Make a “Josh’s Star” Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and Josh Doan! (Video Tutorial)

Make a “Josh’s Star” Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and Josh Doan! (Video Tutorial)

Jenny: Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the
MSQC. And I am here today with a special guest. This is my youngest son, Josh.
Josh: How’s it going? Jenny: So this is so much fun for us. I get
to tell a story about him which we mothers like to do. One day Josh was on a date, exciting
time for us moms as well. And he stopped by the retreat center and he thought he would
see if this girl was interested at all in sewing. And so they decided to try and come
up with a new quilt pattern. And they actually did. And I actually like it so we are here
to tutorial that today for you. Josh actually brought in his quilt. Josh, why don’t show
them your quilt? Josh: Ya
Jenny: So, so tell me about that, Josh. Josh: Well we had some leftover fabric and
decided that we were going to try to make, put this together.
Jenny: It’s so cool, isn’t it? I love this little kind of star motif that it does
in here. I love that it was separated by the sashing. Just, it’s just really fun. And
so when I saw it, I was like, ya I really like that. So this is ours right here that
we’re going to show you. And we are using, to make this quilt what you’re going to
need is one packet of ten inch squares. And we are using Maker’s Home by Natalie Barnes
for Windham. And I mean it’s just a great line. It’s really bright and happy. And
you’re going to need some sashing. And we used a yard for the sashing. And that takes
care of the inner border. And that outer border right there, here Josh, the Vanna Man. It’s
a six inch border and we used a yard and a quarter for that. Josh could you show them
the back, please? Josh: Yes absolutely.
Jenny: It’s so nice to have a helper, isn’t it? This is a really darling back. I even
love the quilting pattern. I hope you can see that. We did it in dragonflies and it’s
just really cute. Josh: Oh that’s really cool.
Jenny: Isn’t that fun? So you’re going to need about 4 ½ yards for that back. This
is going to make a quilt that is 73 by 73. So let’s show them how to do it, shall we?
Josh: We shall. Jenny: Alright. So because this line had a
lot of color and a lot of black and white, we decided that if we swapped every other
block out with one where the star was the color and one where the star was black and
white that it might show up better. So if you look back here on the quilt you can see
we’ve got color here and the star is black and white. The next one the background is
black and white and the star is color. So this is one of those that you need a little
contrast for. So we’re actually going to each make one of those blocks and show you
how to do that. Jenny: So to make the block what you’re
going to want to do is you’re going to want to grab two background squares. And we have
these two right here. And we’re going to put them right sides together. You just stop
me if I do anything wrong, ok? Josh: Alright.
Jenny: He’s pretty good at this. I know people are always asking me if my sons sew.
And they do. They all sew. So we put them right sides together like this and we’re
going to sew just down the sides. So do you want to sew or do you want me to that.
Josh: I’ll let you sew. I’ll do the ironing. Jenny: Ok, alright. Sounds like a plan. So
we’re going to sew a quarter of an inch right down the side here on both sides of
this square. There’s one side and I’m going to bring it around to the other side
and sew a quarter of an inch again. And now what we’re going to do is cut these in half.
So let’s go ahead and lay our ruler on this edge. And we’re going to cut this right
in half. And then you go ahead and press that open.
Josh: I’ll go ahead and iron this down. Jenny: Perfect. Look at how good. He set the
seam and now he’s rolling it back. They’re so well trained.
Josh: Momma taught me to press to the dark side.
Jenny: That’s right, that’s right. Josh: Here you go.
Jenny: You have a little fold here though, you don’t want that. That will change the
size of your block so make sure, make sure when you’re ironing guys, make sure you
don’t have any of those little pleats or folds in there. Now for the other block, the
colored block, we’re going to take again two ten inch squares and do the same thing.
Again just sew on the sides. So I’m going to do that right here. And I’m just going
to start and then I’m going to re-line this up. Make sure that they’re nice and straight
on the edges. And then we’re going to turn this around and do the same thing to the other
side. There we go. And a quarter of an inch right down the side. Alrighty. And again we’re
just going to cut this one in half like this. And Josh, will you do the honors?
Josh: I will. Jenny: Alright. The next thing you’re going
to need for this block is you’re going to need your dresden template right here. The
dresden template. And I’m going to put these so that the pieces are opposite of each other
but both right sides up. And I’m going to wait until Josh is done ironing because we’re
going to add those other two. Because you can actually, if you have a good, sharp blade
you can cut four or eight layers pretty easily. Josh: There you go.
