Spring 2022 Giving Quilts - Sawtooth star

(Donations for this effort are now closed)

This page lists instructions for recent charity quilt efforts that guild members are invited to contribute to. You can view completed quilts from past years on Our Collaborations page.

Spring 2022 giving quilt project:   The current effort has been making Sawtooth Star blocks for lap size quilts which will be donated to Treehouse for Kids.   If you have completed stars you can still bring to the next meeting, but we are not asking for additional star blocks to be made at this point.  If you would like to volunteer to quilt or bind one of the quilts let Marion Lisko or Ann Marchand know. Stay tuned for the next giving quilt project.   Here is one of the first Sawtooth Stars finished.




Spring 2022:

Sawtooth Stars

Organized by Giving Quilts co-chairs
Ann Marchand & Marion Lisko



Recipient Organization:

There have been some great suggestions from guild members about where to donate quilts and various ways to coordinate the making and giving of quilts. One factor that resonates with us is to connect with organizations that our guild members participate with directly or indirectly. That seems like a great way to begin to focus our efforts. For this first 2022 quilt giving, we are planning to give to Treehouse for Kids – a program for foster kids. We will explore some of the other suggestions throughout this year.

Inspiration:

Last year we had a great session on “Creative Sustainability” about how to be more environmentally aware of choices made when we buy fabric and consider ways to reduce and reuse the fabric we do have. Since we are still not meeting in person, and it’s not easy to distribute fabric to members, it seems like a perfect time to use our own fabric scraps for the greater good of a giving quilt. We (Marion and Ann) are both new to this role, so we are going to begin with what is hopefully a pretty simple block – a Sawtooth Star with an improv center square with star points done either traditionally or wonky.

Giving Quilt Blocks requested:

We invite members to make Sawtooth Stars, with an unfinished size of 8 1/2", due by April 15, 2022.  (Mail by April 15, or you can turn in your blocks during the April 1 Camp Huston retreat). You can contribute more than one sawtooth star block.

Fabric requests:

  • Regular quilting cotton
  • Any colors for the star center and star points. Please aim for solids or near solids for the star. 
  • Solid white or textured white or near solid white fabric for the background

Sawtooth Star block can be made either way:

  • Traditional Point Sawtooth Star 
  • Wonky Point Sawtooth Star

Instructions to make the Sawtooth Star block:

Start with a 4 ½" improv center block from your scraps. (This is the same way to start for both wonky points or traditional points)

Dimensions for 8 ½" (8" finished) Sawtooth Star Block

  • Star Center: (1) 4 ½" x 4 ½"


  • Star Points: (8) 2 ½" x 2 ½" if doing traditional star points, however sizes will vary if doing wonky star points


  • Background: (4) 2 ½" x 2 ½", and (4) 2 ½" x 4 ½"



Traditional Point Sawtooth Star with Improv Center


  • 4 ½" improv square as star center
  • Use any colors in the block Star points, but choose solid color or textured color that reads fairly solid (this blue is a grunge, also blenders, even dimples)
  • Background: any white, textured OK
  • Completed block is 8 ½" square


Wonky Star Point Sawtooth Star with Improv Center


  • 4 ½" improv square as star center
  • Use any colors in the improv block Star points, but choose solid color or textured color that reads fairly solid (this blue is a grunge, also blenders, even dimples). Same as above, but construct your star points wonky.
  • Background: any white, textured OK
  • Completed block is 8 ½" square, and points do not need to match! Yay!


Tips for assembling and pressing your block:

Note: Credit for this instruction page goes to Debbie Shank Miller and used with permission.



How to submit your block to the Giving Quilt committee:

Block collection ended in May 2022

Due date: n/a

Block collection ended in May 2022

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