Whats On The Machine….

Whats On The Machine….

p4170140Whew, we have been so busy lately! This one is just gorgeous! It is made out of batiks, with a few other brights mixed in. It is so bright and cheerful! SUCH a fun quilt!

This next one is really cool to look at. It is done in a pattern called attic windows. and it amazes me. It is so three dimensional and geometric. I love it! p4170136Our local quilters just keep amazing us…quilt after quilt! WOW! You ladies are awesome!p4170138

Easy (from the looks of it) Dresden Plate Tutorial

Thanks to niki in the community forum for bringing this to my attention, but Stephanie @ loft creations has a really great Dresden Plate Tutorial that makes it look a little more manageable and a lot less intimidating :D

Stephanie @ Loft Creations

Stephanie @ Loft Creations

We love it so much we’re getting the rulers to sell in the shop and will have Jenny show us how to make it all go in a video.  Hopefully we’ll all have AMAZING success stories to share in a few weeks!!

Anyway, back to vacation! :)

We love winners…

Almost as much as you like free stuff!

This weeks winner of the Fabric Free for All over in the forum is Niki! Congrats girl, your Nouveau Charm Pack will be in the mail asap!

Want to win free fabric or patterns? Of course you do! Join us in the forum and play along!

If you don’t know what the heck we’re talking about (you’re not alone,) let us explain!  Each week we have a giveaway for ANYONE who responds to a simple question we ask on the community forum.  All you have to do is be part of the discussion and you’re automatically  entered to win.  Add a pic to your post and you double your chances!

For full details about the Weekly Giveaway, click here.

To learn how to register and use the forum, click here.

There’s a new giveaway up RIGHT NOW, so come join the conversation! See you there!

~Misty

Love those Layer Cakes!

Love those Layer Cakes!

Awhile ago Natalie blogged about the pattern she used when she made her nest quilt and I just love it. It gives that scrappy look without all the work. I have made two of those quilts. Here at Missouri Star Quilt Company we call the pattern “Altered Squares”. On this first one I used 2 Natures chorus layer cakes. It just blends so beautifully and breaths spring!

Altered Squares Natures Chorus

Altered Squares Natures Chorus

This next quilt I made for me and Mr D.  I used the same pattern, a four patch and a hourglass but instead of a layer Cake I used yardage.  Sarah had me make a small quilt using this fabric and I didn’t think I would like it, but, when I was binding it, I had is spread across my bed and it just made my room come alive.  I had to have one for me.  So I made this to celebrate our 29th anniversary and I love it!

Altered Squares Anniversary Quilt

Altered Squares Anniversary Quilt

Collections For a Cause

Collections For a Cause

This quilt is made for a family friend who is struggling with terminal cancer. p4070075p4130109I wanted to give her something that would be meaningful, but, I also needed to get it done quickly so I went with a simple hourglass block made from a Collections for a Cause layer cake.  I felt really good about spending money on this fabric because it directly benefits cancer research. I think it turned out really lovely. Hope she likes it as well!