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2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Blog Tour

Hello quilters, and welcome to the seventh (!!) annual Designer Mystery Block of the Month Blog Tour! To ring in the new year, we showed you a sneak peek at the 2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month quilt. We will be celebrating this magical star quilt all month long, hearing from the block designers and giving away some FQS cash. Let’s jump right in!

This year we are all about stars. Star blocks, star designers, and the stars in our lives. We decided to get a little personal and asked each of our 12 designers to name their star block after someone in their life that shines brightly, like a star. Since we can not show you the star blocks, it is a mystery after all, each designer will be sharing a little something about the special star their block is named after.

Hop over to the Laundry Basket Quilts, Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille, Sweetwater, and Pieces from my Heart blogs today to read all about their star. Afterwards, head back here and comment on this post for a chance to win a $75 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate! All you have to do is list the four designer block names and share something that struck you from their stories.

The winner will be announced right here next Friday during the next stop in the blog hop. The full schedule is below, so be sure to check back each week for more star studded fun and giveaways!

Schedule
3/7/14: Laundry Basket Quilts, Pieces from My Heart, Sweetwater and Bonnie & Camille
3/14/14: Minick & Simpson, V & Co., Kate Spain, and Fig Tree Quilts
3/21/14: Kansas Troubles Quilters, Bunny Hill Designs, and Me & My Sister Designs

Be sure to sign up for the 2014 Designer Mystery Block of the Month, as we expect it to fill up fast! Backing Sets and Finishing Kits are very limited, so reserve yours today.

203 comments

  1. Can't wait to start this quilt I love it. Magical-Anna, Beautiful Joy, Sweet Jordan, and Feisty Phyllis. We all have so many wonderful people in your lives that propel us forward in achieving our goals while keeping us grounded at the same time.

  2. 1. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in a year!
    2. Sweet Jordan – she helped her brother when he was diagnosed with cancer
    3. Magical Anna – she has a special smile
    4. Beautiful Joy – WWJD (what would Joy do??)

  3. Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

    What struck me about all of them was their love for family and companionship even if one of them is a mannequin.

    Shawn

  4. Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

    I love the story about Sandy's dresses.

  5. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy! Love for family and friends is our greatest blessing ever!

  6. Laundry Basket- Magical Anna- she's a beautiful young lady
    Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis- she's a great mother, grandmother and great-gradnmother
    Sweetwater- Sweet Jordan- another beautiful young lady
    Sandy Gervais- Beautiful Joy- her great and unique assistant

    Love all these sweet stories about families, friendship (with a mannequin) and love!

    hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

  7. #3-Laundry Basket Quilts-Magical Anna- Beauty from day 1!

    #1-Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille- Feisty Phyllis- 2 things struck me, 1 42 grandchildren! and hand quilted 10 quilts in 1 year! OMG

    #2-Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan- The "super sis" at 5 years old, amazing desposition!

    #4-Pieces from My Heart-Beautiful Joy- I actually thought this was a person, until the end! I loved it.

    Thanks for the chance.
    Debi Horne
    debihorne54@yahoo.com

  8. *Magical Anna – Anna's magical smile, beautiful photos of her!
    *Feisty Phyllis – ten hand quilted quilts in ONE year, an amazing story of Phyllis!
    *Sweet Jordan – a wonderful story of big sister!
    *Beautiful Joy – a funny story of very modest friend!

    I crazy about the star block… so how can I wait to get first BOM!

  9. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais

    I was struck by the story of Jordan and how siblings of sick children are often overlooked.

  10. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, and Beautiful Joy.

    I was struck by the love and admiration everyone poured into their posts. Their words truly had feeling behind them and you couldn't help but be touched by it. Amazing posts by everyone.

  11. Laundry Basket Quilts – Magical Anna – named after her daughter.
    Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis – named after her mother/grandmother.
    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan – named after her niece.
    Pieces from my Heart – Beautiful Joy – named after her Dress Stand.
    What struck me is: Names for 'their' Stars that are close to 'their' Hearts.
    After those stories – close to my Heart too.

  12. Magical Anna, feisty Phyllis, sweet Jordan, and beautiful joy. All such touching tributes, but the sweetwater story had me in tears.

  13. 1) Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    2) Sweet Jordan – Sweet Water
    3) Magical Anna – Laundry Basket Quilts
    4) Beautiful Joy – Pieces from my Heart

    Loved reading each of their stories about their "Star".
    Jaylene
    jaylene at beyondbb dot com

  14. 1. Bonnie and Camille- Feisty Phyllis
    I can't believe Phyllis has 10 children and 42 grandkids!
    2. Sweetwater- Sweet Jordan
    I love Jordan's dimples!
    3. Laundry Basket Quilts-Magical Anna
    I love that Edyta sews dresses for her daughter.
    4.Pieces from my Heart- Beautiful Joy
    Sandy has a very well-dressed "assistant"

    Thanks for the chance to win. The new Designer Mystery quilt looks beautiful!

  15. 1) Feisty Phyllis
    2) Sweet Jordan
    3) Magical Anna
    4) Joy

    What struck me about all the quilters and their stars is it is all about family.

  16. Today we visited Sweetwater and her "Star Jordan", named for her neice a very dedicated sister. Then it was on to Laundry Basket Quilts and her "Magical Anna" who's smile brings joy toall who know her. Wih Bonnie and Camille we met "Feisty Phyllis", a grandmother who loves her family beautifully thru her needle. Lastly, we met "Beautiful Joy", the perfect assistant whom I hope is a real person that could not be a more perfect co-worker. What a fun and interesting time it was!

  17. 1. Feisty Phyllis—can't believe she HAND-QUILTED 10 quilts in one year!
    2. Sweet Jordan–precious dimples, sweet to everyone!
    3. Magical Anna–she has a special smile!
    4. Beautiful Joy–such a capable, able-bodied, well-dressed assistant!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Magical-Anna – There is nothing more special than a mother’s love for her children and a special love that is shared with a daughter

    Feisty Phyllis- hand quilted 10 quilts. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

    Sweet Jordan. – that a sisters bond is unbreakable

    Beautiful Joy – friendship that will last longer than a lifetime

    Brandi Pond, peaceofmequilts@gmail.com

  19. 1) Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    2) Sweet Jordan – Sweet Water
    3) Magical Anna – Laundry Basket Quilts
    4) Beautiful Joy – Pieces from my Heart

    I'm so looking forward to this BOM, for which I signed in quite a while ago.
    Happy weekend!

