Cozy Colors For Fall

You may not be able to see it just yet, but autumn is on its way. It’s going to creep in, sweep you off your feet and leave you to wonder where summer has gone. Don’t worry though, you aren’t missing anything with summer soon gone, you are just simply awaiting the next amazing thing. Welcome the season that awakens all the senses! Feel the wind, taste the cider, smell the spices, hear the rustling of the leaves, and see the colors change. Best of all… this is the season to break out all the quilts!

We hand picked some of our favorite fall colors! Use these pretty shades to create a lap quilt for all things fall: Friday night football games, campfires, and simply cozy-ing up on the couch!

Fall Color Guide

Sienna > :: Taupe > :: Moss > :: Cheddar > :: Chinese Red >

Not sure what to do with these colors? Here’s a few of our favorite autumn-themed patterns:

…Or keep it simple with fall kits or easy appliqué:

Autumn Air Periwinkle Quilt Kit

Imagine your next breath is one of brisk autumn air with the smell of wood smoke and pine, sitting in your backyard, and wrapped up in this cozy quilt.

Designed just for Missouri Star Quilt Co., this pieced quilt kit contains a pattern and Autumn Air fabrics by RJR Fabrics.

Laser Cut Fusible Appliqué Shapes

Oak leaves or maple leaves? Keep it simple with our precut, fusible appliqué shapes.

With shapes ready to iron-on, create your own nature scene with trees, leaves falling, or whatever your heart desires!

What is your favorite fall color? Let us know below!

Quilt As You Go

Quilt as you go” is a fun technique in which you piece and quilt all at once so by the time you are finished with your top, all you have to do is bind, and then you have a finished project!
It’s seriously as easy as 1, 2, 3.

  1. Start with preprinted batting
  2. Sew on the lines
  3. Enjoy your finished project!
Make this tote:
1) Preprinted batting
2) 1/4 feature fabric
3) 1/4 accent fabric
4) 1/4 yard each of 6-10 fabrics or 10 – 2.5″ X 42″ strips
5) 1 /4 binding
6) 3/4 yard lining fabric

Use the Lemon Fresh collection or browse our
themed collections to make it your own!

Find your favorite prints and cut six – 1/2 yard pieces for this project! This six pack of pre-printed place mat batting gives a fresh look to your dining table! Don’t forget 1 yard of binding and 1 1/2 yards of backing!

Bring the best gift to the next baby shower you’re invited to – homemade baby bibs! This batting kit makes it so easy!
You’ll also need
1/4 yard EACH of 5 fabrics
1/2 backing
1/2 binding
But no worries, you’re sure to find the most adorable prints in our Kids & Baby section!

Serve your pets in style with these PURR-fect place mats! Whether you’ve got a rowdy pup or quiet kitten, we’ve got something to spoil them all!

Designer Spotlight: Sue Daley, the English Paper Piecing Expert

Designer Spotlight: Sue Daley

Sue Daley was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She has 37 years of patchwork experience and has spent the last 23 years running her own business, Sue Daley Designs. She specializes in English paper piecing, traditional quilt piecing, needle turn appliqué, embroidery, and fine hand quilting. Along with her pattern designs, precut paper shapes, acrylic templates, books, and accessories, she is also a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose Fabrics under the brand Millhouse Collections. Learn more about Sue on her blog.

Take a peek at Sue’s latest collection, Sweet Stems and learn a bit about English Paper Piecing!

Sweet Stems by Sue Daley

You’ll find navy, pinks, greens, and greys in Sue’s Sweet Stems collection. A beautiful palette filled with lovely florals and vines.
This line is so sweet, it comes with its own stories! Pick up the pattern, papers, and templates packets to unfold the designs of sweetwater, dragonfly, or hamlet.

Here is Sue at last month’s Missouri Star Academy event showing off some of her designs using Sweet Stems.

How fun to use florals to create a cacti pattern?!

Learn to create fun, new designs by following any of Sue’s Sew-Alongs on her blog. They are easy step-by-step guides that will be super helpful, especially if you’ve never paper pieced before!


If you’re new to paper piecing, let Sue and Jenny introduce you in this short
playlist of tricks and tips to get you started!


Hummingbirds & Sunflowers: The Inspiration Behind Valori Wells’ Latest Fabric Collection, Murmur 🌻

Valori Wells’ new collection is used in Jenny’s latest tutorial, the Roadmap Quilt. This collection is perfect for the spring/summer seasons and just absolutely beautiful. With so many stunning collections under her belt, we got curious about the inspiration behind Valori’s lastest designs.

Here’s what she had to say about getting her start in fabric design and working her way to her latest collection, Murmur.

Murmur by Valorie Wells

“Murmur is my 41st collection of fabric, I have been designing for twenty-one years. My first collection released in 1998 and the fabric was inspired by my black and white photography. Over the years, I have grown as an artist and a fabric designer. I truly didn’t have a clue when I started just out of college with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Photography. I have worked in a variety of different styles and techniques and about four years ago, I decided to mix it up… The first block printed collection was called Marks, designed with my mom, Jean Wells. I haven’t turned back since. I love creating blocks and panels of layered color and design, then interpreting the work into fabric design.”

“Murmur started with the hummingbirds that visit my garden every year. I stand on my chair patiently with my camera, capturing all their glory. By the end of the summer, I tend to have a bazillion images and definitely something magical. Among the hummingbirds, my kids and I plant over 300 sunflowers in our backyard and in pots on the deck. My camera ends up being filled with happy flowers and magical little birds!…”

“When I set out to carve my blocks, I found myself just creating without any fear or demands. I never know what I am going to get. I carve and print and print some more until things start appearing and coming together.”

“… My colors are inspired by nature, mixed with Pantone Home and Fashion colors, and my obsession with indigo and turquoise.”

Sincerely,
Xoxo
Valori


You can learn more about Valori Wells HERE


Nesting the Nursery

Nesting the Nursery

One of the best parts about becoming a new parent, is getting to put together a nursery for the little one to come. Choosing the colors, theme, decor… etc, it’s a fun part of getting ready for a new baby.

All of our kids & baby prints are perfect for baby fever quilting, but our newest brand of fabrics will give you all the cutesy feels!

World of Susybee

World of Susybee is a cute collection of woodland and jungle creatures like Lewe the Ewe, Knightly the Elephant, Flutter the Butterfly, and Zoe the Giraffe. With panels, kits, and perfect prints this collection makes putting a nursery together wildly fun.

Create a cuddly, snuggly pal with these fuzzy kits:

Or a cozy keepsake covered in furry friends with Shannon Cuddle Kits:

Take your little one on an adventure back in time to discover the dinosaurs:

Let your child soar and go on to explore new planets:

Watch your child dive deep into the wonders of the sea:

Whatever your theme, keep track of how they will grow and all the places they will go!

Watch your baby grow month after month with Robert Kaufman’s “Oh How They Grow!” collection. Make a Dr. Seuss themed quilt to take with them all the places they will go.

Baby Block

Grab the one and only issue of Baby BLOCK.

Get ready for a big reveal, because you won’t know if you will receive a girl or boy book until delivery day!