Monday, May 13, 2013

To Boston With Love

Thanks, Melanie, for holding my flag!

I attended our monthly meeting of the Emerald Coast Modern Quilt Guild on Saturday.  The Guild had decided to participate in the "To Boston With Love" project sponsored by the Vancouver MQG. The project will "show the love" of quilter's everywhere in response to last month's tragedy in Boston. Our hearts truly go out to those affected by this tragedy.  It seems that there are more wackos than ever in the world, doesn't it?

The  hundreds of flags collected from quilters all over the world will be displayed in the Shapiro Family Courtyard of the Boston Museum of Fine Art for several weeks, beginning Memorial Day weekend. 

But, as usual, while I knew for weeks what I planned to do, I didn't make my flag until Saturday morning before the meeting.  Too often, it seems, I'm a last-minute kind of gal.  But still, last-minute is better than not-at-all, don't you think?

Thank goodness for scraps and bonus HSTs, because I created this little flag in about 15 minutes.  (I hope you can't tell!)  The HSTs are left over from all the flying geese in the Fat Quarter Shop BOM quilt and a scrap of text from the Weekender Bag.  Easy peasy - no cutting, just sewing the bits together, backing it and turning it right side out.  I used a scrap of blue navy dot 1/2 inch bias tape for the tie at the top, which was probably purchased in about 1985, which had a price tag of 94 cents.  (I knew I'd find a use for it someday.)

I hope somehow that seeing all those flags displayed will bring a bit of comfort to those affected by this event.


  1. It´s sad, but you are right - so many crazy people on this world...


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