Wednesday, March 5, 2014
NASA Star Block Challenge
If you haven't heard of Astronaut Karen Nyberg sewing the first quilt block in space, I thought I'd tell you about it!! She is a quilter, and on a recent trip to the Space Station brought along some quilting supplies and sewed up a start block. She even took a video of it.
Back on Earth, she decided to take it one step further and has invited quilters to send in a star quilt block to be sewn into a quilt that will be displayed at the 2014 Houston Quilt Festival. Here's the link for all of the information. There's also a link on that website for the YouTube video of her space quilt block.
I had some lovely space batik in my stash that I knew would be perfect. Since I wanted the dark fabric to be the highlight, I designed a simple paper pieced star that hopefully looks a little like a sun.
The deadline is August 1st, so there is more than enough time to make up a block and send it in!