2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo

2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year: Pink Flamingo

Robert Kaufman Fabrics has done it again, they’ve released a new Kona Cotton Color of the Year and we’re in love!! The 2017 Kona Color of the Year is Pink Flamingo – a vibrant, clean, and perfectly playful pink!

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This beautiful hue is only available during 2017 and will then be retired, so be sure to stock up on your Pink Flamingo fabric HERE while it’s available!

Needing a little project inspiration? Check out Robert Kaufman’s Kona Color of the Year Lookbook HERE and be inspired by the 6 beautiful quilts featured in it (like this gorgeous “Stars Over Pink Flamingo” quilt made by Valori Wells with an incredibly fun free motion quilting pattern)!

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Pink Flamingo is versatile and compliments so many other colors. Check out some of the ones we’d suggest pairing it with below:

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Or browse all Kona Cotton Solids HERE for more fun options!

What will you make with the 2017 Kona Cotton Color of the Year? Leave a comment and let us know!

Introducing Vintage Kitchen from Riley Blake

Introducing Vintage Kitchen from Riley Blake

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a place for family and friends to gather, chat about their day, laugh and spend some good old fashioned quality time together. A place where memories are made and never forgotten. Nobody wants to spend time in a drab, boring kitchen or an ultra modern one where you’re afraid to make a mess.  Ah, but what about a vintage kitchen? One filled with color and fun patterns everywhere. The energy is electric in a vintage kitchen, which makes it an excellent heart of the home! <3

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Inspired by her love for vintage Pyrex dishes, Andrea Muller designed the new Vintage Kitchen Collection for Riley Blake. It’s such a darling collection of fabric and we want to share it with you!

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Enter below for your chance to win the two vintage Pyrex dishes shown above as well as a Vintage Kitchen fabric bundle! We’ll choose a second lucky winner who will receive $25 in Quilter’s Cash Points to MSQC as well! Aren’t these colors and prints adorable??

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Ahh, my imagination is full of exciting ideas for future projects. If yours is too, here’s a great place to start:

Shop the entire Vintage Kitchen Collection HERE!

And as usual, don’t miss out on today’s Daily Deal! 

ModBLOCK Contributor: Meet Amy Ellis

ModBLOCK Contributor: Meet Amy Ellis

Today we are introducing yet another fabulous contributor to our ModBLOCK Magazine! We were so thrilled to be able to work with Moda fabric designer and author, Amy Ellis! She’s the greatest! Enjoy this little Q&A we did with her!

Meet Amy Ellis

Meet Amy Ellis

Amy’s projects in ModBLOCK are ‘River Log Cabin’ featuring her new fabric line, ‘Modern Neutrals‘,  ‘Rainbow Dreams’ and ‘Star Dust’

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What is your sewing/quilting/crafting/art background?

I learned to sew garments as a girl, and loved all things fabric, even in college when I didn’t have time or the means to sew, I would wander through fabric shops just to pet the pretty fabrics. I then taught myself to quilt when my kids were young, and I needed some creative therapy in my life. Almost seven years ago now, I started a blog (AmysCreativeSide.com) and was inspired to make quilts that I had been designing in my sketch book.

How did you get started in this business?
I got started writing books, by taking the first step and submitted a proposal. It’s been a whirlwind of creative messes and busyness ever since!

Tell us about your collection(s) and /or pattern style.
I love clean and clear colors, with geometric shapes and pattern in my fabric. My quilt patterns are unique and modern, while still being a little traditional in the construction methods, and settings.

What are you inspired by?
I love to take everything in, but most often I’m inspired by home decor trends. Graphic wall papers, rugs, even tile work, and throw pillows have made it to my inspiration boards!

How would you describe your style?
Modern in that I like to design original quilt blocks, but still traditional in that the techniques I use are the tried and true methods that quilters have been using for years.

What are some of your greatest challenges in your design process?
I love to share what I’m working on, as I work on it, and when I have tons of secret sewing, it’s a big no, no to share it. Not sharing a pile of book quilts for almost a year is a huge challenge!

