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Houston Star Block Challenge Quilts

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Photo from Karen Nyberg’s Facebook page

NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s Star Block Challenge Results are AMAZING!

So many blocks were turned in they had to make lots of quilts! In the photo at left, my block is in the 6th row, 5th from the left! Star Block for Challenge 001

Check out all the Star Block Challenge quilts that were displayed at the Houston show last month.

And if you submitted a block, happy hunting!

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Star Block

I made a block for the space challenge!

NASA Challenge Star BlockI love star blocks and haven’t made one for awhile. So I sat down with my EQ6 software and did a quick design for a paper pieced star block. Here is my concept block. I thought it would look good with a blue-ish background and hot colors for the star points.

And here is my actual block…

Star Block for Challenge 001

 

So what are you waiting for? It’s just ONE block. You can do it! For more information about the challenge from the Quilts, Inc. website.

Download a PDF of the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge rules and details

Happy quilting! And if you DO decide to submit a block, send me a photo and I’ll post it here! And speaking of which, here is one from Carol…

Carol V. Star Block for Challenge
Carol V’s Star Block
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NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg’s Quilt Block Challenge

Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge

My friend Carol V. told me about this unique call for Star Blocks. I think it is a fun was to support the space effort from the ground! So check it out and if you have time to make a star block before August, jump in and do it. We can’t all get up in space (I’m a Star Trek fan!) but we can all make one star quilt block. Here is some information about the challenge from the Quilts, Inc. website:

Karen Nyberg AstronautWhile on board the International Space Station, Nyberg created a star-themed quilt block that will be returning to earth with her. Her block will be combined with other blocks submitted by quilters to create a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 International Quilt Festival in Houston. (See a video of Nyberg–with her block–on board the ISS!)

How can you be a part of this exciting project? Submit your own star-themed block!

The details:

  1. Create a star-themed 9.5”-square unfinished block (so that when quilted, it will be a 9” finished block).
  2. The theme should be any variation on a star. We welcome all types—traditional, modern, and artsy variations. Limit one block per person.
  3. Use any color scheme and techniques you would like, but please do not use any embellishments.
  4. Sign your unfinished block on the font with a permanent marker. Please include your name and your location.
  5. Mail your block to us at the address below by August 1, 2014.
  • Star Block Challenge
    Attn: Rhianna Griffin
    7660 Woodway, Ste. 550
    Houston, TX 77063

Download a PDF of the Astronomical Quilts! Block Challenge rules and details

Happy quilting! And if you DO decide to submit a block, send me a photo and I’ll post it here!