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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New Fabric Features! Early Autumn Edition

Cuddle Cloth from Shannon Fabrics at Missouri Star Quilt Co!

Our favorite thing about Autumn isn’t all the delicious pumpkin spice treats, football games, hayrides or cute decor (although we love all of those things). Our favorite part about Autumn is all the new fabric collections that are pouring through our doors! Take a look at some of the beautiful lines below and be inspired! 🙂

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Saturday Morning by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics is a line full of darling prints that remind me of a morning stroll through the park with family!

 Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics

If you love a fun print that doesn’t have to be the star of the show, you’re sure to love the new Modern Backgrounds by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This collection is full of subtle prints that will add an extra dimension to any project you’re working on!

Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics

Did you know that Tula Pink actually grew up just about 50 miles from Hamilton, MO where Missouri Star Quilt Company is located? We are blessed to see Tula’s face in the shop every so often and we are in love with her new line, Slow and Steady for Free Spirit Fabrics.

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics

Brighten Up! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics is the perfect fabric for a little girl’s quilt. Between the bright colors and fun prints, it’s sure to put a smile on their face! Wouldn’t it look great in a Surprise Pinwheel Quilt? Shop the Brighten Up! Collection HERE.

Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics

If you’re looking for some beautiful new batiks, Malam Batiks IV by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics is for you! It’s full of all the gorgeous hues of a rainbow that will make your heart go pitter patter.

We hope you enjoy oohing and aahing over all of these new lines as much as we did. If you’re a Star Wars fan, be sure to take a look at the new Star Wars: Rogue One Collection by Camelot Design Studio HERE. And you can browse through all the newest fabrics HERE.