High Tea Blog Hop – Week 1 Recap

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I hope you’re all ready for a heavy dose of some crafting inspiration! I’m a few weeks late posting this recap as we’re currently into the last week (week 3) of my High Tea Blog hop! But being late won’t stop me from sharing the beautiful creations from week 1. πŸ™‚

Below is a recap of my Week One Guests of the High Tea Party/Blog-Instagram tour. Please scroll down to see images of the beautiful projects they made using my new High Tea Collection, which debuted this August.

8/9 – Melissa LeRay of Oh How Sweet Co

8/10 – Jemima Flendt of Tied with A Ribbon

8/11 – Deborah Russell of @missluella

8/12 – Minki Kim of Minki’s Work Table

8/13 – Rennee Lange of Sewn With Grace

8/14 – Lisa Cox of A Spoonful of Sugar

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8/9 – Melissa LeRay of Oh How Sweet Co kicked my tour off by posting the beautiful hexies above.

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8/10 was Jemima Flendt of Tied With a Ribbon. I had the pleasure of meeting Jemima briefly at quilt market and she is as lovely as her projects. πŸ™‚ Please check out her blog post for more photos and pattern details on this pillow. I’ve been scared to try paper piecing, but I’m seeing a lot of it in this blog tour and it’s quite inspiring. I want to keep this pillow for myself! : )

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Deborah Russell of @missluella1 took the gorgeous photo above, and made the strippy quilt (below) using a QAYG pattern from my book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern.

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Next up is the talented Minki Kim of Minki’s Work Table. Okay, so this quilt below is seriously incredible and one of a kind. And I’ll tell you why…

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She took the drawings that her daughter made….

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And then embroidered them! and then…

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…made it into a quilt! Isn’t this the perfect heirloom quilt? I am honored that Minki chose my fabrics for her daughter’s quilt.

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You can learn all about this technique from Minki’s new book, Sew Illustrated. I’m about to get myself a copy!

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On 8/13, we had Rennee Lange of Sewn With Grace.

She cut out all these cute tea-cups with fusible backing ironed to the back…

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And made this absolutely stunning quilt out of them! How fitting is this quilt for my High Tea collection?! Please check out her blog for more details, including the pattern.

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Last, but (most definitely) not least, is Lisa Cox of A spoonful of Sugar. Lisa and her daughter have the sweetest blog where they share theirΒ  crafting creations and baking recipes.Β  Lisa made this adorable, and pretty much ‘picture perfect’ table topper using High Tea. Yet another project I want to keep all to myself! :-p

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And the perfection doesn’t end there. Lisa also made this adorable sewing kit made out of hexies.

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*sigh* Want.

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I am incredibly gratefulΒ  and in awe to all the designers and crafters that made these lovely creations with my High Tea fabrics.

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I hope you enjoyed week 1’s recap. If you want to hop on board to the current tour, the schedule is below. If you click HERE, there are links to all the blogs – or just follow me on instagram @quiltingintherain for a live feed.

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Thank you for joining me and all these lovely designers for High Tea! I plan to post week 2’s recap soon-ish, lol. That’s the best I can promise right now with it being the middle of Summer and trying to keep up with my kiddos. Until then!

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It’s Tea Time! High Tea Blog Tour Kickoff

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Yes, I am still alive! Sorry for the lack of posts lately.Β  I have been a busy bee making most of my updates on instagram and facebook these days.Β  It’s been a non-stop and fulfilling summer keeping up with my kiddos during the day, and working on my second book and my second fabric collection by night. I also have some exciting news that myself and a handful of very talented people have all been working on, and it officially kicks off tomorrow!

Tomorrow, Tuesday August 9th, is the start of my very first blog/instagram tour. High Tea Collection is my first fabric collection for Lecien Fabrics. It is starting to ship to fabric stores now, so please be on the lookout. πŸ™‚ Some shops that I’m aware of that carry my fabrics can be found here, but be sure to look online or at your local fabric shop as well.

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High Tea Collection by Jera Brandvig for Lecien Fabrics

What is a Blog/Instagram Tour?

In a nutshell, 18 very talented designers/makers have been having fun making something using my High Tea Fabrics! Starting tomorrow, each person will reveal what they made on Instagram (and their blog, if they have one). It will be 18 days of sewing inspiration!

Below is a list of the tour schedule, so you can follow along and join us for our Tea Party! Or to simplify it, you can just follow me @QuiltingintheRain on instagram, and I will be sure to share each and every one of their lovely projects on my feed, with links/tags to their page. I will also plan to do weekly updates and share their projects here on my blog. πŸ™‚

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I am truly thankful for everyone that has participated in my blog tour. These gals are seriously a very talented bunch. It was a lot of work leading up to it and now it officially starts tomorrow! I am forever grateful for the tremendous amount of support from my quilty instagram community.

With the days blurring by, my goal for today was to get this post out before the tour starts. And it’s only 12:07 am so I think I’m good to go (to sleep) πŸ˜‰

Thank you for stopping by, and I do hope you will join us for some High Tea these next few weeks! I assure you it will be full of eye candy, fabric loveliness and lots of sewing inspiration!

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High Tea Crochet Quilt Tutorial

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Okay everyone! This long time anticipated crochet quilt tutorial is finally available! (happy jig!)

