8.03.2014

Winter Star Pattern and Limited Quilt Kits!

I'm excited to offer you all my 3rd pattern! This one is called Winter Star and is available for purchase at my little Etsy shop: www.QuiltingInTheRain.etsy.com Thanks in advance for supporting my little shop!

This is an easy and fun pattern that uses 11 fat quarters and 2.75 yards background fabric for the quilt top. It's a timeless design and you'll learn to easily assemble two types of star blocks.

(Pattern available at www.QuiltingInTheRain.etsy.com)

Here's my baby boy and furry baby modeling the new quilt. I'm a lucky mama to have such happy and cute quilt-munchkin-models! ;)
I'm kicking myself for not finishing this one using my quilt-as-you-go assembly method. If I had, I would have been able to easily accomplish more intricate quilting on the quilt top. Instead, I just quilted simple straight lines 1/4" along the seam. Oh well, maybe next time! It still tuned out super comfy. :)
And here's some fun news! Whimsy Quilt and Fabrics decided to extend her quilt kit pre-orders!

My good friend Cristi over at Whimsy Quilt and Fabrics is offering a quilt kit to make this exact quilt. It comes with 11 fat quarters for the top, 2.75 yards background fabric, 1/2 yard binding fabric, my pattern (you can choose a paper or PDF copy) AND 3.5 yards backing fabric. This offer ends on Wednesday, at which point she'll stop offering the kits. For more details and to order your kit, visit her shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're all having a good Sunday.  I'll be doing a post office run to mail out patterns tomorrow morning, so if you get your pattern order in by early tomorrow AM your pattern will ship right away. :) 

Lastly, I plan to do another post this week where I'll offer a fun giveaway so stay tuned. Happy quilting! :)

7.28.2014

Quilt as you Go Made Modern, sneak peak!

Before I start,  I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to all that have been on this journey with me. I've had a lot of you following me for quite some time, and a lot of new faces as well (welcome!). Your kind words and enthusiasm for my work and tutorials keeps my creativity going at full steam.  

That being said, last Thursday I was a very happy girl! An advanced copy of my book Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern was delivered to me, along with flowers from my wonderful publisher! It felt amazing...and just, surreal...to be holding it and flipping through my book! All of the long hours and work that went into it definitely paid off, as I am just ecstatic to share this technique with all of YOU!

This post is mostly pictures, but I wanted to reiterate just how passionate I am about this technique. You're literally quilting-as-you-go onto smaller (thus more manageable) batting blocks making it practical to finish a quilt all on your own while achieving intricate quilting! Plus it's a fun, non-fussy and super creative way to quilt! 

And now for the fun stuff...here are some sneak peaks of the book and some Quilt as you Go projects that will be in it! 


Being from Seattle, you'll notice that I gave all fo the quilts Seattle-themed (or Northwesty) names :) This one, for instance, is called Cascade Range. My hubby took this picture on our camping trip a couple weekend ago.


It was a teepee camping trip...yes teepee camping exists! And it was awesome! This one is called Chief Sealth.





 And for all of you Paige fans...she has a half page spread in the book! I know, i know, she's such a little diva dog.





 I hope you enjoyed the pictures! That's it for now. But before I go I will leave you with a beautiful quilt that I just finished. I will have the pattern available in my little Etsy Shop this week.

 Thank you for stopping by, and for all of your enthusiasm and support! :) happy quilting!



6.30.2014

Another one done, and another class!

Wanted to share some lovely pics of this almost finished Quilt-as-you-Go! Still need to bind it, then it's done! and yes, it has Paige's stamp of approval ;)


I used my modern Quilt-as-you-Go technique featured in my upcoming book, Quilt-as-you-Go Made Modern, in stores this September! Crazy to think that's only a couple months away now.


I love the stack of quilted blocks right before assembly...
Laying them out and rearranging them is always fun too. 

And here's my big boy on a dainty, girly-girl quilt. ;) Maybe my next quilt should have more neutrals and blues?

Also, I have an upcoming Quilt-as-you-Go class at The Quilting Loft in Ballard, Seattle. Register HERE and come quilt with me!

I wanted to share this beautiful picture of a Quilt-as-you-Go that one of my students sent me - she took my class at The Quilting Loft a couple months ago. This is by the lovely Sarah @oscarandthesparrow (on instagram). Isn't is gorgeous...and even more impressive, can you believe this was her very FIRST quilt?!


