Spiders are master weavers. Their webs are made with silk “thread” that is the envy of quilters: 1,000x thinner than human hair and 5x stronger than steel! (Scientists think pencil-thick web could stop a jumbo jet!) They work at a dazzling pace, completing incredibly intricate webs in about an hour. But this week, Jenny is giving ‘em a run for their money! The Disappearing Four-Patch Weave quilt starts as a super-simple 4-patch and then, like all disappearing blocks, we slice it [...]
The Framed Pinwheels quilt is a master of disguise. It looks like a tricky maze of itty bitty pieces, but don’t be deceived! This block is simply a disappearing nine patch! Here’s how it works: Whip up a nine patch of charms and lil’ pinwheels. Slice up that block. Shuffle the pieces. Stitch ‘em back together. That’s it! This pattern was inspired by the creative genius of V and Co, and we’re so excited to share it with you!
Have you ever made a disappearing pinwheel block? It’s easy! Simply stitch up a basic pinwheel, slice it to smithereens, rearrange the pieces, and sew it back together! This week, Jenny is taking things one step further by spreading those lil’ pieces all across the quilt! The Deconstructed Disappearing Pinwheel is an intricate sea of half square triangles, bar blocks, and itty bitty pinwheels—and it all starts with easy-as-pie pinwheels! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Imagine this: As you cook dinner, the dishes wash themselves. (A girl can dream, right?) Weeds automatically disappear every time the garden is watered. (What a time saver that would be!) And trimmed Pop Star blocks produce bonus blocks instead of scraps. (Wait! This one is actually true! As you whip up these easy star blocks, the makings of a triangle border will appear like magic!) Click HERE to learn how to transform 10 inch squares into this gorgeous new star [...]
In the olden days, laundry was scrubbed on washboards, hand-mixed bread was baked in finicky wood-burning stoves, and the Carpenter’s Star was stitched with labor intensive y-seams. It was a lot of work. Thank goodness for modern innovations! This week, Jenny is whipping up an Easy Carpenter’s Star using big half square triangles. It’s a gorgeous quilt that comes together lickety-split! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Your sewing machine is probably capable of oodles of decorative stitches…but have you ever used them? Now is your chance to take those flowers, hearts, and loop de loos for a spin! We’re working on a project inspired by Jenny’s favorite antique crazy quilt. And like a traditional crazy quilt, Stars and Stitches is just begging for some fancy stitchin’! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Quilts are an incredible thing. Whether they’re hanging on the wall or tucked safely upon a bed, they add an artistic flair to the room. Clean, colorful quilts with plenty of white space can brighten up the room, but sometimes a darker touch can really add a comfortable and cozy ambiance. Quilts that utilize bold color choices complimented by black and dark space aren’t just for the Fall season! These beautiful quilts draw attention and focus to the complimenting colors, [...]
The Irish Chain is one of my favorite classic quilts, but Jenny’s Irish Change is even better! This quilt was designed for pretty fabric. The 10-inch squares are left uncut, so favorite prints can really shine! This quilt is HUGE! At 101 inches square, it’s the perfect size for a queen bed! This quilt is delightfully quick & easy! The secret? All those criss crossing “chains” are made with simple strip sets!
This week we’re showing off the 2nd place quilt from the 2019 Birthday Bash Sew-Off. (Don’t tell “Team Jenny,” but I think it’s just as pretty as the winner!) Learn how to make this super-simple pattern designed by “Team Me & My Sister.” Ground Cover is the perfect project to show off your favorite 10-inch squares, and it’s so easy to make! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Picture this: It’s the annual Missouri Star Birthday Bash Sew-Off. Jenny is on one side of the stage with Sue Daley and Shannon. On the other side are Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs. Each team has exactly one hour to complete a brand new quilt! As the final moments tick by, Jenny lays out her blocks and discovers a happy surprise: A heart! Learn how “Team Jenny” created this serendipitous heart block using easy half-square [...]