Monday, April 18, 2011

Stars For San Bruno

 My friend Jaye is making quilts for a few of the people who survived the San Bruno gas explosion but lost everything in the fire.  She asked for quilt blocks that were yellow stars on dark blue backgrounds.
 I hand-drafted these (thanks to the degree angles on my Omnigrid ruler), and cut them out of fused yellow fabric.  I just didn't feel like piecing for some reason.
 I zig-zagged the edges just to be sure.  I never trust fusible completely.  Unless of course if it is for sticking something to the ironing board....forever!
 I think I liked this one better, the two fabrics combined made me thinking of Van Gogh's Starry Night a little bit.
I can't wait to see how the quilts turn out, she's almost got one whole quilt top put together.


MOM said...

So beautiful, and for such a great cause. Those San Bruno residents are totally in my mind....
Love you!

Jaye said...

These were some of the most awesome blocks I received. I really enjoyed how different they were and the shiny bits of thread.