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.
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