As we get ready for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations, nothing seems usual. One thing that is the same as previous years is the making of star blocks for Covered in Love. CIL is a charity that provides quilts to those critically ill in hospitals. I’ve talked about CIL here on my blog previous posts. With the current rise of Covid-19 cases, the need for comfort quilts must be greater than ever. Kat has done a great job growing her charity and there are many quilters who help in big and small ways with each of her block requests. Annually in July/August Kat asks for 12.5″ quilt blocks in red, white and blue. Other than color and size, the requirement is that the blocks have some sort of star in them. This year with my sewing frenzy, I may have more star blocks than ever!
For now, I’ll just show you one fun paper-pieced block that I made and photographed this morning. It’s called “Which Way North” and is by Quilting on the Square. This block is not meant to be a star at all, but I think it works just fine with the theme. You can find the pattern at Wombatquilts.com. Cath of Wombatquilts has some of the best free paper pieced patterns anywhere.
Some of my previous years’ blocks are below. Those paper pieced ones are probably from Wombat quilts as well.
If you enjoy sewing for charity, do check out Kat’s blog for more details on her monthly block requests. The deadline for these star blocks is August 2020 but there are various requests throughout the year. While sewing for CIL, I always learn something new and it’s a great way to give back to others.
Happy July 4th to all you Americans!
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