Charity Quilts First Check-In
We are joining in with 240+ other quilters and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict in sewing quilts or quilt tops for charity. Five different charities have been selected for the focus of this quilt drive. Hands2Help has been hosting the quilt drive for several years, but this is our first year.
Charity Begins at Home
Isn’t that a lesson that you learned as a young child, that charity begins at home? It is a great lesson to learn, and we are happy to join in on this great collection. We are going to be sharing our Hidden Stars quilt. We made this in a quilt along that started in January. Since the quilt top was just finished being pieced, the timing is just perfect.
Here is what the quilt top looks like along with the mono version. I am rather pleased how the really dark values are dispersed throughout. That one really light value, the yellow block almost appears white in mono vision.
Charity Hidden Star Quilt
This quilt just needs to be layered and then quilted. Of course, I am stressing and dithering on just how to quilt it. There is a hidden star in each block, hence the name, and I would like to really highlight them. I have the hardest time focusing on those hidden stars, so it will take some concentration when quilting. It might be easier to see the star in just one block, before it was sewn together.
I’m thinking maybe some stitching in the spikes of the star, and stitching in the ditch around the stars. Then maybe a dense filler on the sides that points to the star, but that leaves the four-patch areas undone. Thankfully, there is still a month to go before this need to be complete. I welcome any suggestions in the comments please! ~smile~
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