My friend Tiffany of Fanny Lu Designs took the time to put together the most thorough and detailed tutorial to make this quilt. You can find it on her blog,HERE.Β  As this is a fusion quilt of both crochet and quilting, you need to know both techniques. That being said, Tiffany took the time to post videos of how to do the crocheting, and photos of the quilting. It’s truly amazing – I can’t thank Tiffany enough for sharing this technique with the world, so be sure to leave a comment of thanks on her tutorial. πŸ™‚

I know I’ve posted pics of this beauty already, but this quilt deserves another post!

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Tiffany used fabric from my new High Tea Collection for Lecien fabrics which comes out this August 2016.

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When planning what quilts to make for market, Tiffany knew she wanted to incorporate some kind of lace or crochet look as inspired by my doile rose print. This project was the perfect choice!

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I love how this quilt is a form of quilt-as-you-go, where instead of joining strips to connect the blocks together, crocheting is used.

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I hope you all enjoy Tiffany’s tutorial and make something beautiful from it!

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Thanks for stopping by, and happy crochet-quilting! πŸ˜‰

 

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A Heartfelt Thank You + Giveaway Winner(s)!

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As I prepare for quilt market and pack up all of my projects, I can’t help but think of the enormous amount of support and kind comments I’ve gotten from you all regarding my new fabric collection. It’s a scary thing putting something out there up for critique, and I am beyond grateful for how wonderful you’ve all been.

All of your enthusiasm and excitement on my High Tea Quilt Kit giveaway makes me wish I could give a kit to everyone! Congrats to Alana Erickson and Kim Grabowski (IG winner!) for winning the kits!

Although I’m not capable of giving everyone a kit, as a gesture of my thanks to all of you and to hopefully make you all feel like winners (because I’m one of those people that never win prizes!), I am giving you a free download of my Tiny Tulips pattern. So if you don’t own a copy of my pattern already, here you go! This will be available for 48 hours for free as a token of my thanks πŸ™‚

To download the free pattern (free for 48 hours!), simply click the image below and it should come as a PDF that you can save on your computer or print. Again, a warm thank you for all of your support!

update: if you weren’t able to snag the pattern, you can find it HERE. Thank you!

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On a different note, here’s the progress on my latest quilt as you go which is nearly finished for market. All i need to do now is binding. This is actually the back of the quilt…my son’s favorite side πŸ™‚

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And here is the front. It’s reversible! This technique of QAYG will be shared in my second book.

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Wish me luck packing all of this stuff for my booth at market! And if you’re there, please stop by and say hello! As mentioned before, I will be doing a schoolhouse presentation on Thursday, May 19th, at 1:55 PM room 253A. Stop by for some goodies and inspiration! πŸ™‚

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Happy quilting, and happy quilt market week!

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Quilt Market Prep & High Tea Giveaway!

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It’s been a while since my last post as I’ve been a busy bee preparing for Quilt Market 2016 in Salt Lake City, which happens to be NEXT WEEK!Β  Commence panic mode…Ahhhhhh….ahhhhhhh! Please find time to stop by my booth at Lecien Fabrics & introduce yourself! It would make me the happiest. Also, I’ll give you a gift for stopping by πŸ˜‰ If you’re at market on Thursday, May 19th, I will have a school house presentation at 1:55 PM room 253A.

Before my giveaway (at the end of this post), i will bombard you with a bunch of pretty photos of some preparations leading up to quilt market. =)

First of all, that corset (above)! I will dedicate a whole blog post to that, but for now I had to share a picture. I just couldn’t keep it to myself! It was made locally by my talented friend Hilary who is the owner of Period Corsets. This is a custom, casual-style corset that can be worn with jeans. and believe it or not, it’s quite comfortable!Β  My inner Wonder Woman came out when I tried it on.

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Super-duper cute business cards!Β  I ordered these from www.moo.com. I had fun choosing various card backings using my prints.

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I’ve started another quilt as you go project, which I’m almost done with. I will share more once it’s finished. Also, I’m introducing a new QAYG technique which will be in book #2.

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The color schemes for this quilt started off as blues and yellows , but then I decided to warm it up with reds and dusty pinks.

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I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! These cute 2.5″ square mini charm packs arrived in my mailbox last Sunday, along with a jelly roll (aka sushi roll), fat quarters and charm packs. I just might be handing these out at my booth at quilt market! πŸ˜‰ It was a pleasant surprise on Mother’s day. Okay honestly, I was squealing out of excitement from the moment I saw the box on my doorstep. Paige was looking at me with her head cocked to one side wondering what was wrong with me.

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EEEEeeeeeEEEeee..!

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..eeeeeeeeeeeee!…

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This mini quilt will also have it’s own blog post dedicated to it (as a free pattern will be available – woohoo!), but again, had to share a glimpse. This one was made by my talented friend Tiffany Behmer.

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Here’s the back of the quilt, quilted by my friend Monica Skov of It’s Just Sewing.

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Sharing another glimpse…this time of a beautiful tea towel! This is one out of a set of four. Made once again by the amazing Tiffany! πŸ™‚ I am so thankful for her.

Thanks for hanging out until the end =) Now for my giveaway!

Update: This Giveaway has ended and winners contacted – thank you for your participation!

I’m long overdo for a giveaway, so I put together this cute Tiny Tulips mini quilt kit with fabrics from my High Tea Collection. This is special because the fabrics don’t come out until this August! This kit has everything you need to make the quilt top plus binding.Β  To enter to win this High Tea quilt kit, please do the following:

  1. Leave a comment to this blog post and tell me what you’d like to make using High Tea!
  2. Please be sure there is a way for me to contact you, should you win πŸ˜‰

I will choose a winner this Saturday, May 14th!

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Good luck!

(pssst…i’m giving away another kit on instagram) πŸ˜‰


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