1/30/15

We Support You Blog Hop with a Give Away!

Thank you to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt and Pat from Life In The Scrapatch for leading us in another great hop!  This hop is dedicated to all cancer survivors, to those fighting the fight and to those who have lost the fight to this dreadful disease!  Cancer is so evil and is certainly no respecter of persons.  Rich or poor, slim or plump, tall or short, housewife, or business executive, none of us are exempt.
The "We Support You" pattern is available from Madame Samm.  All you need to do is email her and she will send you a Paypal invoice or you can send her a payment of 12.00.  She will then email you the files.  Her email address is:  madamesamm@me.com 
 
When I signed up for the hop I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do at first.  I went to my sewing room and started pulling fabrics.  I hope to use a lot of my stash this year when I can and so I searched for anything that might catch my eye.  And then I found it.  I had 2 pieces of fabric that my hubby bought for me on Sanibel Island in 2004 on one of our Florida vacations.  I have to tell you a little about this fabric.  Hubby didn't look at the price... he just picked it up and commented on how pretty it was and promptly told me he was buying it and I needed to make something with it.  He even chose 2 coordinates to go with it. lol

Little did he know, he had just bought the most expensive fabric on the Island!  24.00 a yard for Bold Over batik!!  He just about choked on his spit when she rang up the fabrics.  He is not one to put things back so he paid the bill and we left.  He has looked at sticker prices since that fiasco! haha!!

The fabric has been in my stash ever since because I could never cut in to it.  Nichole Webb was here in 2007 for longarm classes and when I showed it to her, she didn't  have any ideas as to how to use it either.  So it has sat here and sat here but now it has taken on a new life!  
 
I present to you:

Fight LOUD and Fight Proud!





I almost didn't finish this quilt because I just wasn't loving it very much.  I didn't get the bra quite center and the yellow wasn't speaking to me after I had it ironed down.  I could not remove it as I had used wonder-under to attach it!  And I had promised the quilt to Erin of My Painted Garden to use in a fundraiser. She is a 13 year breast cancer survivor and uses her art to help raise money to find a cure during October Breast Cancer Awareness month.  So I could not go back on my word. So I loaded it and found that after I quilted it, I started to love it.  
 
I named the quilt "Fight LOUD and Fight Proud" because of the  loud batik fabrics and the color of the bra!  This is indeed a loud quilt!  I think maybe the loudest one I have ever made!  I quilted the words "fight like a girl" in the pink heart.  By the way,  I enlarged the pattern to a whopping 36" wide!!!  I do love the finished quilt and I hope Erin will too.

When I was in my mood of dislike for the quilt, I decided to make something else and replace the quilt with it and send it to Erin to use in her fundraiser.  But now that I have finished the quilt and it has made me smile.... the after effects of actually quilting a top does that to me a lot... There is truth in the saying "Quilting Makes The Quilt"!... I will be donating this other item to my friend Jeannette to use in her next Relay For Life fundraiser.  She is also a cancer survivor and leads a team here in my hometown.  

How do you like my newest Tammy bag!!!  I shrunk the pattern down until it fit within the front of the Tammy.  I beaded the outline of the bra with pink glass beads, and using pearl cotton size 8 thread, I embroidered the curved lines of the cup and the hanger.  I then made ribbon roses across the top of the cups. I used the letter "K" for Komen... Susan G. Komen Foundation.  

When I was adding the purse handle I did not sew it on as I normally do.  This time I used the same beads that I sewed to the bra.  So instead of going from hole to hole on the frame with the pearl cotton, I went back and forth, and in and out of one hole to secure the bead.  This secured the bag up in to the handle also.  I think I like this better than the other way as you don't have all of the thread showing across the frame.

For the sides and back of the Tammy I used a fabric that has been in my stash for over a year... maybe two years... It is a Paris themed fabric but I loved it for the Tammy because it has women on it and the background is a beautiful shade of pink!  It was perfect!


