Another fun and simple way to utilize those 2.5″ strips is with the darling Strips & 4 Patch method. This quilt will come together so quickly you will use this pattern for all your last minute gifts! Click the image or the button to watch the full tutorial and the Quilt Snips!
A 4 x 4 truck can get you out of a sticky situation in deep snow or mud. A 4 x 4 wooden beam can support an amazingly heavy load. But a 4-patch quilt block? Well, that might be the most powerful of all!
Quilters have been stitching up 4-patches since the dawn of quilts. They’re true quilting powerhouses: easy to make and endlessly versatile! Put ‘em together in just the right order, and you’ve got a beautiful new 4 x 4 quilt! Click HERE for a free PDF download/printable of the image below!
Click the button below or any of the images to watch Jenny’s newest tutorial!
UPDATE: We had a bit of an oops while filming the 4×4 Quilt, and Misty shows us the correct measurements in the video below. You can also download the digital pattern HERE. We apologize for the confusion.
Garden Stars is a beautifully busy quilt. Big Friendship Stars are accented by itty-bitty Friendship Stars on a crisp, white background. Everywhere you look there’s movement!
Intimidated? Don’t be! Take a closer look and you’ll see nothing more than half-square triangles, 4-patches, and super-simple Friendship Star sashing. Click HERE to learn how to put these basic elements together in your own Garden Stars Quilt!
Hello, Friends! I’m Megan Pitz from Canoe Ridge Creations and I am so thrilled to be guest blogging over here on the Missouri Star Quilt Company blog today. For me quilting has always been a family tradition — taught by my mother and grandmother, I made my first quilt when I was 12 as a 4-H project. One quilt lead to another, and another, and another (with a few Works In Progress mixed in between) and now fifteen years later it’s become a part of my everyday. I started Canoe Ridge Creations less than five years ago, first as a blog journalling my finishes for family & friends, and it now includes several mini quilting clubs, a pattern line, and my works in several books & magazine publications. Being able to share my passion for quilting & pass it along to others is the best!
Today I’m sharing my version of the MSQC Sunny Skies tutorial & quilt. I love how this pattern is made with two relatively simple components — a 16-patch & chevron block — but when arranged the right way, it gives a more complex design. Fresh, modern, and so fun! Jenny’s video tutorials are always fabulously easy to follow. I love how you can pause & start the videos as you please. It felt like Jenny was just another sewing friend hanging out in my studio, I love it!
Here, you can watch the free tutorial!
The original version includes two borders, but I’m personally not one to use borders in my quilts. So instead I opted to skip the borders and make my quilt a little larger & square.
For my quilt I used one jelly roll of Corey Yoder’s Prairie from Moda, 2 3/4 yards accent fabric (Peacock Bella Solids), and 2 yards background fabric (White Bleached Bella Solid). With just a bit more fabric than the original pattern calls for, I was able to use almost the entire jelly roll and finish with a 64″ x 64″ quilt — perfect throw size!
The Sunny Skies chevron blocks are constructed by placing a background rectangle and accent fabric square together, sewing on the diagonal, trimming the excess corner and pressing. I decided to stitch & trim these “bonus triangles” to 3″ finished (3 1/2″ unfinished) Half Square Triangles and then them into a coordinating baby quilt. You can read more about it right here. That means you can essentially get TWO QUILTS out of one by using this tutorial — double bonus!
Thanks so much to the MSQC crew for letting me share my project with you all today — it’s been so much fun!
Here are some other places you can find Megan on the web: