Jenny’s Doll Quilt

Jenny’s Doll Quilt

Jenny's Doll Quilt

Most of us can recall a special quilt or two from childhood. A cherished baby blanket. The bedspread of your grandmother’s sleepover bed. A favorite camp quilt or picnic blanket.

Jenny's Doll Quilt

And you know what? I bet if you sift through your memories, you can even remember a print or two of patchwork, the smell of the fabric, and the softness of a well worn binding. Because the truth is, when you make a quilt for a child, you are making memories.

Jenny's Doll Quilt

This week Jenny is recreating a favorite childhood quilt of her own, Jenny’s Doll Quilt. Click HERE to learn how to make this pretty, nostalgic project!

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It’s a Fabriflair Christmas in July!

It’s a Fabriflair Christmas in July!

Most people can procrastinate when it comes to putting out Christmas decor, but as quilters we’re always planning months in advance in order to add a stylish new piece of decor to our collection. From wall hangings and Christmas quilts to cuddle under to ornaments and tree toppers the ideas just keep rolling in we’ve got to start working on them now to ensure they’ll be displayed all season long. Find the latest holiday fabric trends HERE.

When it comes to decor and other fun little projects, Amy Barickman always comes to mind for us! We’ve asked her to gather a couple of her favorite fun and simple Christmas projects to share below and they’re just darling.

Hi! It’s Amy Barickman founder of the pattern company,  Indygo Junction and inventor of Fabriflair®. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to share more about Fabriflair Stars and the beautiful Morris Holiday Metallic collection by Victoria & Albert Museam for Moda Fabrics. If you have not heard about Fabriflair® – think dimensional paper piecing. Heidi and I did a Facebook LIVE awhile back where we gave some great information on our original kit line with pre-cut matte board templates for hand sewing as well as our new sew by machine method which uses our Fabriflair Stabilizer.

FabriFlair Stars

When I was asked to create our Wall Art Star Pattern in this collection- I chose the crimson and pine palette, but once I received the fabrics I was inspired to also design version of our Tree Topper and Ornament Pattern in the indigo color palette. Aren’t they both gorgeous? 

FabriFlair and Morris Holiday Fabric

The prints and the scale in the line were ideal to work with the two patterns!

So let’s start with the Wall Art Star Pattern. There are three sizes to choose from in the pattern and several options to configure fabric for your star. You can create a single fabric “ray” or arm or a two fabric or split arm style. We did both options – one large star and one in the medium size.

FabricFlair Wall Art Star

On the Tree Topper and Ornament Pattern you only have the option to make the single fabric arm. Since this star is two-sided or three dimensional on the Tree Topper we created a 5 fabric version on one side and a single fabric version on the other side. On the ornament we chose a different fabric for each side.

FabriFlair Tree Topper

Embellishing Your Stars

Once you have your fabric planned for your star the fun begins – deciding on any embellishments you want to add! When I saw the indigo colorway in this collection I remembered a vintage beaded necklace I had that needed re-stringing hoping it was a match to this fabric. And it WAS!!

Embellished FabriFlair Tree Topper

Attaching beads to your stars can be a fun and easy process using pins and a dab of super glue. Beading pins from Dritz are ideal because they are a shorter length, but regular length pins work too. See this photo, we simply push the pin through the hole in the bead and secure with a tiny dot of super glue. The pearlized pin heads work especially nice with the indigo colorway and gold heads for the green and crimson colorway.

FabriFlair Tree Topper

 

There are many ways to embellish your Fabriflair® stars. How about mother-of -pearl buttons, a vintage favorite of mine! If you did not know it, my mantra is vintage made modern – I love any opportunity to upcycle or recycle vintage notions and fabrics from the past in modern projects!

Embellished FabriFlair Wall Art Stars

Keep in mind adding a button can be a great way to cover any imperfection at the center meeting point of the arms of your star. Another option that is fun for Christmas is bells. I added the gold jingle bells and decorated a wreath with the medium size Wall Art Star. With a wreath or on it’s own, the star is perfect for your front door to welcome your holiday guests! You can even make a “welcome” star for every season!

Chloe, our resident studio cat, loved the Morris Holiday prints as well. She helped me pick out which fabrics to pair together and I think we’re both pretty pleased with the holiday decor we created. 

Chloe Cat

Browse the entire Fabriflair® collection at Missouri Star HERE and be sure to share your holiday projects with us using #msqcshowandtell

Watch THIS video to learn more about the Wall Art Stars.

Merry Christmas in July!

Royal Wedding Quilt

Royal Wedding Quilt

Royal Wedding Quilt

On Saturday, May 19, the eyes of the world were fixed on the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his lovely American bride, Meghan Markle. But my eyes? They were fixed on that veil!

Royal Wedding Quilt

It was 16.5 feet of flowing silk tulle with hand-embroidered flowers all along the edge: California poppy to represent Meghan’s home, wintersweet to represent the home of her prince, and flowers for each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. As you can imagine, it took hundreds of hours to stitch that garden of silk and organza blooms. And since they were working with such delicate, white silk tulle, the veil’s creators paused every 30 minutes to wash their hands. It was truly a masterpiece, but I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

Royal Wedding Quilt

This week’s new quilt, Royal Wedding, is based on the old English Wedding Ring quilt, but it’s so quick and easy, you’ll be well on your way before teatime! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Harmony Block of the Month with Edyta Sitar

Harmony Block of the Month with Edyta Sitar

Harmony Block of the Month

When Edyta Sitar was a little girl, she cut pieces from her mother’s good drapes to make a decorative pillow. Thanks to a wise and patient mother, Edyta survived the incident and grew up to become a world-famous designer.

Harmony Block of the Month

This week Edyta is in the studio with Jenny to demonstrate how to put together her block of the month quilt, Harmony. This applique project was designed exclusively for Missouri Star, and it is available by subscription only. Click HERE to subscribe, and we will send everything needed to make the first block right away. After that, you will receive the supplies for one additional block each month until your quilt top is complete! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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River Log Cabin Quilt

River Log Cabin Quilt

River Log Cabin Quilt

Ever heard of diamond rain? Sounds impossible, but lightning storms on Saturn produce thousands of little sparklers every single year! And here on earth, we can get some pretty remarkable precipitation, too. In 1887, giant snowflakes fell on a Montana ranch; one was measured at a whopping 15 inches! It may seem impossible, but “impossible” things happen every day!

River Log Cabin Quilt

This week Jenny is whipping up a little miracle of her own with the River Log Cabin Quilt. Because, while it sounds impossible, when you put together 1.5 inch strips and 2.5 inch strips in just the right way, all those straight lines transform into curves! Click HERE to learn this pretty magic trick!

River Log Cabin Quilt

(Hooray! This quilt is available in a kit. Click HERE to pick it up!)

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