Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage (my latest book!)

Hi everyone! I did a post about my new book back in March, but now that my book has finally released this month (!!) I thought i’d do another post with some videos and pretty project photos that my publisher sent me from the book.

Below you can find two videos: A quick 2-minute overview of my book, and the second video where I elaborate more and show some actual quilts in hand. When it comes to quilting I can get talking quite a lot, so I thought it’d be good to share both videos to give you the option, and to not talk your ear off.

Take a look below! 🙂

For a quick ~2 min explanation of my 2nd book, you can watch this video that I filmed for The Fat Quarter Shop back in May. Gotta love where YouTube decided to freeze-frame me. I’m surprised my eyes aren’t closed too x-p

However, for a video where I elaborate on my book and talk more about the 3 different QAYG joining methods, you can check out this homemade video of me in my sewing room, that my husband helped put together for me. 🙂

>>Again I want to reiterate that my 2nd book would not be possible if not for all of you that showed a tremendous amount of support and love for my 1st book. So I wanted to reach out again (i’ll never tire of doing so), to say thank you. This book is for you! <<

By the way, you can read a review on my first book published by Quilter’s Review HERE.

And now for some pretty quilt as you go  project photos that I promised!

The above quilt was made by Deborah Russell. I am truly thankful to have had help by some very talented gals for my 2nd book! I couldn’t have have done it without their help


The quilt below was made by Faith Essenburg of Sarana Ave.



This  next quilt I believe I may have mentioned before in a prior post. This is a true vintage quilt. I scored these 1930’s hand-sewn blocks from eBay. They were very delicate and not perfect due to their antique nature, but the quilt-as-you-go technique enabled me to very carefully quilt one block at a time, therefore stabilizing each block. Followed by assembling the blocks together after each delicate block had already been quilted and stabilized. These once delicate blocks are now stabilized enough to put this quilt through the delicate cycle of the washing machine! QAYG is a great way to carefully assemble true, vintage quilt blocks!


I have a whole chapter dedicated to fabric selection, and how to find inspiration from your surroundings. I love fabric, so it was easy and unique to include that.

This next quilt is the High Tea Sampler quilt (also the first quilt on this blog post). I talk about this quilt in my videos, and how my book includes 51 quilt blocks to choose from, plus 9+ projects to help get your creative juiced flowing, plus THREE quilt as-you-go joining techniques. Furthermore, I have a chapter called “Quilts for Thought” which have even more QAYG ideas. I want my books to be more than just quilt patterns. I want them to inspire! I want it to let your inner artist come out! 🙂


Here’s a big ol’ pile of quilted blocks ready to be assembled. I took this photo when I was working on the high tea sampler quilt. It sure is a satisfying feeling having a stack of quilted and squared-up blocks. I carefully walk you through this process in my book, with lots of tips and tid bits to help you along the way.

Here’s a photo I took that shows the back of the quilt. It’s a whole other quilt on the other side!

Here’s another lovely project photo taken by the talented C&T Publishing team. they did an excellent job making this book organized and beautiful.


This next quilt, called Simon’s Quilt,  was a special one that I made for my littlest who is now 2 years old.  It’s a very simple block, but I explain how to use textured fabrics, like this minky cuddle fabric, in your projects. The QAYG technique makes using these types of materials a bit more manageable.  It’s adds so much to a project, and it’s baby approved!!!

11222 Brandvig F’17

And now for some pretty close ups. 🙂  If you’d like to read more about this High Tea Sampler quilt (shown below), check out this post.


I hope you get a chance to watch a video. There’s so much to say that it seemed easier to just film me talking about it, rather than writing a long article. I hope you enjoy the photos, and again, thank you for your support!

You can find my book here. If you get the book and love it, I appreciate any honest reviews. They truly help me as an author, and my husband and I read all of them! Thank you SO much!

buh-bye for now 🙂



p.s. happy quilt-as-you-go!

12 Responses to Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage (my latest book!)

  1. Little Penpen October 2, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    oooh, what pretty pictures!! I’ve wanted to try QAYG for a long time now. I just ordered your book and it should be here by Wednesday. I’m so excited!!

  2. Kristin October 2, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    Wow! I can’t even get over the gorgeousness in this book! I really think I need to make that sampler quilt! Well done Jera! I admire you so much!

  3. mimi'sdarlins October 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    I’ve truly enjoyed your first book and am looking forward to ‘Made Vintage’… it’s on order! I always enjoy your posts, once again lovely photos and lots of eye candy 🙂

  4. Cheryl October 2, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    I preordered this book and am anxious to get started. The very first quilt I made many (25) years ago was a Quilt As You Go class I took in Issaquah but I prefer your ways of joining better. It really is a fun way to quilt. I love all the beautiful pictures and your new line of LaConner fabric, Jera. You are a very talented lady.

  5. Michele Valdez October 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

    I think you should host a quilt along for the high tea sampler….it would be so much fun!

  6. Diana October 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    I just found and purchased a copy of your first quilt as you go book a couple of weeks ago. I started a quilt a couple of years ago which needs several more blocks made before assembly, and I’m anxious to try your methods on that quilt. Thank you for your very understandable directions.

  7. billiemick October 3, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    I ordered my copy.

  8. Brenda Reinhardt October 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm #

    Thank you for letting me know you have a new book out there – love the idea of QAYG, and am going to keep this book in my radar!! Yes, I have your first one, so am glad to see another. Love the kids quilt that uses minky. I could see it being loved by anyone!!

  9. Connie Bailey November 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

    I would love to make that QAYG pincushion! So pretty! Is it in your book or where can I find the pattern ? Love it?

  10. Kathy Kitchens December 8, 2017 at 1:10 am #

    I am new to quilting and am totally hooked! I would love to have you make dvd tutorials on your quilt as you go method. I would love to buy those as It is easier for me than reading directions.

  11. Sherrie January 14, 2021 at 2:59 am #

    Hi, i have done only 2 QAYG quilts, and look forward to doing more, do your books have patterns in them to make or is the book just on how to do QAYG on our own blocks. Where do i find the cost and do you post to Australia, thankyou.

  12. Jo April 11, 2021 at 11:00 pm #

    How will be know how much fabric is needed if I want to make a quilt out of the patterns that is not one of the six quilts in the front but one of the block samples? Thank you.

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