Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Flying Geese Log Cabin Tutorial Reboot: Featuring Guest Quilter Jen Van Orman

Hello! I am Jen, and am a wife and mother first and foremost. My mother is a quilter and I learned so many things from her when I started showing interest as a teenager. Quilting is my heritage and I hope it will also become the heritage of my children and grandchildren. That is where my name comes from, Heritage Threads. Quilting binds generations together with threads of love. 

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I am very excited to have the opportunity to share the Flying Geese Log Cabin tutorial reboot with you today. When I saw this tutorial, I could not get the thought of solids out of my head and I knew this quilt would look amazing in this Kona Cotton Lush Lagoon color way.For the gray accents I used Kona Cotton Coal. It turned out to be a wonderfully modern quilt that fits my personal quilting style so well.

I first started by separating my strips into 4 groups, ranging from lightest to darkest.

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I knew I wanted the center “log” of each block to be made out of the lightest fabric. Gather 48 of your 2.5” gray squares and 4 of the lightest strips. As you start off making this quilt, Jenny provides a great way to mark the center of the 2.5” squares. That is by ironing it in half. I love this method, but if you want to streamline your process a bit more, I really like marking a temporary line on my sewing machine with a long piece of washi or painter’s tape. Place the tape edge in line with the needle; keep the corners of the top square in line as you sew, and you’ll have a handy center line ready to go!

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I decided to line 48 of my gray 2.5” squares on top of 4 of the lightest strips as I was sewing my center logs. I ended up with a line of logs like this.

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I used a similar process for all of the logs, using up all of the lighter strips and continued through to the darkest hues in the color way.

One thing I always appreciate about Jenny in the Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorials is that she’s hilarious and knows how much I need repetition. Hopefully I’m not alone in the need for her to hammer the most important point home. Jenny says several times to make sure to put the dark goose in the top corner and sew down the side. I cannot tell you how many times I repeated this to myself as I made this quilt.

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After you finish making all 48 blocks, be sure experiment with different layouts. I attempted the layout in the tutorial and it just didn’t work. I tried a few others before I settled on my final layout.

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I picked this fun, bright Rhoda Ruth 108” wide backing for an added pop of color. I really like choosing an unexpected backing that doesn’t necessarily come from the same line of fabric as the front. The back can and should be just as exciting as the front of a quilt, in my opinion. Missouri Star has a huge selection of 108” wide backing and I am thrilled to know where to get more in the future!

Thanks for having me today to share this tutorial reboot. I cannot wait to see what you create! Share your projects on the Quilting Deals – Missouri Star Quilt Co. Facebook page or on Instagram/Twitter using #tutorialreboot!

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New Friday Tutorial: Flying Geese Diamond Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: Flying Geese Diamond Quilt

The Flying Geese Diamond Quilt is as Quick as it is Beautiful! Free Video Tutorial with Jenny Doan!

Yes, it’s July. Yes, we’re featuring Christmas fabric in our new tutorial! Anything to take our  minds off of the sweltering Missouri summer heat!

What would happen if the One Seam Flying Geese Quilt and the Easy Cathedral Window Quilt had a baby? It would look a lot like the Flying Geese Diamond Quilt… and it would be the cutest baby ever.

This gorgeous quilt combines fast-as-lightning flying geese construction with deceptively simple curves for a look that is as stunning as it is easy! Click on the button to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies that Jenny used!

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Winter 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

Winter 2016 Issue of BLOCK Magazine

By now we hope you’ve had a chance to read the latest issue of BLOCK magazine. Isn’t it beautiful? It’s full of ideas and wonderful stories. Are you feeling inspired to make something new? Keep sharing your projects with us using #makesomethingtoday on social media. We think you’re sew amazing!

To help you get you started on your favorite new project, we’ve put together everything you’ll need to see your ideas come to life! Click HERE to find the perfect fabrics, all the necessary templates and supplies, Jenny’s tutorials from YouTube, and even links for machine quilting. After all, what’s the fun of an idea book if those ideas never become reality? We know you’ve got it in you! You’re a quilting champion!

Pssst… The second issue of ModBlock is fresh off the press and we’re so excited! We think you’ll love the innovative ideas and inspiring projects! They’re for everyone, whether you consider yourself a modern quilter or if you just want to try something new. This is a special edition of BLOCK and is not included in your regular BLOCK Subscription, but it’s a great addition to any order! Grab your very own copy HERE and start quilting outside the box!

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New Friday Tutorial: The Tangled Geese Quilt

New Friday Tutorial: The Tangled Geese Quilt

Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Geese are well known for flying in neat little v-shaped formations. It’s orderly, it’s predictable, aaand…it’s a tad stuffy, don’t you think? Why not throw caution to the wind and give those geese a little freedom to roam? Turn up some sweet tunes and pass out a few fancy drinks just for kicks; really let those birdies shake a tail feather! This week’s Tangled Geese Quilt is a fun take on the traditional Flying Geese.

Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Add a little spice to your Flying Geese repertoire by trying out Jenny’s Tangled Geese Quilt!

Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

Click on the button to watch the tutorial and see everything you need to make your own Tangled Geese Quilt!

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Make a Tangled Geese Quilt with Jenny Doan and her free Video Tutorial!

New Friday Tutorial: The One Seam Flying Geese Quilt & Advent Wall Hanging

New Friday Tutorial: The One Seam Flying Geese Quilt & Advent Wall Hanging

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Have you ever drooled over a quilt pattern and then been super discouraged by how much is involved in creating it? Well, I love flying geese, but sometimes I just want something a little simpler, so I am so excited about this method of making a flying geese. You won’t believe how easy it is!

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Here’s a basic preview of how to make this amazing block! You’re definitely going to want to watch this one to catch all the details!

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Jenny came up with a darling bonus project using this same method! Look at this great holiday wall hanging!

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When you sew your flying geese together, it creates little pockets on either side, so Jenny created this Christmas-y layout with 24 pockets that makes a little Christmas Advent Calendar! You could applique some numbers on there and really personalize it to make something really sweet!

We even created some super cute printables to use for the advent for some fun things you can do each day with your family! You can download it here:

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Or you could just use it as a festive wall hanging and fill the pockets with Christmas cards or wrapped candies! You can do whatever you want!

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