Monday, August 19, 2013

Kansas City Star Quilt - Block of the Month

Hey there! Happy Monday morning. I am delighted to present to you my latest quilt! If you follow me on facebook or instagram I am sure you have been overwhelmed by all the pictures I have been posting of this quilt. It was a blast to make and I learned so much in the creation of it. I created this quilt to be used as a Block of the Month for the spouse group quilt club here on Fort Leavenworth. If you don't live on fort leavenworth you can still quilt along with us from the comfort of you own sewing room! I will be posting the blocks and the instructions here on my blog. This will be a quick block of the month as most ladies who come to Fort Leavenworth are only here for a short year. We will do 2 blocks each month, then the cornerstones and finishing up. I will give piecing tips and of course quilting tips. I just can't wait! I do hope you will join me.

There is a book I recommend you purchase, it is an old one and you can pick it up for a song on Amazon. Just use it as a guide! I warn you now it is FILLED with errors. I am intimately familiar with each of the errors from the making of this quilt. I will tell you the proper dimensions for each block as we make them, don't worry!

Here is the top before I quilted it.I love how happy the colors are and I love the history in each block.

We will make simple blocks, that are perfect for the less adventurous quilters.

Blocks that are a bit more tricky

We will also try appliqué! Don't be scared, this block was actually really simple and it was so nice to step away from my sewing machine and do a bit of needle turn appliqué. This block can easily be adapted to fusible appliqué if needle turn intimidates you.

This block was my very favorite! Someday I will do an entire Maple Leaf is on my bucket list.

So, please join me back here in September and we will have a blast making a Kansas City Star quilt. Please let me know if you have questions!

I even started a Facebook group. Feel free to join. I do caution you...I stink at face-booking, but I am making an effort!


  1. It was nice to meet you today at super sign-up. This quilt will make a nice souvenir from our time here in Kansas. Can't wait to get started!

    1. It was great to meet you too Kimberly! We are going to have a great time this year!

  2. I would really love to do this with you! I'm not sure i can commit just yet, I'm one of those starters that rarely finishes... Lol! BUT you mentioned on IG once about how I could come play on your long arm? I have a few quilts in the queue and it might help me feel good about starting something new if I finish a few things first!

    1. Oh Krista! I tired to reply to this with my phone, but obviously the reply never posted! You are more than welcome to come play on my long arm anytime! Do you have my phone number? Or you can email me. Just give me 24 hour notice so I can have the machine all set up for you. I will give you a familiarization class...or a full on how to long arm quilt class. Whatever you need. Then it is all yours! You can quilt your heart out! You will love it.

  3. We moved to post after the super sign up day and I'd love to join! Is there still time to sign up?



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