Hello Summer!

I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! I’ve found myself up early before both kids, so I thought i’d see how far I could get with this post before the kraken awakens. 😉 But mostly, I wanted to greet you with these beautiful tulips made using fabrics from my second collection, La Conner (available in stores this August!).

These lovely tulips were made by the talented Viktoriia of Color View on Etsy. She was so pleasant to work with and she made them so quickly. I simply sent her my fabric and she made this gorgeous bundle. Be sure to pick up a bundle for yourself – they never wilt! 😉

These tulips were perfect with my La Conner collection, which was inspired by the town of La Conner, Washington – located 1 hour north of Seattle. La Conner is known for their endless fields of tulips in the Spring season. I captured these two photos below in May when visiting.

Tulip land!

These tulips made a lovely bunch to display at my Spring quilt market booth. They also made the sweetest little thank you’s for my quilty friends that helped prepare La Conner quilts for my market booth.

On a different note, per usual I’ve been quiet on the blog lately. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to…

🙂 Let’s just say this was a totally new experience for me! A few weeks ago I was in Texas filming at Fat Quarter Shop. I was there for two days and we filmed non-stop tutorials for you all! I’m both nervous and excited to share these tutorials with you all. Nervous because i’m dreading seeing myself on camera, oy.  But honestly, video tutorials are the most efficient way to explain technique style projects, such as quilt-as-you-go, which I will be sharing with you all!

Be on the lookout for my videos which will eventually appear here and on my blog as well. I will of course let you know when they are ready. Should be within a week or so! Here’s a sneak peak of one of the QAYG projects that we filmed..

Other than my quilty stuff which is keeping my very busy, i’ve had my hands full with these two peanuts! Summer is in full swing at the Brandvig house!

This guy starts kindergarten this September…time slow down!

We’ve been picking blueberries and raspberries from our yard. I cannot thank the lovely woman who lived in our house before us enough, for planting beautiful blueberry bushes along our backyard fence. Thank you, Bonnie. My boys and I have gotten so much joy (and happy tummies) from these blueberry bushes.

Happy tummies indeed! I used this delicious and simple Contest Winning Blueberry Pie recipe. I completely recommend it, and we’ll be making another pie this week as the blueberries keep on coming.

Such a happy site!

Since I’ve somehow started blogging about baking (which was my love before quilting!), I might as well share these lemon bars I made the other day for my husband’s birthday. The recipe uses only 5 ingredients and can be found here.  We make them every year. Sooo yummy.

My husband lost his birthday 2 years ago when Simon decided to pop into this world 30 minutes into July 3rd, sharing his birthday. 😉 So a construction site cake for Si, and lemon bars for Dad.

I’ve been a busy mama!

Anyway, i’m feeling triumphant for finishing this blog post before the kids are totally up (I can here their faint awakening cries upstairs now, lol). That being said, I will leave you with this beautiful tulip bundle.  Excited to share more with you next time, and as always, thanks for stopping by! Bye-bye!!!

8 Responses to Hello Summer!

  1. Little Quiltsong July 6, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    Thank you for sharing the recipes :)! Looking forward to your videos. Yes, time flies with the little ones – especially once school starts, but it is also fun. Enjoy your day with them today!

  2. Rosemaryflower July 6, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Hi Jera, great post, I love those flowers. What fun to make. I will visit that etsy site
    Your boys are adorable.
    I love your new fabric

  3. mimi'sdarlins July 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    Love the ‘roses’, how sweet. Waiting impatiently for your new fabrics. We brought some raspberry bushes from our first home when we built the one we have now, and we’ve added blueberries! My latest grandbaby, a girl, was born two years ago (ten days late) on my birthday! Finally, I have the same name for all my grandbabies, ‘peanut’. Just noticed these similarities reading your blog 🙂

  4. Tonia Conner July 6, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

    I can’t believe how big the boys are getting. Can hardly wait for the video, love the lace added in the quilt. I still use your first QAYG book. Possibilities are endless.

  5. Pam Steward July 7, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

    I love the beautiful tulip flowers and the fabric! I’m a quilting mom with boys too and we also have blueberry bushes that were left to us by the former owners of our little homestead. Your style is so pretty and feminine. Just lovely! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  6. Dani July 20, 2017 at 12:20 am #

    I’m just catching up on my emails and was so glad to see your post. It has been such a busy summer here as well. Your little men are so precious! Time flies all too fast. I miss my 17 year old son being so huggable and cuddly at that age. Now he towers over me at and I can sit in his lap. 😉 The Tulips are lovely and I LOVE the fabric line. Can’t wait to get some. Thank you!

  7. Jo August 10, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    Hi Jera! Your lemon bars and abundance of blueberries made me think of a delicious blueberry lemon bar that I had once at Gayles bakery in Capitola, California. I’ve been going back there ever since but they’ve never had it again! It was a lemon bar that they sprinkled blueberries in and they were suspended throughout the filling. You should try it, you’d like it!

  8. Rae September 18, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    Is there a tutorial for the roses? Love La Conner.

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