Summer Travel Projects

The Sidekick quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Sidekick quilt from BLOCK Volume 5 Issue 3.

Summer is just around the corner, so don’t leave your creativity behind as you embark on your summer vacations! Just because quilting is often seen as a home-based activity, that doesn’t mean there aren’t projects that you can work on from the road. Even if you don’t enjoy bringing your work with you, take the time to immortalize your summer travels with a brand new Summer Travel Project!

From Destination Panels from Riley Blake to the Road Trip quilt from Missouri Star, we’ve gathered some of our favorite summer travel projects to share with you. Whether your sewing from the comforts of home, or stitching on the go, be sure to always share your creations with us by using #msqcshowandtell on Facebook and Instagram!

Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt

The Quilt as You Go 2.5" Hexagon quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Quilt As You Go Hexagon Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Is there a more perfect travel project than a Quilt as You Go Hexagon quilt? This revolutionary project is made easy with the Quilt As You Go 2 1/2″ Hexagon Template designed by Daisy & Grace which allows you to play with your fabric and fussy cut designs you’d like to feature. To finish, you can either hand stitch or machine stitch these beauties. Not only does this create a beautiful and unique finished quilt, but it makes quilting while you travel SEW much easier!

This template fits perfectly on a charm pack (you’re definitely going to want some coordinating yardage for the backing though as it’s slightly larger!). Go big and go bold with this project because it is bold in it’s design. Consider a Kaffe Classics Prism Charm Pack by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit Fabrics for your 5″ squares. Not only will these colors be vibrant, but they’ll blend perfectly together to create an eye-popping, unique quilt!

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Destinations by Riley Blake

The Destinations Collection by Riley Blake from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Destinations Collection by Riley Blake

Quilting on the road isn’t for everyone. Some of us enjoy the organization and peace of our home quilting studios and don’t wish to be bothered while we’re out experiencing everything this world of ours has to offer. Instead of working while you’re going, show us where you’ve been with this jaw-dropping fabric panels from Riley Blake!

The Destinations Collection features postcard style panels in an Art Deco theme highlighting popular travel destinations from around the world. Whether you’re stitching up a quilt highlighting all the national parks you’ve been to, or a beautiful pillow featuring your hometown, The Destinations Collection allows for a quick and easy project that will be a favorite for years to come!

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Sew on the Go Pouch

The Sew on the Go Pouch from BLOCK Magazine Volume 7 Issue 3
The Sew on the Go Pouch from BLOCK Volume 7 Issue 3.

For those of us who prefer a little organization, the Sew on the Go Pouch is the perfect compliment to any summer vacation. Whether you’re traveling on your own, or attending a sewing retreat (think of how handy this would be!) this cute little custom-made pouch holds your most important notions and tools of the trade.

This BLOCK Magazine exclusive is featured in Volume 7 Issue 3 and comes together with ease using no more than a few yards of scrap fabric. While this perfect stash buster will help eliminate your growing fabric supply, you can also create this project as a gift featuring a favorite fabric of a friend! Pick up some fabric by the yard, such as the beautiful Curiouser and Curiouser – Baby Buds Daydream Yardage by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics and create a long lasting and frequently used gift for the quilter in your life!

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Road Trip Quilt

The Road Trip quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The Road Trip quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Planning a cross-country drive this summer? Show off your journey with the Road Trip quilt! This gorgeous pattern allows you to document your journey with easy to print state applique shapes. Even if you aren’t traveling this year, stitch up a simple pillow using this pattern to commemorate your favorite destination.

Start this project by downloading the free state applique shapes and then select your favorite layer cake to fill them out! Show off your patriotic pride by selecting a red, white and blue fabric such as Land That I Love 10″ Squares by Michael Miller for Michael Miller Fabrics to really capture that Americana theme of the classic American road trip!

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I Spy Jar Quilt

The I Spy Jar Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
The I Spy Jar Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

I spy with my little eye, your next quilting project! Do you have memories of playing the “I Spy” game in the car? Road trips in the summer are all about fun, so bring back this great summer travel memory by creating an I Spy Jar quilt featuring found fabrics from your travels!

You’ll need charm packs to create this fun travel friendly project. If you’re at home and ready to get sewing, consider a kid-friendly fabric that’s full of different elements to point out such as Unicorn Kingdom 5″ Stackers by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake! Make memories with your children or grandchildren by playing a game of I Spy at home with the quilt as your guide. If you are traveling however, pick up fabric on the way! Stop in at local quilt shops or repurpose some old T-Shirts for a truly unique project that captures all the great memories you made.

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Bordered Nine Patch Quilt

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Bordered Nine-Patch Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

What do you do to relax? Do put together jigsaw puzzles or work on crosswords? Do you enjoy pulling weeds or folding laundry? We all have our quirks, but the truth is, creating order out of chaos is the most satisfying feeling in the world. It’s what draws us to quilting and keeps us coming back for more.

Bordered Nine-Patch Quilt Tutorial with Jenny Doan

This week’s new quilt is made with stacks and stacks of little pieces. This is the kind of project that just melts away my stress. Stitch by stitch, block by block, those pieces come together into a beautiful quilt and I am left feeling peaceful and accomplished and pretty darn proud of myself!

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Kindred Pinwheels

Learn a new way to create a pinwheel block!

I grew up loving Anne of Green Gables. Even now, Anne’s wisdom follows me wherever I go.

 

Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.”
“I went looking for my dreams outside of myself and discovered, it’s not what the world holds for you, it’s what you bring to it.”

Jenny teaches a fun spin on the Pinwheel block!

Today’s new quilt, Kindred Pinwheels, is a beautiful pattern brought to life by Anne of Green Gables fabric by Riley Blake Designs. Click HERE to watch the tutorial!

Let Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Co teach you how to make this block!

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New Friday Tutorial: Disappearing Pinwheel Arrow

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make The Disappearing Pinwheel Arrow Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Picture this: You’re holed up in a cabin in the woods. Snow falling. Fire crackling. (There’s probably a majestic moose strutting past the window…) Best of all? You’re wrapped up in your favorite new quilt, Disappearing Pinwheel Arrow, and life is pretty much perfect.

 Learn to make the Disappearing Pinwheel Arrow Quilt with Jenny Doan!

 

Get ready for cozy winter nights with today’s new Disappearing Pinwheel Arrow Quilt. It’s made with Riley Blake’s wilderness-themed High Adventure 10″ Stackers, and it’s so easy to make, you’ll have it finished before the snow flies! Click HERE to learn how!

Disappearing Pinwheel Arrown Quilt

Click on the button below to watch the full tutorial and get a list of all the supplies needed to make this quilt!

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Precut Tuesday!

Ambrosia by Jennifer Young for Benartex

Ambrosia

Ambrosia collage

1. Kona Cotton – White Yardage 2. Designer Solids – True Red Yardage 3. Designer Solids – Hot Rose Yardage

4.Designer Solids – Aqua Yardage

American Basic for Windham

American basic

American Basic collage

1. Kona Cotton – White Yardage 2. Designer Solids – True Red Yardage 3. Bella Solids Royal Yardage

Summer Breeze by Bella BLVD for Riley Blake

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze collage

1. Kona Cotton – Aqua 2. Designer Solids – Rose Yardage 3. Cuddle 3 – Canary 60″ Minky

4. Cuddle 3 – Apple Green 60″ Minky

Happy Matching!

Kate