From Jenny’s Studio: The Word of the Year

From Jenny’s Studio: The Word of the Year

I don’t know about you, but I love looking into the minds of creative people. Every creative person has their own unique thought process to bring about a finished work of art! Have you ever wondered how Jenny thinks up so many wonderful tutorials for you? Well, we hope to be able to give you a glimpse into Jenny’s creative process through this new series, “From Jenny’s Studio”. Stay tuned, and follow along with Jenny’s journey. #jennyquilts

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A new year is a new opportunity to reflect. Many people choose one or several New Year’s Resolutions, but this year for the first time, Jenny decided to pick a word of the year to use as a focus in her life. After some thought and personal reflection, she chose the word ‘BALANCE’ with the hope of spending more time outside, doing more of the things she loves to do, and making time in her schedule to focus on her own personal wellness.

So what does a quilter do with her selected word of the year? She makes a quilted wall hanging, of course! It came from a different project that Jenny had started, but she didn’t love how it turned out. Here’s what she said, “This whole thing is so symbolic to me. The fabric I used is part of an old quilt that I started and never could get it the way I wanted. So it has a new start and life in this project. The colors remind me of the earth sky and the water… these are things I love that I haven’t been taking enough time for.”

Jenny sews her word of the year!

She asked her daughter Natalie to print off the letters and then she traced them on to Heat And Bond and fused them onto quilt blocks. Then she cut them out and blanket stitched them on to the background, then straight line quilted the whole thing on her sewing machine.

Jenny created this project to hang in her studio to remind herself to strive for balance in all of the things that make her happy and healthy.

Jenny gets connected with her word of the year!

Have you chosen a word to live by this year? We would love to hear of all the things you are working on in your life in the comments!

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – 9 Patch Swap

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – 9 Patch Swap

Create a new spin on the 9 Patch block with this mini tutorial!

Make this fun 9 patch with a few extra cuts and swap a few things around and all of a sudden you have a super cute new block with the same ease as an original 9 patch! We love packing a whole lot of info into these short little clips.

Click HERE to watch the full tutorial!

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Ribbon Dance Quilt Tutorial

Ribbon Dance Quilt Tutorial

Another two for one tutorial!

The next Summer Olympics will take place in 2020. If I start practicing now, I might be ready to compete in my favorite event: ribbon dancing! All I need is a sparkly costume and 20 feet of satin ribbon. Oh, and a bit of superhuman strength & agility. (A girl can dream, right?)

Jenny found another way to show off some HST!

This week, we’re working on The Ribbon Dance Quilt. Click HERE to see how easy it is to create the look of a beautiful, twirling ribbon. This one is gold-medal worthy for sure!

Here is the diagram for Jenny's Ribbon Dance Quilt.

Click the diagram for a free downloadable PDF.

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Surprise Half Hexi

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial – Surprise Half Hexi

Create a fun hexagon block with this quick vid!

Cut out your half hexagons, place them between two 10″ squares, sew around the squares, and VOILA! A fantastic half square triangle block with a perfect hexagon in the middle. Check out the full tutorial HERE.

Sweet Treats Tutorial

Sweet Treats Tutorial

Learn to create this Sweet Treat Quilt using Moda  Cake Mix 1!

I’m an excellent cook – as long as the recipe is easy to follow! Break it down into easy-to-follow steps, and I’m sure I could conquer even those most intricate of dishes. (But leave me to my own devices, and we might have to call in pizza for dinner!)

 

Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt  Co. shows you just how fun Moda's Cake Mixes truly are!

Today we’re working on a brand new kind of “recipe,” Cake Mix Recipes by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co for Moda. These pattern pages sit on top of your 10 inch squares to guide you every step of the way.
Click HERE to see how easy it is to whip up a Sweet Treats Quilt, one stitch at a time!

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