So, if you have stayed with me this long, how about a giveaway!  I went over to Staple's to have the pattern blown up to 36" wide and while there I spied these Komen for the Cure Paper Mate InkJoy pens!  I have 2 to give away... 2 winners!  Just leave me a comment to get your name in the hat!  Following my blog is not mandatory but I would love for you to become a follower if you would like to and stick around to see what is on the agenda for 2015!  If you are a no-reply blogger, be sure and leave your email address in the comments.


 
Please go over and visit the ladies who share the day with me! 

Thank you for visiting my blog today!



74 comments:

  1. I love your quilt and the colors are sew me! What a sweet Tammy bag and I love the beading. Thank you for sharing .

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  2. I love bright colours and your quilt is sooo vibrant and full of positive energy, I really really like it!!! And the stitched Tammy is sew cute, you did a wonderful job! Poor hubby, LOL, mine has never bought me a piece if fabric....

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  3. I love your quilt it's so bright! Your Tammy is very cute and sweet.

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  4. Sure it's bright, but I love the quilt! It vibrates and pulses; your Hubby made a great choice!
    Lovely Tammy bag.

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  5. Thearica, the name of your quilt is just PERFECT! The yellow is bold enough to stand out from the batik background, but also seems right at home with the background colors. As for being centered, I am not sure I would have noticed. Nothing ever seems to hang perfectly straight, so I think it is perfect. I love the "Fight Like a Girl" addition. And your Tammy Bag is fabulous!

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  6. I love that quilt! Loving the loud fabric. Love, love LOVE it. Even before I saw the great name you chose for the quilt. The Tammy bag is just to cute. I really need to make one of those some day.... Thank you for sharing your amazing work.

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  7. Hi! I do follow your blog and I love this quilt :) My stepmother is a survivor and I know she would really enjoy it, too. I appreciate the giveaway of the pens and I was wondering, also, where the pig behind them came from. It is adorable. I would dearly love to have that pattern if it's available anywhere. Thanks! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com
    Beth

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  8. Oh my, Your quilt is so loud and proud! Amazing! And the tiny Tammy bag is divine - too cute with all the beads!

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  9. I think your quilt turned out gorgeous! I am not a bright person either but the quilting is fabulous. The Tammy bag is cute too.

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  10. I'm so glad you could figure out solutions to the various dilemmas you faced in making the quilt, Thearica. Excellent job! I love that batik fabric! Great job on the Tammy bag as well. :-)

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  11. Thearica, I am so glad you finished that quilt. I love it! Loud and Proud is right! Your Tammy is pretty sweet too. Nice job girl!

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  12. Thearica, "Fight LOUD and Fight Proud" is a great name for a great quilt. I think you found the perfect use for that fabric! Your Tammy Bag is so pretty too.

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  13. Thearica - great name for this beautiful quilt! Love your Tammy bag - very creative of you. :)
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  14. morning T, not sure why you were not liking it, I think it came out quite nice...if is bright and filled with emotion...loud and proud is a perfect name for it...Love your tammy bag...

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  15. Oh my gosh, I can't tell you what a great quilt you created...and the story of your hubby, made me laugh. I have been caught twice with sticker shock and I'm just like him, where I can't just put it back after they start ringing things up! LOL!! So glad I am in good company with that issue! tee hee. Your tammy bag is adorable and I love the idea of the beads hiding the stitching. Looks like I have a new technique to try out! Thanks! Great job!

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  16. Dear Thearica- I am moved to tears over your beautiful Fight Loud and Fight Proud quilt and that you are donating it the group I am involved with to raise money to find a cure for breast cancer. Your are so creative and your work is stunning. I think the bright colors in the quilt are perfect and it makes a statement that we are " warriors against cancer and are fighting it loudly and proudly".

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you kindness. Blessings, Erin

    P.S. Your purses are adorable.

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  17. Thearica I'm not usually one for loud and bright quilts either but this one I love! Your poor hubby - mine would have probably told them to keep it. :) And the Tammy bag is adorable. I love the idea of using the beads! blessings, marlene

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  18. Bright is beautiful, in my opionion.... love it! I'll bet it will do well in the fundraiser as it really grabs your attention. Funny about the fabric purchase. Also love the little bag... just darling!

