Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Just One Star Update

Remember when we asked you to make some star blocks for the Just One Star Project?

We made lots of these....
And then we all mailed them to Moda Fabrics to be made into these.....
Well, boy did we! Moda asked for 1800 blocks to make 100 quilts. At last count, they received over 12000 blocks with many more packages not even opened up yet. The best guess is that instead of the planned for 100 quilts - it's going to be closer to 1000 quilts. Uh, they all won't be made for the Flag Day deadline, that's for sure, but they will all be made eventually.

Thank you everyone! Thanks especially to Moda Fabrics who donated the fabric and especially to Lissa Alexander and Susan Stiff who spearheaded this project. Some blocks and accompanying fabric is making it's way to me and I will do my part putting some of these tops together.

Thanks everyone!

Polly and Laurie

27 comments:

Gayle said...

Awesome results! I'm so glad I took the time to make ONE STAR and send it off - makes me feel good!

Sue said...

That is just so awesome! Thank you for the update!

taylorsoutback said...

What a fabulous update! This has certainly been a "feel good" project to participate in!

Sinta Renee said...

It was such a great project... just see what can be accomplished! Those quilts will surely be gifts from the heart!

Cathy said...

Woo Hoo... It was such a pleasure to be apart of this project. Hugs

A.J. Dub. said...

Yay! That is so great!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

So neat that they had such an awesome response. I am expecting three of them to arrive at my doorstep today for me to machine quilt! :)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

So good to hear of the fabulous outpouring of generosity. I would love to help piece and quilt some of the quilts if you need an extra volunteer! I loved piecing the blocks!
~Karin
DesertRancher@gmail.com

Michelle said...

That is just AMAZING!

beth said...

WOW!!!

badlandsquilts said...

That is just phenominal!~

Crafty Mama said...

Wowza, 12,000! I made 2 blocks ☺ I'd love to help also if you need volunteers to do the piecing!

Carol Sc said...

I suspect that Moda is overwhelmed by the response --- as am I. I expected the request to be successful --- quilters are so generous in the use of their talents --- but 1000 quilts! Wow! I'm glad I participated!

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful, quilters are the best.

Debbie

MB in MI said...

feels good to have been a small part in this!!

Me and My Stitches said...

That is amazing - love it! It is such a great program and I am proud to be part of it!

Kathie said...

amazing, what a wonderful project.
One of my favorite quilt patterns of yours, so nice of you to make a few quilts as well. Such a worthwhile cause
kathie

nngirl said...

Awesome!

TheLazyQuilter said...

Wowie! Let us all know when the call is put out to piece the tops. :)

Carrie said...

That is absolutely amazing! Congratulations to you, Lissa and Susan ~ it was a terrific idea that will result with many, many wonderful quilts.

Hey... maybe this would be a cool way to get quilts made for Market! Just post a block pattern, ask folks to make one using Minick/Simpson fabric and send it to you! :)

passingdowncrazy said...

Wow!!!!! Quilters are amazing, aren't they?

Auntie Pami said...

Got my two tops yesterday and UPS'd them back to Moda today. Wow. Amazing! Over 12,000 blocks. That's a lot of quilts. Thank you for doing this! I'm a vet, don't need a quilt, but I have for others and I know first hand they are appreciated.

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi,
I'm your newest follower. I just linked over to your blog from Pam Kitty Morning. I have been watching your little film clip about June, and I love it!
Please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka Dots. I'm brand new, but have lots of really fun things planned to share! So glad to meet you! Hope to see you soon!
Julie

Tammy said...

How AWESOME is that?! Enough for 1000! I sent in five stars. Woohoo! Thanks to all who are helping to quilt them!

carolann said...

Thank you so much for the update! I sent five blocks and have been searching around the net for updates on this wonderful project. Maybe you can post some pictures of a few of the finished quilts?

lovetostitch said...

Wowser!! But I really shouldnt be surprise!! That's wonderful!!

Erica said...

AMAZING! Thank you for the update!

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