Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's For the Birds Blog Hop



From Boston With Love

"Peace by Piece"
Everywhere, every day
let us celebrate life, love and peace.

The
Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild
is hosting a very wonderful drive
to collect these banner flags to send then

To Boston With Love

For the free banner flag tutorials and inspiration
and to send flags to Boston which will be hung this summer
please click on their links ...

How To Make a Banner Flag

Heart Tutorials and Inspiration

Thanks to the VMQG for giving me this opportunity to
make something with my little hands
to add to the celebration of life and love in Boston.
I will be sending this flag to add to this banner.

These lovely little flags are so happy and sew easy to make.

I will also be making some to hang in my backyard this summer.

I hope to see them flying everywhere.

May you make these little flags and hang them in your hometown, too.

In your yard for friends and family gatherings.

In your home for your children and grandchildren.

Please consider making one to send to Boston, too.

Share the love!

Thanks to these little birdies for helping me to spread the word ...

from
Sew We Quilt
 
My Paper Pieced Dove Block

 
The paper pieced pattern I used may be found in this book,
"For the Birds" by Jaynette Huff

These little banner flags are so fun to make I made two more.

I decided to make "Love Birds" in keeping with spread the love.

For these banner flags I used this wonderful ...


Free Bird Block Pattern @ Sophie Junction

Sophie also runs a block exchange blog site Block Lotto 
and this was the block for April.

These little bird blocks were fun and easy to make by regular piecing
and became the perfect size for the banner flags by cutting
a little off the top and bottom borders after they were sewn.


Here is one of my little love birds in the making.


Here are my two love bird banner flags finished.

One of these will be on its way To Boston With Love.

The other is ...


My "From Boston With Love" Giveaway

I will send this little love bird flying to anywhere in the world.

ONE random winner will be drawn
from all the comments on this post.

Winner will be contacted by email
so must have an email address for me to reply.

This giveaway is open to anyone anywhere in the world.

I use google translator to read and reply to comments in other languages.

This giveaway closes at Midnight Eastern DST on May 15th.

Winner will be announced and emailed on May 16th.

Good luck wishes!


 
Please visit all the delightful birdies today

Full Schedule Here

Thank you tweets to

our able cheerleader for this hop,
Mary @ I Piece 2-Mary

and to

Madame Samm @ Sew We Quilt

for creating this tweet blog hop!
 

Thanks for visiting!

 
May your life be filled with joy and peace and love!

<3

 

88 comments:

  1. What a fantastic idea, bird banners! I thought I was hearing something, then I realized you have birds chirping in the background and then a lovely song came on! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Love your bird banner and a great cause! I hope you get to see your little birdies flying in Boston! Thanks for the cute little birdie giveaway!

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  3. Your bird banners are so cute. Love the birds chirping and the little blue bird flying around your blog. LOL

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  4. Love the birds and the idea behind them. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Those are so gorgeous! Love them.. that paper pieced book looks fun, too. Thanks for sharing. I would love to see pics of all of the flags from Boston. xo

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  6. Love your birds. Especially the dove!

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  7. Your birds are so lovely. The dove is my favorite. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Beautiful little birdy hanging! I love the sounds of the birds! At first I thought I was hearing them outside! LOL ♥♥♥

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  9. Adorable, especially like your love birds, thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. Your birds are lovely and for such a wonderful cause thanks for the info.

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  11. Awwww - your love birds are so pretty ;)

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  12. Lovely. Thank you for sharing with us!

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  13. Love your flags for Boston. The dove is my favorite. I wish I could paper piece.

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  14. I Love your Love Birds. I have never paper pieced.

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  15. What a beautiful idea. Thanks for sharing the information about the flags I am off to check that info out now! Love your birds!

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  16. -wonderful Boston with Love flags, lovely birds!
    And the little blue bird following the blogpost is so cute too ☺
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
    Bente

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  17. Oh how sweet! :)
    I am looking forward to seeing your pictures of the banner flags flying blanketing Boston with Love!

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  18. Love your paper piecing. So nice the birds are.
    Thanks for sharing
    Frederika

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  19. What wonderful peace flags. They will make someone very happy.

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  20. Your birds are wonderful, and this citizen of Massachusetts greatly appreciates what you are doing for the banner project!

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  21. I love your love bird banner! A great cause and sweet way to spread the love. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Very sweet...I would love to win this.]Thank you

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  23. Beautiful banner for such a great cause!