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  19. Your quilt is beautiful!! Love the colors. Your Tammy bag is so sweet.

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  20. Wow, loud and proud is awesome and that Tammy bag is ooohh lala. Love it!

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  21. Your quilt turned out amazing with that gorgeous fabric and the Tammy Bag is so, so cute! I think my husband would have said, "never mind" to that fabric when he saw the price. :O)

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  22. Love the Tammy bag. I think your quilt is wonderfully bright and cheery! I agree with Carol my husband would have said "uhhh can I get a fat quarter instead" ha ha

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  23. I think your quilt turned out just fabulous!

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  24. I love the quilt T. The longest I kept a piece of fabric was 19 years. I bought some burgundy coloured camel hair fabric to make myself a suit for work but it cost $34 a meter back when good wool suiting was maybe $10 a meter. Finally when we retired and moved away I decided I really needed to use it up so I made myself a jacket...and used every little scrap I could in some cq projects.

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  25. Hope your quilt does well in the fundraiser :) Pretty little Tammy too.

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  26. Beautiful quilt! Great job on the quilting and the reason for the quilt. You Tammy bag is gorgeous, too.

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  27. Great job on your quilt. It really did turn out lovely. Love how your Tammy Bag turned out as well.

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  28. Love your quilt and the bag! So creative!

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  29. I, too, have a quilt that I don't love, but the quilting made the quilt quite pleasing.

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  30. I think its adorable despite your fears! Your Tammy bags are, too! (And of course, I'm a follower!)

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  31. Wonderful! A beautiful quilt and Tammy Bag. The yellow bra is perfect! Well done.

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  32. Beautiful quilt and bag!! I love those beads and your heart hanger.

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  33. Wonderful projects. Love the quilt. I lost both parents to cancer. Such a horrible disease. Thank you for your generosity to the cancer fundraiser. Every penny helps to find that cure.

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  34. I love the name of your quilt! You did a great job on the projects!!

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  35. The name and bold colors just hit me. It is a great name and work and love the coin purse.

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  36. Wow, that is bright! But I do like the yellow on that busy background. Great job on your projects.

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  37. Thearica. Love what you did. Great name for that quilt, too! Bras everywhere these days. It's a perfect quilt for a fundraiser. Hope it raises a lot of money!

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  38. What a beautiful bright quilt. Sure to brighten anyone's day and make them feel better. Your Tammy bag is georgeous, I love your idea of putting the beads on your handle. You had a great idea there. I must say, you are braver than me. I had a hard time putting my handle on without beads!!

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  39. Thearica, The title of this quilt is perfect. That is the perfect finish to a work well done. I love the fabric on the back of the tammy bag. But you really had me on the grow your own blog post. Just stunning. See you again soon.
    Blessings
    Tonia

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  40. This fabric is gorgeous, Thearica! The use of colors and pattern placement looks wonderful to me. "Fight Loud and Proud" ... great quilt ... great name. I look at this quilt and feel like you have knocked cancer back a step or two.

    Your Tammy bag is sew cute. I love the beading. You have such a wonderful eye for detail.

    Thank you for sewing your support in this blog hop ... {{{quilty hugs}}} ... <3 Pat

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  41. I think the colors you used are just right for making a statement.

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  42. Love Fight LOUD and Fight Proud! The colors and brightness of this quilt are perfect for depicting the energy and attitude necessary to fight cancer and WIN!!! Remaining a seasoned follower of yours :)

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  43. Pretty quilt. Great way to make a statement! Fight On!

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  44. I really like those two fabrics together. The Tammy bag is beautiful too.

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  45. pretty quilt hope this gets lots more followers

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  46. beautiful quilt. Iove your purse too. thanks for sharing. Love to be included in the giveaway

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  47. I love this. Bright colours are happy colours1 Wonderful donation. Your Tammy bag is really sweet.

