Inspired by the Island Batik February challenge, I began creating for a cause with the Starry Night fabric line.
My first thought was to honor a veteran through Quilts of Valor, but with this lovely blue monochromatic color scheme, I decided to find another charity, and settled on AZ Blankets 4 Kids. Hopepfully, this quilt can bring comfort to a child in difficult circumstances.
Disclaimer: I was provided fabric and notions to make this quilt. Please read my full Disclosure policy here.
Creating for a Cause
I started by pairing light and dark fabrics for star blocks.
I made some friendship stars with the turquoise prints, and lazy LeMoyne stars with the rest of the blues.
My AccuQuilt GO! was helpful in cutting the squares and half-square triangles that I needed for these blocks. I used these dies:
2-1/2″ strips #55025
2″ (finished) HST #55712
3-1/2″ strips #55032
3″ (finished) HST #55009
I used more of the Starry Night collection on the back. I always use a Schmetz needle for piecing, and I used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 batting when I loaded the quilt on my longarm for free motion quilting.
On Friday, Feb 19th Island Batik gave away two sets of 2-1/2″ strips, one from Painted Blossoms and one from Starry Night. See the results on their blog post here.
Then, see all the quilts in this video and visit the other Island Batik Ambassadors:
End of Blog Hop and Round-Up
I want to help you make more quilts for charity! So, I am sharing 2 yards of the Starry Night collection – 4 half yard cuts. This raffle is open to residents of the US only. Just comment on this post and tell me about a charity project you have been involved in. Thanks for making the world a brighter place! Giveaway has ended…Angie was our winner. Congratulations!