Thursday, September 17, 2009

oh my stars!

When Amandajean put out a call for folks to donate wonky star blocks for her Quilts of Valor project, I jumped right on it. I had been thinking about trying this block, so it was a great opportunity to give it a whirl. And I'm always a sucker for a good cause!

I whipped up these three blocks in no time. I admit I did have to rip out a few seams, but it wasn't hard to get the hang of it. I was thinking I'd send more than the single one she asked for, but I've had second thoughts - if everybody did that, she'd be forced to make more quilts! So, I'll stick to the rules and just send one. I think I like the middle one the best, so probably that one.

It's my very first virtual quilting bee - yay! Maybe someday I'll even be brave enough to try a swap. :-)


  1. Cute blocks! I've never done these, so I'm excited to hear they weren't too tough to get the hang of! Nice job!!

  2. good choice i love that middle block...

  3. This is the same blocks we all made for the australian bushfire project that Tia did (then in Australia, she has moved to Kansas in the mean time). Tia was thinking she might get 3 quilts together... by the time she was finished she had 109! Some people sent complete quilttops. I am sure they'd be happy with the 3 stars. As of course it then needs to be all quilted but as Tia found, the more starts came in and the more publicity the effort got, the more people offered to help with supplies and labour. I would send them all 3! they are all beautiful and they go well together!