Saturday, March 12, 2011

Just One Star (or, well, seven)

The folks at Moda are running a special project in conjunction with the Quilts of Valor foundation designed to gather 1800 star blocks from quilters around the country and produce 100 quilts in 100 days to be distributed to injured soldiers while they recuperate in the hospital.

Regardless of how I feel about the war, I definitely feel for the soldiers who are fighting. So I decided to take part in this project and have been whipping together star blocks here and there for the last day or so. It's a great little pattern, ideal for using up scraps, and only takes about 10 minutes to put together once you've got the pieces cut. I ended up making seven, because I'd finish one so quickly and think, "Well, I'll just make ONE more." It was kind of addictive.

Here's more info from Moda Lissa's blog.
The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson.

The deadline for star blocks is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline
by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.
We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal.

Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern) using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block. Sign each block with your name and state.

1 comment:

Katie said...

Thanks for the pointer! :-)


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