Quilts, Fabric and Pie :)

Hello! It’s been too long since my last post so I wanted to share what i’ve been up to.

I’ve been working on this new quilt that will be featured on Moda Bakeshop. The (free!) tutorial will be coming your way any day now. I will be sure to do a post about it here and on Facebook when it’s up. It’s a fast and easy quilt with a quick cutting technique, previewed below.

It’s a great quilt pattern for a beginner or if you want a quick and fun project.

The collection I used is Somerset by Fig Tree and Co. for Moda. It’s made up of Layer Cakes (pre-cut 10″ squares). I also used a jelly roll (pre-cut 2.5″ strips); however, you can cut your own strips from yardage to save some money as I only needed 15 strips.

I finished the quilt top a couple days ago and I may have bribed my son with skittles for a good picture. πŸ™‚ More pictures coming soon.

Check this out…look who decided to make an appearance on my quilt! My sweet little Bodie. He’s terrified of my sewing machine and usually wants nothing to do with my quilts. Even here he looks unsure of himself.. πŸ˜‰ xoxo

What else have I been up to….
Oh yes, I’ve been baking lots of pies.Β  It started when this guy picked a bucket full of blueberries. I didn’t know what to do with all of them and didn’t want the berries to go bad so I did what any logical person would do and made a pie, obviously.

Then I made a sugar plum pie. In the last 2 weeks I’ve made 3 pies. And yes these pies are fat free! I keep telling myself that (as I eat my daily pie slice). At least there’s fruit…which have antioxidants! I’m so healthy! 😐

On a different note (but just as sweet as my fat free pies πŸ˜‰ … my latest stash additions are these lovelies from Simply Sweet Fabric. You can get the bundle here and here.
The shop owner, Shay, is so sweet AND she makes the sweetest bundles.
She has a lot of this vintage-floral look that I’m crazy about right
now. I think my next quilt will use these fabrics.
Also, I should mention that my next Quilt-as-you-Go class is on Tuesday (it’s full) but the Quilting Loft just listed another class for September 23rd. If you’re in the area, I’d love to quilt with you! Here’s a recent quilt-as-you-go that one of my students, Sarah (@oscarandthesparrow on instagram) made using my technique. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Speaking of Quilt-as-you-Go, I made this QAYGo ninja pillow for my brother who recently turned the big 3-0.

Had to do matching coasters of course.

And then there’s this Quilt-as-you-Go pillow (and quilt behind it) – I got the pillow back from my publisher. This one will be in my upcoming book! πŸ™‚

Β Other than pies, fabric and my latest quilt project, I’ve been enjoying the Summer with my favorite little guy. That’s a quilt-as-you-go quilt below (and yes, it will be in my book!) πŸ™‚
Β It’s crazy that Fall is just around the corner. The other morning I felt a cool chill in the air and I LOVED it. I guess i’m not much of a Summer girl…I admit that I’m one of those Seattleites that complain about too much sun and feel like they’re withering away in the heat :-p So of course I went out and bought some new, Fall boots in preparation for the new season!
(above, Ethan snuggling in my Winter Star quilt)
By the way, a lot of these photos are from my Instagram, so if you’re not following my photo feed yet you should!:) Sorry for all the repeats for anyone that already follows!
My home is never this neat (the mess is behind the photographer πŸ˜‰ but I snapped this photo shortly after cleaning and reorganizing my quilt ladder. I love how quilts can bring pops of color and coziness all around a home.
(Summer Star mini quilt on the wall)
Whew! This post ended up being longer than I anticipated. I kept adding random photos. Congrats on making it all the way through me rambling πŸ˜‰ Because you’re so awesome here’s a coupon code to get 10% off my little Etsy shop. This expires September 1st. πŸ™‚
Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to check back for my upcoming Moda Bakeshop tutorial.
Happy Quilting πŸ™‚

21 Responses to Quilts, Fabric and Pie :)

  1. Anonymous August 24, 2014 at 12:53 am #

    hi Jera, I have ordered your book and can not wait for it to arrive I love all your work and your blog thank you. Maria from Australia

    • Quiltingintherain September 8, 2014 at 2:36 am #

      Thanks for all the quilt-love from Australia! happy quilting!

