Have you ever given up on a quilting project? You’re not alone! Wavy blocks and unmatched seams have frustrated quilters since the invention of needle and thread!
As a result, unfinished quilts are commonly found in antique shops, and quite often, they are Morning Star quilts! This pretty star is certainly breathtaking, but all those Y-seams and tiny bias-cut diamonds have caused many a quilter to call it quits.
Lucky for us, the magnificent Tara Faughnan designed a modern Morning Star for our MODBlock Magazine, and it’s the perfect blend of quick, easy, and exciting! Click HERE to watch the tutorial!
What are fellow quilters making? Why are these designs and fabrics so popular? Are these trends new or are traditional styles making a comeback?
Don’t worry, we’ve found the answers. We’ve taken a close look into the world of quilting to find out what’s trending. Here are are the top five:
From Memorial Day to Veterans Day, a star quilt can find itself taking center stage all throughout the year and when we aren’t stocked up on red, white, and blue; quilters find stars to be quite innovative. Five points or ten, stars can be adjusted to fit any style from traditional to modern. Thus, the trendy star takes the cake.
Hexagons are as old as time – well, as old at 1770 from what we can find in written quilt history. Over the years, quilters have transformed the way we create hexagons and with English paper piecing, fussy cutting, and quilt-as-you-go projects, today’s hexagon quilts are full of unique possibilities.
We’ll put a hex on you with these amazing hexagon items, but don’t worry, this is one spell you won’t want to break:
Everyone knows quilters are resilient so what do we do when life throws us a curve ball? We make a quilt! Lately, sewists are embracing the challenges that curves bring, and becoming more confident in piecing them together.
Start conquering your own curves with these ideas:
Sometimes your quilt just needs that extra cute factor and what better than adding an appliqué animal! A perfect addition to a soft, cuddly baby quilt or to add a little fun and imagination to your next project, appliqué animals are so popular because they’re so easy to create!
Check out how these appliqué animals make these projects pop:
The dreaded Y seam. The mere mention of this heinous seam can strike fear in even the most seasoned quilter. It’s so bad that some of us shy away from beautiful quilt patterns just to avoid Y seams altogether. If you love the look of tumbling block quilts but have been too chicken to make your own, you’re going to love Jenny’s easy new version, the Rhombus Cube Quilt! You’ll get that same 3D look without a single Y seam!
If you’re one of those people who actually enjoys Y seams, you’ll still love the new MSQC Rhombus template! It is so handy because it’s not only a rhombus, but turn it on its side and it’s an equilateral triangle that fits a 5″ square perfectly!
Another version of this quilt is featured in our latest ModBlock Vol. 2, created by the amazing Christina Ricks! So, if you’ve been waiting to decide whether you NEED it, today’s tutorial might convince you. It gives more detailed written instructions on how to use the template as well!
Say goodbye to Y seams and hello to the Rhombus Cube Quilt!
Click on the button bellow to watch the tutorial and get all the supplies you need to make your own Rhombus Cube Quilt! Happy Quilting! #rhombuscubequilt
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!
If you’re a Missouri Star fan, then you’ve probably heard of our wonderful bi-monthly magazine, called BLOCK. It features 10 patterns with beautiful photos, tons of inspiration and no ads! This isn’t your typical magazine that you recycle once the next issue comes out. It’s more of an idea/pattern book for the price of a magazine! That sounds like a winning combination, right? Get the newest issue, Winter Volume 3 Issue 1, HERE.
For the second time, we have released a special edition of BLOCK Magazine called ModBLOCK. It’s a little bit different, but mostly the same. Here’s the scoop on our brand new Volume 2!
The theme for this issue is Form and Function. There is a wonderful article written by our very own Nichole Spravzoff, which discusses the important place quilting has had in our hearts throughout history. She says, “Quilts are personal, functional, and most of all beautiful.” We completely agree!
Just like BLOCK, ModBLOCK offers 10 quilt patterns with detailed instructions, supply lists, and step by step photos to help with your piecing.
In this issue of ModBLOCK, we have wonderful Contributors who create the quilts and articles in the magazine. These are people who are known and respected in the quilting industry, who we have just loved working with as we collaborated to create this special issue.
Flip through this special issue and be be inspired by the colors, prints and patterns each designer used. Learn about the latest trends and let them speak to your creative side! This Slice-a-Block Quilt was created by Rob Appell, the amazing quilter and host of Man Sewing!
This little bit of insight shows off Chris Thompson‘s Modern Courthouse Quilt!
You can preview all of the projects featured in ModBLOCK HERE. Since this is a special edition issue, it’s not included in your regular BLOCK Subscription. Be sure to grab your copy of ModBLOCK Vol. 2 HERE and join the modern movement!