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  48. Such a bright and playful quilt. Cancer seems to be just like this quilt... smacks you right in the face and makes you take notice. I love your quote on it. Your purse is adorable, and I am sure they will be delighted with your contribution. That piggy - adorable! Would love to try out one of your pens, throw my name in the hat would you? Hugs, ~Cori

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  49. Thearica this Fight Loud and Proud quilt is Fabulous! I feel certain it will bring lots of ddonation dollars to help find a cure. Your bonus Tammy bag is super and will also raise lots of cash. So Sweet of you to Support and hop. Thank You...

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  50. I am so glad you ended up loving the quilt because I loved it at first sight. I think it is beautiful and appropriately named. I love the Tammy bag too . It turned out lovely and I am sure both of them will be appreciated. Thank you for sharing.

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  51. That is a bold quilt, but, I like it. It does grow on you. My mother is a breast cancer survivor, as is her sister (twice) so I know my chances are very high.

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  52. Wow!! Awesome Quilt!!! So is your Purse! Grrrreat work!!

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  53. Great quilt! Your Tammy bag is also fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Love your LOUD quilt. It makes a statement alright. The Tammy bag is great too.

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  55. That's the BEST name for the quilt! Besides, it is absolutely gorgeous - and I mean it! Tell your husband that the fabric was worth the price - fabulous. Your Tammy bag is adorable and I love the roses you added and the women fabric is perfect. Thank you for support the cause. Support the cause and the girls!

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  56. I love your quilt that is a very beautiful piece of fabric and I think the yellow bra is perfect. I laughed at your story about fabric because it was something my hubby would have done. Your Tammy bag is adorable. I am sure your creations will bring in some good bids.

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  57. I love your quilt. It is loud but in a great way. I have been liking the louder and brighter colors myself lately so especially enjoyed it. The Tammy bags are so cute too.

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  58. Yellow is a perfect color for the bra! It shows off well on the background fabric. Sweet Tammy bag. As always, beautiful stitching.

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  59. Your quilt and bag are just gorgeous. I'm glad you finished the quilt even though you weren't feeling it. It is bright and ohhh so beautiful. Love the little Tammy with all the great beading.

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  60. You did a great job with your projects. I especially love the Tammy bag!

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  61. Your quilt is great! I'm so glad you finished it! Love your Tammy bag too! I really need to get that pattern, I adore that little bag so much! I finally caught up with your new updated blog and hit the follow button! Yay, I'm not lost any more :)

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  62. The quilt is perfect but the Tammy bag is awesome too. Great job on both!

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  63. I love the colors of the wallhanging, they just work great together. I can see tho while your working on it why you may not realize how cool it was going to turn out.

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  64. Loving the loud fabric!! "Fight LOUD Fight Proud" is the perfect name for the quilt. Love the quilt and the Tammy bag...thanks for sharing your 'support'!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  65. Your blog has a new look since I've been here and I didn't recognize you. Your projects are amazing. I can just see your husband about choking on the price of the fabric. Oh, my! I would have about choked on that. The yellow bra is perfect on that background and the name is perfect. The Tammy bag is perfect. I like the way you did the beads on the handle, too. I like that idea. I'm still thinking of hot gluing beads on the first one I did - the Summer Tammy bag to accessorize with the beads on the swim cap. You never cease to amaze me with your talent. I adore the pens. I used to wear blue, blue, and more blue. Now, I do find myself wearing more pink now that I'm a breast cancer survivor. Great job and great encouragement for all touched by cancer.

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  66. What wonderful projects! It is so funny how we can be working on something and just not feel the love, but once it's quilted - Oh My! I love your quilt and the name. They are a perfect match. Your Tammy Bag is adorable and you did such a nice job on it. Thanks for sharing your creations with us!

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  67. Your projects are so wonderful. And as you have written the quilting make it all. I love the quilt and the Tammy is so awesome. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

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  68. Great projects for the Support hop. I am a 1 year Breast cancer Survivor now...And it is so good to see all the wonderful and creative projects being showcased .

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