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!


  1. I am not really into space but love the fabric you have used here. Hope we get to see the quilt when it is complete, surely someone will post a photo

  2. Fun Block!!!! It will be a bright addition to the quilt!

  3. Yay! I just made my block this weekend. I love this project and can't wait to see the finished quilt. I heard they had 600 blocks so far. It's going to be massive! (Here's a link to my block:

  4. Love it! That space batik is so great!