How Does Your Garden Grow? – 6 Favorite Flower Quilts

The Totally Tulips Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

There’s no greater pleasure than sitting outside under a warm, cozy quilt and watching spring flowers blossom on a cool April morning. In an unprecedented time where all of us are spending more time at home, opportunity has presented itself to allow us to take a moment to appreciate the simpler things in life. When is the last time you truly stopped to smell the flowers?

Whether you’re inside or out in the garden, adding some flower power to your next quilting project is the best way to capture these peaceful spring mornings. Historically, quilters have immortalized their surroundings in their work; stitching things from the night sky to the natural growth of the Earth around them. These six free quilt tutorials will allow you to snip a bud from your very own garden (or maybe the garden you’ve always dreamed of!) and bring it into your home for years to come!

Dizzy Daisy Quilt

The Dizzy Daisy Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The first flowers of spring for many of us are often the reliable daisy! From the Chrysanthemum family, the daisy has long been a symbolic representation of the first days of spring. This adorable quilt brings those daisies indoors with the use of either 10″ squares or 5″ squares of precut fabric. Follow Jenny’s lead to learn how to quickly snowball corners and add sashing with cornerstones to create this beautiful project!

Following Jenny’s tutorial we suggest using 10″ squares to create this design, but if you have some favorite packs of 5″ squares they’ll work just the same. Capture the essence of the daisy by keeping your fabric selection in the same color palette of soft whites and luminous yellows. Marguerite 10″ Squares for Windham Fabrics is a great place to start, as the palette is true and the delicate addition of florals, foliage and intricate vines will give your quilt a real outdoor feel!

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Wallflower Quilt

The Wallflower Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The outdoors aren’t for everyone, some of us enjoy the comforts of our own home and are wallflowers in our own respect. With the use of the Missouri Star Mini Orange Peel Template and some basic applique work, you can create a bountiful bouquet from your very own sewing machine! The Wallflower Quilt comes together quite simply with your choice of 10″ squares of precut fabric!

Blooming with vibrant blue and purple pansy flowers and brought to life with the addition of adorable butterflies, Pansy Paradise 10″ Squares for Timeless Treasures is the perfect selection for this project! The phenomenal spectrum of blues and purples in this fabric will create an outstanding design that is both reserved and comfortable while still eye-catching and bright!

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Sweet Petunias Quilt

The Sweet Petunias Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Petunias are a wonderful addition to any garden as they are so simple to care for! The Sweet Petunias quilt is no different, grab your favorite roll of 2.5″ strips and you’ll be amazed by just how simple this quilt is to create! Piece your fabric together and create the illusion of sweet petunia flowers raising their blooms towards the sun!

Petunias compliment gardens so well because they come in a rainbow of different colors. Have some fun with your choice of fabric for this project and add an array of colors with Radiance 2.5″ Strips for Clothworks! These gorgeous fabric strips feature a bouquet of different flowers and vines in every color from petal pink to soft green!

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Dresden Flower Pot Wall Hanging

The Dresden Flower Pot Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Dresden Flower Pot Wall Hanging is an adorably cute design! This fun piece of home decor is made by using the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares and a pack of 5″ squares of fabric. When pieced together, the Dresdens form the petals of a fabulous flower pot! Hang it inside to brighten up the room or let it add an incredible ambiance to your garden, the choice is yours!

Keep your fabric choices fun and light for this project to keep that oh-so-cute ambiance! Consider Madison 5 Karat Crystals for Wilmington Prints to capture a beautiful contrast of yellow and blue with the added bonus of some green foliage for your stems! These packs of 5″ squares will not disappoint when creating this unique dresden wall haning!

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Totally Tulips Quilt

The Totally Tulips Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

For the real flower lovers out there, the Totally Tulips quilt is a bold design that will delight anyone who has the chance to snuggle up under it! By using a quick and easy method of making half-square triangles out of 10″ squares, you’ll have this project ready to stitch up in no time!

We can’t help but think how darling this quilt would look created with batik fabric! Go wild with Petal Party Batiks Stacks for Island Batik for an eye-opening burst of color and design that will make this design radiate creativity! The best part is, even with this batik fabric, you’ll still be adding natural elements to keep in the theme of a flower quilt!

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Spring Dresdens Quilt

The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

We simply cannot get enough of these adorable flower pot dresdens! The Spring Dresdens quilt is full of fun and comes together in an unbelievably easy fashion using the Missouri Star Small Tumbler Template for 5″ Charm Packs for a flower pot and the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares for the flowers! This project will test your determination though as it uses 5″ squares, 10″ squares and 2.5″ strips of fabric as well as some light applique work! The final outcome is worth the effort, however, as this quilt is just too much fun!

Since you’ll need the full spectrum of precut fabric for this quilt, be sure to find a complete collection when selecting your fabric. Consider Modern Farmhouse for Riley Blake as your go to choice for this project. These pastel pink and black fabrics will add a modern flair to your quilt while keeping with the floral tradition!

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Quilt Your History – 5 Favorite Vintage Quilts

The Royal Wedding Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

They don’t make them like they used to. Many of us were fortunate enough to have learned the art of quilting from our ancestors; parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles have long since been the best teachers to pass on the gift that is quilting. They stitched differently, as limited resources required more time and perseverance with each block. Each stitch was made with love though and the quilts survived, being passed down as family heirlooms for generations to come. Those beautiful patterns, bound in time by thread, became classics of the quilting world.

