"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Yesterday I presented my brother with the Quilt of Valor and he and his daughter were very pleased. It's been a very nice Memorial Day weekend. I've attended two events honoring veterans and feel humbled by their sacrifices.
I've decided to put prairie points on the border of the quilt I'm making for my my sister's granddaughter.   
I've spotted two of my blocks used in quilts by the BMQG.  My Bingo block can be seen here in the last picture.  Made me happy to spot it.  http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/2013/05/gathering-to-make-quilts-for-boston.html
And one of the Boxed In blocks is in the third picture from the end in this post
http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/2013/05/quilts-for-boston-sew-in-at-quilters-way.html  I noticed someone else made that block also.  Most of the blocks are non-traditional and nothing like the kind of quilting I do, so I'm pleased that my blocks are fitting in somewhere. 
They mention in their post that they received over  660 blocks from quilters all over the world. 

These four 6" blocks were the latest for the Ben Franklin QAL, so I'm up to date on that project.

Did someone say Christmas?  Quilt Along?  No?  I thought for sure I heard whisperings along those lines.
God Bless You and a special prayer for all of our veterans, dead or alive.
You are not forgotten!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Blocks for Boston

I made 4 blocks for the Boston Modern Quilt Guild's project, Quilts for Boston.  They put out a request for blocks so they could make quilts for the Boston Marathon bombing victims.   http://bostonmqg.blogspot.com/2013/04/quilts-for-boston.htmlQuilt 

All of my blocks are from volumes of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks issues.

This one is called Texas Circle Around by Lynn Roddy Brown, Volume 1.

This is called Boxed In by Julie Herman, Volume 2.


This is called Bingo by Jessie Kurtz, Volume 5.

From the flicker group it looks like the Guild received a good response for their request for blocks, and some quilters were very creative. 
Have a wonderful weekend.
God Bless You.