|Red, White & Blue, inspired by the American Flag|
This week's Project Quilting 10.2 Challenge theme was Red, White and Blue. We were limited to using only the colors red, white, and blue in our one week challenge entry. My window for creating an entry was very limited--as in somewhere between teaching all day on Sunday, unpacking Monday morning, packing to leave Tuesday morning for Road to California, where I was teaching the rest of the week! So once the bulk of my unpacking/packing was complete Monday morning, I got to work pulling a fun assortment of red, white, and blue fabrics. 6.5" squares were cut from a variety of textures and prints in preparation for some stack, whack, shuffle & insert abstract peace signs. In just an hour or two, I had managed to piece together a total of 24 blocks, which were then laid out and assembled into two small quilt tops (24" square and a smaller 12" square).
|Party Peace, Finishes 12" x 12"|
While I was working on my abstract peace blocks, I was thinking about the 35-day government shutdown and the 450,000 Federal employees that were working without pay. My hope was that our elected officials would reach across party lines to reach a bipartisan solution. I am so thankful that the government has reopened, even if only on a temporary basis. Of course, a more permanent solution is needed, which will require ongoing dialogue and compromise between all parties. Until then, I hope to channel more peace towards Washington DC as I return to my studio to finish up my Party Peace 2 quilt top!
|Party Peace 2, Unfinished 24" x 24"|
In the meantime, I am linking up my entry for online voting! You can visit all the entries made using red, white, and blue, and vote for your favorites. Hint-hint--check out entry #95.