Sunday, March 27, 2011

Stars of Valor Blocks

I am taking these blocks to the Las Vegas Modern Quilt Guild meeting on Thursday to be sent with other blocks to Moda Fabrics as part of their "Just One Star" project. You can read more about it and how to join in here.

They are shown hanging from my sock 'chandelier'. A laundry day 'must have' for small spaces and wool socks!

I am not sure why, but I am having difficulty taking sharp photos these days, so you can't tell that one of the reds is a tiny stripe and the other is a tiny dot pattern. The blue has little swirls and tiny gold dots that kind of remind me of a starry night. (Kind of a star in a star thing.)

It was a good exercise for me to follow the instructions for cutting and piecing. I think that I finally have gotten the hang of a consistent seam allowance, as all three blocks turned out the same size. The star points are not all perfect, but there is really no overt wonky-ness!

I didn't have very much cream 'tone on tone', just a couple of small pieces from a scrap bag that I got at the lqs. I supplemented with Kona 'bone' for the large triangles.

I also finished up my name tag for the meeting this week. I am not thrilled at the result. It looks a bit like a coaster on a string, since I made it to hang around my neck. It is essentially a very tiny quilt and pretty stiff since I got carried away with the quilting. Another good learning experience, though. I think I will make another and use the first one for a luggage tag on my sewing machine case.

I am looking forward to the guild meeting this week. It is so inspiring to see what everyone else is working on!

6 comments:

Allie said...

Those are lovely - you have such a good heart! I like your sock chandelier. My mom has something similar.

Gaynell said...

I'd like to see the name tag! The squares are really nice. I like the colors.

Zany Quilter said...

They look great! I'm working on mine tonight!! :-D

Iron Needles said...

I was wondering what the hangy thing was! Sounds like you are having a lot of fun with the guild. Good on you!

For drying wool socks? You have that many???

paula, the quilter said...

If you are using a camera and not a phone try resetting to the default settings. It might help.

Cola said...

They turned out great! :)