Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sew Some Love Sunday - Covered in Love Edition

Welcome to another edition of Sew Some Love Sunday!!  This week, I'm here to share my newest Donation Block.  It's for Kat's August/September Block Drive for her charity Covered in Love.

I've supported a number of Kat's Block Drives over the past few years or so.  However, it's been a while since I sent my last block.  I wanted to make sure that I made a Star block for her.

SEW many stars!!  Which one should I choose???

Well, I've had my eye on making an Inverted Star block ever since Kate @ Life in Pieces finished her quilt made with a rainbow of them.  This seemed like the PERFECT time to give it a try!

You can find the FREE pattern available @ Bluprint.  Scroll down to item number 8 on the list.  Alas, it will now cost you $1.50.  (Not sure how THAT works!)

Ultimately, I ended up with this collection of fabrics:

It took a bit of searching before I could begin cutting...

I started out by glancing through my Patriotic scraps basket:

Since that yielded very few usable pieces, I took a look at the RED scrap basket:

After supplementing with pieces from my FQ box AND the Three-Inch drawer...

The cutting was done and the FUN part ensued:

Which left me with a pile of HSTs to trim...

... Press AND square up:

Once the HSTs were laid out, it was time to choose an anchor fabric:

As you can see in the photo below, I didn't mean anchor fabric in a literal sense.  I meant anchor, as in a print to hold the design together.  I cut into a Fat Quarter because it was The One and really does its job well:

Next, it was time to begin assembling the block parts:

Twosies.  Then four-sies.  Surprise!!  It's a 9-Patch block:

Sew the rows and we're almost...

... DONE:

I absolutely LOVE this quilt block!!  However, that statement comes with a disclaimer...

If YOU are anything like me, you have a full schedule.  This block took MULTIPLE evenings to complete!!!

If you have a full day to devote to cutting, sewing, pressing, trimming, sewing, and pressing (or you are a Speed Quilter), then you should be able to complete the block without delay.

It is SEW worth the effort!  Guess what???  There's still time for YOU to make a block to mail off to Kat @ Covered in Love.

Until next time...
Sew Some Love!!!

But, WAIT!!  There's MORE...

If you are too busy to sew, you may choose to contribute one of these ways:

CiL gladly accepts donations of finished quilts, unfinished quilt tops or blocks, and supplies such as batting and fabric suitable for quilt backings.  Long arm quilters wishing to donate their services are also appreciated.  We are a 501(c)(3) and I will happily provide you a tax receipt.  (Lifted directly from the CiL page.)

Additional details...

Quilts need to be at least 45"x60", so they can be used by the families as throw quilts after they are home.  50"x70" is the ideal size.  Almost all our quilts are given to adults so please keep that in mind when choosing fabrics.  Quilts needs to be machine wash/dry safe!  Hospitals are NOT clean places so at the very least the quilts need to be washed once when they are taken home.  (Also, directly from the CiL page.)


  1. Your block looks great. HST blocks always take fooooorrrrreevvveeeerrrr but they are always so nice. ;^)

  2. I, too, like this block, but I've never made one. Think I'll give it a try.

  3. Nice contribution. And yes, I love that quilt block, too. It was already in my pattern library.

  4. For a minute I thought the grey carpet was the anchor fabric but then I compared the two pictures one square at a time to see the QOV fabric jump out at me. Love how the star pops out in the end. Your nails are cute!!!

  5. What a neat block!! I love it!

  6. I think I may just have to put that block on the "one day to do list".

  7. Ok. now I have to start saving my RWB scraps because I have to make these blocks for a "one Day" QOV quilt! Perfect leader/ender scrap project too! It was "sew" worth it for Kat's cause. I just discovered it this year and have loved contributing to this worthy cause.


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