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  24. What a great bird block and sweet thing you are doing. If you choose my name for this giveaway, would you please send it along with the other bird to Boston? It's just that it's more it's needed there. Thanks for sharing and caring.

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  25. Awesome idea. Won't all those banner blocks together make a statement! I made some of those block lotto birds but never thought of love birds. Creative!

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  26. Very nice. I just started doing paper pieceing this year and I actually enjoy it.

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  27. Your birds are beautiful Ms Pat!

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  28. What a great bird for a great cause!

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  29. Great background birds singing. What a fun hop this is gonna be. Love your bird projects. They are amazeing.

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  30. Loved the singing of the birds on the blog.
    And your banners are awesome!
    quilter552001@yahoo.com

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  31. Love the paper pieced dove and the Very CLEVER music Pat !

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  32. lovely dove and love birds and cute little birdie that follows me :)

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  33. Those banners are all very sweet. Wish I could be in Boston to see the whole display!

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  34. What a giving person you must be. I love these banners. Thank you for sharing.

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  35. the love birds are adorable. The banners are wonderful thought.
    gotta fly....lots of nests to visit

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  36. Love your Dove. Soon he'll be flying over Boston.

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  37. Wonderful bird banners and dove. May you be blessed in your efforts to bring peace to others.

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  38. Well done, Pat and for a good cause. Linda (above said it well). Thank you for adding the links to your finds.

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  39. oh dear, there you are again, taking such snappy shots...love your first pp...well all of them in fact...you simply bring out the best in all of us...

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  40. Your dove banner is just beautiful and your little love birds are so cute!

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  41. Very sweet dove and I love your love birds!

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  42. Mary-Your birds are very sweet and so is the sentiment. From CA, thanks for sharing.

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  43. I love that dove so much - just beautiful!!

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  44. Your dove is lovely and it is for such a great cause too.

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  45. love your banners - thank you! (I'm a Bostonian)

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  46. I have seen others making the banners. You dove is just perfect. Love your other little bird too. thanks for a chance to win one.

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  47. my next project I'm going to try paper piecing nice block

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  48. Love the bird banners and the great cause you made them for!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  49. How SWEET, and I love the little bird that follows you as you read.

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  50. Your love bird is so tweet:)
    Great job!!! I have that book too!!!

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  51. I have just recently tried paper piecing and I love it. Your bird is beautiful and for a great cause. It would be nice to see the banners flying. Thanks for sharing and for your giveaway.

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  52. What a pretty bird. great paper piecing.

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  53. Your bird banners are very nice! Thanks for the link.

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  54. Fabulous!
    and thank you for the links!

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  55. What a great idea to put your sweet bird on a banner...love it!

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  56. What a tweet flag and banner! I sew love them both. You are wonderful to use your sewing abilities to cheer others!

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  57. Your birds are wonderful, thanks for sharing.

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  58. What a dear idea to make a banner for Boston. I hope they receive many of these loving and caring banners.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Love your little bird flags. You are so nice to do them.

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  60. Hi!!! Love all your birdies!!! Love hearing them chirp too!!!!

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  61. Love your dove and love birds. Great job. Thanks for the info on Boston. I'd love to send one as we were fortunate that our son finished an hour before the bombing and we pray for those less fortunate.

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  62. How wonderful!! Love your beautiful birds!!

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  63. Your flags for Boston are wonderful. Is is a wonderful event.

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  64. i love paper piecing but i am not very good. You are amazing!

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  65. What a lovely expression of love for Boston. God Bless.

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  66. Wonderful! I'm planning a Boston flag, too....I love the love birds idea! Thanks for hosting. pbstrand@msn.com

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  67. Love the birds especially the Peace Dove, but Love Birds are adorable . Blessing

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  68. Very cute little birds.thanks for sharing them all with us.

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  69. Your little birds are adorable - very creative!!!

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  70. Doves for peace. I love your banners. This is such a wonderful way to show support for Boston.

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  71. Great bird banners!! I made some bird banners for Boston too, but I can't show them until my For the Birds day on the 15th.

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  72. Love your bird banner. Such a cute idea.

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  73. Lovely flags, and beautiful birds. I wish I could find that book around here somewhere.

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  74. Ms. Pat your birds are too cute and they are bright, cheery and for a great cause. Kudos on the PP... it one skill I've yet to try. Thank You for sharing them with all of us and for the chance to win your pretty love bird.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  75. Your dove is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  76. Your love birds are too cute...and the dove is lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  77. Your birds are wonderful! And such a good cause! Thank you for caring!

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  78. What a darling banner!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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