We had a completely different blog post prepped and almost ready to go, and then Russia invaded Ukraine.
Typically, we refrain from commenting on political situations. (That is business 101.) We are still choosing not to comment regarding our personal feelings.
We do, however, want to express our support for the people of Ukraine. So we very quickly scrapped the plans we had for our next window display, and have been working on one that features Sunflowers ( Ukraine’s favorite flower) as well as their national colors.
Katie and I re-worked one of the blocks from a previous Progressive Quilt Club quilt and came up with this sunflower banner/wall-hanging Thing-A-Ma-Jig. Please note that the borders have not been sewn on yet, and because Katie was working from a black and white picture, she arranged the top of the stem a little different. For our sample, we used a variety of batiks from Batik Textiles, as well as a digital print from Starflower Christmas.
We are providing the pattern for you for free. Please use this as you wish to express your support and prayers for Ukraine as well.
Нехай Бог оберігав український народ. May God protect the Ukrainian People.
Mari is the owner (and Slave) of Yankee Dutch Quilting. She spends much of her time being bossed around by "Thing One" (her perfect eldest daughter), who may or may not also be her web editor.