Friday, March 4, 2011

Just One Star

If you will recall, I told you all about the Quilts of Valor fabrics and programs that would be debuting this spring.  The two lines of fabric we have purchased to support this endeavor have arrived in the shop and will be on the showroom floor in a couple of days.

If you'd like to support the Quilts of Valor project, but are hesitant to commit to making an entire quilt, please consider making JUST ONE STAR.
Just One Star is a challenge issued by Moda.  You can read all the details here.  Moda is asking for 1800 star blocks to be made between now and May 1.  Their intent is to make 100 quilts in 100 days so that they can meet their delivery date of Flag Day - June 14.  These quilts will be donated to deserving soldiers through the Semper Fi Fund.

The star block pattern can be found here.  It's very easy!  Each star uses a 10" square of red or blue and a fat 1/8th of background.  You can make 2 stars from just 2 fat quarters!  You may use any fabric of your choice - it does not have to be Moda.
I made these 4 star blocks yesterday.  The beauty of this block is that it is over-sized and Moda will trim all the blocks down to the size that they need.

The Quilt Asylum will be collecting blocks to send to Moda.  Our goal is to send a packet of 50 blocks to them.  To be included in our packet, your block must be turned into us by the end of the day, Saturday, April 23.  Will you help us?


Chris Konieczny said...

YES, YES I will...I have a son-in-law that was in Iraq & when he got home he was presented a quilt & that means sooooooooooooooo much to him. I will pass this pattern around & show our "FRIDAY, LIBRARY QUILTERS". Medford WI USA

ponderpiggy said...

I've made 15 so far, and will make at least another dozen...maybe 2 dozen. Once cut out, I chain sew them, and they go pretty fast. My 15 have already been turned in to Moda...
It's just a small thing we can do to support the servicemen/women.