Mother, May I? – 5 Quilt Patterns for Mom

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

With May right around the corner, there’s no better time to create a beautiful Mother’s Day quilt than the present! Many of us learned to sew from our mothers and grandmothers, but even if you didn’t, take some time this spring to celebrate those who helped raise us. Mothers and quilters are an incredible and caring people. Wrap mom in love this season with one of our five favorite Mother’s Day quilts!

May Day Baskets

The May Day Baskets Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The month of May starts off strong with the celebration of May Day! Traditionally, May Day baskets are full of freshly bloomed spring flowers to acknowledge the changing of the seasons and the rebirth of the outdoor world! The May Day Baskets quilt takes the concept of these baskets and stitches them into a quilt, so not only can you keep warm on those chilly May mornings, but you can celebrate spring for years to come.

Flowers have been the traditional gift of Mother’s Day. As this is a floral quilt, a floral fabric should be considered! We love the look of Jenny’s design as the fabric had a matching color palette, so when selecting a pack of 2.5″ strips of precut fabric, keep color in mind! Chelsea Strips for Northcott are a fantastic choice as they combine floral fabrics with a purple color scheme with just a hint of green for an added leafy effect!

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Flower Glass

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

Flowers are a perfect Mother’s Day gift; they represent the change of the new season with a delicate nobility and grace that is inherent of mothers. Instead of a vase full of flowers, mix things up this year with the Flower Glass quilt. This easy to follow pattern uses 10″ squares of precut fabric and just a bit of extra yardage. The effect, however, is readily apparently as the hourglass and flower blocks combine to create a beautiful bouquet of warmth!

Floral arrangements come in many shapes and colors and so should your fabric choice for this project! Make a statement and go bold with a vibrant print such as Watercolor Wishes Metallic 10″ Squares by Kanvas Studio! This intense fabric features incredible watercolors with prominent butterflies and flowers, perfect for a unique and heartfelt gift for mom!

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Rose Garden

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

While carnations are the most gifted flower for Mother’s Day, we’d argue a full rose garden could be more popular! The Rose Garden quilt is a gorgeous quilt that, thanks to Jenny’s quick and easy quilt tutorial, is incredibly simple to create! Start with 5″ squares of precut fabric and learn how to make half square triangles and wonky leg blocks in the quilt tutorial to piece together this gorgeous quilt that will be the highlight of your mother’s special day!

Elegance is the key to this project; select a fabric that is both refined and traditional to create the desired effect. Bring forward the floral feel with a Le Beau Papillon Charm Pack for Moda Fabrics. These 5″ squares feature graceful vintage florals, butterflies and traditional patterns in light, airy colors! This quilt could truly be a one-of-a-kind, heirloom gift!

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Daisy Chain

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

Did you ever make a daisy chain for your mom? Those fragile strings of flowers meant more to her when you made them than you’ve probably ever realized. Return that innocent gift from the heart once more this year, with a Daisy Chain quilt. This adorable design can be easily made from 5″ squares and 2.5″ strips of precut fabric!

With plenty of white space in this project, bring attention to your strips with a fun and fabulous choice of fabric! Kaffe Florals Blues 2.5″ Strips for FreeSpirit Fabrics are the perfect addition to this project! This gorgeous, blue fabric from the famous Kaffe Fassett will create a vibrant highlight upon the soft white backgrounds of this quilt.

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Grandmother’s Fan

The Grandmother's Fan Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Let’s not forget about those grandmothers as well! Many of us had the pleasure of learning from our grandmother as well, so why not thank her with a beautiful, vintage Grandmother’s Fan quilt! With the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares, this pattern has never been easier! Using the template and a combination of 5″ and 10″ squares of precut fabric, this gift will be ready to go just in time!

Traditional vintage fabrics will be your go-to choice on this project! Northport Prints Layer Cakes for Moda Fabrics are definitely the answer. This charming, yet simple fabric will transport you back to a bygone era and create a classic feel from this brilliant quilt!

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Tell us, what’s your favorite gift or activity for Mother’s Day?

Organizing the New Year – Scrap Busting Quilt Ideas

Easy Scrap Busting Quilt ideas to organize the New Year and clean out your fabric scrap stash.

Getting organized to start your new year off fresh is an important step in making the most out of your quilting. A clear work space promotes not only creativity, but motivation to finish that UFO that’s been sitting in the corner since last New Year’s! After your room is tidy and all your fabrics are neatly labeled, what can be done with the stash of scraps that you’ve been stockpiling?

Here are some great quilt ideas to utilize that growing pile of scraps:

String Quilt

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

Piece together all those extra scraps to make a String Quilt. In the Missouri Star LIVE Tutorial, Jenny and Misty demonstrate how to make this incredibly simple, yet aesthetically pleasing quilt using no more than what you’ve squirreled away from your previous projects and some 10″ Paper Piecing Squares!

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Tiny Wonky Stars Quilt

The Tiny Wonky Stars Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Use some extra solid yardage and scraps to create a fun and simple pattern that has no color limitations! Each star can be unique, or for a bigger challenge, try making a star to represent each of your past projects!

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Mini Rhombus Table Runner

The Mini Rhombus Table Runner Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today and purchase quilting notions and supplies!

Maybe your stash isn’t quite ready for a full size quilt, but you still want to cash in on that stockpile opportunity. Take the extra squares from Charm Packs to make this funky Mini Rhombus Table Runner to add some color and creativity to your dining room table!

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Stash Busting with Style with Monique Jacobs Class

The Missouri Star Academy from the Missouri Star Quilt Co offers online education classes for beginner quilters. Sign up for the Stash Busting with Style course for easy quilt tutorials from MSQC.

Craving more ideas? No worries! Missouri Star Academy offers an educational course with our fabulous instructor, Monique Jacobs! Answering real questions from real quilters, Monique gives you great tips and ideas to help you become the expert in what you like and why you like it—inspiring and empowering you to make beautiful quilts with your newfound stash savvy. As a fabric and pattern designer with an expert eye for color and prints, she invites you to dig into your stash, pull out those favorite fabrics you have tucked away for just the right quilt, and settle in for a class that will help you put your stash to use, finally!

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There’s no need to feel limited by your scraps! With a little creativity you can take all the leftovers from your past works to something new.

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Bud Bouquet Quilt

The Bud Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

My favorite bouquet wasn’t roses or orchids; it was a tiny bunch of clover blossoms gathered by a very special four-year-old. (Oh, how I wished those flowers could last forever!)

The Bud Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

This week Jenny is stitching up a bouquet that will bloom for years to come. She starts with simple 9-patches made of half-square triangles—nothing too fancy. But just wait! The real magic happens when they’re set on point! Click HERE to watch!

The Bud Bouquet Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!
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Bow Tie Crisscross Quilt

The Bow Tie Crisscross Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Break out the sequins and polish up your best cuff links! We’re going black tie and feelin’ el-e-gant! 

The Bow Tie Crisscross Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!

Our new Bow Tie Crisscross is a clever take on the classic bow tie block. Jenny used sleek shades of black and white, but this quilt would look grand with any fabric you choose! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

The Bow Tie Crisscross Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today!
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