As I mentioned in my previous post, I was deeply effected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school last December 14th. Initially I couldn't even watch it on TV because my mind just couldn't grasp the unjustly act that was committed upon those 26 people, most of whom were very, very innocent 5 and 6 year old's.
It was at about the same time that I got into the 2013 CQJP and I knew right away what my first block would be. I know I would put in 26 stars to represent the 26 people that were taken from their families. When I was piecing the block I looked for soft colors and patterns that were somewhat child-like. The angel had to be in the middle so I cut a piece of fabric that was just the right size to fit her on.
Once the block was pieced, it was just a matter of fitting 26 stars on it and putting the title "26 Stars for 26 Angels" somewhere. Although I am not the best at embroidery scripting it had to be in there to explain what I was representing. It was a challenge to get 26 stars on such a small quilt but it was fun to figure it out.
So here it is:
Nothing can be done on it until I get home and have access to my stash to piece up the block. For now I have some other hand work that I can work on, of course, and I can practice my embroidery stitches!
Piece Be with You!