Of all the crafts that I have tried (some successfully, some, not so much) sewing is my absolute favorite. As i've said before, I don't have much time for sewing clothes the way I used to but lately I have been bitten by the quilting bug. I have only made two quilting projects in my life. A set of placemats which were made during a class and a wall hanging for my nephew. I still use the placemats, in fact, they are sitting on my kitchen table right now.
I find it so amazing that a bunch of simple squares can be turned into.......
Obviously, this isn't an entire quilt but it will be made into one eventually, but not by me. In my web travels I came across the JUST ONE STAR can comfort a soldier project sponsored by Moda fabrics. They want to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days and need 1800 people to make "just one star" block so that they can accomplish their goal. The finished quilts will be given to the brave men and women serving in the US military. Detailed instructions on how its made can be found HERE. My sewing skills are a bit rusty but this took less than an hour to cut out and sew. I think this is such a great cause and when I stopped at my local quilt shop to buy the fabric I found that they meet twice a month to make quilts for the QUILTS OF VALOR PROGRAM. Hopefully I will be able to participate.
The block was so easy to make, nothing but squares and straight lines, so if you quilt or sew please consider making just one! The deadline is May 1, 2011 so you have plenty of time. And even if you don't sew and know someone who does let them know about this wonderful project. Oh yeah, and buy quality fabric, don't you think they deserve the best?
Have a good one!