  20. Fabulous Phyllis 10 hand quilted quilts to 10 children. Both are quite a fete.
    Sweet Jordan. It is very difficult to be a sister of a sick sibling..she has to be sweet.
    Magical Anna. A beautiful girl
    Beautiful Joy. Don't we all want a star in our lives who always agrees with us?

  21. Magical-Anna Laundry basket Quilts – Adytas' daughter looks just like her
    and I am surprised that she has a daughter this age,
    how does she stay so young looking >

    Feisty Phyllis – wow 88 years young and she pieced all those quilts ?
    I hope to do the same when I am 88 !!!

    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater – What can I say?? .. no child should have to go through all that,
    neither Jordan or her baby brother should know what the word
    cancer is all about, I see why she is the "Star" in your life

    Beautiful Joy .. Pieces From My heart – I love your
    Kaleidescope Star, and it is nice that you recognize
    your assistant this way for all her hard work πŸ™‚

    ladyasheril@hotmail.com

  22. Magical Anna – I feel the same about my daughter
    Fiesty Phyllis – What an inspirational lady – 10 Children! Wow!
    Sweet Jordan – what a lovely young lady
    Beautiful Joy – Loved the tin foil belt

    The quilt looks beautiful, such lovely colours. Thanks for the chance to win

  23. Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias
    Beautiful fabric

  24. Magical Anna — a gorgeous beauty who inpires her mother!!
    Fiesty Phyllis — a gorgeous mother who inspires her daughter!!
    Sweet Jordan — a lovely young lady beautiful both inside and out!!
    Beautiful Joy — a woman of few words!

    I love this quilt and I think I'm going to have to break down and join this BOM.

  25. Magical Anna is the lovely "magical" daughter of Laundry Basket quilt who inspires her mother cosostently with her ability to bring magic to her world. Feisty Phyllis is the 88 yr old matriarch of a large family that has passed down a love of quilting through her family line. Sweet Jordan is the niece of Sweetwater that has filled her life with sweetmess consistenly through her brothers cancer on through to her early teen years and finally there is "Beautiful Joy" the alter ego of Pieces of my Heart that is quite a character. What I noticed overall was that the four stars that where chosen are all female. Woman being the heart of life πŸ™‚

  26. Feisty Phyllis, Magical Anna, Niece Jordan, and Beautiful Joy stars. I love this quilt so far, and the stories have been heartwarming. Great families!

  27. 1. Feisty Phyllis – She hand quilted 10 quilts in a year one for each of her 10 children!!
    2. Sweet Jordan – Wonderful niece and sister πŸ™‚
    3. Magical Anna – Anna has a special smile and a magical bond with her mother πŸ™‚
    4. Beautiful Joy – a unique friend who reminds us there is more to beauty than meets the eye

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  28. Magical Anna – loved making outfits for her
    Sweet Jordan – Super Sib
    Fiesty Phyllis – mom handquilted 10 quilts one year
    Beautiful Joy – purges closet every season

  29. Magical Anna – very proud mom.
    Beautiful Joy – best friend ever.
    Sweet Jordan – an aunt's love.
    Feisty Phyllis – Family love/respect.

  30. Feisty Phyllis, Magical Anna, Beautiful Joy, Sweet Jordan. I'm struck by how close inspiration is in our lives. No one had to look very far to find it. What a blessing!

  31. Wow…these stories brought tears to my eyes and it is true that the "stars" in oyur lives are what get us thru…so
    Laundry Basket: Magical-Anna
    Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Star
    Sweetwater : Sweet Jordan
    Pieces of My Heart: Beautiful Joy.
    I noticed that they all will be remembered when I do each block now. ;)))

  32. Magical Anna: I would love to make dresses for my daughters too. Feisty Phyllis: 10 hand quilted quilts in a year, wow. Sweet Jordan: yes, you do often forget about the siblings of pediatric cancer patients. Beautiful joy: what a hardworking assistant.

  33. Magical Anna by Laundry Basket Quilts–Anna is a truly beautiful young woman.
    Feisty Phyllis by Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille–Goodness, look at the size of that family!
    Sweet Jordan of Sweetwater–Congratulations on the 4H award!
    Beautiful Joy by Sandy Gervais–very funny! I need someone in my life who doesn't talk back or complain!

  34. Laundry Basket – Magical Anna- Her collection is based on a winter day ,blue skies and frosted branches.
    Pieces of My Heart- Beautiful Joy- She just can't part with her gowns.
    Sweetwater- Sweet Jordan – Jordan is not her daughter but she would claim her as her daughter in a heartbeat.
    Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis – Her mother hand pieced and hand quilted 10 quilts in one year.

  35. Laundry Basket-Magical Anna-a loving piece about her daughter Anna.
    Pieces From My Heart-Beautiful Joy-cute story about Sandy's dress form.
    Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan-a truly lovely story of a family hero.
    Bonnie and Camille-Feisty Phyllis-hand quilted 10 quilts in one year WoW.

  36. Loved all the stories (and the pictures that went along with them). Each one was unique and lovely.

    Magical Anna
    Sweet Jordan
    Feisty Phyllis
    Beautiful Joy

  37. Laundry Basket's Magical Anna with a sweet smile, Sweetwater's Sweet Jordan who is a super sib, cotton Way's Fiesty Phillis who I hope to be like when I'm 88, and Pieces From my Heart's Beautiful Joy – she's no dummy that's for sure.

    Already signed up for next years BOM. Can't wait.

  38. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket, Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille, Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater, Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais.

    Gorgeous quilts and even more beautiful stories about family and love.

  39. Magical-Anna: There is something about children that just light up our lives.
    Beautiful Joy: She is one styling assistant!
    Sweet Jordan: Seeing first hand what siblings so through when their family is so tied up with their other child that is sick does make the healthy sibling a hero for taking on a mature role when their are still so little.
    Feisty Phyllis: We all love our moms and no one has the best except ourselves.
    Thanks for the chance.

  40. Laundry Basket Quilts Magical-Anna;
    Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille Feisty Phyllis; Sweetwater Sweet Jordan;
    Pieces from my Heart Beautiful Joy;

    Loved reading the stories! The story about Jordan on the Sweetwater blog was very touching. She sounds like a delightful girl. And of course Sandy's tale cracked me up.

  41. 1. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in a year!
    2. Sweet Jordan – she helped her brother when he was diagnosed with cancer and is the only girl
    3. Magical Anna – she has a special smile
    4. Beautiful Joy – Joy is a very special assistant!!

  42. Magical Anna-the joy of her mother
    Sweet Jordan – she is a wonderful big sis to her little brother
    Feisty Phyllis – she hand pieced and hand quilted 10 quilts in 10 months for her children! Wow
    Beautiful Joy — a lovely mannequin!

