Blocks for Boston

In the wake of the Boston bombing, the Boston Modern Quilt Guild formed Quilts for Boston, a relief effort to make quilts for those that have been directly affected by the bombing and subsequent events. The only requirements were that the blocks be at least 12.5″  on one side as well as blue, yellow and grey in color.

I decided to go ahead and order some fat quarters and use some of my stash to create a few blocks.

The first 2 blocks were from a pattern. A few easy HST’s, a cool layout and voila! I love these blocks although the second block is pretty busy.

This block I just made up with some of the fabric I had left. I wanted to highlight the flowers and wanted to do something fun.

This isn’t much for me to do in light of what happened in Boston. I feel like as a New Englander and as a runner, the bombing hit close to home. A run like that should be peaceful, fun, safe. There’s a big run here on the 4th of July, it’s a 10k but there are tens-of-thousands of people that run it, myself included. It’s a wonderful event with tons of spectators and goodness and camaraderie and it’s a great time had by all. But this year it won’t be quite the same. There will be uncertainty and a sense of uneasiness. Life shouldn’t be like that.

My hope is that the recipients of these quilts find some peace and comfort, some love and maybe a virtual hug. It’s the least I can do.

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