Pony Express Quilt

Pony Express Quilt

Learn to make this creative block using HST and snowballed rectangles!

Pony Express riders began their 2000-mile journey in St Joseph, Missouri. (Just 50 miles from Missouri Star!) They raced across the frontier, delivering mail to Sacramento, California at what was then an incredible speed – 10 days! (Thank goodness we live in the age of instant communication! I love technology!)

 

The Pony Express is an intricate block, but it’s really just half-square triangles and flying geese, so you’ll have it stitched up faster than the Pony Express itself! Click HERE to watch the tutorial.

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Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: The Tangled Geese Quilt Block

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: The Tangled Geese Quilt Block

Quilt Snips Tangled Geese Mini Tutorial!

Don’t you love Flying Geese quilts? They are so beautiful that we just had  to look for some other fun ways to feature them in quilt patterns! This Tangled Geese quilt block is created by adding snowballed corners to 2.5″ strips. The result is so fun!

Watch the Tangled Geese Quilt Snips Video (as well as the full tutorial) by clicking HERE.

 

New Friday Tutorial: The Flying Home Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Flying Home Quilt

Make the Flying Home Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!There truly is no place like home. At the end of a long, busy day, I love to crawl under the covers and snuggle up in the familiar coziness of my very own bed.  

Make the Flying Home Quilt with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

No matter how hectic it is outside, I always feel peaceful in my home. It’s not fancy, but it’s mine. Today’s new quilt, Flying Home, brings to mind the simple beauty of my very favorite safe haven: home.

Make the Flying Home Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Click on the button below to watch the tutorial and get everything you need to make your own Flying Home Quilt!

Watch the Flying Home Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan of MSQC!

Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Hello! I am Jen, and am a wife and mother first and foremost. My mother is a quilter and I learned so many things from her when I started showing interest as a teenager. Quilting is my heritage and I hope it will also become the heritage of my children and grandchildren. That is where my name comes from, Heritage Threads. Quilting binds generations together with threads of love. 

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I am very excited to have the opportunity to share the Flying Geese Log Cabin tutorial reboot with you today. When I saw this tutorial, I could not get the thought of solids out of my head and I knew this quilt would look amazing in this Kona Cotton Lush Lagoon color way.For the gray accents I used Kona Cotton Coal. It turned out to be a wonderfully modern quilt that fits my personal quilting style so well.

I first started by separating my strips into 4 groups, ranging from lightest to darkest.

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I knew I wanted the center “log” of each block to be made out of the lightest fabric. Gather 48 of your 2.5” gray squares and 4 of the lightest strips. As you start off making this quilt, Jenny provides a great way to mark the center of the 2.5” squares. That is by ironing it in half. I love this method, but if you want to streamline your process a bit more, I really like marking a temporary line on my sewing machine with a long piece of washi or painter’s tape. Place the tape edge in line with the needle; keep the corners of the top square in line as you sew, and you’ll have a handy center line ready to go!

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I decided to line 48 of my gray 2.5” squares on top of 4 of the lightest strips as I was sewing my center logs. I ended up with a line of logs like this.

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I used a similar process for all of the logs, using up all of the lighter strips and continued through to the darkest hues in the color way.

One thing I always appreciate about Jenny in the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials is that she’s hilarious and knows how much I need repetition. Hopefully I’m not alone in the need for her to hammer the most important point home. Jenny says several times to make sure to put the dark goose in the top corner and sew down the side. I cannot tell you how many times I repeated this to myself as I made this quilt.

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After you finish making all 48 blocks, be sure experiment with different layouts. I attempted the layout in the tutorial and it just didn’t work. I tried a few others before I settled on my final layout.

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I picked this fun, bright Rhoda Ruth 108” wide backing for an added pop of color. I really like choosing an unexpected backing that doesn’t necessarily come from the same line of fabric as the front. The back can and should be just as exciting as the front of a quilt, in my opinion. Missouri Star has a huge selection of 108” wide backing and I am thrilled to know where to get more in the future!

Thanks for having me today to share this tutorial reboot. I cannot wait to see what you create! Share your projects on the Quilting Deals – Missouri Star Quilt Co. Facebook page or on Instagram/Twitter using #tutorialreboot!

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New Friday Tutorial: Flying Geese Diamond Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: Flying Geese Diamond Quilt

The Flying Geese Diamond Quilt is as Quick as it is Beautiful! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Yes, it’s July. Yes, we’re featuring Christmas fabric in our new tutorial! Anything to take our  minds off of the sweltering Missouri summer heat!

What would happen if the One Seam Flying Geese Quilt and the Easy Cathedral Window Quilt had a baby? It would look a lot like the Flying Geese Diamond Quilt… and it would be the cutest baby ever.

This gorgeous quilt combines fast-as-lightning flying geese construction with deceptively simple curves for a look that is as stunning as it is easy! Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies that Jenny used!

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