    I especially loved the story about Jordan. It's a difficult time for all when a child has cancer. I cannot fathom what the family goes through. I hear many sad stories about sick children with cancer because my eldest daughter is a pediatrician.

  43. #1-Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille- Feisty Phyllis- 2 things struck me, 1 42 grandchildren!She pieced and hand quilted, yes hand quilted, 10 quilts all in one year for her ten children.

    #2-Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan- The "super sis" at 5 years old. Jordan is always smiling, always kind and always friendly.

    #3-Laundry Basket Quilts-Magical Anna- Beauty from day 1! A mother's love for her daughter and pride in her.

    #4-Pieces from My Heart-Beautiful Joy- I actually thought this was a person, until the end! I loved it
    Beautiful Joy is a unique friend who reminds me there is more to beauty than meets the eye.

    Love for family and friends is our greatest blessing ever!.

  44. 1. Feisty Phyllis – She hand quilted 10 quilts in a year one for each of her 10 children!! I think ten kids is a whole lotta kids. One busy Mother.
    2. Sweet Jordan – Loves animals. Kind and caring sister.
    3. Magical Anna – Anna is close to her Momma.
    4. Beautiful Joy – I thought she was a real person til the end…. Lol. I saw her in the snow and the comment was that she was mad. Lol.

    Carmen.

  45. Laundry Basket: Magical Anna–I love the tribute to her daughter; our kids really do shine in our lives!
    Pieces From My Heart: Beautiful Joy–How funny! We all love our notions, but I never considered them as an indispensable assistant πŸ™‚
    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan–What an amazing story of how horrible experiences don't have to change who we are or how we relate to the world
    Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Phyllis–What an inspiration mothers are and what a family legacy!

  46. LBQ is Magical-Anna
    Bonnie's is Feist Phyllis
    Sweetwaters is Sweet Jordan and
    Sandy's is Beautiful Joy.
    Thanks for this and if I happen to win, I will be choosing Laundry Basket Fabric!! So gorgeous.

  47. There was Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, and Beautiful Joy. I just think it shows that we all have special people in our lives who have star qualities.

  48. I forgot to finish…
    Anna reminds me of how I feel about my own daughter, Emma.
    My Grandma was also a Star…a teacher and a farmers wife.
    I love the photo of the pigtails and the US flag.
    And Joy is my aunts middle name and I love her so!!
    Thanks again.

  49. Jordan, Feisty Phyllis, Beautiful Joy and Magical Anna. I am so impressed Feisty Phyllis hand quilted 10 quilts in one year for her children!

  50. Laundry Basket Quilts – Magical Anna after Edyta's beautiful daughter.
    Bonnie and Camille – Feisty Phyllis who hand quilted 10 quilts in one year.
    Make Life Sweet – Sweet Jordan. Jordan is a very special sister to Bryce.
    Sweetwater – Beautiful Joy named after Sandy's assistant.
    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  51. Beautiful Joy-Pieces from my Heart
    Sweet Jordan-Sweetwater
    Feisty Phyllis-Cotton Way
    Magical Anna-Laundry Basket Quilts

    They all are so thankful for their family, very touching stories.

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

  52. "Magical Anna" how much she treasures her daughter in every phase of her life.
    "Beautiful Joy" Delightful writing and great sense of humor.
    "Sweet Jordan" A great story of courage, caring and unselfish love.
    "Feisty Phyllis" A beautiful tribute to an amazing mother.

  53. Magical-Anna, Beautiful Joy, Sweet Jordan, and Feisty Phyllis – and what struck me about all of them is their creativity! And not only how creative they are in quilting but how creatively they tell their stories. And Sandy G. is in a world of her own with that mannequin!

  54. Laundry Basket: Magical Anna after an adored daughter

    Pieces of my Heart: Beautiful Joy for a wonderful sense of humor

    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan for an unselfish big sister to a sick little boy

    Bonnie and Camille: Feisty Phyllis for the matriarch of a quilting family

  55. Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Magical Anna
    Beautiful Joy
    Feisty Phyllis reminded me of my grandmother who made quilts for her 12 children and for her grandchildren…there were over 70 of them!

  56. The four blocks are:
    Feisty Phyllis (for a grandma who hand-quilted 10 quilts for her children!)
    Magical Anna (for a daughter as inspiration)
    Sweet Jordan (for a "Super-Sib" who helped her brother with cancer)
    Beautiful Joy (for a mannequin who brings joy)

  57. What fun to inspire us all with the stars in designers' lives, and to think of our own stars. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy (chuckle) all had sweet stories, but my favorite was Sweet Jordan. You don't always think of the lives of siblings of cancer survivors-I think Jordan has the love of a great aunt!

  58. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy. Such great stories of love and courage and beauty. Each of these is a special star, including Joy the mannequin. Sandy makes her seem so alive. Phyllis is amazing quilting so many quilts by hand and Jordan and her brother must share a special bond. Anna is a real beauty. Such a proud mama she has.

  59. 1 – Laundry Basket Quilts, Magical Anna

    2 – Cotton Way – Feisty Phyllis

    3 – Make Life Sweet – Sweet Jordan

    4 – Pieces from my Heart – Beautiful Joy

    I loved the silliness of the Beautiful Joy post, but was most struck by the love between mothers and daughters in the other posts. I only have sons so that's something I'll never get to experience firsthand.

  60. It is heartwarming to me that the designers share sew much about their families with us. Doesn't Anna have a beautiful smile!
    Magical Anna – Laundry Basker
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Fiesty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille

  61. Touching and inspirational stories!
    Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

  62. 1. Feisty Phyllis — I can't believe she hand sewed and quilted 10 quilts in one year!!!
    2. Sweet Jordan — I was also the only little girl in the family for a long time.
    3. Magical Anna — The pictures that spanned from infancy to teens were beautiful.
    4. Beautiful Joy — What a sense of humor. I bet it would be fun to be a human assistant in her studio.

  63. Laundry Basket Edyta's block – Magical Anna – how a child's smile can light up our lives.

    Bonnie's Block – Feisty Phyllis – the importance of passing on talents (like quilting) to our children and grandchildren.

    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan – to not lose sight of the siblings when their brother or sister is ill.

    Pieces from My Heart – Beautiful Joy – The strong silent types can make the best friends. LOL!

    What a great intro to the Mystery!

  64. magical Anna,Feisty Phyllis,Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy. What struck me were the block names describing how each person made the designer feel and how expressing these feeling to the ones that bring them so much joy. Sometimes we get caught up in life and forget to say what we feel to those that mean so much to us.

