Twinkle, twinkle, little star

It’s time for the next Ovarian Cancer quilt.

You’ll remember that henceforth, our quilts are being made to be auctioned at the Nude Lunch, our local annual Ovarian Cancer fundraising extravaganza. Not only will they raise more money than was being achieved by Ovarian Cancer Australia, but the money is being spent locally, for the benefit of local ovarian cancer patients and their families. The next Nude Lunch is on 6th September this year. Ooooer… a bit of a deadline, then. So, well, I stirred up the little grey cells, and we have liftoff.

The quilt is going to be called Scinteallate. Yes, I’m still finding ways to play with the word Teal.

Here’s what the dictionary has to say:

Given the meaning, I thought twinkling stars would be a really pretty visual interpretation. So this quilt will feature 30 teal star on cream background blocks, each 12 inches square (finished size). As always, I will sandwich, quilt and assemble the whole thing. What I’m asking is that each block should be as scrappy as possible, to give the twinkling effect I’m hoping for, like faceted jewels. You can make crazy stars, wonky stars, traditionally pieced, appliquรฉd or paper pieced stars. You can add beads, sequins or metallic threads (just bear in mind I’ll have to quilt the blocks). You can make your stars very simple or as complicated as you like. I will probably cluster the more complex blocks in the middle of the quilt and spread the simpler ones around the outside to give the effect some ‘air’. The format will be 5 across by 6 down, and I will assemble using the QAYG method, as always.

Timing: I need your contributions here by the end of June. For contributors not in Australia, this means sending your block(s) by mid-June. That will give me enough time to quilt and assemble the quilt and get it to the Naked Lunch organisers in time for them to include it in the event program.

Contributors so far:
Kate (as many blocks as necessary to bring the total up to 30)
Lynn (2 complex blocks)
Nanette (2 blocks)
Margaret (2 blocks)
Sharon (1 block)
Lynda (2 blocks)
Sue (1 or 2 blocks)
Gun (2 blocks)

So, who else is in?

32 thoughts on “Twinkle, twinkle, little star

  1. Nanette says:

    Ooh-er deadline alright! She’ll be right, we can do this. Put me down for 2, and I’ll help out with any extras that might be needed to bring your total up too. Don’t know if they’ll be complex or not, but do like the sound of beads and sequins.

  2. Nanette says:

    Will do my best!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. tialys says:

    A visit to the Vide Grenier and a rummage through my (diminishing) teal fabrics – what better way to spend a Sunday.

  4. Wish I knew how ๐Ÿ˜Š my joy will be in watching each piece coming in and you putting it together to create magic โœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  5. craftycreeky says:

    I’ll do two, when you say teal on cream, I presume you’re meaning the background will be teal and the stars in cream?

    • katechiconi says:

      No, I need the reverse, a teal star on a cream background. I’d like the stars to really sing out on a pale background. And thank you for putting your hand up! I’ll add you to the list.

  6. soz – as you know I’m not a seamstress. I typed Sewer, but some people might say I’ve a mind like a sewer, lol. Good luck.

    • katechiconi says:

      Not to worry, there’ll be plenty of others who are generous with their time and fabric. And try sewist for size, it seems to be the current favourite way of saying you sew!

  7. kymlucas says:

    Sounds beautiful. And I know it will be.

  8. I would love to contribute ~ Count me in for 1 block ๐Ÿ™‚ btw I love the name you picked for this quilt. I will need a mailing address too ~ Sharon

    • katechiconi says:

      Hi Sharon, how lovely that you’re joining us! Could you please email me using the details on my Contact Me page, and I’ll email you back with the address details? I don’t want to put my private address on the public forum and I don’t have your email address yet. Thank you so much for offering; I’ll add you to the contributor list and you’ll be credited on the quilt label also.

  9. Lynda says:

    Count me in for two. No applique fails this time!!! I promise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • katechiconi says:

      I’ve never had a bad block from you, but do what feels like fun rather than challenges you. There’s so much choice with a star block. And thank you! I’ll add you to the list.

  10. magpiesue says:

    I’m in. ๐Ÿ™‚ You can count on me for at least one block, more likely two. Can I get a clarification of ‘cream?’ As dark as ecru, light like ivory? Or will it matter much?

    • katechiconi says:

      Thank you, Sue! Two would be great if your shoulder is up for it. I’m thinking more ivory than ecru, but rich rather than cool โ€“ think Jersey milk rather than skim! I’m hoping for a fresh, sparkling effect.

  11. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    I look forward to see how it will turn out .

  12. Oh! This one sounds so so pretty Kate! Iโ€™m not going to be able to help
    This timeโ€”. Bummer!! I am excited to see how it turns out though. I will hopefully be able to join in the next oneโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. rutigt says:

    You can count me in! I can make two blocks, if you still need them. Iยดll start at once (tomorrow will be a good day ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

  14. Robin Murphy says:

    Hi Kate,
    One is done, doing another this arvo. hope to get them in the mail friday.

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