Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flower Bird

(That's the echo off of the blank walls I call my blog. 'Scuse me while I wipe away the cobwebs.)

I have been on a blake. (Blog-break). The blake is now over, and I am ready to go again. I just needed a bit of a re-charge. Sometimes you just need to step back and not worry about some things. KWIM?

Lots to catch up with, but today is all about OPUS GLUEI. (I took a blake there too. But am also back there.)

The theme for this fortnight is BOUQUET to YOU. Flowers. Anything to do with flowers. Drawing them, planting them, decorating with them. OR Making a bird with them. OR a flag. OR butterflies. 

The bird is the front and the butterflies are the back. Just in case you NEED to know. 

The flag is going to be sent to be put on display in Boston to help folks heal from the horrible terrorist attack at the Marathon. The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is collecting them for a Memorial Day ceremony. You can read more about it HERE. 

The bird pattern was from Block Lotto for the April block lottery. You can read more about the block lottery HERE and get the bird pattern HERE.

The butterflies were extras made for a butterfly block swap I participated in a couple of months ago. They are the perfect width for this flag. AND they are made out of flowers too. Very happy accident.

You certainly don't need to make a flag. Or a bird. Or give whatever it is you make to someone else. BUT we would love to see what you make. Link up your creation over on OPUS GLUEI. Come on and play with us. It's fun.


Rosemary said...

I love the fact that you made these as a hug to Boston, that is so cool and so you. They came out wonderful - both sides - and I love that you used flowers. Now they are beautiful and so loving. I need to look into this and see if I can participate, I'm no quilter so this might look exceptionally handmade but you've inspired me! (and you so often do, my friend)

Rosemary said...

I'm so glad you are back.

Electra said...

Everyone needs a little blake now and then. Love these, Jana, especially the bird. You are the Grand Poobah of fabriclisciousness!