Playful Irish Chain Quilt (plus quilt kits)

Sorry I’ve disappeared (yet again) for a long period of time. I’ve been diagnosed with this thing called “children” if you know
what I  mean 😉 In fact, I am typing this with a 4-month butterball on my lap, real time! So sorry in advance for any errors….

Playful Irish Chain quilt by Jera Brandvig – photo by McCall Quilting Magazine
Quilt Kits available!

I’ve been quiet lately being that we just moved houses and I had a baby 4 months ago…However, I have been a busy bee! I made the above Playful Irish Chain quilt over the Summer and finished it just weeks after giving birth…it was a crazy Summer!

I am excited to say that the pattern (with quilt kits available!) is finally published in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine! This issue is available for purchase now online HERE, and will be on shelves at your local newsstands and craft stores by November 24th.

I’m so excited about this so I’m going to type-yell it: QUILT KITS! This is a charm pack friendly pattern, and what’s loads of fun is you can purchase the quilt kit HERE. You will get a stack of adorable charm packs and background fabric with tiny blue dots, plus binding. Pre-order yours now or put it on your Christmas list 😉

Playful Irish Chain quilt by Jera Brandvig
Photo by McCall Quilting Magazine

Also, I want to mention that the amazing long arm quilting was done by my friend Monica at The West Seattle fabric company – she does long arm services and accepts online shipments too! She did a wonderful job on my quilt.

The fabrics I used are Flower Sugar by Lecien Fabrics. As noted above, it is a charm pack friendly pattern so the quilt kit comes with a bunch of pre-cut 5″ squares so you can start quilting right away.

Here are more photos of the Flower Sugar line from Lecien’s quilt market catalog. 

Anyway, that’s my big news for this post. =)  Some other things that have been happening: I have a book that I co-authored that comes out next month! The quilt featured in it is pictured below. More on that really soon…

Also, I am starting on my second Quilt As-You-Go book! It’s hard to believe that this month marks one year of my first book being out! I wouldn’t be doing book number 2 if it wasn’t for all of your support on my first so a sincere thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I listened to all your reviews and the best is yet to come with my next book!

Lastly, I will leave you with a cliff hanger…I have a BIG announcement that I hope to reveal within the next few weeks…so please stay tuned for that as well. That’s all I can say for now…(other than I’m so excited about it I’m practically shaking, lol!)

So…I started this post around 1PM…it’s now 11PM…haha! Like I said, I am diagnosed with a thing called “children” 😉 and I’m loving every single moment of it, even if it means baggy eyes and late night quilting sessions.

Thank you for being here and reading me, despite my lack of posts recently. I hope you have an awesome weekend!

14 Responses to Playful Irish Chain Quilt (plus quilt kits)

  1. Rosemary B❤️ November 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    ♥️ Jera, it is so great to hear from you.
    You have been busy and the sewing and creativity will keep you sane, right?
    Your sweet little baby boy is adorable. Children is a good condition to be recognised
    They are a treasure. Perhaps our greatest achievement in life.
    I love the quilts you shared here. I want to make the Playful Irish.
    I also drool over anything Flower Sugar, fortunately I do not need a bib

  2. Melinda November 20, 2015 at 4:12 pm #

    So excited for you, Jera!! Sounds like your life has been very full, and with good things! Your Playful Irish Chain is beautiful! And to be featured in a national magazine – amazing, and well deserved!!!

  3. Daytona Damsel November 20, 2015 at 4:33 pm #

    Add to your list the HOLIDAYS and I imagine how busy your life is right now. Congrats on the magazine article. Debbie

  4. Ioleen November 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Welcome back, Jera. I was wondering where you were. Lovely quilt with baby and Paige(right name I hope). Congrats on the magazine.

  5. Anonymous November 21, 2015 at 5:07 am #

    Glad your family is well. Looking forward to your new book!

  6. Laurie Tuttle November 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm #

    So happy life is good for you Jera! Your Playful Irish Chain Quilt is beautiful, and your sweet baby & Paige are adorable!! ~ Laurie in California

  7. Lorinda November 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm #

    Jera, looks like you've been a busy girl. I'm glad you're taking the time to enjoy your little ones. Your Irish Chain quilt is beautiful- thanks for sharing!

  8. Saihah Shamoon December 4, 2015 at 12:57 pm #

    Nice blog.Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Omani artist

  9. LynneP December 15, 2015 at 1:49 am #

    You HAVE been busy. Your baby is ADORABLE!!!
    I look forward to reading your next book.

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  11. Micky Lavinder January 5, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

    Jera, I love your blog and your style of quilting. I have the book "Quilt as you go" and the magazine this particular quilt is in. I am willing to purchase the kit — but want MORE of the fabric, especially the white with the aqua dots. Where can I purchase this? Thanks so much!

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  13. twemyss February 17, 2016 at 4:13 am #

    hat a little cutey you have, awww, baby and dog, awwww!! Love both!!! Great tuition , well done!!

  14. Vee May 20, 2017 at 2:36 am #

    Why do you call this irish chain? This is a Jacobs ladder pattern. There’s nothing irish chain about this quilt. It’s lovely, but you have your patterns mixed up. Irish chain is only patchwork. Jacobs ladder is patchwork (4 patch) and half square tiangles.

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