Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop

Welcome to my special day for the Between Heaven and Texas Blog Hop celebrating the release of Marie Bostwick’s latest book.

Between Heaven and Texas

I have been a huge fan of Marie’s Cobbled Court Quilt Series since the very beginning. Last year, I helped celebrate the release of her fifth book in that series, Ties that Bind, and was delighted when she asked me to organize another blog hop for her new book. Over the coming 10 days, I hope you will enjoy visiting the talented designers, entering their give-aways and making their star-themed quilt blocks.

Here’s the line-up:

Monday, April 29 – Marie Bostwick – Marie’s block is here: Mirror-Mirror Star
Tuesday, April 30 – Michele – Quilting Gallery
Wednesday, May 1 – Bonnie – 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

Also, I do hope you’ll also make an extra block or two to send to Jennifer of Sew Hooked, as she’ll be putting together the blocks into quilts for The Linus Connection. More info here on this charity initiative.

We have a Flickr group set up for you to share your completed blocks and you can follow along on Facebook too.

Like all of Marie’s books, Between Heaven and Texas succeeded in sucking me right into it. I’d been rearranging furniture and doing Spring cleaning on the weekend, when I went to take a 15 minute break. Four hours later, the book was complete and the house cleaning was not. Of course, the book left me wanting more, and I’ll be eagerly waiting the next addition to this new series.

Star of Hope

Here’s my free block tutorial: Star of Hope.


Download the free block tutorial here!


I have a copy of Marie’s book to give away to one of my blog visitors in North America. If you’d like a chance to win, leave a comment below answering What’s the last book you read or audio book you listened to? I’ll randomly pick a winner on Sunday, May 5th.

My Free Block: Star of Hope

200 thoughts on “My Free Block: Star of Hope

  • April 30, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Last book is 11/22/63 by Stephen King and last audiobook is Miracle of Catfish by Larry Brown. Both very ggod!

  • April 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    The last book I read is The Answer To Your Question by Paulette Alden. I’m currently reading The Beggar King by Oliver Potzsch. Love the colors and layout of your block.

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:53 am

    James Patterson 11th Hour
    A thriller.

  • May 1, 2013 at 1:08 am

    A star quilt quilt! Love stars.
    I read a lot. It helps me unwind after a long day. I can hardly wait to read Marie’s newest book. Another good one is “Taking the Long Way Home,” by G Frank Miller.

  • May 1, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Love a great star block! Thanks for your tutorial. Just finished Happy Birthday by Danielle Steele and now reading The Road to Cardinal Valley by Earlene Fowler. ( has a great quilting and mystery series!)

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


  • May 1, 2013 at 2:18 am

    It is Shakespeare time so I am reading Hamlet. My Grandmother would be excited!

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

    David Baldaccis The collectors is what I am reading now

  • May 1, 2013 at 6:08 am

    The last book I read was great, I recommend it highly. It is: “Tell the Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt

  • May 1, 2013 at 6:46 am

    The last book was The Chance by Karen Kingsbury.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:00 am

    I am currently listening to J.A. Jance’s book Deadly Stakes.

    I can’t wait to start on this series.. thanks for sharing the block I want to give it a go and thanks for a chance at your drawing.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Just take my heart by Mary Higgins Clark

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Last book I read was the Giving Quilt an Elm Creek Quilts book by Jennifer Chiavierni. Hope I win.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I have just completed Winter Journey by Australian Author Diane Armstrong. and also at the same time reading Jack of Diamonds by Bryce Courtney one of my favorite authors. besides Marie Bostwick of course.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I am almost finished with The Evening Star. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

    The Giving Quilt by Jennifer Chiavierni.

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:44 am

    Last book I read was Maeve Binchy’s last book she wrote A Week in Winter, currently reading A Thread so Thin by Marie Bostwick, love the series!

  • May 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

    The last book I read was The Serpent in the Glass by D. M. Andrews and am currently reading A Thread So Thin.

    Lovely star block and keeping my fingers crossed to win this book.

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I just finished Defensive Wounds by Lisa Black. She is a forensic scientist and I have now completed her series. Quick reads if you like mysteries. Thanks for this block – very pretty and for the opportunity at the give-away.

