Friday, August 12, 2016

Strips and Four Patch

I have been following the Missouri Start Quilt Company lately. I am really loving there quilts. When I saw a recent news report about how this quilt shop started up, it really hit a soft spot of mine. Go watch it, it is fantastic! It sounds like a life that some of us quilters dream of. Starting a small business of your passion and then it grows into a huge thing that you can't hardly keep up with. It is just a wonderful story. 

Anyways, I found they had an app that I put on my phone, that I can keep up with all of their video's. I think I have watched them all. When I was not able to blog as much for a while, I was buying fabric like if I didn't, I would loss my love of fabric. One day, I decided it was time for me to get back at the machine. I matched a video off of MSTC's (Missouri Start Quilt Company) app and a jelly roll I had bought on one of the Daily Specials and I was off. I did not stop that day until it was almost done! I was so happy to be sewing again. 

The pattern was Strips and Four Patches. A very simple quilt pattern made from a jelly roll of print fabric and a jelly roll of a solid. I just used yardage and cut up my own jelly roll. One of the most frustrating parts of using precuts, is that they are not exact. Here is a picture of my two strips together, the white that I cut, is much smaller than their precut jelly roll. But I made it work!

By the time I was finished, I was in love with this quilt. It is so simple, but fun and colorful!! Here it is in my Quilt Show I put on in July for my community's summer celebration, Old Fort Boise Days. I hope you go give the video and website a look. They are a great business and have some fun things.

I am whooping it up with Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:

TTFN

8 comments:

  1. Love this quilt! And the MSQC videos. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much! Those videos are great.

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  2. That IS a fun quilt--will have to try that pattern sometime. I have made several of their patterns after watching their videos, and I have been to their physical store 2 times--what an experience!

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    1. WOW!! How cool!I am so jealous. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. That is a fun and fast pattern, Your quilt turned out awesome!

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  4. Such a pretty quilt - I'm thinking it might be pretty in scraps, too! Whoop whoop and I'm glad you're back sewing again!!

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    1. Thank you! It would be great in scrapes! I am so glad to be sewing again. I have missed it. You are such an inspiration!

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