I am whittling away on my list of projects that I need to complete to take to the quilt retreat. Next on the list were to sew three Lucky Star blocks in red/white/blue.
A pile of quilts is stored at Sarah's house for when one of us hears of a need of a quilt. Some of these quilts have gone to returning soldiers as a thank-you for their service. Some have gone to families who have lost their homes because of fires or to individuals battling sickness. It's always sad to see an email from a member requesting a quilt because it means someone is going through a difficult time. What better way to reach out to them than with a hug in the form of a quilt.
Some of these quilts are made from blocks that are donated to our group, and some are made from blocks left over from our own projects. Most of the quilts are made with the Lucky Star block. A few years ago we started making quilts from this Atkinson pattern. It's a good one because there is no need for additional border fabrics as the block already has a border. It has been suggested that we try using a different block, so we are auditioning a new one. It doesn't matter to me what block we use; it's just nice to be a part of a group that considers charity quilts something we need to do.