My cousin became a Grandma! This is for her new granddaughter, Amelia. Amelia’s Mom wanted something very pink and girly. To me, a former tomboy, this is super girly. I love the patchwork pink heart, the scrappy binding and I had a lot of fun playing with the low volume prints. Patchwork remains a favorite!
Watching the news coverage of the bombings at the Boston Marathon left me feeling helpless, angry and sick. But then the world responded with support, kindness and love. THIS is the real lesson, the part that I hope we’ll keep with us.
The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild has created a project that lets crafty minded people join together to send another message of support to the people of Boston. “To Boston with Love” is a collaborative effort by quilters to create a display swags of happy, colorful banners in a public exhibit in Boston. If you’d like to join in, be quick! They need the flags by May 21, 2013 for the planned exhibit in June. Click the button below for more details, including links to paper piecing patterns like the ones I used above and where to mail your finished flags.
Much thanks to Lisa of In the Boon Docks for motivating our tiny (but growing) group in the West Virginia Modern Quilters Guild to contribute to this project! You rock, Lisa!