna’s cause:
The pink star is made from one of very favorite Liberty of London Tana Lawns. I intended to make the background mostly white, but somehow all those lovely aquas crept in… it was pure enjoyment putting this little guy together!
For a chance to win the pouch,
1. Go to Anna’s fundraiser page and make a donation in any amount, then come back and leave a comment that you have done so.
2. Make a pink block for Anna’s quilt, which will be donated to the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion in Grand Rapids, MI, then leave me a comment that you’ve done so.
3. Publicize this giveaway on the social media platform of your choice, and leave me a comment that you have done so.
If you do more than one of the things above, please leave a separate comment for each action. The comments are your entries to win. This blog hop has been going on for a little while now, so if you’ve already donated (thank you), of course you are welcome to enter this giveaway. I’ll draw the winner on Monday, July 28th.
Please also visit the other folks on the blog hop:
Anna also will be doing a drawing for some really nice prizes for anyone who participates in the above ways, so be sure to check back with her on August 2nd for a chance to win.
ETA: Linking up with Monday Morning Star Count at Life Under Quilts. So excited to have a finished project to share this week!