Try These Birthstone-Inspired Quilt Projects!

There are some of us who like to feel connected in some way to the mysteries around us. Thus, we read our daily horoscopes and give meaning to our birthstones because whether they hold true or not, fate or folklore, they are a fun way to celebrate ourselves and our loved ones.

To celebrate our birthday this year, we wanted to find a way to set some meaning in stone… or quilt. So we’ve come up with a few birthstone-inspired projects!

Our birthday is in September, making our gemstone, the gorgeous Sapphire. Find your gem color and sew with us!

Birthstone-Inspired Sewing Projects


July Ruby

Now that we’ve got the right colors, let’s start making!

Hexi Gems Quilt

Hexi Gems Birthstone-Inspired Sewing Projects

Get your “mod” on with this insanely versatile technique from guest designer, Lisa Hirsh. The pattern includes a blank diagram of the quilt that can be enlarged so you can color and spec-out a creation of your own. The best part is this quilt pattern is a great place for your scraps to end up! Grab the hues you need, and get started!

Birthstone-Inspired Sewing Projects

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Burst Block Quilt

BurstBlock Birthstone-Inspired Sewing Projects

The Burst Block pattern is especially fun to use for birthstone memorabilia! The 3-D diamond shape creates life-like jewels exploding from the quilt!

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The Gemstones Quilt

Gemstones Quilt Pattern Birthstone-Inspired Sewing Projects

Create this vibrant quilt by filling it with different variations of a single stone, or represent several people whom are close to you!


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What’s your birthstone? Tell us in the comments below!

Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial: Missouri Roads

Quilt Snips Mini Quilting Tutorials

Check out this Quilt Snips Mini Tutorial

Here is a fun little tutorial on how to make the Missouri Roads block using 5″ squares and some extra background fabric.
Here at MSQC we are all about quick and easy quilting tutorials, so we’ve taken your favorite tutorials and condensed them to give you a big dose of inspiration in a small bite. Check back every Friday for our regular Quilting Tutorials with Jenny Doan!

Watch the full Missouri Roads tutorial and get supplies HERE!

Just making it easier to shop for fabric here at the Missouri Star

We had an idea, we get a bunch of calls from people trying to figure out what shade of a solid is the right fit for your project, and we’ve been thinking of how we can help you figure this out easier.  So we had an idea, what if we took a photo of each yardage next to a black and a white bolt so you can tell what shade of the color is your going to get, sort of give you a point of reference.  So we did a test run and wanted to see what you thought?  If you like it, we’ll do it for all of them, what do you think?

Bella Solids – 30’s Yellow

Bella Solids – Christmas Red

Bella Solids – Dusk Yardage

Bella Solids – Etchings Stone

Bella Solids Burgundy

Bella Solids – Fig Tree Wheat

Bella Solids – Horizon Blue

Bella Solids - Hyacinth
Bella Solids – Hyacinth

Bella Solids – Kiwi

Bella Solids – Pale Pink

Bella Solids Snow