  65. Magical Anna – and I love the dress she made for her daughter! I had to quit sewing for my girls when they started school because they wanted everything to be just like all their friends wore.
    Sweet Jordan – The only girl in the family
    Feisty Phyllis – has a HUGE family!
    Beautiful Joy – what a sense of humor! It took me a few minutes to figure it out, but then I giggled all the way through the rest of the blog post!

  66. 1-Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille- Feisty Phyllis- Wow, what an inspiration. and how fun to have a whole family that quilts. As the only one in my family that quilts, I can't even imagine!

    2-Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan- What a sweet wonderful girl. Huge heart supporting her little brother and being her own star!

    3-Laundry Basket Quilts-Magical Anna- I feel the same way about my little girl even though she's only 5! πŸ™‚

    4-Pieces from My Heart-Beautiful Joy- Such a great creative story bout her dress form! πŸ™‚

  67. 1. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in a year and passed on her love of sewing to her family.
    2. Sweet Jordan – she helped her brother when he was diagnosed with cancer and reminded everyone the importance of family.
    3. Magical Anna – the way all mothers should feel about their daughters.
    4. Beautiful -a mannequin brought to life.

  68. Stars: Magical-Anna, Beautiful Joy, Sweet Jordan, and Feisty Phyllis. Sandy's post of her "friendship" with Joy is too funny πŸ™‚ This quilt will definitely have Star Quality!
    Linda W.

  69. Magical Anna – I loved the dress she made for Anna
    Feisty Phyllis – so heart warming to see the large family photo.
    Sweet Jodan – sibling bond is so strong
    Beautiful Joy – too funny

  70. Magical Anna the daughter of Laundry basket quilts how her daughter inspired and how much love is shown in the post. Feisty Phyllis and now I can see where all the talent comes from. A great gift that she has passed down.
    Sweet Jordan what a wonderful person to know. A child can lend so much support to another child. Their story is touching my heart.
    Beuatiful Joy loves changing into different outfits. I need a Joy in my life to help me along

  71. 1. Feisty Phyllis – I was struck by the number of quilts she made last year! 2. Sweet Jordan – a great big sister 3. Magical Anna – how pretty she is. . . 4. Beautiful Joy – first I was impressed that Sandy has an assistant who can keep a secret – then I just smiled the rest of post! It was fun reading about everyone's lives.

  72. Magical Anna- Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais
    Loved all of the stories but especially Jordan's story.

  73. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, Beautiful Joy. I found that family and friends mean so much.
    paweis at yahoo dot com

  74. Feisty Phyllis who hand quilted 10 years in one year! WOW!
    Magical Anna that has a special smile especially for her aunt.
    Beautiful Joy who helps remind WWJD?
    And, Sweet Jordan, who had a brother with cancer, and is an amazing big sister. It really all comes down to family πŸ™‚

  75. Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Magical Anna
    Beautiful Joy

    I was struck by how heartfelt each of the stories was. So nice to read!

  76. Magical Anna
    Sweet Jordan
    Feisty Phyllis
    Beautiful Joy
    Sandy's story about her assistant cracked me up and I'm so glad Sweet Jordan's story had a happy ending.

  77. I've signed up for this quilt and I can't wait. Laundry Basket – Magical Anna. The smiles of daughters as they grow. I have three! 2. Bonnie and Camille – Feisty Phyllis. 10 beautiful quilts in a year! Made me think of my grandmother and mother and their talented hands. 3. Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan. Just had a newborn grandson with a tumor. Watched his sweet sibling sister, so this was a tender story. 4. Pieces From My Heart – Beautiful Joy! This is my word of the year. So much joy in quilting!

  78. Sweet Jordan, an amazing sister!
    Feisty Phyllis, a prolific quilter and matriarch!
    Magical Anna, a special relationship of mother and daughter.
    Beautiful Joy, the best dressed assistant !!

  79. Magical Anna
    Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Beautiful Joy

    It struck me that love spans generations from grandmothers to daughters and nieces…and mannequins. That love also gives us inspiration and reason; reason to admire, reason to create, and reason to laugh and smile. Thoroughly enjoyed reading all the stories!!

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  81. Magical Anna
    Sweet Jordan
    Feisty Phyllis
    Beautiful Joy

    I was struck by the super sibling, Jordan whose brother had cancer. I showed animals in 4-H too when I was growing up.

  82. Magical Anna – a beautiful story about her daughter.
    Beautiful Joy – seeing the beauty in a friends life.
    Sweet Jordan – the sweetness of a niece.
    Feisty Phyllis – the beauty of a mother and grandmother.
    I loved reading these stories.

  83. Laundry Basket Quilts – Magical-Anna
    I was captivated by how much she loves her daughter.

    Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis
    I was amazed that her mother hand quilted 10 quilts in 1 year!

    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan
    I was awed by the strength of her family.

    Pieces From My Heart – Beautiful Joy
    I love her sense of humor!

  84. Laundry Basket- Sweet Anna, I love that she sews for her daughter.
    Bonnie & Camille- Feisty Phyllis, Wow, what a great family.
    Sweet Water- Sweet Jordan, A great story of sibling love.
    Sandy Gervais- Beautiful Joy, I love how Sandy dresses her assistant.

  85. Aren't quilters wonderful? Loved reading their posts! I feel very blessed to belong to such a warm hearted group of people who love to comfort others through their craft of quilt making!
    Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

  86. Magical Anna. Wonderful smile
    Feisty Phyllis Energy and enthusiasm
    Sweet Jordan. Caring and loving
    Beautiful Joy. Coworker and friend

  87. Magical Anna Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camile
    Sweet Jordan Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy Sandy Gervias

    I enjoyed these stories

  88. Feisty Phillis 10 hand quilted quilts in one year!
    Beautiful joy a coworker that brings joy to the jay
    Sweet Jordan a caring and very special niece
    Magical Anna a beautiful smile
    Thanks for the chance and for the wonderful stories shared by the designers.

  89. Feisty Phyllis
    Beautiful Joy
    Sweet Jordan
    Magical Anna

    What struck me is how we are all connected through the sharing of history, experience and craft.

  90. Magical Anna – daughter all grown up with a wonderful smile.
    Feisty Phyllis – Mom with love for family and loved by family.
    Jordan – Sister's daughter, caring creature of God, help brother.
    Joy – Smiles, took several lines to realize who/what was her star.