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:35 am

    This looks like an interesting star to make. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Last book I read was “The Deputy” – need a good quilty book to read!!

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

    “Growing Up Amish” – A Memoir by Ira Wagler. It was a really interesting story of a young man’s struggle to choose between his culture and “the English”. Looking forward to reading Ms. Bostwick’s book!

  • May 1, 2013 at 9:58 am

    The last audio book I listed to was “Life” by Keith Richards.

    Lovely block! I’m going to make one right away.

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Just finished listening to Jodi Picoult’s Plain Truth….I listen while I sew.

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I just finished reading The Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah – there are so many great authors out there to read. I have not read any of Marie’s books but would love to read them.
    Thanks for the lovely star pattern too.
    Regards from Alberta,

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for the block instructions. I’m currently reading The Atlantis Gene by A G Riddle. Love my Kindle Daily Deals!

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:35 am

    The last book I read was Spider Bones by Kathy Reichs. Love the new quilt block hop!

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I read daily. My last book was Jennifer Chiaverini’s ‘the lost quilter’….excellent way to learn some history lessons as well

  • May 1, 2013 at 10:56 am

    i read sentence to death by lorna barrett it is a series with a lady who owns a mystery book store all the books have been good so far

  • May 1, 2013 at 11:00 am

    I just love this block! Might have to play with this in EQ and find a colorway that works with my stash! Thanks SO much for creating it for us.

  • May 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    The last book I read was Hidden in Plain View: A secret story of quilts and the underground railroad by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard.

  • May 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The last book I read is titled Stray Bullets by Toronto author Robert Rotenberg. He’s written three books now and the third was the pick at my local library for the “One County, One Book” promotion. After reading it, I had to get the other two! There’s a new one due out soon…

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Great star block. I’m going to try it

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I read “These Things Hidden” by Heather Gudenkauf. I enjoyed this book as well as an earlier one by the same author.

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Hello, the last book I have read was Clive Cussler’s “Threat Vector” and the last audiobook I have listened to is “the Hit” by David Baldacci. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I have been reading a James Patterson novel. would love to win one of your books.

  • May 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Just finished a book The Lost Garden (can’t remember the author)…I don’t do audio books. Thanks for the chance to win and your great block!

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Right now I’m reading Angels Fall by Nora Roberts. Thanks for the chance to win Marie Bostwick’s new book.

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I recently finished “Keeper of the Bride” by T. Gerritsen and jsut started Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    I read Plain Fame by Sarah Price.

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Lastest book? I’m reading Navada Barr’s Hard Truth (recently picked up a signed first edition)–just finished about 20 “The Cat who…” mysteries

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Just finished reading Debbie Macomber book starting over. Would love to win a copy of Marie’s Book. Waiting on the library to get it. Anxious to read it

  • May 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    This looks like a fun block to do! I just looked up Marie’s books and was able to read several pages in one of her books. I am very impressed with the way she writes. As well as looking forward to being able to read her books and I would love to win a copy of her newest!!

  • May 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    Am currently reading Summer Rental. Good light reading and having hard time putting it down. May have to switch to audio so I can sew while “reading”!

  • May 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Last book I read was “The Shadow of the Banyan” about Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. Now reading “Full Disclosure”. In the wings Is “Starting Now”. As you can see, I read everything.

  • May 1, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I just finished reading Firefly Beach by Meira Pentermann. It’s a “searching for myself” book and also a mystery. I really enjoyed it. Love, love all of Marie Bostwick’s novels! Thanks for the chance to win her new book.

  • May 1, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    These blocks are just wonderful! Right now I am starting The Civil War Diary of A Southern Woman from Barbara over at Civil War Quilts. Thank You

  • May 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I’m reading “The Coming Plague.” Scary!

  • May 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Recently I started reading Amish books, since I saw the TV series “Breaking Amish”,,Also, I am making reproduction quilts with the yahoo group smallquilttalk…little quilts with the 1900 fabric reproductions…

    Great site and wonderful Block you have…

    Take care my friend and happy journey’s to you..
    Linda J

  • May 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I’m reading Cathederal Window:A someday quilt mystery by Claire O’Donohue. When that is done I’ve got Marie’s tee’d up to read.

Comments are closed.