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Heart you, Boston

April 25th, 2013

When it feels like the world is falling apart - at the ready are quilters who lovingly want to piece it all back together. It’s what we do. Piecing love and comfort into one scrap of fabric at a time.

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and the Boston Modern Quilt Guild jumped into action and gave us all an opportunity to Do Something. I encourage anyone reading this to hop over and read their blog posts and get involved. Get involved fast, because the deadlines are soon approaching. If you’re a member of a Modern Quilt Guild, check with your guild’s blog if there’s going to be a collection at your May meeting.  To my fellow Portland Modern Quilt Guild members - there will be a collection at our May 16th meeting.

To Boston With Love RESOURCES:

Vancouver MQG: To Boston With Love
VMQG POC: Berene of Happy Sew Lucky
Portland MQG: Bring your flags to May 16th meeting
VMQG: To Boston With Love – tutorials and inspiration
VMQG: To Boston With Love – shipping info
To Boston With Love: Flickr Group

Quilts for Boston RESOURCES:
Quilts for Boston
Boston MQG: Quilts for Boston
BMQG POC: bostonmqg@gmail.com
Quilts for Boston: Flickr Group

Here is my contribution for To Boston With Love:

To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love

I followed the beautiful color palette provided by the VMQG, and because my flag was love from Oregon to Boston - the fabrics I include were from my friends and fellow Oregonians Mo Bedell, Violet Craft, Valori Wells and a few of my own fabrics as well.
To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love

I chose the FurtuaBlack BT font because that’s the font used by the Boston Police.
To Boston With Love

I used my favorite easy appliqué method and the color crayon + embroidery method for my lettering.
To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love
Color 2

I made the long unit version (all the instructions and measurements are on the VMQG blog), stitched up the sides into a pocket, pressed, trimmed off the excess (I made mine longer so I could trim and square it up), and added the binding tie.

To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love

I’ve made a little recipe for it in case anyone else wants to make one like ish or like mine.

Make one long unit
To Boston With Love
Printable heart and BOS template (be sure to set your printer to scale at 100%)
To Boston With Love
Measurements and amounts
To Boston With Love

To Boston from PDX with love
To Boston With Love
To Boston With Love

Thank you Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, Boston Modern Quilt Guild, Berene Campbell, Amy Friend and everyone involved in giving us the gift to be able to give!

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9 Responses

  1. The fabulous Karen allegedly said:

    Such a fantastic flag! Truly wonderful show of love



  2. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    It’s so heartwarming to see all these flags popping up. I fear that I will be very emotional when they all end up in my mailbox. Thank you for spreading the word.



  3. The fabulous Tina in Boston allegedly said:

    Love the idea of using airport codes. The colors r so bright and cheery - which u do so well :) Thank u so much!



  4. The fabulous dispack allegedly said:

    Hi Monica: I’m looking for your quilt as you go tutorial? Can you direct me? Also, what is PDX???sorry to be so unknowledgeable!:) Thanks!

      Hi dispack,
      You’ll find all my tutorials, projects and patterns via the Projects tab at the top of my blog. Hopefully I have everything listed, otherwise you can always use the search function near to the top of my sidebar. And I’ll let you google PDX. :)


  5. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    Monica, you are too awesome! You have made a completely gorgeous flag, and I love that it is so packed with love and meaning. All your links are fabulous too, so generous-and-kind-hearted. Cat x



  6. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Monica, you have such a good and caring heart. Lovely bright colors to cheer everyone up - great idea of airport codes to signal coast to coast.

    Thank you for your inspiration!



  7. The fabulous jody allegedly said:

    your flags are wonderful - I’ll be using some of your fabric in mine as well!



  8. The fabulous Jen @ A Quilting Jewel allegedly said:

    This is absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for the support - our city is very lucky to have so many people pulling for it during what has been a very emotional few weeks.



  9. The fabulous Phyllis allegedly said:

    what a lovely little banner you made! thank you for doing that. i love your work;}



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