Sewing for Boston

To Boston With Love and Quilts for Boston

I spent most of last week, like the rest of America, watching the news and thinking what.the.heck. The bombings at the Boston Marathon were just, well, unbelievable. I think when bad things happen, many of us are left wondering what we can do to help. I know I personally feel pretty small and insignificant in such moments.

Boston Quilting Donations

I was really grateful when I saw the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild organizing To Boston with Love ~ a call for flag bunting that will fly somewhere in Boston this summer (location to be determined).


Applique pattern from the book Scandinavian Stitches

Amy from During Quilt Time is working on flag collecting – so individuals and guilds in the USA won’t have to worry about shipping to Canada. Shipping details are here.


B is for Boston

I made 3 flags today. It was fun and therapeutic.


Liberated Heart

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild is also working on giving comfort to those who truly need it after the bombings through Quilts for Boston. They are making quilts and need us to send them blocks. You can find all those details on their blog. I also made a block for this initiative, and hope to make a few more before mailing them off.


Improvisational Log Cabin

A little summary if you want to help out:
Flag Bunting organized by Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
(Mailing address is in the USA)
Details: http://vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca/blog/
Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/tobostonwithlove/
Due Date: May 31st, 2013 Changed to May 21st

Quilt Blocks for Quilts for Boston organized by Boston Modern Quilt Guild
Details: http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/
Flickr Group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/quiltsforboston/
Due Date: May 24th, 2013

I’ve made a little PDF file if you’d like to print some out and hand them out at your next guild meetings. The more people we can get to help, the bigger the impact. Thanks everyone!

Flower Sugar Love

Bedroom

Yesterday and today I decided to catch up on a couple projects I had been promising to make for my little girl. I knew some of Lecien’s Flower Sugar fabric would be a perfect match for her room. I bought mine from Kerri at Sew Deerly Loved.

Lecien Flower Sugar

First, I created some bunting for above her bed. The front is the Flower Sugar prints, the back is just solid pink. I kind of winged it, but I think they turned out cute. I used the 30 degree guides on my cutting mat to create the triangles. I made just quilt binding to sew them all together.

Bunting

With the left over triangles (and a few extra) I decided to make a matching pillow. I winged this one too…it was my first time making a non square pillow. My first time binding a pillow. And my first time making a yoyo. But overall, I think it was a success!

New Pillow

My daughter certainly is a fan!

Pillow Love