Monday, December 5, 2011

Quilts for BASICS, Star Blocks for Victoria

I have been busy, doing some sewing lately! Funny, that during December, one of the busiest months of the year, I also do more sewing than in most months! How to get everything done?

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I made these blocks for my bee buddy, Victoria, for the NEW'BEE swap bee from 15 Minutes Play blog. She asked for a 12-1/2" star block, with a star of any size somewhere inside the block. She said we could also make another star, that she would finish. The colors were: yellows, golds/browns, purples, blues, greens, hot pink, orange, and NO black or white. She wanted a basically dark block, with lighter, ethereal stars. This was very challenging for me! Also, Victoria sent all of us bee members two swatches of fabric to include in the blocks.
Other finishes in the past month were two quilts for BASICS, a great organization in New York that helps folks with housing and other needs. Victoria put out a request for quilts, of any size. I finished two old tops into quits. This pattern is Ocean Waves. I think I made this top about 20 years ago, in a class at a local quilt shop. I tied this quilt to finish.

I made this quilt top in a class, too - it was called V-dubs! I had lots of designing my cars in the style of the 60s. This is machine quilted.


Sujata said...


Both of those quilts are beautiful and their recipients will be thrilled to have them!
I have got to get mine quilted!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

they are so sweet!!! Love those cars!!! cant' wait to hand these off to the new homes next round!!! thank you for my stars! I Love them!!!

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