Sunday, September 25, 2011

Star Blocks for a Soldier part 2

In my recent post about John'aLee from The Scrappy Appleyard, I described her request for star blocks to make quilts for her grieving daughter Tori, and the family of her fiance', Chris ~ a fallen soldier.

John'aLee would appreciate star blocks in muted colors of red, blue, and white.

I used a pattern from Sew We Quilt by guest blogger, Jennifer, called Starflower.  I liked the ease of the pattern and especially thought the name was suitable ~ a compound word that seems to come together and relate to each person of the couple.

I've had the pieces cut and ready for a few days, and now that my glass class is behind me, I was able to focus on some sewing.  The tutorial was concise and easy to follow.  Here's the first one I made.

I haven't made too many blocks, but after making 6 Jacob's Ladder blocks (thanks to my terrific quilt mentor, Freda), this one seemed a bit easier.

You still have time to contribute if you'd like, as John'aLee would like to receive them by the end of October.

I plan to make a few more and send them on to John'aLee next week at
The Scrappy Appleyard
3218 Knobview Drive
Nashville, TN  37214

My thoughts and prayers are with Tori and all the families.


  1. Beautiful block... you done good! I'm sure John'aLee will love it!

  2. Great job with the block Cynthia, It will look good in the quilt. Best wishes to John'aLee and family.


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