    Patricia C

  91. 1.Fiesty Phyllis- wonderful heritage passed down.
    2.Sweet Jordan-What a fantastic big sister.
    3. Magical Anna-how quickly our children grow up.
    4. Beautiful Joy-My Jesus brings joy to my heart.

  92. Feisty Phyllis mom who was loved
    Magical Anna loved her daughter
    Sweet Jordan helped brother with cancer
    Beautiful joy great sense of humor
    Can't wait to get started

  93. Magical Anna, Fiesty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, Beutiful Joy…..we are all surrounded by stars…wonderful.

  94. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket Quilts
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais

  95. Magical Anna
    Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Beautiful joy
    My daughter works at children's hospital Los Angeles and she tells us the heartbreaking stories of some of the children and parents who are at the hospital.

  96. 1. Feisty Phyllis. Bonnie and Camille
    2. Sweet Jordan Sweettwater
    3. Magical Anna. Laundry Basket
    4. Beautiful Joy. Pieces from my Heart
    Beautiful stories of love and family and a special assistant.
    Feisty Phyllis reminds me so much of my Mom. What a lovely group of stories. Can't wait for the next one…

  97. Magical Anna:Loved the progression thru pics from infant to beautiful young lady
    Feisty Phyllis: 10 handstitched quilts and 42 grandchildren? Gotta love that kind of energy and spirit!
    Sweet Jordan -Was so touched by the loving bond between "Aunty" and Neice
    Beautiful Joy – A hilarious tribute to the "perfect" assistant!

  98. I loved reading about everyone's stars, I was a bit teary reading sweet Jordan's story about her brother and seeing their pictures as a little ones. But thanks for the laugh from Pieces of my heart and her special partner and really loved her start in a star sort of pattern.

  99. 1. Feisty Phyllis – Legacy of Quilting Love
    2. Sweet Jordan – she loves animals
    3. Magical Anna – loving and beautiful daughter
    4. Beautiful Joy – WWJD (what would Joy do??)

    I loved that all of these stars were loving tributes to the most important people in their lives. Family rocks!

  100. 1. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in a year!
    2. Sweet Jordan – helped her brother and loves animals
    3. Magical Anna – loving daughter
    4. Beautiful Joy – fun assistant

    Family and Quilting Stars can and do bring joy to us all

  101. 1. Fiest Phyllis: What an amazing matriarch!
    2. Joyful Jordan: Loved her relationship with her aunt.
    3. Magical Anna: I have a delightful daughter like Anna.
    4. Joyful Joy: Oh my goodness, what fun for us all!!! Love her style.

  102. Laundry Basket – Magical Anna
    Cotton Way – Sweet Jordan
    Sweetwater – Feisty Phyllis
    Pieces From My Heart-Beautiful Joy
    All of these women have been blessed with love, and appreciate the stars in their lives.

  103. 1. Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis – 10 quilts hand pieced and quilted in one year!!
    2. Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan – wish all adolescents were as sweet as her aunt describes her to be!
    3. Laundry Basket Quilts – Magical Anna – reminded me alot of my own daughter, Elizabeth
    4. Pieces from My Heart – Beautiful Joy – took me a second to catch on, but loved hearing how faithful Joy has been over the years!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  104. Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

    Each story was about a remarkable person in the life of the designer. Looking forward to hearing what all the designers say. Can't wait to actually start sewing my quilt!

  105. Magical Ana: special smile πŸ™‚
    Feisty Phyllis! 10 quilts for her 10 children in one year
    Sweet Jordan. Beautiful adorable and brave!!
    Beautiful Joy: what would Joy do??

  106. Magical Anna – what joy a daughter brings to your life.
    Fiesty Phyllis – what a wonderful Mom a lot like my own.
    Sweet Jordan – what little ones have to go through in life.
    Beautiful Joy – a great friend is the best.

  107. 1.Feisty Phyllis the name says it all. lol you would have to be feisty to reaise 10 children! Thank goodness she passed down her love and knowledge of quilting. what a wonderful woman.
    2. Sweet Jordan How great it is to have such a wonderful teenage role model! and how lucky is she who has not only the love of her mom, but her wonderful aunt as well.
    3.Magical Anna i am so touched at your description of her! kind, thoughtful, honest and caring. what more could a mom want in a teenage daughter.
    4. Beautiful Joy How wonderful it must be to have an assistant and friend that does everything you tell her to do, keeps all of your secrets and always by your side, even if she does like to raid your closet at least you do get your clothes back. i hope she is not still made at you for the mishap in the snow.
    what a wonderful contest, i cant wait for the rest of it. babscorbitt@gmail.com

  108. laundry basket quilts – Magical-Anna block: pretty young lady already developing her own sense of style.

    bonnie/cottonway – Feisty Phyllis block. Wow, 10 quilts pieced and hand quilted in one year!

    sweetwater – Sweet Jordan block: what a fantastic young woman with a great personality!

    pieces from my heart – Beautiful Joy block: named after a person who brings joy to her life

  109. All of the stories warmed my heart <3
    Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais

  110. Sweet Jordan – sweetwater
    Bonnie (of Bonnie & Camille)42 grandchildren – wow
    Feisty Phylis-10 hand quilted quilts in a year – wow my kind of lady
    Beautiful Joy – love the belt

  111. Their names were spot on:
    Magical Anna ~ Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis ~ Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan ~ Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy ~ Sandy Gervias
    Of course what struck me about all the designers was their love of someone special in their daily family life. Even though Ms. Gervias chose her daily work companion, she was like a close personal friend. I loved reading each one!

  112. Sweet Jordan (Sweetwater's daughter and niece)
    Feisty Phyllis (Bonnie and Camille's mother & grandmother)
    Beautiful Joy (Sandy Gervais's trusty assistant)

    I think it's interesting that each designer chose a female "star". Something I learned was that Bonnie learned to quilt from her mother. How rewarding it must be for Phyllis to see where that skill has taken her daughter and granddaughter. What a fine legacy.

  113. Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Magical Anna
    Beautiful Joy

    Common thread, love for family and friends. And I am totally amazed that Phyllis hand quilted 10 quilts in a year. WOWWW, now she is amazing!!!

    Dianne

  114. Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Phyllis. She looks so young for 88 (if that photo of her is recent)
    Pieces from my Heart: Joy. Sandy made Joy sound so real!
    Laundry Basket: Magical Anna. Anna looks so much like Edyta.
    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan. Jordan's story brought tears to my eyes!
    This quilt will be gorgeous; I love Edyta's fabrics.
    k.castanette@hotmail.com

  115. Sweet Jordan- Sweetwater what a touching story and the closeness this young lady had with her brother from an early age
    Magical Anna- Laundry basket Quilt This young lady is already following in Moms footsteps.
    Feisty Phyllis-Bonnie and Camille the size of this family and making 10 quilts and handquilting them in a year.
    Beautiful Joy-Sandy Gervais.Joy sounded like a real person at first Cute story

  116. Feisty Phyllis
    Magical Anna
    Sweet Jordan
    Beautiful Joy

    What touching stories all of the ladies shared. My favorite was Beautiful Joy! Just hilarious. Jordan's story is so touching. I wish your family well.

