I love to make meaningful quilts…choosing a block pattern that represents a significant event and selecting special colors that invoke certain memories.
My 25th college reunion is on the horizon, which calls for a commemorative quilt. I graduated from the US Air Force Academy, where each class is assigned a color. Lucky me, my class is True Blue 92 so I get to play with my favorite color!
I decided to make 92 star blocks for my college quilt. I wanted a manageable size block, so I pored over the selections at Quilter’s Cache, a fabulous archive of patterns. I decided on 9-inch blocks, since a 10×10 layout would be a 100″ square quilt. 92 does NOT play nicely for a quilt layout, LOL. I thought about making 88 stars, which turned into 44 pairs, leaving 4 corner blocks of one design. That could work as an 10×11 layout.
This is my current plan. I am still making 88 9-inch stars, but instead of the 4 corner blocks, I will make 4 small stars and pair them with some signature blocks in the middle which will say “USAFA – Class of 1992.”
I have been working on blocks occasionally. Here my current progress:
Definitely a long way to go! I’m glad I have another year and a half to work on this! I am trying to use different blues in every block. I need to mix in more with dark backgrounds.
Here is my list of blocks, again many thanks to Marcia at Quilter’s Cache for her wonderful patterns!
And the two blocks I finished this week, Sharon’s Star:
I am using #TrueBlue92 #starblocks #scrappyquilting when I share finishes on Instagram. Take a look!
This epic project in my favorite color helps me Enjoy, Experiment and Excel as I quilt. What are you working on today?
Happy Quilting from Andi