Jenny: Perfect. So we’re going to put the green at the top on this one and the green
at the bottom. This is actually really personal preference. You’ll want to try a few, you
know, and see what’s going on. But it’s pretty much personal preference. Then what
we’re going to do, let me make sure these are lined up pretty good. Alright, there we
go. Then what we’re going to do is we are going to lay our dresden blade right along
the edge, our template I mean. Our dresden template right along the edge like this. Alright?
So then we’re just going to go ahead and hold that down and we’re going to cut right
across here, just like this. And you’re going to do that to your whole pack. For this
quilt you’ll put the lights together and then you’ll put the colors together and
you’ll do this to the whole pack. Now what we want to do is we want to sew black and
white ones to the colored strip or to the colored blocks. And we want to sew colored
blocks to the black and whites. And they should be opposite because we laid them opposite.
So I’m going to go to the sewing machine and just chain piece these through. If you’ll
get those ready, lay them on top of there. Josh: Ya.
Jenny: Oh here I want to show you one more thing before we get going. So right here when
you lay this on here you’re just going to want to match this up as close as you can.
So there might be a little bit of overhang on either side. But just get it as close as
you can. And then we’re just going to sew a quarter of an inch right down the side.
Now when I’m done with these Josh, if you’ll pull them and iron them. I’ll just keep
sewing and you can iron. Josh: Ya. Sorry about that.
Jenny: There we go. And there is the last one. You want to make sure that you do sew
the curved edge in. So that, because if you sew it so the curve goes the other way. You’ll
know right away if it’s wrong, believe me. Alright I have two, another set of blocks
over here that’s already done. And as soon as Josh gets done ironing these, I’ll show
you how they go together. Josh: There.
Jenny: So the trick to this, which I thought was really cool, because Josh actually explained
this to me, is that something we’re also taking a seam this way. So you block should
be square. Josh: Ya
Jenny: It should be Josh: Should be.
Jenny: It should be square. Alright so what we’re going to do here is we’re going
to take the ones with the background square and they’ll make one pile and the ones with
the colored square will make another pile. And these are two separate blocks now. We’ll
get two blocks. So I’m going to take this right here. And you leave your fat part to
the middle. And we’re going to turn this right here so it makes a star. I want you
to be able to see this. Just like this. And then this part is going to go here. And this
part is going to go here. How cool is that. It just makes that cool star instantly. I
love it. Josh: Ya
Jenny: I love how it comes together. . Then you’re going to sew it together like a four
patch. So you’re just going to lay these two on top of each other, sew down. These
two on top of each other like this and sew down. And we’ll do that real quick so we
can make this block. And well I’ll stop talking for a second so I can sew. And one
more. Now the lines on the sides where your, where your blocks come together, those aren’t
going to match up. So don’t worry about that.
Josh: Here I’ll iron that for you. Jenny: Alright. Then you’re just going to
sew these together in the middle. It’s going to sew together like a four patch. And you’re
going to get a block that looks just like this. So Josh while you’re ironing, come
back with me to the quilt and let’s look at the quilt for a minute. So we have three
blocks across here. Three big blocks. These make like an 18 inch block. So it’s a really
good size block. And we have three across and three down. And it makes a beautiful,
beautiful block. It’s fun to see the alternating colors. I want to show you, I did a couple
in another colorway too. Oh that’s pretty, Josh. Isn’t that fun?
Josh: That looks awesome. Jenny: Yep. So these right here, I wanted
to do it with a solid to see what happened if I just took a plain solid. And look how
cool these come out. Josh: Oh that’s really cool.
Jenny: Aren’t they fun? Yes sometimes it’s fun to see, you know, just what else, what
else, you know another idea. So this was the colored background with the white star. And
it just looks really fun. So I’m just really tickled that you came up with that.
Josh: Ya it’s pretty exciting. Jenny: It was fun. He’s not still dating
the girl. That’s alright. But it was a fun night. And got to learn a fun new pattern.
And we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on Josh’s Star from the MSQC. Josh: Hey mom, will you show me the pattern
again back here, what we’re going to be doing?
Jenny: Ya sure. Josh: Alright perfect.
Jenny: So, what did you do? Josh: Nothing.
Jenny: What are you doing to me? Josh: I was just patting your back. Don’t
worry about it. You’re good. You’re good. Jenny: Are you sure?
Josh: So how are we doing this? Jenny: He’s doing something. He’s doing
something. Josh: Nothing happened. You’re good. You’re
good. We’re just going to stand here like this. Alright.

