Jenny’s Bargello Quilt

Jenny’s Bargello Quilt

Learn to make this beautiful Bargello quilt with Jenny's easy method!

In the heart of Florence, Italy, stands an 800-year-old palace. The Bargello Palace is now a museum that contains artistic masterpieces by Michelangelo, Donatello, and Cellini.

Jenny is so great at making intimidating patterns completely do-able! Check it out here!

The palace also houses a set of 17th century chairs embroidered in colorful waves. For years, quilters have been stitching up intricate patterns inspired by those beautiful Bargello chairs, and today, you can too!

Click HERE (or the diagram image below) for the break down of what size strips to cut.

Here is the diagram for Jenny's Bargello quilt from MSQC!

Below, we have shown two different color pallets using Jenny’s method for the Bargello. Both colors are stunning, what color schemes will you use?

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – I Spy Jar Quilt

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – I Spy Jar Quilt

I Spy Quilts are always a blast for this little ones, so we decided to create a super fun, super fast way to throw one together using 5″ squares and a bit of background fabric. This pattern looks great when using different bug, floral, or scrap fabrics but I also find it completely adorable in solids too!

 

What fabrics will you use to make these jars pop? Click HERE to watch the Quilt Snips video and shop all of your supplies!

Twinkling Stars Quilt Tutorial

Twinkling Stars Quilt Tutorial

Twinkle, twinkle, beautiful quilt… I can’t believe how quickly you were built!

Ask a scientist, and she’ll tell you exactly what the stars are: burning-hot gases like hydrogen and helium. (Not quite as romantic as diamonds in the sky.)

But if you ask Jenny, she’ll show you how to make your own twinkling stars out of the simplest quilting ingredients: half-square triangles and 4-patches.

Isn’t it darling? Which fabrics will you use to create this adorable star?

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Beach Ball Block

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Beach Ball Block

Learn to make this simple Beach Ball Block!

In this fun, fast video you can make this darling little Beach Ball Block in a jiffy using only 2.5″ Strips, 2.5″ Squares, and 1.5″ Squares. You will be amazed how quickly you will finish a quilt after snowballing a few corners. Click the button below to watch the mini tutorial as well as the full version with Jenny!

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Amy Smart’s Patchwork Forest Using 10″ Squares and Fat Quarters

Amy Smart’s Patchwork Forest Using 10″ Squares and Fat Quarters

CLICK HERE to watch the Facebook Live video that teaches this project!

A few years ago, our friend Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter) came out with a free Patchwork Forest Wall Hanging Tutorial that people are still talking about and making in every which way they can imagine! We love it, especially the free improv method she uses for creating the tree shapes! Every tree is slightly different and that’s what makes it so fun to make and such a cute finished project! So, we’ve collaborated with Amy and are excited to be able to share these new cutting instructions so that you can make the same great Patchwork Forest blocks using precuts! We’re focusing specifically on 10″ squares and fat quarters and hope this makes you even more excited to try out this fun, improv pattern!

First, let’s start with the 10″ squares.

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Pack Holiday Themed 10″ squares (42 squares)
  • 1/4 yard Brown/Gray fabric for tree stumps
  • Backing Fabric
  • Binding Fabric

If you think about the ultimate shape of your blocks, they are not square, but are taller than they are wide. so, if you start with 10″ squares, you will cut off a 2.5″ strip to save for border, binding, or another project. Once you’ve done that, you will cut another 2.5″ off the bottom and then divide those into 2 parts, which makes your fabric look like this.

Patchwork Forest with 10" Squares

These cutting instructions feature The Cat in the Hat Christmas Ten Squares by Dr. Seuss for Robert Kaufman. Isn’t it adorable?

At this point you will want to divide your fabrics into complementary pairs.

When you start to cut your trees, you will stack your 2 fabrics together first, then cut out your tree shape.

Patchwork Forest with 10" Squares

When you create your tree shapes, make sure to leave enough room for seams on the sides and at the top. Once you’ve cut your desired tree shape, swap the center fabrics so it looks something like this (Each pair should be cut slightly differently to achieve the improv effect).

Patchwork Forest with 10" Squares

To make the tree stump (1.25″ x 2.5″), you will want to sew it to the (2) 2.5″ x 3.75″ rectangles as shown. Here are some great fabric options for your tree stumps:

In Amy’s original tutorial, she shows that you should sew your tree to the short side of the background fabric first, then to the long side. Make sure to place your point past the edge to allow for the 1/4″ seam allowance. There will be some trimming required, but I like to wait until I’ve sewn all the blocks to make sure I’m trimming them all to the same size!

Finished Block Size: Approximately 6.75″ x 9″

If you use your entire pack of 10″ squares, you can make a wall hanging or small quilt that is 7 blocks across and 6 blocks down (42 total). That will make your finished project approximately 43″ X 60.5″ (or bigger if you want to use your leftover 2.5″ strips to make a piano key border! The result is so fun!

You can see that this project makes a really adorable, whimsical project, but I want to assure you that it can also be very elegant and beautiful with different fabrics!

Now, let’s talk about the cutting instructions when you’re making this project out of Fat Quarters!

I whipped up a table runner using a few fat quarters that has a completely different feel to it! I used this Holiday Flourish 10 Holiday Metallic Fat Quarter Bundle for Robert Kaufman.

Supplies Needed

  • 3-6 Fat Quarters (depending on the variety you would like in your design)
  • Brown Scrap Fabric measuring 2.25″ x7.5″ (divide into 6 strips that are 1.25″ x 2.25″)
  • Backing Fabric
  • Binding Fabric (1 Fat Quarter cut into 2.5″ strips is plenty)

Cut each fat quarter into (4) 8″ x 10.25″ rectangles (If you’re only going to make one table runner, then you can just use half of each fat quarter and cut TWO of the 8″ x 10.25″ rectangles. If you cut it in half lengthwise to get the two, then you could use the remaining fabric for binding or even a pieced backing)

Finished Block Size: Approximately 7.25″ x 9.25″

The table runner is made up of 12 blocks. The Finished Table Runner size is approximately 17″ by 39.5″

Patchwork Forest Christmas Trees Table Topper

Using 6 fat quarters, I was able to make 24 blocks (I wanted the variety of 6 different fabrics), so in addition to the finished table runner shown, I have 12 more blocks ready to make a second table runner for a gift! Or, of course, you could certainly make a larger wall hanging with your 24 blocks. With some of the remaining fat quarters, I cut them into long strips to make a scrappy backing. This is a fun, carefree, improve project, so have fun with it and make it your own! #holidaypatchworkforest