Pumpkin Spice Quilt

Pumpkin Spice Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Some are tall and skinny; some are short and squat. But big or small, they make delightful decor from Halloween all the way to Thanksgiving!

Pumpkin Spice Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week Jenny is whipping up a variety of pumpkins using 2.5 inch strips of fabric. Click HERE to learn how to make a whole patch of these gorgeous gourds!

Pumpkin Spice Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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Four Square Quilt

Four Square Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Red rover, red rover, send Jenny right over! 

Four Square Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Out on the playground, games have to be quick, easy, and lots of fun. Truth be told, my rules for quilts are just the same! Luckily, Four Square fits the bill on all counts—at recess AND in the sewing room! Click HERE to see how fun it is to whip up this quick and easy quilt! 

Four Square Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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A Look Inside Volume 6 Issue 5 of BLOCK Magazine

What is it about fall we love so much? Is it the blissful break from summer’s heat? Is it the fresh harvest of fruits and vegetables that we spent all summer tending? Is it the anticipation of upcoming holidays? Or is it something more? In my mind, fall is a culmination of so many year-long efforts. As I watch leaves pile up without the desire to rake them away, I realize that what I love so much about this season is letting go. I let go of carefully tending my yard. I slow down and go inward, preparing for the winter, allowing myself to curl up with a well-worn quilt and let time pass by slowly. I also try to let go of unnecessary constraints on my time and energy, allowing myself to say no more often and focus on things that matter most. 

Letting go is also about giving ourselves the freedom to say yes to new things. There are always those things that must be done, but what about the things we choose to do? Choosing to allow creativity into each day gives me a fresh perspective and a greater desire to do the things I must do. It’s incredible how energized I feel after a walk, observing fall colors, and bringing them into my fabric and design choices. Because I make so many quilts, taking these moments to pause makes it less of a chore and more of a time to reflect. I can let go of the thought of what I “should be” doing and let creativity flow. 

I hope this season fills you with inspiration and the desire to create beautiful things. Start small and just see what happens! I remember the first quilt I ever made, it was a simple log cabin, and that first spark of creativity has become so much more. Take a peek inside this issue of BLOCK and let it become a springboard for your next project. What inspires you to create?

Love,
Jenny


Behind the Scenes of Volume 6 Issue 5 of BLOCK Magazine

There are over forty people on the BLOCK Magazine team working behind the scenes. Our copy writers will have you wrapped up in their words, our photographers capture scenery you won’t forget, our sewists create quilts that you’ll feel the need to make and our pattern writers will make it easy for you to get started!

Together, they pour their passions and creativity onto several glossy pages, then piece them together for you to enjoy.

Here you can see our photographers working hard and having fun creating props, getting ready for another great autumn-themed photo shoot!

Get a Sneak Peek of What’s Inside this Issue…

Here are just a few stunning quilts you’ll find in our next issue, featured in different colors and new collections! Within the magazine, you’ll find that each quilt pattern is tied to an inspiring story and beautiful photography!

Each issue includes 10 patterns plus a few of Jenny’s special projects! That’s over $50 worth of information all packed into each bi-monthly issue of BLOCK Magazine for just $7.99! ($9.99 bi-monthly for Canadian subscriptions)

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Thankful Wall Hanging

Thankful Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Every week Jenny whips up a fabulous new quilt block. But this week? Well, it’s a little different because she’s actually not making a new quilt block. She’s making six.

Thankful Wall Hanging by Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I’m totally serious! In one glorious tutorial, you’ll learn how to sew flying geese, pumpkins, fall leaves, a harvest moon, adorable turkeys, and even a pretty “thankful” word block. And the best part? Each little element of this wall hanging is just our style: quick and easy! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

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Fancy Flight Quilt

What do quilters dream of? Flying geese with perfectly sharp points, of course! But sometimes those points get lost in the seam allowance, leaving your little geese tragically beakless. What’s a quilter to do?

In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny demonstrates how to preserve those points with one simple tip.

Psst!! This quilt will be featured in the upcoming issue of BLOCK Magazine (volume 6 Issue 5), subscribe to BLOCK Magazine HERE and don’t miss seeing this quilt in another fun colorway!

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