Just this morning I found out about two efforts to collect quilty type things for Boston. This one, fabric flags for To Boston with Love, was started by the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. I've added a button to the blog for quick reference. You can also click here. If you'd like to join in, please check out the requirements. They need to be received by May 21 in Boston, so best to work quickly. Luckily, there is no batting or quilting, so these really can be done in an hour or so. Check out the Flickr group for more ideas.
I went right to my cutting table which was full of scraps in the requested bright and cheery colors.
I started making tiny letters.
Put them together with some curvy angles.
Made a couple of little strips sets.
Put it all together with a slightly curved border.
I added the top binding for hanging and was done!
The back could be plain, but I decided to applique a heart with my name. All the better to show through when the sun is shining.
There is talk that these flags will be displayed at a prominent Boston landmark for a special Memorial Day event. That would be really cool. I'm just really glad to be sending some love in the best way I know how. I grew up just outside of Boston, a couple of towns away from all the chaos. My husband's family still lives there and we have friends there as well.
The other effort I found out about this morning has been organized by the Boston Modern Quilt Guild. They are collecting quilt blocks which need to be postmarked by May 24th. Here's the direct link for instructions. I have added a button for this one as well. The Flickr group for this one is here.
I will be collecting flags and quilt blocks from locals. Just comment or email me for info on how to get them to me. I will ship them off in time. I need the flags by May 12 and the blocks by May 21.