Comments (100)


  2. Great family that all sews, great video, and I cannot wait to try this pattern! Love it!

  3. This is so funny. Love it when a mom and son do something like this together. Josh, we all love your mum and you did a great job. Great quilt block.

  4. Josh is going to get a lot of fan mail 😉

  5. Aww, that is so cute. I like the quilt too!

  6. I like Josh's quilt because of the colors and the way he offset the blocks. I think I'm going to be a copy cat. Did I miss it? What is the width of the sashing?

  7. What a great tutorial. 🙂 Thanks Jenny & Josh.

  8. Lol that was cute! Great Video…Great Block!

  9. Fun quilt and I love watching you with your children, you should bring them on set more often! The ending was the best!

  10. Love the family sewing together! I️ actually like his all-color quilt with black sashing. It might be perfect in batiks. I’m making lap quilts for Christmas presents. I️ get most of my ideas from MSQC. Thanks so much. And this was fun to watch, too.

  11. Great tutorial! I can't wait to make it. It's so adorable to see you working with your son.

  12. Saw this video last night. Tonight I made 2 blocks and have 7 more cut out and ready to go in the morning. This quilt was not part of my plan, but it was just right for some left over 10 inch squares.

  13. Oh boy!  I am not only delighted seeing the handsome Josh but also how great his idea has become a perfect star for this christmas. It is modern, cool, perfect for my house! So the Josh´s start will be my wall decoration this year! And Jenny, where did you have this treasure? Josh should be doing his own videos! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Simply fantastic! Thank you for sharing! Here comes my modern and cool Christmas star! I mean Josh´s star! What a wonderful way to say that you are a star Josh…make your own videos!

  15. This shape is nothing new. It was a pagan symbol of Brigid long before xtianity snagged it. The symbol was traditionally woven from dishes and displayed in the home as protection from anything that intended harm. It was also believed to protect the home from fire. This quilt would be an excellent gift for someone you care about and want to protect from harm. Yay pagans!

  16. Oh Jenny, your Josh is HOT!!! He sews, irons and is easy to look at 😍

  17. Love love ❤️ this pattern.

  18. Am looking forward to making this quilt. Great star block, Josh! Super easy. Love the fact that it is truly a family business, and that even the men are into quilting! Job well done, Jenny <3

  19. I loved this tutorial especially the humorous finish!!

  20. I really like the quilt that Josh made. Thank you, Jenny.

  21. Love this, went and searched for some fabric that would give it the contrast that the one you made in this tutorial,,,would the CHICKEN SRATCH fabric work this well. So cute❤️

  22. Everything about this video is FUN! 🙂 Thanks!

  23. Could you make a 12" block like this?

  24. Great pattern for your stash!

  25. Love this block Jenny. Great idea Josh

  26. Nice to be able to comment without being bullied by the person making the video. This is gorgeous.

  27. What a cute video, and I love the star! #MomsAndSonsAreAwesome

  28. Manly men and girly girls — so refreshing!

  29. precioso jeni me encanta y este chico tambien esta muy guapo jiji besos desde barcelona kis

  30. Wow! If I was 40 years younger I'd be there in 15 minutes ! I like the b.ock too!…Eileen .

  31. You and your video tutorials are the best!!! Bravo and thank you very much! <3

  32. I have never quilted but this looks like so much fun.

  33. OMG That is so nice to see your family in videos. I love the sign lol. Great video. Make more quilts for us Josh. Thank you for sharing.

  34. What a fun quilt block!

  35. I just wanted to thank you again for this precious tutorial with your youngest son. Fibromyalgia has me grounded from quilting or holiday prep. Being a challenge to maintain a smile instead of tears for my family, I'm having to work on my attitude. I was so thankful when I ran across this tutorial again. This time I was able to share it with my husband. Was really good to also share that cute little prank of Josh's at the end with my hubby. Laughter truly is healing to the spirit❣️🤗😂. Thanks again. (Oh I'm praying the perfect sole mate comes along at the right time for Josh.)

