This wonderful medallion quilt pays tribute to Christa McAuliffe and the other 6 astronauts that died in the Challenger explosion. The 7 losses are again honored with 7 leaves on each side of the applique border. There are 6 stars that surround the center Christa star, once again a tribute to the crew. This pattern has many elements utilizing techniques from this series of patterns. The 12th in this series is a great chance to show off all of your expertise using these elements. There are spacer borders between all of the elements that permit you to ‘adjust’ if necessary. I recommend making the pieced elements in a border, measure, then cut the spacer border to accommodate your measurement.
Regardless of the methods you use to complete your project, our hope is that you reflect on the life of this brave teacher, mother, wife, daughter and friend, and celebrate Christa McAuliffe and all of the Challenger Crew’s contribution to our country.
This special 8 page full color tri-fold booklet is part of a continuing series celebrating women's lives in patchwork from Kaye England Publications.
Finished size: 72" x 78"