Projects: by YOU.

I just received an awesome email from Roxie.  She just wanted to show{off} her adorable table runner she made using one of our tutorials!!

I am a HUGE fan of the dresden plate and never get enough of the versatility they offer and how cool they look with ANY choice of fabric used!!

Check this out:  

I just love the way the colors pop!  She used Make Life, by Sweetwater!  Didn’t it turn out great!?!?  Roxy says it looks perfect in her dining room, too!

Thanks for sharing your project with us!

Sarah

Ps.  If any of you have a project you’d like to share, email me pictures and we will put it on the blog for everyone to see!  sarah{AT}missouriquiltco{DOT}com

A Half Moon idea….{a jelly roll and charm pack}

Check out how cute this quilt turned out!  We used a Half  Moon Charm pack and a Jelly Roll, and just a tiny bit of Bella Solid Gray and WOW.  I am IN LOVE with the way this quilt turned out.   The lighting on the picture is bad (sorry) but I just had to show you this quilt.  It is for a girl whose colors are ‘ black and silver’ and I think this fits the bill!!

What projects are you working on?  The Christmas rush is now officially ON!  Are you prepared or running around like crazy trying to get it all done?  We have a few more ideas running through our minds that we will hopefully get done in time…..

Have a great Monday.

Sarah

Tote Bags…

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Easy peasy charm pack tote bags.  We custom made these for a customer and she is using them as Christmas gifts.  Didn’t they turn out so cute?

I am working on getting a pattern written up for you all,  (i pinkie swear) so we can upload it and let you make your own.  They are so easy and fun.  We used one charm pack for the two bags on either end, and leftover pieces from an April Cornell jelly roll.  Then we covered a button with coordinating fabric, and BOOM….cutest thing ever!

You can never have too many bags, can you?

Have a great day!

Easy one Charm Pack Quilt

Here at MSQC we are all about the easy, quick quilts.  You know, something to get you either through a slump, or an idea for a quick gift.  And this is a perfect example of just that.

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Cute little Baby quilt!

For this specific quilt we used one Panache  charm pack and some matching fabric for the borders. Sew the squares into strips and  attach them in rows.  (best part:  NO CUTTING!!)   Then we used the amazing scallops, waves and vines ruler (another favorite) and did a little wavy border.  I think this turned out to be a perfect gift for a baby shower and it won’t take you  a year to make!  (well, unless you put it away after an hour or so and lose the whole project….in that vast dark  hole we lovingly call ‘the sewing’ room)  You know what I mean.  🙂

Just thought I’d share an easy and quick little project.

Enjoy.

*ps.  Don’t forget to answer my question in the forums for your chance to win a charm pack!!  Free fabric every week! Yay!

Mini Quilts!

I have recently joined a few of the mini quilt swaps that are going on around the internet. It has been really fun to make mini quilts. Its totally new to me as I have always made larger quilts, or table runners. But, mini quilts are so small that you can really be creative and try out all kinds of new things. You can do things that seemed hard or too time consuming. I have experimented with embroidery, new blocks (Dresden plate!), free motion quilting, and using scraps in a creative way.  It is something I highly recommend! So, enjoy these pics of a few of my mini quilts!

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My first Mini Quilt. I adapted a pattern for a pillow from a magazine! Its made with Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks Fabric and measures 13 X 20. I did some free motion quilting on the squares then finished off the bottom of the quilt with an all over pattern called “just roses”. I love this one!
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This was my first attempt at a Dresden plate! Of course, I used the nifty Dresden plate ruler! It is made using a Tranquility Charm pack and some solid yardage from my stash. It is quilted in an allover pattern we have here at the shop called “flower”. It measures approx. 25 X 20
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This is my most recent mini quilt! It was made for Doll Quilt Swap 7. (Such a great swap group!) I used Riley Blake Fabric and after sewing a large four patch for my background, I appliqued the rings in a large circle using a blanket stitch. It is machine quilted using an allover pattern called “jills bubbles” It is adorable! It measures 24 X 25.

Making mini quilts is so  much fun…and you can try all kinds of quilting challenges out on a small scale! So, get brave and try something new! Then show us a pic in our forums!

Happy Quilting!