Hop Into Spring – 10 Favorite Spring Projects

The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Spring is just around the corner and there is no better time than the present to start planning all your creative seasonal projects! Whether you’re using your quilt for a picnic blanket (we promise that’s ok to do!) or decorating your house with floral themed wall hangings, spring is the perfect time to let your creativity blossom. Go bold with bright colors, such as vibrant sunshine yellows and meadow greens, and craft from the world around you.

If you’re looking for some inspiration to beat those winter blues, check out some of our favorite spring projects and new lines of spring fabrics to start warming your creative spark. While we patiently wait for the sun to melt away the snow, get stitching on these spring projects so that when the time is right, you’ll be enjoying the outdoors as soon as possible!

Bloom and Grow Quilt

The Bloom and Grow Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Bloom and Grow Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co features beautiful spring dresden flower pots.

Nothing says traditional quilting like the Dresden Plate block, and nothing says spring like planting flowers! Get the best of both worlds with this adorable Bloom and Grow quilt featuring easy applique flower pots bursting with dresden flowers. For this project, you’ll need 5″ squares of precut quilting fabric and the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares.

Spring is so full of color and is meant to be fun, so let yourself be a little whimsical with your fabric choices! A Blooming Bunch is a collection that’s just bursting with fun flowers, plaid prints, stripes, and other floral prints in bright and happy colors that will not only give your Bloom and Grow quilt the perfect spring palette, but will keep it lighthearted and fun as well!

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Totally Tulips Quilt

The Totally Tulips quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Totally Tulips Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. is a floral feature that is blooming with possibilities.

Tulips are a symbol of spring and the perfect block to make any quilt a spring staple. These gorgeous tulip blocks are created using 10″ squares of precut quilting fabric and come together in a flash, creating a beautiful flower block with both petals and stem. Create this project using your favorite floral fabrics and you’ll have a quilt that is so full of life that your garden will be jealous!

This quilt features a bold design that is uniquely fit for spring, so select a fabric that is bright and bold as well! Artisan Batiks Hummingbird Lane Ten Squares by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman are a gorgeous collection featuring colorful florals, foliage prints, and of course, hummingbirds in batik styles. Not only will your quilt be full of color, but closer inspection will reveal a world full of fabulous spring elements inside each bloom!

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Quick and Easy Spring Projects

The Artsi2 Spring Bunnie Quilt Board Kit.

Artsi2™ Spring Bunnie Quilt Board Kit

Turn your fabric stash into art! These fun-to-do, no-sew foam core quilt boards are for all ages. Using the back of a small seam ripper, just tuck your pieces of fabric into the precut grooves of the adhesive backed quilt board. In no time at all, you’ll have your very own handcrafted piece of Easter home decor.

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The Sweet Season Cardinals Kit by Sue Pritt.

Sweet Season Cardinals Kit

Easy precut fusible appliqué! Kit, designed by Sue Pritt, includes her pattern and batik fabrics for the background and precut fusible appliqué shapes. You add the inside and outside borders, binding and backing. In no time at all, you’ll be celebrating the return of spring with this beautiful cardinal themed kit.

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The Sweet Stitched Easter Eggs Kit by Barri Sue Gaudet.

Sweet Stitched Easter Eggs Kit

Get crafty with this adorable wool felt Easter egg project! The kit, designed by Barri Sue Gaudet, for the 6 appliqué and embroidered wool felt eggs includes a pattern, wool felt, and cotton floss. Share this project with the little ones in your life and make your Easter egg hunt extra special this year.

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Vintage Blossom Quilt

The Vintage Blossom Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Vintage Blossom Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. is a unique twist on the classic “Grandmother’s Flower Garden” quilt block.

This blast from the past may look familiar, but thanks to Jenny Doan’s new twist on this classic quilt block, the Vintage Blossom quilt has never looked better. Using 5″ squares of precut quilting fabric, 2.5″ strips of fabric, and the Missouri Star Small Half Hexagon Template for 5″ Charm Packs & 2.5″ Jelly Rolls, you can recreate this vintage design quickly and easily.

A classic such as this deserve classic elements, consider using an Easter Egg Hunt Fat Quarter Bundle by Natalia Juan Abello for Riley Blake to not only add a traditional soft color palette, but for the ease of cutting your fabrics from a fat quarter. Not only will you appreciate the evolution of quilting while you prepare this project in traditional fashion, but the subtle bunny rabbits, carrots, and colorful eggs on light springy colors will give this quilt both a modern and classic feel. Plus, the line is just so darn cute!

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Spring Dresdens Quilt

The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Many of us who love quilting also love getting our hands dirty in the garden. Once your flower bed has come into full bloom, potting a few to bring into your home brightens the ambiance of the room and reminds you daily of the world outside. The Spring Dresdens Quilt uses a variety of precut quilting fabric, the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares, the Missouri Star Small Tumbler Template for 5″ Charm Packs, and HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive to create a phenomenal potted spring dresdens design!

This easy applique project can become a work of art by using Moody Bloom! These fabrics from the Create Joy Project for Moda Fabrics, feature digitally printed watercolor florals and colors that will make your next project a bouquet of beauty. Not only will your dresden flowers burst with color, but the variety of colors in this floral watercolor fabric will allow you to keep the pots subtle while the flowers steal the show.

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Get it All With a Spring Themed Kit

The Botanica Place Mat Kit by Michel Design Works for Northcott designed exclusively for Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Botanica Place Mat Kit

Set your table with these floral place mats adorned with peonies, butterflies, and other foliage and enjoy them every time you sit down to dine. Exclusively for Missouri Star, this digitally printed panel kit contains a pattern and Botanica fabric for the top, binding, and backing, by Michel Design Works for Northcott.

