Give Love | Gift Gorgeous Quilts

You know the saying, “One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love?” When you give a quilt, you aren’t just giving a quilt. You’re giving love, inspiration, wonder, joy, peace, comfort, and so much more. Fueled by love, we are inspired to create for those we hold dear and a handmade quilt is a perfect representation of that love. This year, give handmade for the holidays.

Give Love || T-Shirt Quilt

Give love during the holidays with a T-Shirt Quilt. Make a graduate a quilt filled with sports memorabilia, create a treasure using grand-dads button ups, make a friend something special filled with memories. Grab this template set to make it easy and if you’re needing some extra help, no worries – Natalie will walk you through it in her Tackling T-Shirt Quilts class! Whatever you make, make it with love. (You can also find this pattern in BLOCK Magazine 2019 Volume 6 Issue 2!)

Give Joy || 2 for 1 Project Panel

Spread joy with a big display of someone’s favorite things. Choose from hundreds of favorite themes such as nature, sports, animals, holidays, flowers, and more. Create a playful wall hanging or mini quilt for a favorite person in your life!

Give Inspiration || Finish Line

Show someone the way with appliqué. The Finish Line Quilt has gorgeous, cascading “leaves” representing imagination and free thinking. Gift this quilt to someone you know who may need an ounce of inspiration. (Find this pattern in BLOCK Magazine 2019 Volume 6 Issue 1.)

Give Wonder || Castle Wall

Built brick by brick, a finished “castle” is there in the end to protect from chills. Choose a mystical panel filled with woodland creatures or cozy critters to live inside the castle walls! Watch your loved ones wonder in awe at this super cute and oh sew fun gift!

Give Friendship || Friendship Pinwheel Pattern

Pinwheels are just fun and who are the people we grow up in life having fun with? Our friends. That’s why the Friendship Pinwheel Pattern is the perfect gift for a close friend this year. Give friendship and share smiles!

Give Creativity || Star in a Hexagon 1 ¾” Quilt

Feeling creative? Use that energy to give for the holidays. The Star in a Hexagon Quilt is a fun quilt-as-you-go project sure to fuel that creative spark. You’ll be making jewels, diamonds, and hexagons in a variety of colors that would make the recipient of this gift very happy!

Give Handmade || Stars & Stitches

Remember going through grandma’s old wooden trunk to find old, fraying quilts that were filled with dark colors and bright, wonky stitches?! The true homemade quilt, we all aspired to create one day. The Stars and Stitches quilt doesn’t compare to grandma’s, but it makes a beautiful handmade gift!

Give Comfort || Lattice Quilt

There are specific patterns and colors that are traditional in quilting and sometimes traditional is just more comforting. The Lattice Quilt is a plain and simple pattern with traditional diamonds and quick and easy rows. Create comfort for someone you love.

Give Peace || Morning Star

Imagine someone you love wrapped in a big, cozy quilt in a big, cozy chair, the sun peeking at them through the window, hot cocoa warming their hands, and they breathe in and out with the feeling of peace. The Morning Star quilt is a great gift to help your loved one create that peaceful morning! (You can also find this pattern in ModBLOCK Magazine 2019 Volume 5!)

When we make with our hands, we give of our hearts. Explore what it means to Give Love with Missouri Star and discover all you need to feel inspired this holiday season!


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How are you sharing love, joy, and kindness this season? Share ideas with us in the comments!

New Friday Tutorial: The Four Patch Lattice Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

This Four Patch Lattice Quilt Is So Much Easier Than It Looks!

Years ago, I made a birthday cake for a new neighbor from Cuba. Laura was unfamiliar with boxed cake mix, so when she saw those two mouth-watering layers of chocolatey goodness, she was certain I had spent hours in the kitchen. It just didn’t seem possible that such a decadent dessert could be whipped together in less than 5 minutes! We live in a magical time, my friends, where fabulous cakes – and quilts – can be created with amazing speed and ease!

This Four Patch Lattice Quilt Is So Much Easier Than It Looks!

In the quilting world, it just doesn’t get easier than a four patch made of charms. But add a simple slice of black, and you’ve got the makings of a gorgeously intricate Four Patch Lattice! It’s so easy, and yet it looks like a million bucks (our favorite combination)!

This Four Patch Lattice Quilt Is So Much Easier Than It Looks!

Click on the image below to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies to make your own Four Patch Lattice Quilt!

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Throwback Thursday: Lattice Quilt

Throwback Thursday

It’s Thursday! Time to throw it back!  We loved seeing your Chevron quilts on Quiltsby.me!  Check out this quilt that user @GINA posted:

GINA Chevron quiltsbyme copy

 

For this week’s Throwback Thursday #msqctbt Tutorial, we’re bringing back the Lattice Quilt Tutorial!  This pattern is so beautiful and comes together so quickly, that it became a quick favorite!  Have you tried this one?

lattice quilt

If you have a Lattice Quilt you’d like to share, head on over to Quiltsby.me and post your project, using the tag: #msqctbt

(If you’re not sure how to do this, we explained it in detail in a previous post)

We can’t wait to see your beautiful creations!  Post your projects and you may be featured next week!