Tag Archives: Missouri Star Quilts

From this……….

  Snowy Minnesota landscape (car and bike packed and ready to head South), to a , DH-suggested  quick stop……in Missouri……at a place/town that is on the map today, largely, because of the vision of one gal and her family. Any … Continue reading

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The battle is on………

What battle, you say??? The battle of seasons……Autumn vs Winter (thus far, we have been blessed with incredibly warm temps, both day and night!!!!) and………well, let’s just say…the “before the pending Christmas ‘busy-ness’” and the actual season!!! It’s actually November!!!!! … Continue reading

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Design (table) Monday……….

On a little table topper first shown here. A tad more “mod” approach is what I chose on this one. Variety is always welcome!!!       Thread: (top) Glide; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly. Batting: Hobbs Heirloom cotton (80/20). To … Continue reading

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My Thursday………

Dawned bright, sunny and with the prospect of hitting the 50s for an amazing December day. First off…. . Yup…laundry on the lines and……. OK, maybe I was pushing it a bit. Barefoot and shorts felt great, though!!!! It really … Continue reading

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1 completed; 1 remaining…………

Border, that is. Got the borders SID (Stitch in the Ditch)/stabilized and decided on a design for the narrower white border. In order to stitch it, I needed to grab another handy gadget….my Handi Quilter “Versa Tool”. With a few … Continue reading

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The next step………………..

Involves a bit more doodling to come up with a stitching design for the batik fabrics in my “Seeing Starz” quilt. The leafy feathers were so much fun, and very much “in my comfort zone” (love all kinds of feathers!!!!) … Continue reading

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Finally, seeing stars!!!………….

The good kind, that is! Some “me” time fun for a bit this afternoon. I’m starting on the piecing I first showed you, ummmm…….a whole month ago!!!! (See here) So many things going on and, well, you know cuz I’m … Continue reading

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Design Wall Monday………………….

I’m moving along nicely on this one from last Monday. When I got to the  “finished flimsy” stage, I decided that, although I had purchased enough 10” squares and a piece of purple batik for the outside border, a second … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday……………….

Continuing “Design Wall Monday”.

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Design Wall Monday………………….

“Disappearing Hour Glass”, as shown by Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company (video tutorial). I used half of a pack of 10” squares, “Quilters’ Candy”, from Connecting Threads to make 20 blocks. That does allow enough squares left over … Continue reading

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Wordless(!) Wednesday……………………

Next up…..peek…………….

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Nesting………

With the increased popularity of quilt patterns made up of pinwheels (single/multiple), I’m taking up the topic of “nesting” those seam allowances. You know the ones I mean. Thanks to clever “slicing/dicing” techniques (cue Missouri Star Quilt Co.), we now … Continue reading

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Late Day Design Wall Monday……………

Disappearing Pinwheel progress continues. It is a “Friendship Star” with “Illinois Road” as the secondary pattern.  From this: To this: There will be a narrow white border and a wider (3”?) red one. The measurements, as of now, are 45”x … Continue reading

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“Jelly Roll Race 2”……………….

Is the name of the lovely lap quilt I just finished quilting for a friend/client. It’s done in batiks with a flannel backing and is 60”x 76”. The pattern may be found in the new Missouri Star Quilts magazine “Block”. … Continue reading

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