October is breast cancer awareness month. I know a ton of people who have been affected by breast cancer, and there are so many ways to spread awareness and help the cause.
In addition to participating in charity walks, donating to research foundations, and buying products proven to help and centered around finding a cure, you can create your own way to spread awareness.
If you’re a quilter like me, an easy way to spread awareness is by making and distributing breast cancer awareness quilts. Luckily, this block by Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Company is incredibly simple!
Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
Creating a quilt made entirely from blocks that look like ribbons may seem intimidating, but once you realize the trick to it, it makes things so much easier.
Each ribbon is made up of 6 squares with two types of fabric each. Each square is the same, it’s just laid out a little differently to create the full ribbon effect.
Along with this, you’ll create some tiny cornerstones to separate the ribbons a bit more, along with a plain border matching the background fabric, and a thicker border of a different color.
I made my outer border match my ribbon. The best thing about this quilt is the option for making it resonate with any sort of awareness month.
What color ribbon will you make?