Between Heaven and Texas @ Jo’s Country Junction


Have you been following the blog hop going on for the book, “Between Heaven and Texas” by Marie Bostwick?  I hope so-otherwise you have been missing out on some great book reviews, great blogs, and some fun star block patterns.  If you have missed it, go to the Quilting Gallery where you can get caught up and find out all of the information.

Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Today is our blog hop day!!  Kelli and I  are going to show you our 12″ star block.

When we were putting our block together, we were inspired by two classic blocks, pinwheels and stars.

We spent a lot of time playing with the color placement until we came up with our final block.  Moving or changing colors can really change a whole block.  We made our block using bright colors as we want to send it on to the Linus Connection.  The Linus Connection volunteers are planning to put donated blocks together into a quilts for children.  What a worthy cause!!  You have a chance to help too.  I hope you will make an extra block and send it to the Linus Connection too…after all, lots of blocks means lots of quilts.  You can find the details on where to send your block here.

If you want a copy of the printable pattern to make the block you can find it here.  We so much fun playing with the block that we ended up changing the colors up and designed a table runner with the blocks.  Isn’t it cute??

If you would like a for the pattern for the table runner, you can find that pattern right here.

If you like reading and you like quilting, you are sure to like the book “Between Heaven and Texas”.

Amazon only provided a short synopsis, “In a luminous spin-off to her heartwarming Cobble Court Quilts series, “New York Times”-bestselling author Bostwick delves into the life of one of her readers’ favorite characters, Mary Dell Templeton, and her journey from a Texas ranch to becoming a wife, mother, and celebrated quilter.”    I hate to say a lot more about it as I am afraid to give anything away but I can say that it’s really good.  You can get it here in book form from Amazon,  Between Heaven and Texas (Cobble Court Quilts) or you can get it in Kindle version here Between Heaven and Texas (Cobbled Court Quilts).

If you would like to win a copy of the book, just leave a comment here telling what state you live in.

For more chances to win the book, check out these links:
Monday, April 29 – Marie’s intro post and her block -
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery -
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie Hunter – Quiltville -
*Thursday, May 2 – Pat – Pat Sloan -
*Thursday, May 2 – Kim – Persimon Dreams -
Friday, May 3 – Melissa – Happy Quilting -
Saturday, May 4 – Jo – Jo’s Country Junction -
Sunday, May 5 – Wendy – Ivory Spring -
Monday, May 6 – Victoria – Bumble Beans Inc. -
Tuesday, May 7 – Vicki – Quilting Lodge Blog -
Wednesday, May 8 – Melissa/Jake – Generation Q Magazine -
Thursday, May 9 – Jennifer – Sew Hooked -
Friday, May 10 – Jackie – Canton Village Quilt Works -

If you like giveaways we have lots of other giveaways going on now too.  Here is a link to win a new copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume #7 and here is the link to win the book “Pieced Hexies”.




  1. Lori Smanski says:

    I live near the windy city of Chicago in Illinois

  2. Susan says:

    Hi, I’m in Tennessee! Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. That is a nice block you designed. The state I currently live in is Arizona. Have lived in many states, but the desert I call my home.

  4. Elizabeth S says:

    I live in Virginia. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  5. Mary Pat Van Schyndel says:

    I don’t have a website but I would love to win her book. I live in Wisconsin.

  6. Judy says:

    I used to live in Missouri. I now live back in Ontario, Canada.
    Love the little pinwheel in the center of your block :-)

  7. nami11 says:

    I am from the great state of MN and we are snowed in on May4th!! Go figure that one! Would love to win a copy of the book.

  8. Gayle says:

    In the beautiful state of CA. Wish Marie would add us to her tour :)

  9. Chris says:

    Currently I live in NC. It is beautiful. This state has mountains, forests and the ocean. What more could you want?

  10. Evelyn says:

    Have lived in California all my life.

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I am a South Carolina girl. Thanks for the great star block.

