Vintage Jenny | Easy Nine Patch

Talk about a classic! Not only is the Nine Patch a quintessential quilter’s block, but this is one of the very first tutorials that Jenny Doan ever filmed! This incredibly simple but versatile block comes together in a stitch using 2.5″ strips of precut quilting fabric (Jelly Rolls) and some basic strip piecing. Using alternating color ways from your available strips, you’ll create a “strip set” using three strips of fabric. All that’s required after that is to cut the long strip sets into 2.5″ strips and stitch the fabrics back together to form nine simple squares in a block – your very first nine patch!

Needing some more inspiration to create this beautiful block? While the Vintage Jenny tutorial fabrics are no longer in production (just like a classic quilt they’re a product of their time) check out our suggestions below for five current lines of fabric that make this quilt come together with ease!

Ava Kate by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake

Ava Kate by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake

You’ll adore the precious roses, delicate complementing florals, and color scheme of black, red, pink, and light blue in this charming collection.

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Freedom 2 Batiks by Kathy Engle for Island Batik

Freedom 2 Batiks by Kathy Engle for Island Batik

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue with this collection! These patriotic batik fabrics feature star spangled fabrics and patriotic patterns.

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Now check out how great this block can look when you combine multiple nine patches to create a full quilt top!

Loose Leaf by Wishwell for Robert Kaufman

Loose Leaf by Wishwell for Robert Kaufman

Loose Leaf will give any project a real wow factor featuring amazing and colorful florals, groovy abstract backgrounds, and even scalloped stripes!

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Prairie Dreams by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics

Prairie Dreams by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics

Go west through the plains with this rustic collection featuring warm, weathered earth tones highlighted with verdant florals.

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Artisan Batiks Magical Winter by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman

Artisan Batiks Magical Winter by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman

These gorgeous batik fabrics are printed with snowy trees, snowflakes, berry sprigs, and more with hints of glimmering metallic.

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Cute Campers Quilt

Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
Have you heard of “glamping?” It’s just like camping…but with a touch of glamour! Instead of roughing it with the bare essentials, you bring along the comforts of home⁠: running water, air conditioning, a welcome mat, and a real queen bed!
Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
Here at Missouri Star, we hold an annual glamping retreat. Quilters make the trek to Hamilton with the cutest little trailers in tow. Some trailers are painted pink and blue. Some have polka dot curtains. Some are decorated with plastic pink flamingos. The whole scene is so adorable, it inspired this week’s new quilt!
Cute Camper Quilt Tutorial
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Fabric Feature: Kona Cotton Color of the Year 2018

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!  

2018 Kona Color of the Year Display at Missouri Star

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:

Chevron Quilt

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!

Fabric Feature: KONA Color of the Year 2016 // HIGHLIGHT


kona highlight styled

Robert Kaufman Fabrics has launched a brand new KONA Color of the Year series and their first ever, limited edition color is the happiest, most vibrant shade of yellow called Highlight. This cheerful color can be a delicate addition, a bold accent, or a complete showstopper!

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We have the privilege of hosting the completely stunning Kona Color of the Year Trunk Show here in Hamilton in our Penney’s Shop, the Missouri Star Quilt Co shop devoted to solids, basics and specialty fabrics. The show features masterpiece quilts from some wonderful quilters, including Heather Jones, Elizabeth Hartman, Darlene Zimmerman, Valori Wells, and Carolyn Friedlander. These quilts are so inspiring! I love seeing so many interpretations and ideas sprung from one new shade of color!

kona highlight display

Robert Kaufman has created a beautiful Lookbook for you to see all of the gorgeous quilts that feature the Kona Highlight, which you can find HERE.

kona highlight citrus

There are so many different choices for color combinations that would work perfectly with this happy color, so we wanted to showcase a few. Don’t you love these citrusy shades of yellow and green?

You can also never go wrong with yellow and gray!

kona highlight heart quilt

Here are some of the shades of gray featured in the displayed quilts.


1.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Flax

2. Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Olive

3.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Indigo

4. Kona Cotton Solids – Smoke

5. Kona Cotton Solids – Pewter

6.  Essex Yarn Dyed Linen Black

What colors would you pair with Highlight? Take a look and let us know in the comments of this post!