Most of us can recall a special quilt or two from childhood. A cherished baby blanket. The bedspread of your grandmother’s sleepover bed. A favorite camp quilt or picnic blanket.
And you know what? I bet if you sift through your memories, you can even remember a print or two of patchwork, the smell of the fabric, and the softness of a well worn binding. Because the truth is, when you make a quilt for a child, you are making memories.
This week Jenny is recreating a favorite childhood quilt of her own, Jenny’s Doll Quilt. Click HERE to learn how to make this pretty, nostalgic project!
I always thought the daisy was such a sweet and simple flower, but it turns out I was wrong! The daisy isn’t a flower at all; it’s two flowers! The first flower is made up of the long, white petals we love to pluck while reciting, “He loves me. He loves me not.” The second flower is the cheery yellow center. I guess you could say every bloom is its own bouquet!
In this week’s new tutorial, Jenny combines simple white charms with a pretty roll of 2.5 inch strips, and the results are as sweet as a field of daisies!
(This quilt was featured in our special baby edition of BLOCK Magazine. Click HERE to order a copy!)
The 2018 Kona Cotton Color of the Year is a bold and brilliant pop of color certain to awaken our creativity! If you haven’t heard, this color is called Tiger Lily, and it is sure to add a powerful punch of rich, warm orange to quilt tops and sewing projects throughout the year!
To jumpstart our creativity, Robert Kaufman invited five quilters to show off Tiger Lily by creating the wonderful quilts, below! Each of these patterns is available for free courtesy of Robert Kaufman. These dynamic quilts came to visit us at Missouri Star from Feb. 6 to February 16, 2018, and were displayed at Penney’s Quilt Shop! Have a look at the display below, and keep scrolling for images of each individual quilt!
Each of the Color of the Year quilts has a free pattern from Robert Kaufman and you can download by clicking on the image of the quilt below. You can also view the entire Tiger Lily lookbook HERE!
Tigerlily by Valori Wells
The Giant Pineapple by Karen Lewis
Autumn Bliss by Darlene Zimmerman
Terrace by Violet Craft
Mushrooms by Elizabeth Hartman
Looking for a Missouri Star tutorial for a Tiger Lily project? We think these three would make terrific choices:
A sweet Chevron Quilt would show off the boldness of Tiger Lily in a timeless design!
Sweet Blend Quilt
Created with Tiger Lily, a Sweet Blend Quilt is sure to dazzle!
Pecking Order Quilt
By using Tiger Lily to create the points of the Pecking Order Quilt, you can easily create a beautiful sun that is bursting with color!
Tiger Lily yardage and precuts are available at Missouri Star! Explore all of the bold options HERE, and view all of our Kona Cotton fabrics HERE!
Don’t forget to share all those colorful creations with us on our Facebook and Instagram using #msqcshowandtell! Happy New Year!