These projects have carried with them a sense of expertise, but there is no need to be an expert to create one of these timeless treasures. In honor of National Quilting Month, check out these five beautiful, traditional patterns and use your newfound knowledge to create something your family will cherish for years to come!

Stars & Pinwheels Quilt

The Stars & Pinwheels Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Stars and pinwheels are both iconic symbols of quilting. Quilt patterns including pinwheels and stars dating back to the 1800’s have survived demonstrating that quilter’s captured their surroundings and incorporated motion into their blocks. Using 10″ squares of precut fabric, the Stars and Pinwheels Quilt is an easily achievable project rich with history and tradition.

Consider keeping in theme with tradition when selecting fabric for this project. Elegant florals in a classic color palette really capture the ambiance of this quilt. Mercantile or primitive fabrics will add the traditional touch you’re looking for; we suggest Zellie Ann 10″ Squares for Benartex to truly create a timeless masterpiece.

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Antique Lace Quilt

The Antique Lace Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

When Jenny purchased an antique quilt block online, she never expected to discover a true hidden treasure within. Adorned with traditional pinwheels and complimented by a delicate border, when pieced together these blocks form a larger picture that’s full of the elegance associated with quilts from long ago.

A hint of color goes a long way with solid white backing. A Summer Breeze 2019 Jelly Roll from Moda Fabrics the perfect combination of vintage florals and bright colors that will make this quilt stand out among the rest.

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Turnabout Granny Squares Quilt

The Turnabout Granny Square Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

This labor intensive classic has never been easier! The Granny Square, commonly used in crochet patterns, has been a long standing staple of the crafting world. Traditionally this quilt pattern requires numerous small squares be pieced together to create the desired effect, but with the help of Jenny’s modern approach to this classic, the Turnabout Granny Square Quilt can be made by any level of quilter and cherished for years to come.

For the conventional approach, consider again a floral pack of 2.5″ strips such as Gilded Blooms Metallic Roll Up by Robert Kaufman. If you’d like a bit of a twist on a classic however, take a tip from Jenny and try batiks! Artisan Batiks – Inspired by Nature Roll Up by Robert Kaufman will give this project the time-honored atmosphere desired, but with a modern and fun twist!

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Easy Checkered Dresden Quilt

The Easy Checkered Dresden Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Dresden Plate can trace its history back to the 1920’s where it quickly became one of the most popular patterns of it’s time. Emanating from a bygone era, the Dresden Plate is still a popular and widely sought after pattern today. The process of making this gorgeous pattern has changed though and now through the use of templates, this pattern has never been easier to create

Pick up the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template and a pack of 2.5″ strips and you’ll be ready to quilt! Given the origin of this design, consider a fabric reminiscent of the times; vintage feed sack and reproduction fabrics are perfect for this design. A KT Favorites 2019 Jelly Roll for Moda Fabrics is a perfect choice to transport your quilting back in time!

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Royal Wedding Quilt

The Royal Wedding Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Although our quilting styles, tastes and patterns have changed, the customs associated with quilting have withstood the test of time. Wedding quilts have a rich historical importance because they were often well cared for and passed down through generations. The Royal Wedding Quilt, a simplified variation of the antique English Wedding Ring Quilt, puts a modern and streamlined twist on a classic project.

Balance this quilt with both light and dark 10″ squares for a brilliant contrast. Again, try to keep in mind the popular quilting fabrics of the past to capture the motif of a classic. Rhapsody in Reds 10 Karat Crystals for Wilmington Prints is a great place to start building these quilt blocks, the bold reds and subtle cream colors blend well to provide the desired effect of the design.

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Tell us, what’s your favorite traditional quilt pattern?

Brilliant Swirl Quilt

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Andromeda, our next-door-neighbor galaxy, is named after a mythological Greek princess known for incredible beauty. It’s made of 1 trillion stars dancing through space in a massive, brilliant swirl.

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

While our Brilliant Swirl isn’t quite so epic, it sure is pretty! Learn how to make this quick and easy quilt using your favorite 2.5 inch strips! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Brilliant Swirl from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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Triple Play! Evening Stars, Luminary & Cottage Stars

The Evening Stars, Luminary and Cottage Stars Quilts from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

We’re starting a new tradition here at Missouri Star: Triple Play! Once a month, Jenny, Misty, and Natalie will each demonstrate their own, unique take on a classic MSQC pattern.

Jenny’s Design

The Cottage Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

First up? Wonky Stars! Jenny incorporates those whimsical stars into a tiny-house table runner.

The Cottage Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

Misty’s Design

The Luminary Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

Misty goes country-cozy with a big, traditional quilt featuring 4-patch star centers.

The Luminary Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

Natalie’s Design

The Evening Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

Natalie leans modern with a non-block layout featuring big Wonky Stars!

The Evening Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free Triple Play quilt tutorial today!

As always, each of these projects is quick, easy, and fun! Click HERE to choose a favorite!

Building Blocks Quilt

Picture this: You have the PERFECT pack of 10 inch squares. Too pretty to chop into teeny-tiny pieces. Too special to hide away in your fabric stash. What do you do?

Make a Building Blocks quilt! This gorgeous pattern shows off favorite prints with big, easy blocks. Best of all, it’s so simple and quick to put together, even a beginner can waltz right through the whole project! Click HERE to learn how to make the Building Blocks quilt!

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