Monday, April 25, 2011

"Just One Star" Block

    For this weekend, my highly ambitious quilting goal was to create a "Just One Star" block.  My rather puckered version is pictured above, instructions here.   Moda Fabrics is sponsoring this challenge (coordinated by Marianne Fons) here.  The goal is for participants to contribute 1800 star blocks (medium red or blue stars with a cream background) by May 1, 2011, so that they can be pieced, quilted and bound into 100 quilts using the Quilts of Valor pattern (by Polly Minick & Laurie Simpson).  The finished quilts will be delivered to soldiers and veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan on Flag Day (June 14th).
   I now realize that I used white instead of cream, so I don't know if it is a valid contribution.  Perhaps I'll make a second one.  The instructions specify that you need to write your name and state in brown pigma pen, which I don't have (but it gives me a good excuse to go to Joann's).
   While I'm at Joann's, I may have to buy the most recent issue of this very inspiring magazine:
   You can see that I have flagged quite a few pages for project and decorating ideas I want to try.  What did I ever do before the invention of Post-It notes??  I also have an Artful Blogging magazine by the same publisher that is equally inspiring (can't find it at the moment, so no photo).
   Hope everyone had a great weekend!

1 comment:

Helen said...

looks like a great magazine. Is it worth getting a subscription? Could you show some of the pictures inside :) Great to see you found some time for some patchwork.