Free Pattern Friday – Stars For Linus

Welcome back to Free Pattern Friday! In keeping with our May theme, today’s pattern was created especially to make quilts for The Linus Connection. Stars for Linus is a personal project I created in 2011 during a wildfire crisis here in Central Texas. We were in great need of extra blankets to help the affected children, […]

Checking in With Stars For Linus

It’s been quite some time since I talked about Stars for Linus here on Sewhooked. For my new visitors, Stars for Linus is a small thing I do for my favorite blanket making charity, The Linus Connection. You, my quilting friends, have an open invitation to create 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) stars of bright colors […]

Stars For Linus

The original Stars For Linus block drive began in September 2011 during the wildfires in Central Texas that were leaving many families homeless. Over two years have passed now, and through your generosity, I am still creating quilts out of your beautiful and happy stars for The Linus Connection to be distributed to children in […]

Fun with Stars For Linus

I’ve recently accumulated 7 blocks from Stars for Linus donations, but was 5 blocks shy having enough for a top. Late last week, I remedied that! I thought I’d give the Wonky Star (also known as Maverick Star) a try so I pulled out some scraps and started piecing.! “Wings” added to the 4 1/2″ squares […]

Stars for Linus, An Update

It’s been almost a month since the original Stars for Linus post. In that time, I’ve received 30 blocks in the mail! All completed quilts will be donated to The Linus Connection of Austin, Texas. Our organization is comprised completely of volunteers who make and deliver hand-made quilts, afghans and fleece blankets to children in crisis in Central Texas, […]

Stars For The Linus Connection

Stars For The Linus Connection a free 12″ pattern If you’ve been around Sewhooked any length of time, or have watched Talk To Me Tuesday, well, ever, then you know that The Linus Connection is a big part of my life. I started donating blankets to Linus way back in November of 2002. The Linus Connection, […]

Lots of Linus!

I have two IKEA bags stuffed with donations for The Linus Connection thanks to many wonderful online friends and participants in Stars for Linus. Because I can’t keep the quilty goodness to myself, how about some fabulous Friday fiber before I turn all these gorgeous blankets in for distribution tomorrow? A Stars for Linus quilt,  made from blocks […]

Linus Tomorrow

What with Blog Hops, awesome giveaways, Quiltmaker, quilt shows and my Trunk Show last weekend (wow, did that all really happen in the last month?!), I haven’t had much chance to mention my favorite charitable cause, The Linus Connection! Despite all The Crazy, I continue with my personal goal to donate two blankets per month […]

My February Linus

Sideways Shell, made from scrappy bright yarns. The February meeting of The Linus Connection was this past Saturday, and as usual, I have some fun things to show! I’m way ahead of  goal of 2 per month this year, which makes me very happy. This was Saturday’s demo, pattern by Osie. I pieced this one […]

Packing Up For Linus

This is the photo post I promised earlier this week during Talk To Me Tuesday. We’ve had two sewing days in the last month where Linus volunteers get together to stitch quilt tops. Usually, these tops are pre-cut and ready to sew together. Sometimes it’s a pre-printed panel that just needs borders or a donation […]