First of all, the finished quilts will be going to the Semper Fi Fund not the Quilts of Valor organization as I stated previously. The Semper Fi Fund provides assitance to returning injured Marines and their families and according to the Moda information sheet, is a favored charity of the designers Minick & Simpson.
The second thing I noted is that although the instructions for the block construction called for a "light tone-on tone background", the introduction for the cause specified that the backgrounds should be cream. Ackkk! I had made two stars with cream backgrounds but the rest were white, light blue and light yellow. No biggie, I got up this morning and whipped out three more stars, one using a striped fabric that I hadn't used initially because I wasn't sure it would translate well in the star design.
|The finished stars for mailing|
As suspected, I didn't like the striped one (for this) so of the stars pictured, just the four in a row were signed and mailed off this afternoon to Texas. Whew! Glad I caught that and could still make the deadline. On the plus side, the remaining stars could be the start of a Quilt of Valor top of my own (fingers crossed).
If you are a quick sew, there is still time to get one in the mail if you'd like to help too.