Thursday, September 22, 2011

Take a moment...

Today I found myself with a day off from work. I had plans to work on several projects, play around with some designing, and do some hand sewing of the binding I sewed on yesterday.  
Oh did I have plans...but as I was reading Madame Samm's post over at Sew I Quilt this morning [while enjoying my morning coffee], I was deeply touched by this story over at The Scrappy Appleyard. This grieving family is in need of some star blocks.  I immediately knew that I would help. 
I decided to lay all my plans aside, at least temporarily, to work on a few stars.  I dug through my muted red, white and blue fabrics and found some that would work and I did a quick search for stars patterns. It really didn't take much time to cut out and stitch these blocks together.  

The blocks could be 8 1/2" or 12 1/2" unfinished. 

Before the morning was finished they were completed and off to the post office I went. If your willing to help, please go over and read about Tory's story. I'm sure you will be as touched as I was. 


  1. Oh they are beautiful Dawn! Thank you my dear! (From my heart)...I'm off to find your follower button...

  2. I ordered some fabric...and can't wait to make my stars...

  3. Beautiful stars!! I got my fabrics today ... I really like your large star above :) Inspiration indeed!!

  4. Please tell me where you found the pattern. I'd like to make some squares to send. It looks easy enough for me. BTW I bought a basic "start to quilt"kit by Dritz with a cutting mat, acrylic ruler, rotary cutter, pins, hand needles and a block pattern. I also purchased the fabric to make the star square.


Sweet sentiments