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Monday, October 21, 2013

Most Recent Blocks for IQBS ~ International Quilt Block Swap (Hunter's Star)

I really have been sewing even if I haven't been posting pictures of my progress.  I completed these two blocks for the International Quilt Block Swap aka IQBS I am participating in.  This first one was given to a quilty friend named Carol, she is doing an awesome thing with the blocks she is receiving.  Carol asked that her blocks be made red, white & blue so that she could piece them together to make quilts to go overseas for the Quilts of Valor!  They are giving the quilts to injured soldiers, I just think that is awesome of her to do this! 
The star pattern above is called a Hunter's Star quilt block and the pattern can be found by clicking on the link to the left. The pattern gives information for doing a 2 colored Hunter's Star, I did mine in 3 different colors.  I thought it turned out beautifully!  

UPDATED 11/6/2013:  I just found this awesome ruler to make the Hunter Star process even easier!  There is even a great video tutorial to watch!  
The second block was made originally for IQBS, the person had requested country colors and style for her quilt block.  If anyone knows me that is not on my normal color palette, but I stepped out of my bright comfort zone of colors and obliged.  Then that member was no longer in the group but the block was made, so it was donated to the leader, Stephanie of IQBS, she is using it to make a quilt for Quilts of Comfort!  I will be making her a few more matching blocks, her plan is to prepare it for a boy to enjoy.
Hugs & Smiles, Tiffiny ~ Smilie Mommy