Quilting Inspiration Scavenger Hunt

I spy with my little eye a quilting scavenger hunt in your future! Are you looking for inspiration for your next project? Look no further! The world around you is filled with clues that can help you design your next quilt. Follow the guide below and snap a picture of your inspiration and get to quilting with the world as your guide. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter your inspiration and even your project in progress!

Need a little more inspiration, check out the amazing quilt designs you can create with this fun and free scavenger hunt and be sure to watch the free quilting tutorial of your favorites!

Triple Play! Tulips

Find blooming tulips in your neighborhood or a nearby park or find something with flowers on inside your home. What kind are they? Click HERE to watch Triple Play! Tulips.

Disappearing Shoofly

Find colorful triangles in advertisements, art, or in your home’s design. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Stars & Stitches

Find an interesting texture on a wall, on a carpet, or a tile pattern. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Hopscotch

Take some chalk outside and draw a quilt design on your sidewalk or take some colored pencils, crayons, or markers, and create a quilt design on paper. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Stretched Periwinkle

Find something that is your very favorite color. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Irish Change

Find something in nature or inside your home that’s lined up all in a row. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Lemon Star

Find star shapes somewhere in or around your home or go stargazing. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

3D Pinwheel

Find something that moves when the wind blows or when you turn on a fan. Click HERE to watch Triple Play! 3D Pinwheel.

Mountain Lily

Take a drive to the mountains or find something in a pile and sort it by color. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Brilliant Swirl

Find lines that intersect each other in architecture, art, or in nature. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Summers Stars

Find something that reminds you of summer. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

Pixelated Heart

Find a heart shape or create one from found objects. Click HERE to watch the free tutorial.

How Does Your Garden Grow? – 6 Favorite Flower Quilts

The Totally Tulips Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

There’s no greater pleasure than sitting outside under a warm, cozy quilt and watching spring flowers blossom on a cool April morning. In an unprecedented time where all of us are spending more time at home, opportunity has presented itself to allow us to take a moment to appreciate the simpler things in life. When is the last time you truly stopped to smell the flowers?

Whether you’re inside or out in the garden, adding some flower power to your next quilting project is the best way to capture these peaceful spring mornings. Historically, quilters have immortalized their surroundings in their work; stitching things from the night sky to the natural growth of the Earth around them. These six free quilt tutorials will allow you to snip a bud from your very own garden (or maybe the garden you’ve always dreamed of!) and bring it into your home for years to come!

Dizzy Daisy Quilt

The Dizzy Daisy Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The first flowers of spring for many of us are often the reliable daisy! From the Chrysanthemum family, the daisy has long been a symbolic representation of the first days of spring. This adorable quilt brings those daisies indoors with the use of either 10″ squares or 5″ squares of precut fabric. Follow Jenny’s lead to learn how to quickly snowball corners and add sashing with cornerstones to create this beautiful project!

Following Jenny’s tutorial we suggest using 10″ squares to create this design, but if you have some favorite packs of 5″ squares they’ll work just the same. Capture the essence of the daisy by keeping your fabric selection in the same color palette of soft whites and luminous yellows. Marguerite 10″ Squares for Windham Fabrics is a great place to start, as the palette is true and the delicate addition of florals, foliage and intricate vines will give your quilt a real outdoor feel!

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Wallflower Quilt

The Wallflower Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The outdoors aren’t for everyone, some of us enjoy the comforts of our own home and are wallflowers in our own respect. With the use of the Missouri Star Mini Orange Peel Template and some basic applique work, you can create a bountiful bouquet from your very own sewing machine! The Wallflower Quilt comes together quite simply with your choice of 10″ squares of precut fabric!

Blooming with vibrant blue and purple pansy flowers and brought to life with the addition of adorable butterflies, Pansy Paradise 10″ Squares for Timeless Treasures is the perfect selection for this project! The phenomenal spectrum of blues and purples in this fabric will create an outstanding design that is both reserved and comfortable while still eye-catching and bright!

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Sweet Petunias Quilt

The Sweet Petunias Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Petunias are a wonderful addition to any garden as they are so simple to care for! The Sweet Petunias quilt is no different, grab your favorite roll of 2.5″ strips and you’ll be amazed by just how simple this quilt is to create! Piece your fabric together and create the illusion of sweet petunia flowers raising their blooms towards the sun!