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The Heart in Bloom Watercolor Kit by Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Heart in Bloom Watercolor Kit

Try your hand at watercolor quilting with this easy piecing kit that includes pattern with graph and the precut 2″ background squares that are presorted by value. You provide the borders, binding, and backing of your choice.

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The Cut Sew Create - Easter Basket and Eggs by Stacy lest Hsu for Moda.

Cut Sew Create – Easter Basket and Eggs

Designed to teach sewing and creating for the next generation of makers, each Cut Sew Create kit has skill building levels from beginner to intermediate to advanced. This intermediate kit, by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda, includes instructions and 100% cotton panel to make a Easter basket tote plus 3 stuffed bunnies.

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Celebrate Love with 6 Easy Valentine’s Day Projects

Love is more than turning a blind eye when an unexpected shipment of fabric arrives. Love is a gift. Valentine’s Day is closely approaching and this year, share your love of quilting and crafts with someone special in your life. Gifts made from the heart are the best kind of present; nothing is more treasured than a handmade Valentine that shows the time and commitment of the crafting process.

If you’re looking for inspiration for your Valentine this year, look no further! We’ve collected six of our favorite quick and easy Valentine’s Day projects that you can make today. Whether you’re creating a beautiful new quilt to snuggle under or a scrap busting token of affection, remember to add each stitch with love!

Zigzag Place Mats & Napkins

What’s the perfect complement to a Valentine’s Day homemade candle lit dinner? An adorable table setting! The Zigzag Place Mats and Napkins project is a quick and easy addition to your Valentine’s Day celebration that creates a beautiful atmosphere to get lost in your sweethearts company in. By using your favorite 5″ squares of precut quilting fabric, you can add a truly individualized touch to this fantastic table setting.

If you’re looking for inspiration or just wanting to go all out (it’s cute when it’s over the top isn’t it?), consider picking up a heart themed charm pack to really tie your place mats together. Heart to Heart Batiks Stamps by Kathy Engle for Island Batik are a sweet chic collection of groovy hearts, check, dots, and much more in a red, black, and white color scheme. These classic colors and symbols of love are perfect when illuminated by candle light!

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Inside Out Heart Quilt

February can be a cold month, especially here in Hamilton, Missouri. Although the days are short and the nights are frigid, we can always count on our quilts to keep us warm. Keep it simple this Valentine’s Day and create a new quilt to cuddle under with your loved one! The Inside Out Heart quilt is a stunning geometric design that will not only be perfect for a Valentine’s Day at home, but also for a spring picnic when the weather is warm.

Jenny suggests using a colorful solid layer cake for this pattern as to not draw attention to the fabric and away from the design. The pastel spectrum will be your friend for this pattern, creating a muted and soft design that you just can’t help but smile at. Confetti Cottons Pastel 10″ Stackers for Riley Blake are perfect for this project; they are exactly the vibrancy you’ll be looking for and offer a wide variety of color choices! Don’t forget to expedite your quilt making with a Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmer A to get this 36″ x 36″ lap quilt done in time to celebrate.

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Loads of Love Tea Towel

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be fun, it doesn’t have to be all candlelit dinners and roses! Spruce up your home this season with a Loads of Love Tea Towel featuring an oh-so-cute applique truck that is loaded with love! This project can be completed in a day and the applique pattern is completely free and ready to print!

You’ll need a tea towel for this project, but don’t be afraid to just use one that’s been in your kitchen for years. With just a little scrap fabric and some Heat N Bond, you can upcycle it into a treasured seasonal decoration that you’ll use for years to come!

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Love is in the Air Wall Hanging

If you’re looking for more traditional décor, a Love is in the Air Wall Hanging is the way to go! This project is simple to create, like the Loads of Love Tea Towel, because it comes together quickly by using applique. Classic Valentine’s Day elements such as hearts and sprawling vines come together to create this piece of art that will be the perfect addition to your home or sewing room.

You’ll need a Layer Cake for this project, but you can certainly have some fun with the fabric! From the Heart 10″ Stackers from Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake feature red and cream 10″ squares of flowers, hearts, stripes, and other Valentine’s Day prints that are perfect for the mood of this project. These fun designs will better complement this project as they mirror the design!

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Mug Rug

When in doubt, the Mug Rug is a great go-to project for any level of quilter! There’s almost nothing better than a hot cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa and now you can make each cup extra special by serving it on a custom made Mug Rug that’s stitched with love. Not only will this quick and easy project protect your table from the heat and condensation of your cup, it makes waking up each morning extra special!

Bust out your Wacky Web template and a love-inspired Charm Pack and you’ll be halfway done with this fast moving project! If you’re gifting this project to your Valentine (we won’t judge if you want to make one for yourself) then Sending Love 5″ Stackers by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake will help bolster the emotional appeal of the season. As this can easily be an everyday use item however, you can always get a little creative and use a favorite color palette or design!

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Artsi2 Valentine’s Quilt Board

Turn your fabric stash into art with an Artsi2 Valentine’s Quilt Board! These no-fuss boards require no sewing at all and can be ready in a flash to help decorate your home for the holiday. Using the back of a small seam ripper, just tuck your pieces of fabric into the precut grooves of the adhesive backed quilt board and there you have it; a unique decorative piece of art with little effort!

Quilt boards are great for inspiring others to start crafting, so instead of making this one for your secret admirer (or not so secret!), make it a date where you both can share the fun of creating something together.

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