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Lady Zen: January 2021

  Lady Zen is the name of this quilt for a reason. It makes you embrace the pattern as well as the spaces in between. It makes you see symmetry and chaos at the same time. The balance is in the abstract direction of the squares and triangles. It is… Read More

2020 Seeing Clear: February 2021

This quilt combines simple shapes and raw-edge appliqué with simple four-block construction to create a colorful geometric perspective. The use of fused raw-edge appliqué makes this a win for all levels. Read More

Porfee Quilt: March 2021

MQG_Journal_Porfee_3_820x600.jpg   Flying geese, half-square triangles, and a log cabin construction make this quilt perfect for the beginner to build skills and practice precision. Finished Size: 50″ x 50″ Quilt designed by Porfiria Gomez and made by Brenna Riley Gates, both individual members.     … Read More

Quiver Tote

A simple tote with a pieced accent, the possible variations of the panel design are numerous (chevron, herringbone, pinwheel, center square, hourglass, sailboat, and bias diamond to name a few). Whatever final design you choose for the panel, the construction steps are the same. MQG_Journal_bag_5_820x600.jpg ​… Read More

Discovery Block: January, February, March 2021

MQG_Journal_Discovery_Block_1_820x600.jpg ​   The Discovery block takes a different approach from traditional block design. This block on its own may appear incomplete, but when combined into a 4 x 4 layout, its true beauty comes to life. Create a wide range of secondary designs in the quilt depending on… Read More

Solar Flare Quilt: October 2020

If you’re looking for a quilt pattern to spark your creativity, you don’t want to miss Solar Flare by Amber Elliot. This unique throw-size quilt looks more difficult than it really is to make. Use strip piecing and half-square triangles to create this vibrant modern quilt that is simply bursting… Read More

Jamdani Quilt: November 2020

Rachel Singh has been making a series of quilts inspired by the motifs of woven fabric made on handlooms in South Asia. This quilt is inspired by the ancient textile weaving tradition “Jamdani” which is a labor-intensive process used to create some of the finest variety of muslin… Read More

Hibernal Star Quilt: December 2020

Explore 60-degree diamonds and y-seams as you create the six-pointed stars that make up this bold and modern quilt top by Andrea Tsang Jackson. Whether you make one block or all ten the pattern calls for, this quilt is a great way to discover or practice these more advanced… Read More

Cornered Block: October, November, December 2020

MQG-mmQ4-july11-015.jpg   This beginner-friendly Block Study designed by Jamie Siel, a member of the Houston MQG, is large in both size and in style! The 16″ block size means you don’t have to make many to create a fun modern quilt. This quilt block is so versatile, you can piece four… Read More

Quadsville Quilt: October, November, December 2020

Use four of the Cornered quilt blocks designed by Jamie Siel in a field of negative space to create this fun beginner-friendly quilt reminiscent of a cityscape or town square. Don’t forget to download the block and the bonus Scattered quilt pattern, available on the Resources page. Read More