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!
The periwinkle plant is so resilient, it can survive extreme heat, drought, pests, you name it! Those pretty little flowers just bloom and bloom—even when life isn’t perfect! So here’s my new motto: be like a periwinkle! Don’t give up if your stitching isn’t straight! Don’t despair if the seams don’t match up perfectly! Just do your best, and have fun creating your own Stretched Periwinkles with Jenny! Click HERE to watch the tutorial! (Psst! Watch all the [...]
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 ever watched a subway turnstile as folks pass through one by one? It spins and spins with an easy rhythm, almost like a sewing needle. Click. Click. Click. This week Jenny is working on a Turn Style quilt inspired by Me & My Sister’s Ground Cover quilt. From quick and easy quarter-square triangles to simple hourglass blocks, this pretty quilt is as effortless as a spinning turnstile. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
The North Star is fixed in the heavens directly about the North Pole. While every other star is on a perpetual journey across the sky, the North Star holds its place with perfection. Centuries before the advent of location technology, sailors, travelers, and escaped slaves depended on that steadfast star to guide the way. This week’s new project is the North Star. Click HERE to fall in love with a quilt as timeless as the star itself!
All the quilts of my childhood had solid backs. Some pink, some red, some navy blue – all plain as plain. For years, it felt like the back of the quilt didn’t really matter at all. But when I started to notice pretty florals, sassy stripes, and exciting colors, I started seeing quilt backing as one more opportunity to let my creativity shine! This week’s new project, the Sidekick Quilt, is a quick and easy pattern based on the [...]
When Jenny is designing a new quilt, she always asks herself, “What happens if…?” What happens if she rotates every other block? What happens if she snowballs two corners? What happens if she uses solids instead of prints? Today’s new quilt came to life when Jenny found out what happens if HALF square triangles are cut in HALF. Click HERE to learn how to make the Half and Half quilt!
There are over 750 different quilt panels available at missouriquiltco.com. Storybook princesses. Tractors and fire engines. Farm scenes and alphabets and leprechauns. The sky is the limit when quilting with panels, but the question is: How do you transform a panel into a finished quilt? In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates three pretty ways to add a decorative border to your favorite panel. Click HERE to watch the tutorial! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!