Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

How One Quilt Top Becomes Two


4 or 5 years ago I made this quilt top from Bonnie Hunter’s free pattern Star Struck. It measures 64″ x 80″. My intention was to eventually quilt it and bind it in either red or blue when I got that far.  Last night I started packing up the quilt tops I’m sending to Vicki and I thought about this one.  It’s too big for the purposes of Country School Quilters, but with the removal of 4 rows it’s about right — 48″ x 64″.


But now I have 32 “orphan blocks” and there’s room in the box for one more quilt top.

I dug through my neutral stash and made this ‘Boston Commons’ layout with the rest of the stars. – 3/4 of yard of fabric from my stash, no orphan blocks and two quilt tops for the quilters to give to the veteran’s hospital.

Starstruck II

It’s a win all the way around.

UFO Count (Quilts in Progress + Tops to Be Quilted):  63 down from 69 January 1st.

13 Thoughts on “How One Quilt Top Becomes Two

  1. Clever idea!

  2. Barb B. on March 11, 2015 at 10:10 am said:

    That’s a great idea. And such a great cause. Nice.

  3. Pam, what a great idea. I love your website !

  4. Congratulations on your two handsome tops from the one!

  5. We are THRILLED to have these and the 3 other tops. They are perfect!

  6. Annie on March 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm said:

    Dear Pam — As the West Coast member of Country School Quilters, I also ship quilts to them, and want to extend my thanks for sending FIVE quilts! Wow – how wonderful that our veterans will be able to enjoy your terrific quilts – and thanks to Vicki for quilting them!

  7. Becky in VA on March 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm said:

    Dear Pam, Country School Quilters thanks you for gifting us with such great quilt tops for our Veterans!

    Thank you!!!

  8. Nancy/VA on March 15, 2015 at 1:24 pm said:

    Thanks so much for donating the quilts to Country School Quilter. I know the veterans will appreciate them.


  9. Annette Young on March 16, 2015 at 10:04 am said:

    Thank you so much for your gift. We are definitely going to make a lot of people happy when we deliver these.

  10. Marian Moody on March 16, 2015 at 11:36 am said:

    69 UFOs??? Wow! I would personally like to thank you for your generosity in sending some of your UFO projects to Country School Quilters. The group works very hard to gift these quilts to veterans (hospitalized) in our area. I think the patterns and colors you selected for us will be very appealing to the veterans who receive them.

    Marian Moody

  11. Georgieann/VA on March 16, 2015 at 11:38 am said:

    So very nice of you to give these to Vicki and the Country School Quilter’s veterans’ project. Vicki does an amazing job quilting these. Thank you so much!

  12. Estelle in Virginia on March 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm said:

    Dear Pam,

    Thanks for your very generous contribution to our veterans project. They are perfect!

  13. Love your Boston Commons setting for the star struck blocks! Great idea for any blocks in my ufo pile.
    Thanks for sharing!

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