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Lighted by the Blinds Quilt: July 2021

Inspired by shapes and shadows formed when sunlight emerged between the window blinds, this design plays with color, scale, and shape. You’ll also explore piecing skills, including working with large pieces, strip piecing, and using templates when you make your own Lighted by the Blinds quilt. 01_Through_the_Blinds-d-820×600.jpg ​… Read More

Jeweled Reflection Quilt: August 2021

Explore half-rectangle triangles, rectangles, and half-circle blocks in this modern quilt with big impact. Plus, this art deco-inspired quilt has tons of opportunities to feature beautiful quilting motifs or a favorite print fabric! 02_Jeweled_Reflection-a-820×600.jpg ​… Read More

Fingertrap Quilt: September 2021

Create a bold and graphic modern quilt with ease! The combination of simple units come together to create an intricate woven look that is reminiscent of a novelty toy that many of us played with as kids. 03_Fingertrap-c-820×600.jpg ​… Read More

Intersection Block: July, August, September 2021

By itself, this block may look simple, but when added to more Intersection blocks, the real beauty emerges as the secondary designs appear. The most charming aspect of the block is its simplicity which makes it perfect for beginner and advanced quilters alike.  04_Intersection-d-820×600.jpg… Read More

Quarter Bag

This slim crossbody bag offers multiple pockets for keeping all of your essentials organized. Plus, it’s the perfect accessory for weekend errands or a night out! Finished Size: 8″ x 9″ 05_bag-c-820×600.jpg ​ Skill Level: Confident Beginner… Read More

Martini Quilt: April 2021

The construction order of the Martini Quilt is fun and easy to do. First, inset the trellis in the background fabric. Then, quilt the top, batting and backing together. The last step is to make the circle and oval appliqué shapes, using a very easy method with fusible interfacing. Sew the… Read More

Ornamental Quilt: May 2021

Ornamental is a foundation paper pieced quilt inspired by icicle ornaments on a Christmas tree. The basic shape used is a simple square, yet the variable block size and placement of the columns creates movement not always expected with squares. To minimize fabric waste, guidelines are provided on the foundation templates… Read More

Playtime Quilt: June 2021

Playtime uses a traditional Drunkard’s path block and negative space to give a playful modern feel to a traditional favorite. Changing colors dramatically changes the feel of this quilt. The pattern gives a lot of practice in curved piecing and includes instructions for an inset circle with no seams in… Read More

Barbed Block: April, May, June 2021

This block looks more complicated than it is! Using half-square triangles and one inset strip makes for quick assembly and infinite possibilities! Vary the placement of light and dark values to create interest in the negative spaces. MQG_Journal_02_Barbed_Block_03-820×600.jpg ​… Read More

A Tiny Bird’s Melody Pattern

These two pieces designed by Christine use traditional Flying Geese units to creative lovely everyday items. The design uses the no waste flying geese method and takes advantage of negative space to create beautiful quilting lines. The designs can also be utilized in the creation of other household items or… Read More