The month of April is coming to an end, and with it the month's "Flag Challenge" is winding down.
We've had a lot of fun!
Here are some numbers regarding the results of this challenge so far:
If you want to keep on making flag squares, please do! I will continue to count them and post the photos on the flickr page.
Soon we will hear from Anne Powell about the May challenge - can't wait to hear what she's got up her sleeve!
Many thanks to everyone for your enthusiasm on this challenge!
Link to flickr photo page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58924216@N00/sets/72157629328878316/
Link to flickr map of flags: http://www.flickr.com/photos/58924216@N00/sets/72157629328878316/map/
The April 2012 Challenge will be:
Flags of the World
Part of the beauty of the blankets that are made out of the squares we send to South Africa is the fact that in one blanket there may be squares from many countries of the earth.
We can celebrate this world, united through our handiwork, joined together into blankets.
The idea is to make squares inspired by flags. You don't necessarily have to replicate the flag - you can just make squares using the colors of the flag of your country, or "plain Jane" squares made with the colors of the flag, or of the flag of a country you love for any reason, or your best friend's home country, or the latest member of KAS's country.... anything!
And, of course, squares celebrating the beautiful colors of the flag of South Africa are always a hit!
Most flags are made from what I call "crayon colors", so I'm hoping these are colors that most people have in their yarn stash, and you won't have to go out to buy new wool.... ;-)
There are many many flags we can find inspiration in - google "world flags" and you can find lists, images and games! Here's an image I hope will give you a start:
Please check out this flickr set to see the flag squares that have been made so far:
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Ghana. at last!! Thanks to Sue and Mary for your advice on the star. It's a bit wonky, but I should have practiced on some colour other than black.
Interestingly, a young grade 12 classmate of my grandson's, spoke in church this morning about his recent two week trip to Tinga in north Ghana, where he was helping with the construction of a school. He also had a chance to teach a little.... a grade 5 class, and a kindergarten class of 90 kids!! whose only English was the alphabet and numbers 1-10. He said except for the poverty, the kids are just like ours. I am dedicating this square to you, Ryan.
Wow, so neat and with such attention to detail....love the motto.
Those are wonderful, Sue! Thank you for your incredible enthusiasm for this challenge. You are an inspiration to us all!
Such detailed squares. Thank you for the exsplanation, that,s very interesting.
Beautiful squares, Sue. I love the fact that so many of our squares represent something meaningful to the maker and I'm sure somehow, that love will touch the eventual owner of the blanket. It's like sending a secret message to child we do not even know.... and it feels so good.
Fantastic.... love the Iroquois flag...wonder if there's one for the Algonquians
That's great, Sue!
I am learning a lot, too!
These are great, Sue....Of course I have seen our Aboriginal flag many times....but never the Iroquois...it just goes to show, you are never too old to learn...lol