Cornered Drunkard’s Path

Cornered Drunkard’s Path

Check out this new spin on the Drunkard's Path block!

You may take one look at The Cornered Drunkard’s Path and be tempted to run the other direction. All those little pieces! All those curves! Surely they require the skill of a well-seasoned quilting wizard, right?
Wrong! Thanks to raw edge applique and snowballed corners, Jenny’s Cornered Drunkard’s Path is easy-as-pie! 

Learn to make this fun Cornered Drunkard's Path with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Click HERE to watch the tutorial! Also, Check out the FREE Downloadable PDF for this block!

Diagram of the Cornered Drunkard's Path from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

 

Watch the Latest Tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co!

 

Bonus Quick Tips of English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley

Bonus Quick Tips of English Paper Piecing with Sue Daley

Quick tips on EPP with Jenny Doan and Sue Daley.

With this week being English Paper Piecing (EPP) Week we have chosen to share THREE great tip videos on the Perfect Stitch technique, the Knicker Knot, and the wonderful Glue Pen. The expert, Sue Daley, uses these techniques every time she uses the EPP method. We hope you enjoy these fun little tips

 

 

Learn to create the perfect stitch to make sure your stitches are well hidden.

 

Learn to make a “Knicker Knot” to use when you start and stop your English Paper Piecing.

 

Learn an easy way to baste your paper templates to your fabric with this fantastic Glue Pen.

 

To watch the full Intro to English Paper Piecing and get the supplies needed follow this link: https://www.missouriquiltco.com/intro-english-paper-piecing

Fun at the Lake…Family togetherness {and Mom went tubing}

Fun at the Lake…Family togetherness {and Mom went tubing}

Our family reunion was an absolute blast!  All the cousins had such a great time playing, swimming and just being together.

Mom brought her sewing machine to the lake, and I insisted she keep it in the car!  We had too much family-bonding to do, and I wanted her to relax!  {just so you know, that Woman LOVES to sew}

We haven’t been to the lake in years and this year was perfect.  We really had a blast!  We played spades, ate great food, swam and swam and did our best to just relax.  On the last full day we were there, Mom went out on the boat with us and decided she wanted to get out on the tube.  Mom {Jenny} has always been one of those Mom’s that did everything with us.  Crazy-bold-fun, that was Mom.  I was a little surprised by this, but not too much!  🙂

Anyway, she went out and had an absolute BLAST!  Look at her face!  She loved every minute of it!

She even caught a bit of air!  GO Mom!

Well, thanks for indulging me on all this family-business.  Don’t you worry, we have lots of quilting goodness coming up this week!  Some great new patterns, some AWESOME show and tells and even some new products we can’t wait to show you!

Have a WONDERFUL Monday!

Sarah

Happy Birthday to Jenny!!

Happy Birthday to Jenny!!

Here she is with her crown! Hahaha!! We love you Mom!

Yup!  Today is Mom’s birthday! If you are in the area {of course} she will be at the Shop till 5pm.  Go say hi and give her some birthday love.

If not, you can just leave her a message here!

Hope you are all having a great weekend.

See you Monday!

Cathedral Windows…Another favorite of mine.

Cathedral Windows…Another favorite of mine.

When we first opened the shop  {I was very-extremely ‘new’ to quilting}  A customer brought in a quilt for a quilt show we were sponsoring.  When she pulled it out of the bag, I gasped.  I LOVED it.  I had never seen anything like it before, so she told me all about it.

She went on to tell me it was called ‘Cathedral Windows’ and told me she had made it for her grand daughter.  She then went through how each of the blocks (windows) represented something that her grand daughter did or loved.  One block had horses, one had a VW  bug,  one a sports theme, etc,etc.  {they each had a story.}  I was brought to tears thinking of all the love this Woman had put into this quilt.  Not only was that an extremely challenging pattern, it was time consuming (all that hand work) but she went above and beyond with this quilt.  I love, love, loved it!

Ever since then, I have had a soft spot in my heart for the Cathedral Windows pattern.

If you know me, you know that I can be overwhelmed in an instant with a quilt pattern.  I will take one look at it and know ‘there is NO way, I could do that’…Thankfully, I have Mom.  She has helped make things really hard, seem easy even for me to tackle!!  {and boy do I appreciate that!!}

So when we got wind of this awesome Circle Magic template, I just about lost it!!  To say I was excited, would definitely be an understatement!!  {Mom has a video tutorial showing how to use this and make the quilt}

Now, i love the line she used {Dream On, by Urban Chiks} it isn’t as ‘personal’  as the first one I saw, but I love it anyway.

What I also love, is that every quilt has a story.  We might not have a different story for each block in every quilt, but you can’t deny that with every stitch you sew into a project there is a lot of love that goes into it.  Every quilt, every wall hanging, every pillow case, EVERYTHING that you make is full of the love you have for either the people you make it for or for the organization you are donating too!    Understanding artists {yes, quilting is an art} we can be so critical of our own work, but just realize that no matter if it’s perfect or not, you are creating an heirloom that will be passed down and loved FOREVER!

What are you creating today?

Sarah