This is a thoughtfully designed, perfectly constructed quilt.
"Here are the names of the quilt blocks I used besides the friendship stars. The blocks at the four corners are The Army Star, for my friend's oldest son, who is an Army Ranger and has already done two tours in Iraq. The four blocks at the cardinal points (top, bottom, middle right and left) are The Marine's Star, for her younger son, a Marine. The blocks connecting all of these stars are Mother's Dream blocks. What mother doesn't dream and pray that her sons will be safe during the fighting and I felt that her sons' service also protects her dreams of being a free American who can go to the beach and search for the shells she loves."
The full quilt
There are three different block panels and I outlined the vases in each. All of the sashing has loops in the center section.
I quilted stars in all four corners of this block, but this photo of one partially quilted shows the quilting best. There are double circles in the center, which are repeated in the friendship star block.
Ribbon candy in the darker blues of this block. Pam fussy cut the seashell fabric for all these blocks so the fabric is the same on opposite sides and every block is the same. She definitely pays attention to the details!
Ribbon candy in the white sections here
Straight lines echoing the angles of the friendship star, and again, double circles in the center. I love the blue flange around the center square.
Perfectly mitered corners on a border quilted with perpendicular lines every 2"
A pieced back with more coordinating fabric