Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quilt Blocks for a Fallen Soldier

John'aLee of The Scrappy Appleyard has put out a second call for quilters with some red, white, and blue scraps to make a star block (8.5" or 12.5") so she can make five quilts for grieving family members... her daughter who lost her fiance a week before he was to return home... 

...the mother and  two brothers of the fallen soldier, and the soldier's best friend who was with him when he was killed in Afghanistan.

John'aLee has received enough blocks to make two quilts and has extended the deadline until November 31st.

Although I've sent a couple of blocks, I'm going to dig into my scrap bins and make a couple of more.

I'm thinking that if I can make one block per week until mid November, I can send John'aLee another five blocks.

Do visit John'aLee's block The Scrappy Appleyard and read the story and see all the beautiful blocks that have been sent already.  Consider sending a block...

The Scrappy Appleyard
3218 Knobview Drive
Nashville, TN  37214

Blocks can be 8.5" (8" finished) or 12.5" (12" finished).


  1. I sent 5 and I saw her call for more. I am going to try and get five more sent before the new deadline. Thanks for helping spread the word.

  2. I'm going to send this out in my guild's newsetter in November and see if we can't get some blocks to her...

  3. I made 2 and am going to make 1 or 2 more. You are so sweet to spread the word about this good cause. I posted pictures this morning.

  4. Thank you so much for posting again about my Fallen Soldier project. I soooo appreciate it.
    Love and Hugs!

  5. I'm glad you posted this. I saw the first post and tried making a couple of blocks but everything about them was just wrong and I was embarrassed to send them. This means I can still help-

  6. What an amazing thing to be a part of.

  7. Just wanted to let you know that I've put you on my blog roll!

  8. I already sent three but I am sure I can send three more by the end of the week. Thanks for the reminder.

    It feels so good to pay it forward doesn't it?