On Saturday, May 19, the eyes of the world were fixed on the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and his lovely American bride, Meghan Markle. But my eyes? They were fixed on that veil!
It was 16.5 feet of flowing silk tulle with hand-embroidered flowers all along the edge: California poppy to represent Meghan’s home, wintersweet to represent the home of her prince, and flowers for each of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth. As you can imagine, it took hundreds of hours to stitch that garden of silk and organza blooms. And since they were working with such delicate, white silk tulle, the veil’s creators paused every 30 minutes to wash their hands. It was truly a masterpiece, but I’m exhausted just thinking about it!
This week’s new quilt, Royal Wedding, is based on the old English Wedding Ring quilt, but it’s so quick and easy, you’ll be well on your way before teatime! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
Hello, Friends! I’m Megan Pitz from Canoe Ridge Creations and I am so thrilled to be guest blogging over here on the Missouri Star Quilt Company blog today. For me quilting has always been a family tradition — taught by my mother and grandmother, I made my first quilt when I was 12 as a 4-H project. One quilt lead to another, and another, and another (with a few Works In Progress mixed in between) and now fifteen years later it’s become a part of my everyday. I started Canoe Ridge Creations less than five years ago, first as a blog journalling my finishes for family & friends, and it now includes several mini quilting clubs, a pattern line, and my works in several books & magazine publications. Being able to share my passion for quilting & pass it along to others is the best!
Today I’m sharing my version of the MSQC Sunny Skies tutorial & quilt. I love how this pattern is made with two relatively simple components — a 16-patch & chevron block — but when arranged the right way, it gives a more complex design. Fresh, modern, and so fun! Jenny’s video tutorials are always fabulously easy to follow. I love how you can pause & start the videos as you please. It felt like Jenny was just another sewing friend hanging out in my studio, I love it!
Here, you can watch the free tutorial!
The original version includes two borders, but I’m personally not one to use borders in my quilts. So instead I opted to skip the borders and make my quilt a little larger & square.
The Sunny Skies chevron blocks are constructed by placing a background rectangle and accent fabric square together, sewing on the diagonal, trimming the excess corner and pressing. I decided to stitch & trim these “bonus triangles” to 3″ finished (3 1/2″ unfinished) Half Square Triangles and then them into a coordinating baby quilt. You can read more about it right here. That means you can essentially get TWO QUILTS out of one by using this tutorial — double bonus!
Thanks so much to the MSQC crew for letting me share my project with you all today — it’s been so much fun!
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