  2. Marie Atkinson August 24, 2014 at 1:31 am #

    Love the new quilt! Fig Tree fabrics are always so pretty! Looking forward to getting the pattern. I started pulling fabric for my Summer Star Mini today! (I had a piece of white fabric with stars on it for the background in my stash already, woohoo, serendipity!)

    • Quiltingintherain September 8, 2014 at 2:35 am #

      Yay! Be sure to share a picture with me πŸ˜‰ thanks for your kind comment. take care!

  3. Sew Surprising August 24, 2014 at 8:46 am #

    Ohhhh I love the pies, and now off to check out those super cute fabrics πŸ™‚

  4. Heidi August 24, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Love love love that some Somerset quilt. I can't wait for the tutorial! Also the pies look delicious.

    • Quiltingintherain September 8, 2014 at 2:35 am #

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ see you on IG! πŸ˜‰ happy quilting

  5. Sylvia Anderson August 24, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Jera, I just love the fabrics you used and will anxiously await the new tutorial. Your little Ethan is so adorable, but at his age, and being a boy, it would definitely take a little bribing to pose for mom. On the other side of the coin, we have 6 great granddaughters, who pose at the drop of a hat, and love to do it. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and photos.

  6. Daytona Damsel August 24, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    I need to order your book. Don't know why I delayed so long. Thanks for showing how you use your quilts around the house. I have recently purchased a new home and want to use my quilts to bring in color. And as always your little guy just makes the photos.

  7. Rosa August 24, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    Beautiful fabrica but the quilt caught my eye and the cake looks delicious!

  8. Pierro August 24, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Rosemary b here:
    You always have so much to share, so a long post is just fun!
    It is always nice to see Sweet Paige and your big boy too.
    The fabrics are gorgeous!!

  9. Hilary August 24, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    Ooo I'm excited to see the tutorial. I have a bunch of layer cakes hanging around that need to be made in to something πŸ™‚

  10. toniaconner August 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm #

    Pies look delicious seeing the quilt as you go pillow reminded me I ask you a couple of weeks ago, do you have any idea when to look for the preordered books? I have some Christmas items I need to get started on soon and wanted to use your method. Thanks.

    • Quiltingintherain September 8, 2014 at 2:33 am #

      Thank you for your comment! my book is already available for pre-order on Amazon. There's alo a link on my blog. πŸ™‚ pre-ordered books are starting to ship this month and by Oct 1st at the latest πŸ™‚

  11. Karin Vail August 26, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    I am one of "those" Washingtonians too (I live upriver from Burlington) – this heat wave we've had this summer has been too much for me! Have spent LOTS of time in the pop-up pool, probably more than any other summer I can remember!

    I have had two recent MBS projects that I didn't finish the quilting in time for the project post too – but finished within a couple days so I could swap out those pics quickly, LOL. I hated not to meet my deadline! A broken toe early this summer waylaid my pin-basting plans though, so it was a little beyond my control πŸ™

  12. Kathleen September 6, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Hi Jera – I have just been introduced to your quilts via a pinterest pin and I fell in love with your fabulous quilts in such great, happy colors. But I must be honest – I am stickin' around for the corgis! We have had three over the years and there is nothing I love more than an upside-down corgi – I know you know that feeling :). Please keep sharing the quilts and corgis, both make my heart just sing!

    • Quiltingintherain September 8, 2014 at 2:31 am #

      Hi Kathleen – thank you for your kind comment! You'll be happy to know that my corgi (and quilting buddy) Paige will be in my upcoming book modeling a quilt, because she's such of a diva like that πŸ˜‰ Thanks for reading my blog!

  13. Diana VanBenschoten April 23, 2015 at 7:39 pm #

    Love the way you display your quilts they're amazing!

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