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.
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!