The Astronomical Star Challenge Quilts

You may remember that astronaut Karen Nyberg invited all of us to join her in making a quilt.

The resulting quilts were displayed at the International Quilt Festival in Houston.

Now blogger Cindy Campbell has graced us all with photos of the quilts made with those blocks. In total, 28 quilts were made in a 8×10 block format, using 2,240 blocks. Hundreds more were submitted and not set into quilts, because they arrived late or were mis-sized.

Did you submit a block? Check Cindy’s post for photos of all 28 quilts. Big thanks to Cindy for posting these photos.

12 thoughts on “The Astronomical Star Challenge Quilts

  1. Mélanie

    Hi Melanie! 🙂 really awesome… I have NO manual talent, so plenty of admiration and respect for all artists… my very best, good luck in all your endeavours and cheers! Mélanie – Toulouse, France, “old Europe”… 🙂

  2. Thread crazy

    What beautiful quilts the star blocks made. I had good intentions also, even posted it on my bulletin board but totally got by me. So happy to see they had such a great response.

  3. Pam from Calif

    Thank you Melanie for highlighting this fun project. Sorry you weren’t able to participate. Horrible rotten deadlines get in the way of creativity.

    1. Pam from Calif

      Thank you for sharing your photos. I love the variety and creativity of each block. I saw my sawtooth star block. The center of the block had a cute little red-haired astronaut.


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