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 crisis through Central Texas. Because of this, I’ve decided to make Stars for Linus a permanent fixture here on Sewhooked.
Helping is easy. Make any 12″ (12 1/2″ with seam allowance) star block out of bright, happy child-friendly 100% cotton fabric. Send your block to me! Info in the Stars for Linus pattern below.
All blocks sent to me will be pieced into quilt tops, quilted and bound by myself or another Linus volunteer.
You can make any star you like, as long as you follow those two guidelines. Make a block or make a lot! Donate them through The Linus Connection of Central Texas or use them to make quilts for the blanket making charity of your choice!
Here are some 12″ star patterns to get you started. If you have a favorite free pattern that is not listed, please comment, and I’ll add it!
Stars for Linus by Jennifer Ofenstein
Includes Stars For Linus mailing address.
paper pieced with a pieced border
Paige’s Star by lunaneela
paper pieced with pieced border
An easy video for making Wonky Stars or…
Wonky Star Tutorial from The Silly BooDilly
pieced block (sample by Jennifer)
In April & May 2013, Designers from the Marie Bostwick Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop hosted by The Quilting Gallery offered of 12″ star patterns and encouraged their readers to share with Stars for Linus. Enjoy these lovely patterns and be sure to visit their blocks to say thanks!
Not into stars but you still want to help? Check out the Linus Blanket Specifications. Here’s a summary: 100% cotton quilting fabric for quilts, washable acrylic yarn for blankets, sizes can range from 30” x 30” up to 54” x 70”. Cotton or low-loft acrylic batting and french fold binding. Here’s the rest!
Disclaimer: This is a project that I, Jennifer Ofenstein, have taken upon myself as part of my effort to help The Linus Connection of Central Texas. While I may occasionally have the help of other volunteers when piecing or quilting these lovely blocks, this block drive is not officially sanctioned by The Linus Connection, but they very much appreciate the help! I have been an active Linus volunteer since 2002. 🙂