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 [...]
Jenny wasn’t always a quilter; she was a costume seamstress! But when she took a class to learn the log cabin block, it was love at first stitch! Before the class was over, she had completed 12 quilts—and she hasn’t slowed down yet! During those early years, there was one pattern that always seemed too daunting: the dresden. She finally gave it a try, and guess what? It was an instant favorite! Click HERE to learn how to make a [...]
The Vintage Blossom quilt as featured in BLOCK Magazine Volume 6 Issue 3. Gardening and quilting are the perfect pair, both producing an amazing result with a little time, effort and patience. Traditionally quilters have always incorporated their surroundings in their blocks, so it’s no wonder as to why so many vintage quilts feature flowers! Check out these five incredible patterns featuring flowers and traditional garden elements! English Garden Developing from English landscaping techniques of the 18th century, the style of an [...]
I spy with my little eye a quilting scavenger hunt in your future! Are you looking for inspiration for your next project? Look no further! The world around you is filled with clues that can help you design your next quilt. Follow the guide below and snap a picture of your inspiration and get to quilting with the world as your guide. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter your inspiration and even [...]
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 [...]
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!
With May right around the corner, there’s no better time to create a beautiful Mother’s Day quilt than the present! Many of us learned to sew from our mothers and grandmothers, but even if you didn’t, take some time this spring to celebrate those who helped raise us. Mothers and quilters are an incredible and caring people. Wrap mom in love this season with one of our five favorite Mother’s Day quilts! May Day Baskets The month of May starts off [...]
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. [...]
Have you heard? Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie combine forces to demonstrate 3 new projects using classic MSQC blocks. Jenny’s Design These new Triple Play tutorials are packed with 3x the fun! Misty’s Design This week our talented trio is working their magic with the 3D Pinwheel. Natalie’s Design Click HERE to learn how to create a texture-rich wall hanging, a colorful pillow, and a patriotic table runner—all with easy 3D Pinwheels!