Petunias compliment gardens so well because they come in a rainbow of different colors. Have some fun with your choice of fabric for this project and add an array of colors with Radiance 2.5″ Strips for Clothworks! These gorgeous fabric strips feature a bouquet of different flowers and vines in every color from petal pink to soft green!

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Dresden Flower Pot Wall Hanging

The Dresden Flower Pot Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

The Dresden Flower Pot Wall Hanging is an adorably cute design! This fun piece of home decor is made by using the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares and a pack of 5″ squares of fabric. When pieced together, the Dresdens form the petals of a fabulous flower pot! Hang it inside to brighten up the room or let it add an incredible ambiance to your garden, the choice is yours!

Keep your fabric choices fun and light for this project to keep that oh-so-cute ambiance! Consider Madison 5 Karat Crystals for Wilmington Prints to capture a beautiful contrast of yellow and blue with the added bonus of some green foliage for your stems! These packs of 5″ squares will not disappoint when creating this unique dresden wall haning!

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Totally Tulips Quilt

The Totally Tulips Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

For the real flower lovers out there, the Totally Tulips quilt is a bold design that will delight anyone who has the chance to snuggle up under it! By using a quick and easy method of making half-square triangles out of 10″ squares, you’ll have this project ready to stitch up in no time!

We can’t help but think how darling this quilt would look created with batik fabric! Go wild with Petal Party Batiks Stacks for Island Batik for an eye-opening burst of color and design that will make this design radiate creativity! The best part is, even with this batik fabric, you’ll still be adding natural elements to keep in the theme of a flower quilt!

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Spring Dresdens Quilt

The Spring Dresdens Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

We simply cannot get enough of these adorable flower pot dresdens! The Spring Dresdens quilt is full of fun and comes together in an unbelievably easy fashion using the Missouri Star Small Tumbler Template for 5″ Charm Packs for a flower pot and the Missouri Star Large Dresden Plate Template for 10″ Squares for the flowers! This project will test your determination though as it uses 5″ squares, 10″ squares and 2.5″ strips of fabric as well as some light applique work! The final outcome is worth the effort, however, as this quilt is just too much fun!

Since you’ll need the full spectrum of precut fabric for this quilt, be sure to find a complete collection when selecting your fabric. Consider Modern Farmhouse for Riley Blake as your go to choice for this project. These pastel pink and black fabrics will add a modern flair to your quilt while keeping with the floral tradition!

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Tell us, what’s your favorite flower quilt?

Triple Play! Totally Tulips Tutorial

Join Jenny, Natalie and Misty once a month for a Triple Play!

When life feels off-kilter, I find solace in two places: the sewing room and the garden.

Jenny’s Design

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Whether I’m up to my elbows in fabric or dirt, creating a bit of order and beauty does wonders for the soul! And combining the two? Well, that’s a slice of heaven!

The Tulip Time Table Runner from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Misty’s Design

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

In this week’s Triple Play tutorial, learn how to make 3 new tulip projects with Jenny, Natalie, and Misty.

The Tulip Garden Wall Hanging from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

Natalie’s Design

The Tulip Fields Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.

These pretty quilts will have your home looking as fresh as a spring garden in no time! Click HERE to watch the free Triple Play tutorial now.

The Tulip Fields Quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Co. Watch the free quilt tutorial today.
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Totally Tulips

MSQC New Tutorial on the Blog!

Learn to make this totally cute, Totally Tulip quilt!

This week’s new tutorial is the Totally Tulips Quilt, but Jenny is calling it Totally TULA! Why? It’s made out of Tula Pink’s new kitty-themed “Tabby Road” 10″ Squares, and this fabric is show-stoppingly GORGEOUS!  

Watch, as Jenny teaches this fun way to create a super sweet Totally Tulip Quilt!

Click HERE to learn how to stitch up pretty blooms using snowballed corners and half-square triangles. It’s super easy and as cute at can be!

You can print this diagram for the Totally Tulip Quilt.

Click the above diagram for a free, printable PDF!

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