  12. Sandy E says:

    Iowa definitely has four seasons. Sometimes they are a littled mixed up like the 6 inches of snow we got Thursday and Friday. Green grass, trees and flowers blooming and then snow. My husband, the farmer, has four seasons too- planting time, hay time, harvest time and tax time!!

  13. MaryLou says:

    Love your star block . I live in Texas…..Thanks for the chance to win….

  14. Beth T. says:

    I’m a Californian living in Oregon. Both feel like home.

  15. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I’m in central Kansas, and I love your block. Thanks for the pattern.

  16. Arlene says:

    How fun from Fayette Iowa just over the hill from you

  17. Barbara Pricola says:

    I love your block because I love stars and pinwheels and your block is both! I wish I could figure out how to link to the pattern. I live in an agricultural valley in the dessert southeastern corner of California.

  18. Donna W says:

    I live in Wisconsin, not far from the Wisconsin Dells

  19. Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I live in Florida!

  20. I love your tablerunner- it looks like a great pattern. I don’t know if you are accepting entries from Canada but I wanted to let you know what a great pattern you have created.
    I live in the beautiful province of Alberta which is just north of Montana and close to Idaho too.
    It is a great blog hop.
    Regards from Sunny Alberta,

  21. Lisa Garrett says:

    I live in Florida.

  22. Rose says:

    I live in California wine country. Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. Cecilia says:

    Hi! I love in Georgia. I love the combination of a pin wheel and a star block. Thanks for the chance to win Marie’s book.

  24. Julie B says:

    I live in TEXAS. Love the table runner stars. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. janita says:

    Loving the star blocks. I live in Iowa :) Thanks for a chance to win. janita

  26. Sandy Gray says:

    I love stars! I like in the star state of Texas!

  27. I would love to win this book. I read almost every night for about an hour after I’m too tired to do binding or other hand sewing. I live in northeast Iowa, Castalia, not too far from you and really enjoyed your programs at the Northeast Iowa Quilt Guild meetings last month.

  28. usairdoll says:

    Beautiful block! I live in California.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  29. Erin Hutchinson says:

    Can’t wait to read this book! I live in Virginia!

  30. Vivian says:

    I live in NC, love your polka dot black fabric, it works well.

  31. BOBBIE WARREN says:

    I live in Ohio, I like your blog!

  32. Carol Leak says:

    I now live in Arkansas, but lived in Texas for about 30 years before we moved here. Really enjoying this blog hop! Thanks to you all.

  33. Cecilia says:

    I live in Georgia! I love what you did with your block. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Marie’s book.

  34. Nancy says:

    Hi I am from California!

  35. Carolyn Howland says:

    I live in Kentucky. I love Marie’s books and would love to win a copy of this new one.

  36. Lucy says:

    Great block with lots of potential. I live in Colorado.

  37. Nona says:

    I love your star-pinwheel block. I am doing a pinwheel sampler and plan to use this block in my quilt. Thanks so much for sharing it. I live in the Palmetto state, South Carolina.

  38. JillsKnit says:

    I live in the North Star state – Minnesota.

  39. Stephanie A says:


  40. TX JennyWren says:

    I live in the great state of Texas!! I believe the title should be edited to read “Heaven and Texas are the same place” ha ha. Thanks for a chance to win.

  41. Joey says:

    WISCONSIN! The Badger State!

  42. Laurie B says:

    I live in Texas now after being a lifelong Yankee. Trying to get my blood a little thinner for the desert weather here!

  43. Lourdes Fay says:


  44. Joan H. says:

    I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I think it has finally quit snowing for this year !

  45. Susan Brooks says:

    I live in Massachusetts, close to Concord and Lexington.

  46. Brenda says:

    This looks like a must have book. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

  47. Savannagal says:

    I live near Chicago, IL.

  48. Kay Mc says:

    I live in the great state of Nebraska that sping is finally coming to.

  49. Pat V. says:

    I live in Washington state!

  50. I live in Georgia. Love your block. Just saved the directions for the table runner to my files. Happy weekend to you!

  51. Karrie Smith says:

    I live in MI

  52. Lisa says:

    I live in Upstate New York. I am a fan of Marie Bostwick and can’t wait to read this new book.


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