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Happy Fourth of July! Let me tell you what I've been up to.
This week I finally got my June Island Batik challenge done! Yippee! It turned out pretty special so I'll save the details for a separate post.
The challenge, by the way, was to make a modern quilt. I can't wait to share it with you!
I also worked on my Bee Inspired block for the May queen. It's basically done except for some applique I wanted to add, so you'll see it soon. I think it's pretty special, and hopefully Velda, our May queen, will love it too.
Meanwhile, last night I did what's becoming a Fourth of July tradition--helping my sister plant flags on the lawns of her neighbors. Here are some photos I took last year in the daylight.
The planting of flags on the evening before the Fourth of July has been a tradition in my sister's neighborhood for years. The flags are bought by two elderly ladies who like to share their patriotism. My sister Pat has been helping them plant the flags for a while now. Recently though, one of the ladies has found it too hard to get around, so that leaves only Norma so a few years ago Pat has asked me to help. This year, my husband and daughter decided to join in the fun! (My dh is behind the camera in this shot.)
The flags are planted at night so they are a surprise. I love how these two women have been doing this in secret for years, and also how I now get to take part. It feels a bit like Christmas, leaving little flag "presents" on everyone's lawn.
I hope I get to do it for many years to come.
Well, that's what I've been up to this week.! Let's see who made this week's feature.
After last night's flag planting adventure, I'm in a patriotic mood! Although my special red, white, and blue link up is coming up later this month, it's the Fourth of July so I just can't help myself. Let me share some patriotic quilts.
First up is Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts. Laura designed this baseball quilt for her son's coach. What could be more American than baseball?
Next, I want to feature Kathy @ Hazel's Daughter. Kathy shared two flag pillows, a wall hanging, and a table runner. I love all this red, white, and blue!
Congratulations Laura and Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us. Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.
Our next special link up will be July 18th. Since the United States celebrates it's independence on July 4th (today), I'd like to celebrate the month of July with red, white, and blue quilts. I'll be having another giveaway, so get your quilts ready for the link up! To qualify, quilts do not need to be patriotic or have anything to do with the Fourth of July, but they do need to contain at least some red, some white, and some blue (all three colors).
Time to link up! Remember, if you need help linking up, click here for detailed step by steps.
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