Solar Flare Quilt

Solar Flare quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

In old-timey movies, the wealthy are surrounded by teetering stacks of gold coins. So, my little-kid self believed that’s what riches were. 

A “few” decades later, I find myself surrounded instead with stacks of fabric. And in my book…that’s even better! 

Solar Flare quilt by Missouri Star Quilt Company.

This week Jenny is whipping up a classic coin quilt with a fun new twist. First, she makes traditional coin stacks out of jelly roll strip sets. Then, she uses the Missouri Star Circle Magic template to add a sprinkling of easy applique circles. The end result is a totally new pattern that is truly out-of-this-world! 

Click HERE to learn how to make the Solar Flare quilt! 

Solar Flare quilt by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.
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Family Football Traditions

The Doan Family celebrating last years big game in February 2020.

Does your family have football traditions? Here in Hamilton, Missouri we love to celebrate our favorite Kansas City football team and we are so excited to see them bringing more attention to the great state of Missouri once again. Whether your family goes to the backyard to throw around the pig skin or serves up an incredible halftime meal, we hope that you have a chance to enjoy your festivities of choice safely!

For those of us looking to make changes this year and celebrate smaller, there are still plenty of fantastic options to do so! What football fan wouldn’t want to celebrate the final victory of the year under a warm and cozy Blipper? Get crafting with a quick turnaround in mind with our Last Minute Gameday Projects featured HERE!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. employees gathered last year to show their support by wearing red.

Football is a big deal in the Doan household, as Misty stated in a recent issue of BLOCK Magazine, “Every Sunday is a party at our house when it’s football season – and more importantly, when the Chiefs are playing! We all wear red, of course, and everyone brings food to share, from delicious barbeque to tasty Mexican dishes and cute little appetizers. We also have a floating Chiefs football helmet that has become part of the gameday superstition. My husband Jake likes to say, ‘if it’s spinning, we’re winning!’ I LOVE FOOTBALL!”

While we can’t gather in the big groups we once did, you can still make the big game extra special. If you’re crunched for time, surprise your household with a simple treat straight from Misty Doan’s kitchen!

Misty’s Chicken Hot Wing Dip recipe from BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 5.

However you’re celebrating this weekend, we wish you all the best! If you’re planning to spend your time quilting rather than cheering (or a combination of both for the multi-taskers out there) we hope you share your football creations with us by using #msqcshowandtell on all of our social media pages!

Jenny Lane Quilt

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Imagine the perfect neighborhood. Are the homes quaint and colorful? Are the streets lined with stately oaks? (Is there an ice cream shop on the corner??) 

Best of all, who lives next door? Is it your dearest friend? Your grandkids? Maybe it’s Jenny Doan!

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

This week you can stitch up the neighborhood of your dreams with tiny houses, big houses, two-story houses, and even trees made with the scraps! Click HERE to learn how to make this quick and easy layer cake pattern!

The Jenny Lane quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
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Last Minute Game Day Projects

Are you watching the Big Game soon? Chances are, you or someone you love is! Whether you love the game or not, you can’t deny that it’s a great chance to get together and be surrounded by friends and good snacks! 

In the Doan family, we take any chance we can get to get together and throw a party. We love a good theme and going all out! In that spirit, here are a few projects that you can whip up in no time and make extra special, with the addition of some fabric representing your favorite sports teams.

Easy One-Size, One-Yard Apron

The Easy One-Size, One-Yard Apron by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.

Turn this apron into your favorite Game Day kitchen adornment with just a switch up of the fabric! Choose some solids or print fabrics in the colors of your sport team or choose some sports logo fabric for your apron and boldly show off your love of your team! All you need is one yard of fabric to get started. Sew up this project with Misty here!

Quilt Block Pot Holder

You can never have too many pot holders around the kitchen—and you surely can’t go wrong with a potholder made out of your favorite team’s fabric! In this easy tutorial, you simply take a block you already have (or stitch up a new one quickly), layer some insul-bright, add a piece for backing, and stitch them all together! Sew up this project and find the material list here!

Casserole Carrier

Casserole Carrier project by June Tailor.

Carry your hot dips and snacks to the party in style in a casserole carrier! Grab some fabric celebrating your team and stitch up your new favorite potluck buddy. Learn how to make one for yourself or gift one to your #1 football lovin’ cook here!

Blipper Quilt

It’s always cold in Hamilton, Missouri when the Big Game comes around. What better time to snuggle up and watch the game in a new blanket? Stitch up this “Blipper” Quilt in your favorite fleece and get ready to cozy up and cheer on your team (or laugh at all of the great commercials!). This is no normal quilt – this one comes with an added pocket for your feet! Make one for you or a loved one here.

Do you enjoy watching sporting events with family and friends? Have you made anything quilty to support your love of the game? Leave a comment and let us know!

Hearts and Gizzards Quilt

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Never judge a quilt by its name—even if that name is Swamp Angel, Corn and Beans, or Oklahoma Boomer.

Because if wack-a-doo names scare you off, you will miss gems like this week’s new quilt: Hearts and Gizzards. (Yep, Hearts…and Gizzards.)

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Hearts and Gizzards is a gorgeous, old-fashioned layer cake pattern composed of pretty hearts that form flowers (or gizzards?). It’s dainty. It’s feminine. And its name is absolutely weird!

The Hearts and Gizzards Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Click HERE to watch the tutorial, and keep an eye out for a bonus table runner at the end!

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