I finished piecing this quilt and then quilted it and put the binding on for a mom in the area who lost her son 2 1/2 years ago, shortly after he joined the military. They picked out the fabrics and pattern together while he was home on leave after basic training. She started on the quilt and several months later he was killed. It was just too difficult for her to finish it, but she wanted it finished. There were four rows completed and most of the rest of the blocks had been made.
I was certainly happy to do this for her and I hope it brings her comfort. The batting is warm & natural and I used Eggshell PermaCore thread, the quilting is a loopy meander with a wonky sort of star in each of the star blocks, as was pictured with the pattern.
We had a nice chat while she was here and when she left the house last night, she said that she hoped that I never got to join her club. That would be the Gold Star Mothers organization for mother who have lost one or more children in the military.
Kathleen, my prayers are with you!