This yearâ€™s Kansas City Star Quilts block-of-the-month project is a tribute to those who served in World War I.
Where Poppies Grow commemorates the Great War, which started almost a century ago, in July 1914.
Denniele Oâ€™Kell Bohannon of Louanna Mary Quilt Design in Harrisonville, Mo., and Janice Britz of Bee Merry Farms in Peculiar, Mo., designed this yearâ€™s quilt as a remembrance of Almo Ebenezer Oâ€™Kell, Bohannonâ€™s great-grandfather.
Angela Walters of Quilting Is My Therapy in Kearney, Mo., did the free-motion quilting.
The pattern for the first block, Fatherâ€™s Choice, appeared in the Jan. 19 Kansas City Star. The Star will publish a new block on the third Sunday of every month. Go to the â€œLifestyleâ€ tab, then â€œHouse + Home.â€ To read the story about the quilt in The Star, click here.
Every month, we will offer the current block on this site as a free download for one week. The blocks then will be available for $3.95 at the Kansas City Star Quilt Store. To buy Block 1, click here.