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TTMT # 422 – A Little Further

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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 - Update

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!

Stars For Linus

Stars For Linus

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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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 on a light background and mail them to me. I turn them into quilts that are donated to The Linus Connection and from there go to children in crisis in Central Texas.

Not up for making stars? I also accept orphan blocks in any size!

It doesn’t get easier to help brighten the life of a child than that!

Want more information? I have an entire page on Stars For Linus linked from my top menu.

Use one of the patterns linked from the Stars for Linus page or any other 12″ star block of your choosing!

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Lots of Linus!

And NOW, I'm ready for tomorrow's meeting!

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?

One more Stars for Linus!

Stars for Linus quilt,  made from blocks donated by Sewhooked readers as well as two blocks from my orphan block bag.

Click here to find out how you can help.

Stars for Linus ready to donate tomorrow!

Another beautiful Stars for Linus made from donated blocks and as well as one of my own.

Won’t you make a star block for a good cause?

Simple Crochet Ghan by me

Simple crochet afghan made using DC  across working in the back loops only. Made by me!

Afghan by Margie

Gorgeous afghan made and donated by sweet friend Margie.

Eep! Almost forgot the afghan made from Marissa's blocks!

Afghan made from blocks donated by Marissa. Bonus points if you can spot the ones made from my patterns!

Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda

EIGHT beautiful afghans made with blocks donated by Mary.

Assembled by my wonderful friend and Linus volunteer, Linda.

Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda
Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda
Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda
Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda Blocks by Mary, assembled by Linda

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TTMT #225

paige's star with sashing

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TTMT #212 – Sunshine & Doom

Fandom In Stitches - Giveaway Quilt To Support The Linus Connection

You can win this quilt by making a donation to The Linus Connection and forwarding your receipt toofenjen@fandominstitches.com. You get one entry for every dollar spent. Money orders made out to The Linus Connection will also be accepted. Email me for info. Donations accepted through June 17, 2013. Winner to be announced Tuesday, June 18.
Please note that the winner will receive a finished quilt. Only the quilt top is shown…we’re working on it!
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Banded Star by Jennifer Ofenstein

Banded Star, a pattern to paper piece!

Click for 12″ pattern or 6″ pattern

Both patterns also available on Craftsy

Stars For Linus

Inspired by the recent blog hop, I am rebooting Stars for Linus! Make and donate any 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) star block by sending it  to me and I’ll make them into quilt tops for The Linus Connection!

Check out this page for all the free star patterns from Marie’s blog hop. Want to send a star? Click here for mailing information!

Check back for the winners of my Marie Bostwick Between Heaven & Texas Blog Hop Giveaway later this week. I’m just waiting to hear back on some final details before the announcement. Sorry for the wait! 🙂

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Linus Tomorrow

Wonky Stars for The Linus Connection

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 through Linus to children in crisis in Central Texas. This time of year is especially crucial because our requests tend to go up at the end of the summer as homeless teens graduate and we stockpile blankets for bereavement camps.

The quilt above is a Wonky Stars quilt I put together for last month’s Linus demo. When I took it to the meeting, it was just a quilt top, but with an hour or so of a Harry Potter audiobook and my favorite sewing machine, I have it done and ready to turn in!

Quilt for The Linus Connection

I would love to take full responsibility for this beautiful quilt, but I cannot! The center medallion was pieced by a very kind and talented lady named Patty, who then donated it to Linus. I added the borders, quilted and bound it, all ready to be donated at tomorrow’s meeting!


Want to help?

I collect 12″ (12 1/2″ unfinished) star blocks for The Linus Connection!

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I hope you are all having a lovely week and that, wherever you are, you have a beautiful and crafty weekend!



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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.!

Wonky Stars for Linus in progress

“Wings” added to the 4 1/2″ squares for star points.

Wonky Stars For Linus, in progress

All squared up!

Wonky Stars For Linus, in progress

Ready to make stars!

Wonky Stars For Linus, in progress

First one done!

Stars for Linus, pieced

Pieced top! The paper pieced Stars for Linus as well as the bottom right Wonky Star were donations.

Stars for Linus, basted

Basted and ready to quilt! Free-motion quilted.

Stars for Linus February 2012

Tada! This quilt was donated to The Linus Connection on Saturday, March 17, 2012.

I will continue to collect Stars For Linus indefinitely. Remember, Stars need to be 12 1/2″ (unfinished)!

Donated by mkissa

Also donated on Saturday, received in the mail from mkissa


hardhatcat donated several of these sweet circus panels! They’ve now been quilted and distributed.

See Show & Tell from Saturday on the Linus Blog!


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