Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Amy Ellis

Tutorial Reboot Featuring Guest Amy Ellis

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

Hi there! I’m Amy Ellis, first a wife and mom to four kids, second a quilt and fabric designer, with five books to my name, most recently Modern Heritage Quilts! I learned to sew garments as a girl, and taught myself to quilt as I became a mom. By the time our fourth came, I realized how much I needed the creative outlet for my sanity, and was piecing and quilting on a daily basis! I’m so blessed to MAKE and inspire others everyday.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

I had so much fun making the Square in a Square quilt, with my new Adventures fabric (get your’s HERE)! The colors are rich and take me back to where I grew up in the Pacific Northwest.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

The Square in a Square tutorial is a fun and simple project, that I think most quilters would enjoy! I cut all of my pieces from the precuts to the size that I needed, then enjoyed the chain piecing marathon.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

Mixing and matching the different prints from the charm pack and jelly roll is always fun, I try to stay organized as I work so that there’s no repeat or confusion in my blocks. I like to look for a contrasting color and a print that is different in scale from the center, for the most visually pleasing arrangement. That’s a bonus when working with a fabric collection, everything works together!

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

Are you “one with needle” while stitching, or do you like to listen to music/podcasts or watch tv? I do all of the above, it just depends on the day!  

While piecing this one, I pretty much worked the same way as Jenny – she’s already so efficient! Working on the opposite sides, pressing, then working on the remaining sides for that round of piecing. I trimmed the edges as needed and once the blocks were complete to have nice square edges for quilt top construction.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

This quilt block is very forgiving, meaning even if you sew too wide a seam, it will most likely work out, but one thing that always helps with any quilt construction is double checking your ¼” seam allowance. I like to verify every couple of weeks, so that I know I’m piecing accurately, while you are at it – change your needle. I typically change mine once a week, but occasionally will forget and this is the perfect time to get it done.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

One of my favorite parts of the quilt making process, is layering texture over the top of my quilts. I love finding the pattern that works best and shows off the piecing too. For this quilt I added an arrow with circles, it fits the quilt, and is just the right amount of quilting to make it great for snuggling with.

Square in a Square MSQC Tutorial Reboot with Guest Blogger Amy Ellis

I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the Square in a Square quilt! It’s a great project to make and enjoy!

Happy quilting –

Amy

Find me online here:

Amyscreativeside.com

Shop.amyscreativeside.com

instagram.com/amyscreativeside

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Precut Fabric Infographic & Printable!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. Precut Fabric Infographic & Printable!

Precuts. Oh, lovely and wonderful precuts. We sure love ’em around here! We’re often asked how many of each precut it takes to make a ______ sized quilt. Or which pattern is great for each precut type. So, since we love our customers SO much, we whipped up this handy (and totally clickable!) infographic for you! Try clicking all around the different sections…. you’ll go right to the supplies and tutorials you need! How cool is that?! Pin it, share it, bookmark it….make it work for you!

We also made a fun FREE printable for you! You can download that here!

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Precut Tuesday!

Precut Tuesday!

Little-Matryoshka-Jelly-Roll-by-Carly-Griffith-for-Riley-Blake-Designs-SKU#-RP-3310-40

 

 

 

 

Little Matryoshka for Riley Blake

 

 

 

 

little-Matryoshka1. Bella Solids – Green 2. Bella Solids Lilac 3. Bella Solids – Leaf

4. Bella Solids – Moda U Brown

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Wild Safari for Michael Miller

 

 

 

 

Wild-Safari

1. 44″ 200 Count Optic White Muslin 2. Kona Cotton – Sour Apple 3. Kona Cotton Solids – Tangerine

4. Kona Cotton Solids – Ocean

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Morning Tides for Free Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

Morning-Tides

1. Designer Solids – Winter White 2. Designer Solids – Lavender 3. Designer Solids – Yellow

4. Kona Cotton Solids – Turquoise

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 Sunshine Roses for Free Spirit

 

 

 

 

 

 Sunshine-roses

1. Designer Solids – Rose 2. Bella Solids – Green Tea 3. Moda Bella Solids – Robin’s Egg 

4. Designer Solids – Hot Rose

Happy Holidays!

Kate