July is here and with it comes warm summer nights, bursting fireworks and an opportunity to create some truly wonderful quilts!
Red, white and blue are the traditional colors of July here in Hamilton, Missouri. There’s no better way to enjoy a fireworks display than laying on a beautiful new quilt created from patriotic fabric just for the occasion! Jenny’s classic Stars and Stripes quilt is an absolute go-to for this time of year!
Adding a patriotic color palette can change the feel of any quilt. Check out how great the Stretched Periwinkle quilt looks in the latest issue of BLOCK Magazine once a little July flair is added!
Keep in mind though that as we enter into the second half of the year, the holiday season is right around the corner. While we here at Missouri Star have some great, festive ideas coming soon to help your holiday gift planning, the most important step is to stay organized!
Stay inspired and organized all month long with our free July Quilt Planner download! Click HERE to download! And don’t forget to share all of your quilty creations with us on our Missouri Star Facebook,Twitter, and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell.
Hello June! ☀️ We’ve made it to the sunniest season of the year here in Missouri, with longer days and warm nights filled with all of the simple magical moments that summer brings.
While we may be spending more of our days outside, we have lots of time set aside for quilting, including Jenny’s go-to wedding present, a picnic quilt! We’re such fans of the Charm Quilt on Point, and all it takes are two charms packs and a little bit of yardage!
Want in on a little secret just between us? Jenny is working on a super fun, super simple Log Cabin quilt tutorial this summer! Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter and download the Quilting Tutorials app so you don’t miss it! Until then, watch all of our Log Cabin quilt tutorials here!
Happy November! I love this time of year when the leaves turn colors and cover the ground, it’s truly beautiful outside. There’s so much to be thankful for, including our wonderful quilting community! It can also be a hectic time of year in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Yikes! How are we going to get all of those gifts completed in time once again?
Don’t worry, this month’s Planning Printables will help keep you organized and on task during this busy month. Click the images below to download and print yours for free! 🙂
The Lovely Leaves Pattern featured in this month’s Planning Printables can be found in BLOCK Volume 1 Issue 4.
What holiday projects are you starting to plan out and work on? Let us know in the comments!
September was Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s Birthday Month and we were thrilled to be able to celebrate 8 years as a company. It wouldn’t be possible without all of our amazing fans like yourself. Thank you for all the support! You deserve to celebrate your quilty awesomeness with your very own quilting party and we’ve got all the free printables you’ll need to throw one! Click HERE to download these fun Quilty Party Games and don’t forget the printables from part one of this post HERE.
You can donate the quilt tops from these fun games to your favorite charity! See a list of charities that we’ve compiled HERE. Happy quilting!
There was a story featured in our July 12th Daily Deal email from Mary Beth (every Tuesday we share one of your stories… there are some really wonderful ones!). It was Mary Beth’s story that inspired our Motivational Monday printable for today, so click on the image above so you can print it for your sewing room! Here’s what Mary Beth said:
“Several years ago I was ill for an extended period of time. My life consisted pretty much of shuffling between the bed and the sofa. I had long hours of free time but no hope of being able to do what I most loved: making quilts. But those unfinished projects piled in my upstairs sewing room were never far from my mind and I yearned to bring them to life again. Then inspiration struck: the dining room! I wasn’t going to be serving dinners in there anytime soon. My daughter and husband were most cooperative. They hauled down my sewing machine, cutting tools, ironing board, endless gadgets, as well as piles and bins of fabric and, of course, the unfinished projects.
“I could tolerate working about fifteen minutes at a stretch. I learned to iron sitting down. As I worked on my various quilts in this way for more than a year, I found it to be liberating and life affirming. I had accomplished something by the end of each day. I once again felt the satisfaction and joy of a finished quilt project. My daughter was thrilled with the Bargello wall quilt I completed for her office. When my guild did a mystery quilt I was able to participate. I made charity quilts. I had something cheerful to mention when talking to friends and family and they got excited for me as well.
“This was not only therapy for me it was therapy shared. I was sewing again; surely all was right with our world. Eventually I grew stronger and moved back into my upstairs sewing room. However, I no longer accumulate partially finished projects on my shelves. Everything started is a work in progress until finished and somehow that feels therapeutic too!”
Pictured below is Mary Beth’s daughter Katy and the Bargello quilt mentioned in the story.
Whatever you’re going through, we hope that quilting can offer you a little reprieve. Download the printable for a little extra reminder. It’s not just a hobby, it’s preventative medicine! 🙂