Do you have an online presence on social media?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amyscreativeside
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/parkcitygirl/
Instagram: @amyscreativeside

Are there any releases or upcoming events you have coming up that you’d like us to know about?
Think Big : Quilts, Runners, and Pillows from 18” Blocks (Dec, 2014)

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
Hardanger – my grandma loves this needlecraft, and I think it could be an exciting texture addition to my quilts. (Pretty random though, huh?)

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Writing a book in two months was a huge challenge! Thankfully I had some friends that were willing to help with piecing, and everything was delivered on time.

Do you have a signature color? If not, what would it be?
Any shade of grey, I love the depth and dimension in the various shades together.

What is your favorite fabric line of all time?
Wonderland by Momo with the new Avant Garden being a close second.

Is there an experience or accomplishment you are most proud of?
Submitting that first proposal, was a really big risk personally! It was so hard to take my ideas and hand them over, and wait for the verdict, but it paid off, and I’m proud of the accomplishments that have accumulated since then too!

Thank you so much, Amy! Don’t miss the other Q&A’s on the ModBLOCK contributors! 🙂

Sizzix Quilt Blog Hop // The Arrow Quilt!

Sizzix Quilt Blog Hop // The Arrow Quilt!

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Welcome everyone to the Sizzix Quilt Blog Hop! A bunch of us got together and decided to make some really great quilted projects to show you just what the Sizzix Big Shot Pro, fabi Quilting line can do! You’ll get firsthand project ideas featuring Sizzix fabi dies as well as projects made using our newest Bigz Pro Quilting collection with designs by the artist, author and quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe!

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We thought a lot about this project and we just had so much fun creating this arrow quilt, that we wanted to do what we do best and teach you exactly how to make it.  Enjoy this tutorial on the Arrow Quilt!

 

For this project, we used the Bigz Half Hexi Die, the Bigz Small Simple Wedge Die and Michael Miller’s Fairy Frost Crayon Box Layer Cake.  Choose some yardage for the background fabric and outside border and you’re set!

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We are so excited to announce that we are going to be having a Quilting Retreat with Jenny Doan, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sizzix!  The retreat will be October 8th through October 11th and sign-up is now live!  Find all the details on the Event Page!

Sizzix has turned our templates into dies!  You can find them here: All Sizzix products at Missouri Quilt Company

In addition to the amazing projects handmade by each of our spectacularly talented participants, Sizzix will also be giving away a GRAND prize! You can find out how to enter below!

Here is the full list of participants!  If you haven’t visited their blogs yet, go check them out and find out what fabulous projects they created with these fantastic Sizzix products!:

January 16th Jamie Fingal

January 16th Tracy Mooney

January 17th Elizabeth Timmons

January 17th Nicole Daksiewicz

January 18th Ebony Love

January 18th Holly Hughes

January 19th Marni Weaver

January 19th Leslie Jenison

January 20th Karin Jordan

January 20th Sue Bleiweiss

January 21st Jenny Doan (that’s me!)

January 21st Victoria Findlay Wolfe

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Merry Christmas from MSQC!

Merry Christmas from MSQC!

Merry Christmas from Missouri Star Quilt Co! We hope this day finds you happy and healthy and surrounded by whatever it is that brings you the most joy! All those hours of careful preparation and planning have finally paid off as you relax amid emptied stockings, piles of wrapping paper and opened packages, filled bellies, and loved ones.

For many of us, creating a memorable Christmas experience is very much like quilting. We plan, we dream, and we work tirelessly to make sure every detail is perfect. And when everything finally comes together, the results are simply magical!

Your Christmas might not look exactly like mine, but I sure hope it’s just as filled with love and good feeling. Christmas day has a way of helping us focus on the very best life has to offer. For that one day, we can pause to really enjoy those things that bring us true happiness.

So from all of us at MSQC, we wish you and yours the warmest, happiest Christmas and an amazing New Year!

 

 

 

Thank you for being such an important part of our holiday season.  Merry Christmas!!