  117. What beautiful stories by these designers-I enjoyed reading them all.
    Magical Anna by Laundry Basket-showed the love of a mother for her daughter-touching.

    Feisty Phyllis-by Bonnie and Camille-a beautiful mother who shares her love and knowledge to her family-made me cry-I lost my precious mother two years ago-she would have been 88 this year.
    We had so much fun sewing together. I miss her so much.

    Sweet Jordan by Sweetwater-the love of a precious child for her brother-how sweet!

    Beautiful Joy by Sandy Gervais-so cute and funny-loved it!

  118. Magical Anna – a beautiful girl growing into a beautiful young woman

    Feisty Phyllis – leaving behind a legacy of love and quilting

    Sweet Jordan – a niece like no other (I have one of those!)

    Beautiful Joy – a figure to die for!!

  119. Magical Anna Laudry Basket -love her story!
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille – makes me miss my mom!
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater – love the relationship between sisters and niece!
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais -I want an assistant like that!

  120. The star blocks and what I learned from the creators'about their stars from the blogs: Magical-Anna (confidence)
    Feisty Phyllis (admiration)
    Sweet Jordan (strength)
    Beautiful Joy (creativity)

    These are qualities my personal "stars" in my life also have. I also was introduced to several new blogs I'd never read before. Thanks

  121. 1. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in a year!
    2. Sweet Jordan – she helped her brother when he was diagnosed with cancer
    3. Magical Anna – she has a special smile
    4. Beautiful Joy – Joy is a one of a kind assistant.

    Thanks for the fun hop.

  122. Laundry Basket's Magical Anna
    Bonnie and Camille's Fiesty Phyllis
    Sweetwater's Sweet Jordan
    Sandy's Beautiful Joy…
    all inspiring (and in Sandy's case–hilarious) stories of strong wonderful women!

  123. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Cotton Way
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Pieces from My Heart

    Loved all the stories but the story about Jordan and her brother hit home as I've just gone through cancer treatment.

  124. 1. Magical Anna – her smile
    2. Sweet Jordan – is a very special sister
    3. Feisty Phyllis – quilted 10 quilts by hand in a year.
    4. Beautiful Joy – She is an amazing assistant.

  125. Magical Anna Laudry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias
    Except for Joy, how important people are in our lives and it isn't just one thing, it's the living that makes someone special. I guess that counts for Joy too because she's been sharing life for a while too. Thanks.

  126. What a fun blog hop! The first 4 blocks are called Magical-Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, and Beautiful Joy. I liked that the Sweetwater ladies named their block after Jordan for being a star handling her brother's illness.

  127. Magical Anna Star from Laundry Basket Quilts is named after Bonnie's daughter.
    On Cotton Way Blog, Bonnie-Bonnie&Camille named her star Feisty Phyllis after her mom & Camilles Grandmother
    Sweet water's star is named Sweet Jordan after her sisters daughter Jordan

    Pieces from my Heart star is named Beautiful Joy after the assistant Joy, lol, the form or mannican!
    Love the comment on Pieces from try Heart…. If someone can bring Joy to your life that is true beauty.
    Just wanted to shout out that I thank you very much for leading me to follow great blogs and your fun giveaways! Thanks!

  128. The love of family and friends is so evident in all the designers. I loved reading about their inspiration.
    "Magical Anna"- Laundry basket
    "Feisty Phyllis"- Bonnie and camille
    "Sweet Jordan"- Sweetwater
    "Beautiful Joy" -Sandy Gervais

  129. 1. Feisty Phyllis – That's my Grandma's name!
    2. Sweet Jordan – I cried for Jordon
    3. Magical Anna – all daughters are stars, right?
    4. Beautiful Joy – I wish I was that skinny, that would bring me joy, plus it would be so fun to have my own dummy to play dress up with.

  130. Magical-Anna for Edyta Sitar at Laundry Basket Quilts
    Feisty Phyllis for Bonnie from Bonnie and Camille
    Sweet Jordan for Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy for Pieces from My Heart
    They all name special people in their lives.

  131. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais

    One thing that these stories made me realize is how often our quilts are made with special people in mind. It reinforces that this craft is a labor of love in so many ways.

    This pattern is so beautiful!

  132. Laundry Basket Quilts: Magical-Anna
    Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Water: Sweet Jordan
    Pieces From My Heart: Beautiful Joy
    The story about Joy was too funny!

  133. I enjoyed reading about all of the designers' choices.
    Bonnie and Camille's "Feisty Phyllis" reminded me of my own mom. Sweet Jordan from Sweetwater made me think of the ties that bind in our families. Sandy Gervais' Beautiful Joy was a riot. Sometimes I wish I had a silent friend to tell all my secrets to, but Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts stole my heart with the star named after her daughter. I love that she called the star "Magical Anna." I think of my own daughter, Patricia, as a magical being. She always finds the good in people and reminds me to be grateful for all the beauty in our lies.

  134. 1. Feisty Phyllis. Bonnie and Camille
    2. Sweet Jordan Sweettwater
    3. Magical Anna. Laundry Basket
    4. Beautiful Joy. Pieces from my Heart

    Loved all the stories

  135. Sweet Jordan, Feisty Phyllis, Magical Anna and Beautiful Joy. What I noticed was that family and friends are very important to the designers.

  136. 1. Pieces of my Heart-Sandy Gervais: Beautiful Joy; I loved her sense of humor and her "assistant" Joy, plus the way she dressed up the blue glitter gown with fur and a tin foil belt!
    2. Bonnie from Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Phyllis; what a wonderful way to honor her mother, she sounds like a wonderful woman; LOVED the picture of her hands!
    3. Laundry Basket Quilts: Magical-Anna; fun to see Anna through the years, a special mother-daughter relationship!
    4. Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan; love the closeness she has with her niece Jordan. The pics of Jordan showing sheep at the fair brought back memories of our kids, they also showed suffolk sheep at the county fair!

  137. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie and Connie
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervias

    I love the joy all the designers get from their families – extended families and dress form!!! They all made me smile after Jordan's story made me tear up.

