Monday, May 6, 2013

To Boston With Love

Hey y'all! How's everyone doing? I have been quite the busy bee lately and have so much to share, but for today I just want to share one thing because I think it's important and because I want everyone to have the opportunity to participate if they so choose.

Have you heard about To Boston With Love? If you're on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen something about it. To Boston With Love is a project spearheaded by Berene and the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild as a means of uplifting the city of Boston after the events at last month's marathon. All of the Modern Quilt Guilds (and individuals as well!) have been invited to participate in making flags that will be hung over the Memorial Day weekend in a prestigious Boston location. I've made two so far, but am hoping to get at least one more done before they need to be mailed (which is soon).

This is the first flag that I completed. I used the paper piecing pattern from the original To Boston With Love blog post and went scrappy with the letters using colours that match those in our Toronto Modern Quilt Guild blog banner along with white Kona.

The second flag is a scrappy heart. I figured out the measurements for this one on my own using the HSTs I already had done as a guide. All of the outer HSTs are the corner cuts from my Poppy quilt which I had sewn into teeny HSTs many months ago while making the quilt. For both flags the binding is from Lizzy House's Constellations and the backing is from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush.

These little flags are such a great project because not only are they super quick and simple, but I'm hoping they will also brighten up the city of Boston for many people.

And for a bit of a laugh (and in case there was every any doubt):

Yep, thug. A crafty thug, but still.

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