Heirloom Kansas City Star Block of the Month - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Heirloom Kansas City Star Block of the Month

Have you signed up for our new Heirloom Kansas City Star Block of the Month? The Kansas City Star newspaper, based in Kansas City, Missouri, published over 1,000 quilt patterns from 1928 to 1961. This block of the month program showcases some of these wonderful patterns. We scoured their archives to find 12 sampler blocks that we love and created a rich square king-sized setting for them.

The 109.5” square setting is an absolute playground for quilters, and each block has been perfectly recreated using easy piecing techniques. From our pattern, you can expect easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams in full color.

You can sew along with us by signing up for our Block of the Month program that is from November 2013 to October 2014. Our quilt features the new Sweet Pea by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics. If your passion is rich, traditional fabrics, you will not want to miss this quilt!

Quilt shop owners, to carry this pattern, you can find this as ISE-144 at United Notions, Checker and Brewer!


  1. I am from KC and I have my grandmother's notebook of the original newspaper clippings of these blocks that she kept from 1932-1960ish. Maybe someday I can actually make one since she is the reason I started quilting!!

  2. Ms De that is truly a wonderful thing to have the original newspaper clippings of these blocks. I would love to have that. I have been learning to quilt on my own with the help of the current magazines and that. I would so love to have the newspaper clippings to go from. Maybe I will go to the library and see if I can find them there.
    That is a beautiful quilt by the way. I may have to check out the block a month.