Star of Hope Sew-Along

I don't know about you - but I'm feeling so shredded that I can hardly make myself go through the paces of my day.⁣

I'm needing to sew something I can put my love and effort into for the people of Israel.⁣

What are you going to do with your quilts?  That is up to you.

Contact a local synagogue to see if they have any ideas.

Give it to a Jewish friend who is hurting as a show of your love and support.

Hang it where it can be seen to show your support.

We did this with our Hearts of Hope for Ukraine quilt (Now found as a variation in my Solidarity PDF pattern.) 

This conflict erupted only Saturday, 10/7/23.  It's been less than a week.  I'm sure you will find where the quilt needs to go.  Follow your heart.  But for now - we sew.

So how are we doing this?

I will release the pattern in parts, just like with our mystery.

Click HERE for Introduction including yardage info and more.

10/16/23:  Part 1 

10/30  Part 2

11/20/23:  Part 3 - It's a Wrap!

I want to thank all of those who have participated and supported me through this impromptu sew-along.

It filled a place in my heart that felt so shattered and alone.

Here we are a month later and things are still awful. All of it.  It's too much to fathom.  And this is why we quilt.  We quilt to keep going.  We quilt to see things come together. It gives us something to do with our hands, our eyes, our hearts.

Star of Hope will stay on the blog until after Hanukkah - retiring on 12/17/23.  Please remember to save and print your PDF copies before then.

After that date plans are to include Star of Hope as a bonus in a future pattern release.

Thank you so much for jumping in with me to collectively put our thoughts, sadness, fears and prayers into something tangible. ⁣⁣
This we can do when we feel like there is nothing we can do. ⁣⁣
Sewing peace.


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  1. Thank you, Bonnie. This was the first post in my reading list this a.m., and it touches my heart. My late husband's family is Jewish; his great-grandparents came over from Eastern Europe over 100 years ago to escape pogroms there. Back in university I met a Holocaust survivor, the relative of a dorm-mate. I have close Jewish friends and family on my husband's side. This will be for them.

  2. I loved the first design, I did not see what others saw and would have loved to have had the chance make it. in saying that I love the remake as well and would like to say a huge thank you for this wonderful pattern

  3. I have them Printed out. will need to see how to cut the C and D parts if I use the ruler method. Paper Piecing with Mirror Images is my nemesis...just saying. Thanks for doing this in your Busy Time. Arizona sounds fun for November.

  4. Fabulous pattern; thank you Bonnie. I may have missed the part about the "paper piecing". Will be printing those out? I hope so. :)

  5. Anonymous6:38 AM EDT

    Bonnie thank you so much for the pattern. This is certainly a terrible time for the Jewish community. It is a terrible time for Americans also. Hopefully this war will end soon the Israelis will be able to live in peace again. let's all pray for Israel.
    Beverly Kern

  6. Anonymous12:50 PM EDT

    Bonnie, I love this and would like to make it for my nephew and family in Israel. Will the pattern be available when I return home from the trip that I am on?

    1. Dear Anonymous - if you come back and read this, I'll leave it here through at least Hanukkah. That said - you can save the PDFs to your smart phone, tablet, laptop as they are released while you travel if you remember to. Sometimes when traveling I'll download the file, and then attach it to an email to myself so it is easy for me to find in my computer email inbox when I get the time. Speedy travels and best wishes - Bonnie

  7. Anonymous8:25 PM EDT

    Hello, I have been working on ,The Star of David blocks. The block is going fine I have 14 done so excited, I have never worked so hard in my life, enjoying every minute! So Happy Bonnie is able to give us this pattern. I know I would not try this pattern! Now I have learned something new love it, thank you so much! My name is Brenda Spears Scheidhauer.

  8. Anonymous12:20 PM EDT

    Bonnie, I want to thank you again. Paper piecing is also not really my best strength. I am trying desperately trying to master that technique. thank you again Beverly Kern

  9. Thank you Bonnie for this Star of Hope Quilt pattern. I've been wanting to do a Mogen David (aka Jewish Star) quilt for a while. With the Indigo Way mystery quilt
    using lots of blues, this will be testing the depth of my blue stash.
    Thanks again Bonnie.

  10. I am so excited to know there will be future posts about this quilt. I had already been wondering about adding another row. I love to make utility-sized quilts, something at least 72" long. Until now, I've only made a couple of paper-pieced blocks. I love this quilt and for the first time I've had to tell myself I need to stop working, so I could do other things. Thank you.


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