Halloween Quilt!

Quick but picture-lengthy post to share this Halloween quilt that I made for my son! We are both obsessed with Halloween so this way, Simon can have Halloween year round. πŸ™‚ I don’t have an official pattern for you, but I do have a summary of what I did if you scroll down.

All fabrics are from Joanne Fabrics! They have so many fun choices and they always seem to be 50% off. You can’t really tell from my photos but some of the prints have a silver sparkle to them. Simon helped me pick them out!

Sewing for my kids is seriously my favorite kind of project! I sewed this quilt in one night (i was up until 3 am!). But Simon’s big smile the next morning made it all worth it. This was one of those projects that I’d never get done if I didn’t just sit down and do it!

I listened to the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole book series on audio book while making this – it’s a post apocalyptic story-line so it was perfect for this project! lol.

For the back I used fleece to make it extra cozy.

I don’t have an official pattern for you all today, but here’s a quick summary of what i did:

The squares measure 6″x6″ and the strips are 2″ wide. I did a 7×7 formation for the quilt (49 squares total).

– You can cut six 6″x6″ squares from one 1/4 yard. This quilt has a a total of 49 squares, so you would need at least nine 1/4 yard assorted Halloween prints for the squares.

– You will needΒ  1 1/4 yard for the black strips. Just cut them into 2″ x WOF strips, and then trim as needed.

– 1/2 yard for binding

– The quilt measures about 51″ x 51″. (I used fleece which has a 60″ WOF as opposed to the normal 42″, so I only needed 1 1/2 yards fleece for the backing).

Happy Halloween! πŸ™‚

-jera

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Meet Madame Fleur, my latest fabric collection!

Hello friends! I’m so excited to introduce to you my 5th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Madame Fleur.

A recent holiday to Victoria B.C. admiring the Victorian architecture and lush gardens while sipping on high tea inspired this collection, Madame Fleur. Look closely at the toile print and spot a subtle ode to my faithful furrball and quilting buddy, Paige. She was my little flower, my Madame Fleur.

I also snuck Paige in the selvage πŸ™‚

You may notice that these colors are much richer than my last collection, as I had Autumn in my heart when I designed this.This just might be the most elegant collection i’ve created so far. What do you think? πŸ™‚

I will be showing Madame Fleur at Fall Quilt Market in Houston two weeks from now. Be sure to let your favorite quilt shop know so that they can order some! It will ship to stores for all you lovely people in Spring 2020.

Like my past collections, Madame Fleur has metallic gold shimmer in some of the prints. Do you see it? πŸ™‚

I adore these cathedral window pin cushions made by my friend Lisa (@thecurvyquilter on instagram). She made these Madame Fleur pin cushions to put in my booth at Fall market, lucky me!

As with all of my collections I gift free quilt patterns for all of you! πŸ™‚ These following two quilt patterns will be available on my blog for free in Spring 2020 when Madame Fleur comes out. Thanks for your patience!

This quilt (below) uses all 36 prints from the whole collection!

Anyhoodles, as always thank you for catching up on my quilty-endeavors πŸ™‚ I’ve been busy working away on collection number 6 already, plus a 3rd book! Lots of fun things coming your way next year!

I hope you all have a wonderful Autumn ahead!

hugs,

Jera Brandvig

p.s. did you see the Halloween quilt I posted on my instagram? πŸ™‚ I’ll do a post on it soon!

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Sweet Dreams Quilt

I’m late posting about this, but one of my quilts was featured in the July/Fall 2019 issue of Quilts and More Magazine! =) It’s currently available at your local craft shop or Barnes and Noble. However, if you missed it, you can order it HERE.

Inside this issue on page 62 you will find the pattern for my Sweet Dreams quilt. It makes an excellent baby quilt, or depending on the fabrics you use, it can also make a beautiful wall hanging.

The fabrics I used are from my 4th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Loyal Heights. I used the blue, peach and red colorways.

Long arm quilting was done by my friend Charlene over at www.TheCottonFarm.com – whenever I need long arm services, I ship my quilts to her and she always does a fantastic job!

If you love this pattern, pick up a copy of the magazine!

 

With some other news, I have my 5th collection on the way. It will be revealed in a couple of weeks so stay tuned. Sneak peek was on instagram! Did you see it? πŸ˜‰

Hope you all had a lovely Summer! Mine went by too fast. My eldest son went back to school as of today (2nd grade already!), and my littlest starts preschool on Monday. I had a wonderful Summer with my boys with lots of good memories made. It went by too fast.

xoxo

-jera

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La Conner Bundles Available :)

Some eye candy for all of youΒ  πŸ˜‰ Just a quick post to let you know that i’ve added these bundles to my online shop. As you may know, I don’t typically sell my fabric online because it’s super-duper time consuming. It takes forever to cut and fold and bundle it all up as you can imagine! (special thanks to my husband for staying up late with me to cut and fold these bundles!)

However, with every collection that I design I will eventually sell some on my blog as time allows. And on the rare occasion that I do sell fabric I will let you all know via social media, like right now πŸ™‚

This is fabric from my 2nd collection for Lecien Fabrics called La Conner. Originally released in 2017 it’s hard to come by now – this is the last of it so if you love it, grab yourself a bundle. πŸ™‚

I have a free La Conner Stars pattern available for you all HERE. Additional La Conner patterns/tutorials can be found here:

As always, thanks for your support! Shop La Conner Fabrics HERE

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p.s. hope you’re all having a wonderful Summer! πŸ™‚

 

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Loyal Heights Red and White Quilt

Hi all! Today I’m sharing this smaller version of my Loyal Heights quilt where I used red and white fabrics from my 4th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Loyal Heights. You can find the complimentary free pattern HERE. =) yay!

But wait there’s more…quilt kits and a discount code for longarm services! double yay! (yay! yay!)

This quilt was quilted by Charlene Trieloff of www.TheCottonFarm.com. If you make this quilt (or ANY quilt) and would like her to finish it for you (I highly, without a doubt recommend her!) she is generously offering a 15% off discount if you mention me. Just say that Jera of Quilting in the Rain recommended you. πŸ™‚

And guess what?! My friend Julie at Keepsake Cottage Fabrics is offering QUILT KITS for this one. Shop HERE before they’re gone!

Get a quilt kit then get it quilted!

Anyway, that’s it for now. A super short and sweet post. If you want to see more, follow me on Instagram!

We are already into week 3 of my Loyal Heights project tour where i’m featuring two new artists each week making amazing projects using my Loyal Heights collection! Fun and inspiring stuff!

Until next time! πŸ™‚

πŸ™‚ -jera

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