  138. Feisty Phillys (hand quilted 10 in a year?!), Beautiful Joy (love her assistant!), Sweet Jordan (what a sweet sister Jordan is), and Magical Anna (apples don't fall far from trees). Thanks for the fun!

  139. Magical Anna, Sweet Jordan, Beautiful Joy, and Feisty Phyllis

    Loved the stories! These talented designers are so caring. I can't wait to get started on the next Designer BOM quilt!

  140. Magical Anna
    Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Beautiful Joy

    Such strong women, I was surprised how they were spread through a wide variety of ages. Just a reminder that stars come in many forms.

  141. Hoping I can talk my hubby into letting me play along with this mystery quilt. I'm still finishing another mystery quilt.
    1. Magical Anna, her joyful smile and the wonderful dresses Mom has been able to make her. (the teal is fabulous)
    2. Feisty Phyllis, 88 year old Grandma who hand quilts her quilts for Grandchildren. Amazing to see the size of her entire family. Inspiring.
    3. Beautiful Joy, the loyal assistant whose waist size never changes. Who wouldn't love that!

    This quilt looks sounds like so much fun! Hoping I can join in.

  142. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan, and Beautiful Joy. All the stories touched my heart (and sense of humor)!
    As a Mom of 8 (4 girls and 4 boys) I share the tremendous love of family, but I don't think I could ever hand quilt that many quilts in my life!
    and Sandy…girl, you really need to get out more!! ha!
    :o)
    Darice
    mummyx8@hotmail.com

  143. 1. Feisty Phyllis – 10 children and 42 grandchildren, and hand quilted a quilt for each of her children in a year!
    2. Sweet Jordan – Super Sib!
    3. Magical Anna – A lovely young lady, I can't blame her mother for melting at her smile.
    4. Beautiful Joy – Bringing joy to someone's life is true beauty.

  144. Laundry Basket – Her daughter Magical Anna always with a smile
    Pieces from my Heart – Her assistant Joy always bringing joy
    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan – her niece that was so brave and sweet to her little brother cancer at 2
    Bonnie & Camille – Mom feisty Phyllis
    The theme here is how much love in family they all have.

  145. 1. Feisty Phyllis, 2. Sweet Jordan, 3. Magical Anna, 4.Beautiful Joy, I thought the stories were very sweet, moving and funny. They all thought very carefully about choosing their star and I could see why. Love the new BOM, can't wait!

  146. 1. Feisty Phyllis – taught her daughter to quilt.
    2. Sweet Jordan – had to deal with her brothers illness, so loved by her Aunt, likes 4h!
    3. Magical Anna – is a true Beauty.
    4. Beautiful Joy – her assistant is a dress form!

    Stars come in all shapes and sizes and Snowbirds is beautiful!

  147. Laundry Basket star block is Anna who is ready to reach the stars and do her very best.
    Cotton Way star block is Feisty Phyllis who has been through some pretty tough challenges, but is a great example of someone that truly enjoys life, and has a great attitude.
    Sweet Water star block is Jordan who is the sweetest girl in the whole world.
    Pieces from My Heart star block is Beautiful Joy. If someone can bring joy to your life that is true beauty.

  148. Thanks for this great opportunity! Here's the list:

    1. Daughter Anna from Laundry Basket Quilts
    2. Feisty Phyllis from Cotton Way
    3. Sister's Daughter Jordon from makelifesweet, and
    4. Assistant Joy from Pieces From My Heart

    They are all talking about important women in their lives.

  149. 1. Magical Anna–who has a gorgeous turquoise necklace and dress
    2. Feisty Phyllis–who is turning 88!
    3. Sweet Jordan–who did a great job supporting her brother with cancer
    4. Beautiful Joy–who really rocks that blue glitter gown!

  150. Sweet Jordan, Feisty Phyllis, Magical Anna and Beautiful Joy
    I loved the stories of family and a dress-maker's dummy. I love stories of teenagers who are still nice – it gives me hope for when my children reach that age!
    turner(underscore)post(at)hotmail(dot)com

  151. 1.Feisty Phyllis from Bonnie
    2.Sweet Jordan from Sweetwater
    3.Magical Anna from Laundry Basket
    4.Beautiful Joy from Sandy Gervais
    I am struck that there are stars all around us! Thanks for sharing you stories.

  152. As much fun as it was to read about the first 4 designers' stars (Phyllis, Jordan, Anna and Joy), even more exciting were all those peeks at the BOM – can't WAIT!

  153. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy. There are so many stars in our lives. Sometimes you just need to look across the room.

  154. Magical Anna. She is very cherished young lady.
    Feisty Phyllis. She has the adoration of her daughter and grand daughter.
    Sweet Jordan. Her aunt loves her dearly, and is so extremely proud of who she is with each passing year.
    Beautiful Joy. She has a very creative and fun story telling 'friend'.

  155. 1 – Fiesty Phyllis
    2 – sweet Jordan
    3 – Magical Anna
    4 – Beautiful Joy

    It was great to see women being inspired by women in their lives.

  156. Magical Anna
    Feisty Phyllis
    Sweet Jordan
    Beautiful Joy

    All are very passionate in their stories of their shining stars in their lives.

  157. Feisty Phyllis Cotton Way Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – S. Gervais
    Magical Stars Laudry Basket Quilts
    All designers have such great love for family and friends. L

  158. Thanks for the give-a-way. The love of family seemed to be a constant thru the Magical Anna,Feisty Phyllis,Sweet Jordan and love of self from Sandy with Beautiful Joy. Am in total love with this fabric and know I'll love the quilt. Bobbie
    rjc2cam@gmail.com

  159. 1. Magical-Anna-the love she has for her beautiful young daughter!
    2. Feisty Phyliss-the much beloved Mother and Grandmother. She hand quilted 10 quilts in one year for her 10 children, amazing.
    3. Sweet Jordan-the very much loved, beautiful niece who is sweet, kind and friendly to everyone and didn't lose her ability to smile and love through the difficulties of her baby brothers cancer.
    4. Beautiful Joy-her assistant who happens to be a unique friend (more to beauty than meets the eye). So cute!

  160. 1) Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    2) Sweet Jordan – Sweet Water
    3) Magical Anna – Laundry Basket Quilts
    4) Beautiful Joy – Pieces from my Heart

    I enjoyed the tributes to the 3 humans and the almost human Joy the mannequin. Joy made me laugh.