  36. Love this video. It was fun watching you and your son together sewing. Bye you two

  37. Wow can we get more men like Josh in the quilting world please. Or at least make him the designated iron man in all the tutorials

  38. Your mom is the sweetest. I have always adored her.

  39. I don’t have a Dresden ruler, but it looks like the cut could be done using a straight edge. What would be the top and bottom measurements (from the edge)?

  40. Thanks Jenny & Josh. Awesome Quilt I love it! 😍

  41. LOL!!! Great job, Josh! I love it!

  42. Josh is adorable!!!!

  43. Like it , mother and son project,nice tutorial.Thanks a lot.

  44. I would just like to make a couple single blocks and hang them on my wall for art any suggestions on hanging them?

  45. Jenny, I️ love your videos! I️ have a basic question: I’m working on a toss pillow cover with a quilt top. Except that it won’t have the batting and back. Basically, one side of the pillow will have the pieces sewn together like a quilt, and the back will be one coordinating fabric. My question is, if there’s no batting, how do I️ finish the edge of each square? Should I️ even finish them? Thank you for the help!

  46. Pretty sure Jenny would be the coolest MIL ever!

  47. saludos desde Venezuela……divino el bloque que fácil…y tu hijo bello……te admiro mucho mi sueño es conocer tus tiendas…….

  48. Thank you so much 😊 Jenny and Josh. I really love 💕 that awesome block. And Josh is so adorable too.

  49. Hahahaaa Josh is a handsome kid, and I love that your kids still play jokes on you. Mine do too, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  50. He is so handsome! ♡♡♡♡

  51. I don't have a dresden ruler could I use something else

  52. Love this quilt. Thank you for sharing Josh’s Star Quilt.

  53. It's nice to see your family on YouTube. I 've seen your handsome son. Your beautiful daughter. And also your grandson. Thanks for bringing us with you into your wonderful family. Its nice to see other men sewing too. I think I am at 12 different Jenny quilts. They are all fantastic! I can't express how much gratitude for you and family. No joke… its saved my life.

  54. Jenny ,Ваш помошник Josh Doan просто душка!

  55. Great pattern! Thanks for posting this. Also your son is so handsome!

  56. Love this pattern! This would be a great project for a retreat, sit & sew, etc. Jenny you and your family are amazing.

  57. Great video! Thank you! Yeshua blessings!

  58. I love to have your patterns please love your videos

  59. Здорово…..когда есть помощник!
    Быстренько шьется…

  60. Great tutorial! Thank you both! 👏🏼👏🏼

  61. Josh is helping "mom" but Mom should have got 'the boy to do your sewing for you its so nice to see all of your extended family involved in different projects.

  62. What a handsome sewing Viking you have there. Looks like a keeper. Love the block,

  63. beautiful both son and pattern!

  64. I love love love this! Such big blocks and goes together so fast. Really modern look too! What size is the border and what size are the gray strips? Thanks Josh. When you use your noodle you are really creative!

  65. thanks for a great tutorial,really like that pattern.

  66. Mr. Josh what did the paper say on your Mom's Back? That's too funny! 😄

  67. how smart you are !!

  68. I don't have the dresden ruler. I've watched the video several times. Could I just use a straight ruler and make a cut with the ruler lined up at 1" on one side and 4" on the other? That's appx where I can see the cut happening in the video.

  69. Love Love yalls interaction. such a loving family

  70. Os filhos são mesmo assim, uns queridos e depois uns diabinhos a pregar partidas! Adorei !

  71. So… I see Josh has no ring on. eyebrow wag
    Oh wait. I'm married.
    I have a hot sister!!

  72. I had to keep rewinding the video a few times because Josh is so handsome! Lol

  73. I love this quilt, so cute!! How wide is your sashing, I did not hear you mention that. Thanks for another fabulous tutorial.

  74. This is really cute with Josh!! I really like stars and want to try this, thank you!

  75. So how did the date turn out? A second date? A wedding? Very handsome young man!

  76. Jenny you don’t look old enough to have children this grown. Great pattern.

  77. it was a great design can't wait to try it and you and Josh work well together yes he is adorable I have two boys myself wish they liked to sew

  78. Did Josh stay with the Girl?

  79. Hi Allison i'm available

  80. Quick and easy. Tfs

  81. Ohh that Josh!!! 😘 Jenny I love your kids!

  82. Awesome job lmao on the sign

  83. Have a got a beautiful daughter that would be a perfect match. I just saw Josh last week when he dropped in during a retreat I attended. Too bad my daughter couldn’t have come with me.

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