Sunday, October 16, 2011

Stars for a Soldier

If you would like to make one or more Star Blocks to help with the construction of quilts to be made in memory of a fallen soldier, CLICK HERE for more information.

I have been trying to find some appropriate fabric and then I looked into an envelope of fabric sent to me by a blog reader (Thanks Coleen!) and was so excited to find this "Firecracker" fabric by Connecting Threads. It was right up under my nose the whole time.

The blocks can be made in either 8 1/2 or 12 1/2 inch size. The larger block above is the same block that I made a quilt from using denim and plaids several years ago. The block is called Party Hats and the pattern can be found HERE.
Here's the quilt I made using this block.

My thanks go to Freda of THE ADVENTURES OF THE EMPRESS OF THE UNIVERSE who has made several blocks for this cause and has more information HERE.

I hope to make a couple more blocks this afternoon after returning from visiting my mother in the hospital. :o)


Granny said...

I'm keeping your mother in my daily prayers.

The block is beautiful. I'm going to check the website out and attempt to make a square. My squares don't usually end up looking as nice as yours but I can always practice.

Impera_Magna said...

Those are beautiful blocks... and I love that firecracker fabric.

I went digging in my scrap bins and pulled out some possibilities... hope to get a block made today despite the tons o' laundry that needs doing...

John'aLee said...

Thanks ever so much for posting about our 'Fallen Soldier' project. It's because of generous people like you that I have had such a great response.
My heart and hugs!

Denise :) said...

How's your mom doing? I have been praying for both of you! :)