My favorite bouquet wasn’t roses or orchids; it was a tiny bunch of clover blossoms gathered by a very special four-year-old. (Oh, how I wished those flowers could last forever!) This week Jenny is stitching up a bouquet that will bloom for years to come. She starts with simple 9-patches made of half-square triangles—nothing too fancy. But just wait! The real magic happens when they’re set on point! Click HERE to watch!
Twinkling in the distant night sky is a white dwarf star with a core of pure diamond. Think of it! 10 billion trillion trillion carats, just floating around in outer space! (I’m suddenly feeling an inclination for space travel…) So beautiful, and yet, so out of reach! The Diamond Dance Quilt, however, is accessible to even the least experienced quilter! This project is quick, easy, and so much fun! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Today is the winter solstice—the shortest day of the year. Jack Frost has officially arrived with his chilly days and long, icy nights. But believe it or not, there are a few flowers that manage to thrive in the midst of such inhospitable weather! English primrose brightens even the grayest winter day. Pansies add a splash of color against the pure white snow. But my favorite blooms of all are found on Jenny’s new Flower Glass quilt. These simple petals [...]
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 [...]
The most popular sandwich cookie in the world is now available in a brand new flavor: cookies and cream. Now, let’s take a moment to remember that cookies and cream tastes like … sandwich cookies. That’s right, the cookie masters have reinvented the sandwich cookie by adding more sandwich cookie. It sure sounds funny, but folks are going wild for them! This week Jenny is working on a churn dash pattern. The churn dash is a great old block, but [...]
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!
What do you do to relax? Do put together jigsaw puzzles or work on crosswords? Do you enjoy pulling weeds or folding laundry? We all have our quirks, but the truth is, creating order out of chaos is the most satisfying feeling in the world. It’s what draws us to quilting and keeps us coming back for more. This week’s new quilt is made with stacks and stacks of little pieces. This is the kind of project that just melts [...]
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!
The Jitterbug was one of the most popular dances of the swing era, but how did it get such a funny name? Turns out “jitterbug” is just a combo of two cute little words: jitter and bug. But put ‘em together and you’ve got a name worth remembering! This week we’re working on the Jitterbug Quilt. And, like it’s namesake, it’s based on two simple little elements: the 4-patch and the half-square triangle. Combine those quilting powerhouses with an extra [...]