Anyway, thank you for stopping by. Just a quick post to share what I've been up to (as i try to type this up before my son wakes up!).

And to brighten up your Monday, I shall leave you with some pictures of my furry child, Paige, modeling my latest. ;) Have a great week!



Happy Quilting!

xoxo jera

6.18.2014

it's been a beautiful Spring in Seattle!

 I'm currently working on two new quilts which I will share with you here. But this post is also to share some random (but pretty) photos I've captured this Spring. I hope they make you smile. :)

This Spring I've been really inspired by all of the gorgeous flowers blooming in my yard and at the Farmer's Market. It's been showing through my quilting. Though most of the flowers in my yard are wilted by now, I'm trying to keep the blooms alive with my quilts. 

Above is my latest Quilt as you Go (my book "Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern" comes out this September!). Though it's not quite assembled yet, it's already Paige-approved.

Ba-da-boom! I'll never tire of these luscious blooms. It makes me sad that peonies only come once a year, but it also makes them all the more special. :) 

There's nothing better than a fresh vase of flowers...(and stack-o-fabric from Whimsy Quilts)...to brighten your entryway, am i right? Obviously Paige agrees (as you can see from her excitement). 

I'll be sure to do another post once this quilt is finished.  Paige continues to cheer me on even with all these work-in-progresses. Too many projects, too little time. I guess Paige will be lounging on some unfinished quilts for a while.

My weekly stop to the Farmer's Market. At $5 bundle, no gal can say no!

Another week, another bundle. I'm telling you...I've been really inspired by flowers this Spring! Hanging on the wall is my Tiny Tulips pattern (www.jeraluisa.etsy.com). :) It's the perfect entryway quilt.

Also, I just had to brag about this. I'm one of those people that never win anything. Until now! Check out this cute red, white and blue banner I won from Debbie at Happy Little Cottage

I didn't win these handmade crocheted cherries, but aren't they adorable? I got these from Heather over at Vintage Grey Handmade. I've kind of been obsessed with all these handmade goodies thanks to instagram.

And here are the fabrics I'm working with for my next pattern. Don't you love the vintage/French yet traditional vibe of this collection? It's a mix of Maison Blue by Robyn Pandolph and the Durham Collection by Lecien.

Another unfinished quilt for Paige to lounge on...but she's not complaining.  Here's a sneak peak of the quilt. And some fun news, when the pattern comes out (hopefully within the next month), I've collaborated with Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics  to do a quilt kit to go with my pattern, so stay tuned!


I hope you've enjoyed this post and seeing what i've been up to. It was a bit random, only because I don't post often enough!

With that i'll leave you with this super-happy picture of the "cute room" at Keepsake Cottage Fabrics in Bothell, WA. I'm teaching a class here on June 29th. If you'd like to sign up, i believe there's one spot left. :)
Happy Quilting!

5.20.2014

Summer Star Mini and Pam Kitty Garden!


I'm a little late in doing a blog post about this one: This is my latest mini pattern called Summer Star Mini. It measures 37"x37" and you can get it at my little Etsy shop (for only $4.75 limited time!) www.jeraluisa.etsy.com There's an option for a paper pattern (shipping is on me!) or an instant download of a PDF pattern. This is a charm pack friendly pattern.


Also, for a limited time my friend Cristi at Whimsy Quilts and Fabrics is selling a full quilt kit to make this exact quilt pictured above.  It comes with everything - all the supplies to make the quilt top, backing fabric, one of my paper patterns and binding! You can find the kits HERE. If she's sold out of the kits (her kits go quickly!) and you would like one, just leave me a comment and I'll hook you up.

The fabrics used for this quilt are by Pam Kitty Morning for LakeHouse Drygoods LLC. I absolutely adore Pam and her fabrics. And what's really exciting is Pam and Holly Holderman of Lakehouse Fabrics are coming out with a new fabric collection called Pam Kitty Garden that I am absolutely panicked about. I must buy it ALL.

For Spring Quilt Market (last week), Pam and Holly used my Summer Star Mini pattern to help showcase their Pam Kitty Garden collection for their distributor booklet. Check it out! The page layout and fabrics are all by Lakehouse Drygoods Fabrics.

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How cute is that!? 



Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest! I'm currently working on a Summer Star Mini pattern using the Mirabelle charm pack (above) - it comes together really quickly, in fact I'm almost done! Check out my Facebook and/or Instagram for current updates on it.

 Also, don't forget to grab a quilt kit or pattern on your way out ;)

Quilt Kits!

 

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