  161. Feisty Phillis – She hand pieced and quilted 10 quilts in one year. That's amazing!
    Sweet Jordan – It's not easy having a sibling with cancer, especially at such a young age.
    Magical Anna – Smiles are awesome.
    Beautiful Joy – A model with some pretty stylin' outfits. I think we should all get to wear more gowns. πŸ™‚

  162. Such great stories from each, full of humor and love and inspiration. We should all be so lucky to have even one star like they described in our lives.

    Laundry Basket Quilts – "Magical Anna"
    Bonnie & Camille – Feisty Phyllis
    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan
    Pieces of My Heart – Beautiful Joy

  163. Magical Anna, from Laundry Basket Quilts – How fun that she has been sewing for Anna since she was little πŸ™‚
    Feisty Phyllis, from Bonnie's website – All I could think of was "what a large family!" My dad was one of ten, as well, and I wish I knew if there was a picture like this, taken at a family reunion!
    Sweet Jordan, from Sweetwater – Happy Dance that Jordan, Bryce, & family have a happy 'ending' to their story!
    Beautiful Joy, from Pieces From My Heart – Waist never grows – hahahaha!

  164. Magical Anna was a beautiful baby and is now a lovely young woman.
    Sweet Jordan is a super sibling.
    Feisty Phyllis pieced and hand-quilted 10 quilts in one year for her children. Beautiful Joy has a lovely figure! They all remind us that quilting is ultimately about love and joy.

  165. Magical Anna from Laundry Basket, her smile inspired her mom to sew for her, Fiesty Phyllis,Bonnie of Bonnie and Camille, she hand quilted 10 quilts in 1 year for each of her children, no small feat, I loved the picture of just her hands, such strength from that,Sweet Jordan, Sweetwater,to be touched by a sibling cancer at such a young age an be so inspirantional, made me cry, and Beautiful Joy Sandy Gervis, made me laugh and wish I had my own Joy! a true artist can only dress her like she does, I loved reading that.

  166. Magical Anna – is a lucky girl who's mum sews beautiful dresses for her!
    Feisty Phillis has 42 grandchildren!!
    Beautiful Joy knows how to treat a man…
    Sweet Jordan has had a tough time of it, but her aunty loves her

  167. Feisty Phyllis – she hand quilted ten quilts in one year
    Sweet Jordan – she loves showing animals in 4-H.
    Magical Anna – has a beautiful young daughter
    Beautiful Joy – Her waist never grows.

  168. magical Star or Magical Anna: Edyta loves her daughter and loves to sew for her
    Feisty Phyllis: the huge family and huge family picture reminds me so much of my own family and community. look at all those amazing quilts and children!
    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan: amazing little girl. siblings have to be tough, too. thankful that she could be there to help take care of her niece Jordan and be her second mom during the cancer ordeal.
    Beautiful Joy: once I got it, I was laughing. so different, and inspiration can come from anywhere.
    reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

  169. Feisty Phyllis, Magical-Anna, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy.

    I enjoyed the story and pictures of Jordan and her little brother Bryce.

  170. 1. Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie of Bonnie and Camille. Phyllis hand quilted ten quilts in a year. Lovely lady!
    2. Sweet Jordan – Sweet Water. She helped her brother when he was diagnosed with cancer. Has an aunt that loves her to pieces!!
    3. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket Quilts. She has a special smile, and her mom sews her beautiful dresses.
    4. Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais. She has a very creative and story telling friend. Fun post!

  171. Laundry Basket Quilts: Magical-Anna Bonnie of Bonnie & Camille: Feisty Phyllis
    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan
    Pieces from my Heart: Beautiful Joy
    The stories emphasized the importance of true friendship and close family relationships.

  172. Laundry Basket Quilts-Magical Anna
    Pieces From My Heart-Beautiful Joy
    Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan
    Bonnie & Camille-Feisty Phyllis

    The love is what really struck me in these stories, especially Jordan's story.

  173. Magical Anna, Feisty Phyllis, Sweet Jordan and Beautiful Joy.

    What struck me is that I could identify with all of the "stars" and knew examples of all of them in my own life. Even a dressform!

  174. Laundry Basket Quilts – Magical Anna – Sweet Young Lady.
    Cotton Way Blog – Feisty Phyllis – wonderful lady who is 88 years young.
    Sweetwater – Sweet Jordan – brave big sister.
    Pieces From My Heart – Beautiful Joy – loves making clothes.
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  175. Magical Anna – Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis – Bonnie & Camille
    Sweet Jordan – Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy – Sandy Gervais

    I'm impressed that Bonnie's mom pieced and hand-quilted ten quilts in one year! That's some impressive work!

  176. #1-Feisty Phyllis, #2-Sweet Jordan, #3-Magical Anna, #4-Beautiful Joy. No matter who {or what} it is we all have someone special in our lives.

  177. Magical Anna-Laundry Basket
    Feisty Phyllis-Bonnie and Camille
    Sweet Jordan-Sweetwater
    Beautiful Joy-Pices From My Heart

    Such "loving" dedication to their "stars " in their life.
    Loved it.

    Thank you

  178. This was fun and I really enjoyed reading all of the posts. So here is my reply:

    Laundry basket Quilts-Magical Star for Anna who is ready to reach for the stars
    Pieces From My Heart-Beautiful Joy for assistant who never talks back πŸ™‚
    Sweetwater-Sweet Jordan for niece who loves the Broncos
    Bonnie & Camille-Feisty Phyllis for mom who raised 10 kids

  179. Laundry Basket: Magical Anna
    Bonnie and Camille: Feisty Phyllis
    Sweetwater: Sweet Jordan
    Pieces from my Heart: Beautiful Joy

    How fun to hear the inspiration behind the block names.

    I love that Phyllis has made so many quilts even while having so many children, and the wonderful relationship Anna has with her mother. Love that picture of Jordan showing her lamb at 4-H, and I especially love that Joy is a dress form! πŸ™‚

  180. Love the Mystery Quilt!! Like Edyta's Magical-Anna my daughter is an inspiration to me. Bonnie's Mom – Fiesty Phyllis raised 10 children. My mom only raised 7 but she gave us all so many talents and gifts. Sweetwater' Sweet Jordan helped her brother thru cancer…A big accomplishment for both of them. and Sandy's Beautiful Joy reminded me of all the joys in life.

  181. Love the Mystery Quilt!! Like Edyta's Magical-Anna my daughter is an inspiration to me. Bonnie's Mom – Fiesty Phyllis raised 10 children. My mom only raised 7 but she gave us all so many talents and gifts. Sweetwater' Sweet Jordan helped her brother thru cancer…A big accomplishment for both of them. and Sandy's Beautiful Joy reminded me of all the joys in life.

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