Here is the seventh block in Kansas City Star Quilts’ 2014 block-of-the-month project, a tribute to those who served in World War I. This block is called French Star.
Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo commemorates the Great War, which started a century ago, in July 1914. Denniele O’Kell Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design in Harrisonville, Missouri, and Janice Britz of Bee Merry Farms in Peculiar, Missouri, designed this year’s quilt as a remembrance of Almo Ebenezer O’Kell, Bohannon’s great-grandfather.
Angela Walters of Quilting Is My Therapy in Kearney, Missouri, did the free-motion quilting.
The finished quilt is 72 inches by 83 inches.
The pattern for this block appeared in the July 20 Kansas City Star. The Star will publish a new block on the third Sunday of every month. The pattern for this block appeared in the July 20 Kansas City Star. The Star will publish a new block on the third Sunday of every month. Go to the Living tab, then House & Home. To read the story about the quilt and this month’s block in the online version of The Star, click here.
Every month, we will offer the current block on this site as a free download for one week. The blocks then will be available for $3.95 at the Kansas City Star Quilt Store.
To download Block 7, click here.
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