Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sewing in honor of a soldier .....

Today, with the help of "Betty" (my 1941 Singer Featherweight) I had the honor of sewing 2 red, white and blue star blocks for a fallen hero. I wanted to have "Betty" do the sewing today since she may have, unfortunately done some similar sewing during WW II.

Here are the finished blocks along with some Quilts of Valor labels I found at a local quilt shop, ready to be packed up and mailed out to John'aLee (mother of the fallen soldier's fiance' ). She has received quite a few star blocks pictured here and here , but I think she is collecting blocks until the end of this month if you'd like to make one (she needs quite a few since she is making a quilt for her daughter the fiance' of the soldier, the soldier's mother and 2 younger brothers, and also his best friend.)

Be back soon!
Mary Anne (aka Mare)


Pat said...

Thanks for posting about this on your blog, too. I hope she gets all the blocks she needs. This really touched my heart when I read about Chris being killed just days before heading home and just a couple of weeks before his wedding to Tory. Life can sure have some unexpected and sad twists and any little thing we can do to lighten the grief is helpful. Your blocks are very nice.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Beautiful blocks and how nice of you to make them. So very sad when we lose another soldier. Breaks my heart it really does.