Breast Cancer Shawl

A couple weeks ago I learned the owner of our local quilt shop was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  I thought it might be nice to make her a Prayer Shawl.  My mom knits prayer shawls in Wisconsin but this will be quilted since I don’t know how to knit or crochet.  I found a very cute quilt on Pinterest that used a free pattern by Sindy Rodenmayer 2009.  It is the “Ribbon Butterfly” on a 12 1/2″ block.  It uses appliqué which is a new technique for me.  This is a favorite technique used by my friend, Shirley.  Several years ago my mom gave me a beautiful shawl and it will be the perfect pattern to create the Breast Cancer Prayer Shawl.  Sixteen 12 1/2″ blocks will be perfect for this project.  The weather is pretty awful here in Michigan and as soon as the roads clear, I am gonna head to her shop to pick fabrics for the shawl.  Here is the location to the free pattern:

I really like many of the patterns on this site, especially the angels for my friend, Lisa.  This is a BOM pattern under the Retail Patterns tab.

More to come …