Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Quick and Easy Ribbon Block

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Quick and Easy Ribbon Block

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know that more than 250,000 women will be diagnosed this year? Many of us have been touched by this terrible disease in one way or another, and when those hard times come, we search for ways to help.

Quilts are a beautiful way to show support and give comfort. Jenny has a tutorial from a few years back for a Ribbons of Hope Quilt but this year as Jenny was brainstorming ways to show her love and support for two of the Missouri Star Family’s very own Breast Cancer Survivors, she was able to come up with an even easier way to make a Ribbon Quilt Block.

Breast Cancer Awareness - Ribbon Quilt Block from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Isn’t this Ribbon Block so stunning and powerful? It’s as simple as snowballing a few corners. Jenny got the idea from the X’s and O’s Quilt Tutorial and we want to share how it was done with you. Watch the video below for a mini tutorial on how to make this Ribbon Block and to hear Betty and Sherry’s stories of how they won their battles against Breast Cancer.

Check out the block diagram below. Use one block to make a pillow like Jenny or multiple blocks to make a table runner or quilt!

Ribbon Quilt Block from Missouri Star Quilt Company

While October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we know that there are many out there affected by other types of cancer. You can make this Ribbon Quilt Block in another color to show your support to those battling other forms of cancer as well. Stitch by stitch, we can make a difference.

Breast Cancer Awareness through Fabric at Missouri Star

Breast Cancer Awareness through Fabric at Missouri Star

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month! Here in this area of the shop (right as you walk in) are two awesome fabrics lines; Project Pink (helping to promote Breast Cancer Awareness) and Calling all Nurses.

project pink calling all nurses chevron

project pink calling all nurses closeup

project pink

Love them! And we can’t forget all of the other cute fabrics in this corner. I mean, who doesn’t love chevron, zigzags, and polka dots?

zigs and chevron

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PS. Don’t forget our birthday bash this weekend! Hope to see you there!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

We have had a ton of email asking about an easier way to make a pink ribbon block!  Mom and I have been working on this and have come up with a great, quick and easy block!  The video will be out this week, so stay tuned!

I just couldn’t wait though, to show you this adorable purse {made by Jill} using the ‘Breast Cancer’ fabric we have and the Maggie Bag Pattern by Nellies Needle!

Isn’t it adorable!  I love the ric rac scalloped edge and the added embroidery she did!!  Thank you Jill! I love it!

I found this calendar on the Susan G. Komen site.  It’s a list of fun and meaningful things to do throughout the whole month!

Have a wonderful week!

~Sarah