Did you know there has been quilting going on in outer space? While on board the International Space Station, Astronaut Karen Nyberg was working on hand piecing a star quilt block. Click here to watch a video of her explaining what it is like to sew in space. I never thought about how much I take gravity for granted until I watched it!
I just thought this was so cool, I wanted to participate in the block challenge, too, and so I made my own star block to send to Houston to be a part of this amazing project. Click here for the instructions for participating in this challenge.
I chose some batik fabrics that I had, and then had to choose a pattern. The block needs to be a 9" finished size, and that is not a common size. I knew the best place to look would be the Quilter's Cache website. I have been browsing the patterns there for several years. It is a wonderful collection of hundreds of free quilt block patterns. You can search by block size, and I decided on a pattern called "Pat's Star." I thought the blue background fabric kind of looked like stars off in another galaxy. I am very happy with how my block turned out.
I just need to sign my block with a permanent marker and mail it to Houston. The deadline is August 1. Can't wait to see what happens with all of the blocks submitted.
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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
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I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!