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Creating a Stunning Crow's Foot Quilt: A Tutorial by Jenny Doan

Creating a Stunning Crow's Foot Quilt: A Tutorial by Jenny Doan


Welcome, fellow quilting enthusiasts! Today, we have something truly special to share with you—a delightful quilting project known as the Crow's Foot block. Join us as we dive into this fascinating pattern, expertly guided by the talented Jenny Doan of the Missouri Star Quilt Company. In this tutorial, Jenny takes us on a creative journey, demonstrating how to transform a simple four-patch into a stunning quilt that will leave your friends and family in awe.

Meet Jenny Doan

Jenny Doan, the heart and soul of the Missouri Star Quilt Company, brings her signature charm and quilting expertise to this project. Known for her innovative quilting techniques and brilliant shortcuts, Jenny's approach makes even the most intricate patterns accessible to quilters of all levels. With her guidance, you'll be amazed at how effortlessly the Crow's Foot block comes together.

Materials and Fabric

To embark on this quilting adventure, you'll need some basic materials and gorgeous fabric. Jenny chose the exquisite Morris Meadow collection by Barbara Brackman for moda. You'll also require background and accent fabric, an outer border, binding, and backing fabric. Jenny provides detailed instructions on how to prepare these materials for your project.

The Magic of the Four Patch

Jenny's creative process is all about finding shortcuts to simplify complex patterns. You'll be surprised to learn that the Crow's Foot block starts with a humble four-patch. Jenny takes you step by step through the process of creating and assembling the four-patches, showcasing her sewing techniques and tips along the way.

Half-Square Triangles and Color Placement

A key element in this project is the use of half-square triangles, carefully arranged to create the stunning Crow's Foot design. Jenny explains how to make these triangles, ensuring that the colors align perfectly with the design.

Block Assembly

Once you've created your four-patches and half-square triangles, Jenny demonstrates how to assemble them into the Crow's Foot block. Her meticulous attention to detail ensures that your blocks will come together seamlessly, with no need for Y-seams.

Quilt Layout and Finishing Touches

As you assemble your blocks, Jenny provides insights into the layout and design of the final quilt. She shares tips on choosing the right quilting pattern to complement your project's style. The result is an 83x83-inch quilt that combines elegance and creativity in equal measure.


Get ready to embark on a quilting journey like no other with Jenny Doan as your guide. We hope you're as excited as we are to create your own stunning Crow's Foot quilt. So, without further ado, let's dive into the world of quilting magic with Jenny! Don't forget to subscribe to the Missouri Star Quilt Company's channel for more inspiring tutorials.

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