I could stare at Jenny’s Good Fortune quilt for a hundred years and never realize…it’s a simple disappearing 9 patch! It’s true! All those cute little pieces are nothing more than a chopped-up 9 patch with one fun twist: a snowballed sashing. And the best part? You can use the leftover fabric to make a 2nd quilt with a whole new layout! (Watch all the way to the end of the tutorial to see how it looks!)
Have you ever admired a stained-glass window and thought, “That’d make a great quilt block!” We quilters find inspiration everywhere we look! We see quilt blocks in the facets of sparkling diamonds. We see quilt blocks in patchwork fields of wheat and corn. And this week’s new quilt was inspired by…a tile floor! Click HERE to learn how to transform 2.5 inch strips of fabric into the fabulous Tile Style quilt!
If I asked you to draw a cactus, you’d probably choose the most cactus-y cactus of all, the saguaro. (You know, the tall fella with upstretched arms.) But let’s not forget, there are nearly 2,000 different types of cactus, and we love ‘em all! This week Jenny is stitching up a desert garden out of 10 inch squares. She’s using several of our favorite templates – orange peels, tumblers, and a cute little petal – to create a dazzling variety [...]
There’s no greater pleasure than sitting outside under a warm, cozy quilt and watching spring flowers blossom on a cool April morning. In an unprecedented time where all of us are spending more time at home, opportunity has presented itself to allow us to take a moment to appreciate the simpler things in life. When is the last time you truly stopped to smell the flowers? Whether you’re inside or out in the garden, adding some flower power to your [...]
They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. [...]
Andromeda, our next-door-neighbor galaxy, is named after a mythological Greek princess known for incredible beauty. It’s made of 1 trillion stars dancing through space in a massive, brilliant swirl. While our Brilliant Swirl isn’t quite so epic, it sure is pretty! Learn how to make this quick and easy quilt using your favorite 2.5 inch strips! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
We’re starting a new tradition here at Missouri Star: Triple Play! Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie will each demonstrate their own, unique take on a classic MSQC pattern. Jenny’s Design First up? Wonky Stars! Jenny incorporates those whimsical stars into a tiny-house table runner. Misty’s Design Misty goes country-cozy with a big, traditional quilt featuring 4-patch star centers. Natalie’s Design Natalie leans modern with a non-block layout featuring big Wonky Stars! As always, each of these projects [...]
Picture this: You have the PERFECT pack of 10 inch squares. Too pretty to chop into teeny-tiny pieces. Too special to hide away in your fabric stash. What do you do? Make a Building Blocks quilt! This gorgeous pattern shows off favorite prints with big, easy blocks. Best of all, it’s so simple and quick to put together, even a beginner can waltz right through the whole project! Click HERE to learn how to make the Building Blocks quilt!
Ribbons have long been used to show support for a cause. Yellow ribbons for military deployment. Purple ribbons for Alzheimer’s disease. Pink ribbons for breast cancer. It’s a simple way to say, “I care!” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Jenny is ready with a beautiful pink ribbon quilt. Watch the tutorial and follow Jenny’s instructions to make an Easy Ribbon Quilt of your own. Purchase the Easy Ribbon Quilt Kit and we will donate part of the profits [...]
On Saturday, May 19, the eyes of the world were fixed on the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his lovely American bride, Meghan Markle. But my eyes? They were fixed on that veil! It was 16.5 feet of flowing silk tulle with hand-embroidered flowers all along the edge: California poppy to represent Meghan’s home, wintersweet to represent the home of her prince, and flowers for each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. As you can imagine, [...]