Twins have a mysterious connection, even when it comes to quilting! In 1999, Lisa Norton decided to learn how to quilt, so she signed up for a Block of the Month program. By some strange coincidence, her identical twin Lora Zmak did the exact same thing—1,000 miles away! It must have been fate, because 21 years later, these talented ladies have their very own company, Material Girlfriends Patterns! This week, Jenny is stitchin’ up one of their prettiest designs: the quick and [...]
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!
I love a good template, and when that template can be used to create all sorts of different patterns, it earns top billing in my sewing room! For this week’s tutorial, Jenny used the Burst Block template—a longtime Missouri Star favorite. This template has been used in many fantastic projects, and the Radiance quilt is a beautiful addition to the collection!
Designer Tula Pink knows a thing or two about color. Her solids are delicious shades of “limeade” “persimmon” and “hibiscus.” Best of all? She chose a gorgeously bold fuchsia and named it after herself, Tula Pink! (Now I’m wondering…what color would I pick for my own name?) Click HERE to watch Jenny use Tula’s solids in the quick and easy Dakota Sunrise quilt. This one’s a stunner, and it’s so fun to make!