Friday, October 18, 2013

Friendship Star Variation Quilt Block for My Curl Up with a Good Book Quilt

Each Friday, I'm posting a block of my Curl Up with a Good Book Quilt, which I'm making as part of the online Quilters' Book Club.  This 12" Friendship Star Variation block represents the book The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini, which we read and discussed in April 2013.  In the book, an intergenerational friendship develops between Sylvia Compson and Sarah McClure as the older Sylvia teaches the younger Sarah how to quilt.  I found the block pattern free online through Quilters Cache here.     
In the Quilters' Book Club, we read and discuss a quilt novel each month and then make a quilt block to represent each book.  I have long admired red and white quilts so decided to keep it simple and go with just two fabrics, Kona Snow and Kona Rich Red, for my blocks.
In October, we're reading and discussing State Fair: a Benni Harper Mystery by Earlene Fowler.  Grab this book from your local library or bookstore and join the free, online Quilters' Book Club for our monthly book discussion and sew-along.
 In November, our book selection is a bit different.  We'll be reading a book that was highly recommended to the Quilters' Book Club by Sandra Dallas, author of The Persian Pickle Club and Alice's Tulips.  It's called Aunt Jane of Kentucky by Eliza Calvert Hall and is available free online right here.  It was written in 1898 and consists of nine short stories.  

Here's another Friendship Star Variation block - set on point.  It's in another quilt seen here.

Have you ever had a special intergenerational friendship?  Inquiring minds want to know!  Answer in the comment section below.  If you are reading via email, you must first click on the blog title to be able to comment and read the comments of others.  By commenting, you are entering your name in a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop!  The more times you comment throughout the month, the greater your chances of winning!  A big thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for this wonderful giveaway!

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.


  1. I have had several intergenerational friendships, mostly through church activities. I have wonderful friend who is 25 years older than I am and I have learned so much from her--an incredible lady.

  2. I have been so blessed with many intergenerational friendships through my life. As a young adult I loved to listen and share time with people old enough to be my grandparents. We have a lot to learn from those who have gone before us. At present (I am in my 60's) two of my closest friends have eighteen years on me. Blessings and smiles, Emilou

  3. Oh yes, both with friends older than I am as well as with some young enough to be my children - it is wonderful and enriching both ways!

  4. Other than teachers and grandparents, I have to say most of my friendships are with those much younger than I. I guess it keeps me young in spirit.

  5. I am currently very close to a lot of my sons friends. I love hearing stories about him.
    It is nice to have good memories

  6. Yes with older and younger. Much to learn from all.

  7. Most of my close friends are a generation older than I am. We seldom think about it.


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