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TTMT #426 – Something New

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Coming in September!

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Final 2017 post next week!

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Free Pattern Friday – Stars For Linus

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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.

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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, many of whom were made homeless.  I put a call out to my online quilting friends to make this simple paper pieced star with sashing.

We were able to create several quilts made from blocks that had been sent from all over the world!

Stars For Linus

I’ve continued to collect Stars For Linus ever since, expanding the project to accept ANY 12″ star block contributors might like to make. Find out more here.

All quilts made from these blocks are finished by myself or another Linus volunteer and goes to a child in crisis in Central Texas.

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Below are just a few of the quilts made from your donated 12″ Star blocks over the years. As the years have gone by, I’ve incorporated more star variety and occasionally even a random orphan block!

All finished quilts were donated through The Linus Connection to children who needed them.

Find out more about Stars for Linus and get links to even more awesome Star patterns right here on Sewhooked!

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Stars for Linus February 2012  Stars for Linus ready to donate tomorrow!  Wonky Stars for The Linus Connection

One more Stars for Linus!

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Are you quilting along with Paper Piecing Vintage? Share a Signature Block for the PPV Signature Quilt! This special project is a for a commemorative signature quilt that I will keep after Paper Piecing Vintage has concluded. Find this block on page 21 of Paper Piecing Vintage. If you’re only making a few blocks, you can also find the Signature Block Pattern right here.

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TTMT #409 – Storm the Castle!

Today I share my FINISHED 2015 version of The Project of Doom made during the quilt along hosted the same year on Fandom in Stitches. This is the third full version of this quilt I’ve made by myself. I’ve also made several as part of collaborations for charity. This one is made from Stonehenge fabric. It was designed, pieced, quilted, and bound by me. It will also be labeled by me a.s.a.p. so I can start using it!

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TTMT #405 – Bunnies & More

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TTMT #392 – Terribly Mysterious

In which I talk about Halloween, a very special quilt, and quilting practice on some projects for The Linus Connection!

I have a TON of Halloween content right here on Sewhooked. You can find it all here.

My Favorite Things. a Block of the Month by Jennifer Ofenstein

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TTMT #256 – Be Charitable

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Share your Paper Piecing Vintage photos with the Sewhooked flickr group in April and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Quilts From 100 Blocks, Fall 2013 (includes a pattern designed by me!) as well as copies of my patterns Poppies from the Past and My Kitchen Window!

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Stars for Linus, An Update

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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, including those affected by the wildfires in September of this year.

In September, I asked you to share the love and help the kids affected by those fires by making a Stars For Linus block and mailing it to me to turn into a quilt top.

The very first block arrived just days later.

Each Stars For Linus quilt will be pieced by me and I will turn each one into Linus for delivery to a child that needs it. I will continue to collect Stars indefinitely, so any time you’d like to share a block, feel free to do so!

One Stars For Linus quilt top is pieced and ready to quilt. Another set of blocks  is sorted and ready to piece. A third pile is growing and will soon be a quilt top, too.

I wanted take a minute and share a special thank you to everyone that has sent Stars for Linus blocks so far, in no particular order:

  • Paige J., Nebraska
  • Amber L., Illinois
  • Judee K, California
  • Soma A., California
  • Carol M., Wyoming
  • Lynda M., Illinois
  • Barbara C., New Hampshire
  • Kathy P., Washington
  • Linda F., New Jersey
  • Terri J., California
  • Dawn F., Massachusetts
  • Michele F., Ontario
  • Midge W., Michigan
I will continue to add to this list as the Stars arrive! If you do not see your name here and you know I have received your Stars, please let me know so I can update the list. I don’t want anyone to be left out!
I’ve also received completed quilt tops that are now in the process of being quilted and bound, as well as completed quilts:
  • Jenn F., Oregon
  • JoAnn M, Louisiana
  • Kristel C., Calgary
My yarny friends are not to be forgotten! Afghans received from:
  • Amber L., Illinois
  • Mary C., Oklahoma

Stars For The Linus Connection 

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I cannot say thank you enough for all of your support for a cause that means so very much to me!

Quilt on!

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