With the end of Summer and the start of school for my boys, I jumped right back to work! I couldn’t ask for better timing. This month of October i’ve made a total of 3 quilts and it’s only mid-October! This is me panic-quilting to prepare for Fall quilt market which will take place in Houston Texas a couple weeks from today. I will be there at the Lecien Fabrics booth debuting my 4th collection called Loyal Heights, as shown in all of these quilts (if you’re not sure what quilt market is all about, here’s me at Spring market a year ago when my 2nd collection La Conner came out). Loyal Heights will be available in stores Spring 2019. Since that sounds like forever away, i’ll mention that my 3rd collection called Woodland Rose will be in stores next month! Hopefully that collection will tie you over 😉
I’ve been sharing a lot of these photos on my @Qultingintherain instagram and I wanted to share them here too plus extras. If you follow me on instagram, sorry for the repeats!
I’m a total sucker for red and white quilts (& china dishes), so I absolutely had to make one this time around. Usually I try to design quilts that incorporate all the colors from my collection which can be challenging (I did make one though, shown further down in this post). But I love the red in Loyal Heights so much I had to do this one.
And YES! There will be a FREE pattern for this quilt through Lecien Fabrics. You know me, I love to gift a free pattern alongside every new fabric collection I create. Also, it’s my hope that quilt shops might kit up these quilts for you all! 😉 You will need to be patient for the pattern though as it probably won’t come out for a few months. I’ll be sure to share it on my blog.
This print above was inspired by my red and white vintage china dish collection.
The red, blue and peach look lovely together as well, so I whipped up this quilt (above) on a whim one night. No pattern as of yet as I literally sketched it up one night.
Here’s some detail photos of my fabric. Do you see my signature gold sparkles? 🙂 I think I will forever add a little bling to my fabrics.
This collection is named after the neighborhood I live in. In the picture below, that’s actually my house in the bottom left corner! I thought I might as well throw my house in there too because why not?! 😉 To read more about the inspiration behind this fabric collection, check this post out.
You’ll see lots of apples in this fabric because there’s apple trees and crab apple trees scattered all over the Loyal Heights neighborhood.
Crazy to think I cut over 1,400 two inch squares to make 2 of 3 of these quilts. And that’s only the two inch squares – doesn’t include all the rectangles, etc. I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts and audio books. I love a good paranormal sci-fi romance (anything Kresley Cole!). More recently i’ve been listening to the Lore podcast which are non-fiction stories based on historical places and peoples that focus on the darker side of human nature. Perfect for this time of the year and I admit to spooking myself during a late night quilt sesh when listening to this. I may have yelped out loud when I saw a flicker of something in my window…of course it was only my movement reflecting in the window, lol.
Here’s the big quilt top which incorporates all the colors. I should receive the border fabric in 2-days so i’ll add that as soon as I get it.
I’m having Lauren of Bold Notion Quilting and Charlene of The Cotton Farm help quilt these tops via long arm, so you can expect a blog post for each finished quilt in the near future. 🙂 These ladies do AMAZING quilt finishing work, so I can’t wait to see how they’ve chosen to finish them when I get them back!
Here’s some pictures when the quilt tops were in progress…
It’s always satisfying having a growing stack of assembled blocks… 🙂
I have a small sewing space in my attic and no room for a design wall, so I have a design floor 😉
And a few more up close photos of the fabric. It amazes me every time seeing my name printed on the selvage.
This print below with the peach mini fruits may be my favorite two prints/colors from this collection.
I sure love me some red and white!
Anyhoodles, thanks for letting me share Loyal Heights and my market progress with you!
Completely random, but Halloween is in full swing at the Brandvig household. 🙂 My boys are obsessed. I’d share a picture of the outside of our house with our Halloween decor, but our house is currently painted an ombre of green. We’re waiting for the painters to come finish it with our chosen shade of green.
Happy October and if you happen to be at quilt market this Fall, please stop by Lecien’s booth and come say hello to me! I’d love to meet you.
Whew…that was a long post! Thanks for reading me and i’ll see ya after quilt market 😉
I adore your red/white quilt. Just breathtaking, and I’m anxiously awaiting that free pattern!
Love your fabric collections and the patterns! Can’t wait until that pattern comes out! You are one talented lady!
I think this is my favorite of your fabric collections to date. It is perfectly lovely with just a bit of whimsy! I too have a design floor. I also have a design guest bed. I also have human and fur children so sometimes they become the redesign bed and floor…
Beautiful fabric and photos!
Your new fabric is really wonderful, Jera.
I love the quilts you made. Your little boy is cute too
The picture of your little son beaming with the spider pumpkin really made me smile. Adorable! He has really grown up. Super cute! It has been a while since I saw a picture of him, I guess. Your lovely fabric is great as usual. Very nice.
I am a new quilter and i love your quilt as you go techniques. I have both of your books and plan on making all the quilts. I find my thoughts are with you on trying to push heavy queen sized quilts into my machine. Your designs are my style as i don’t believe in absolute perfection. Your designs and fabric have helped me love quilting and i love vintage…i just purchased a stack of civil war era fabric as i jyst fell in love with it for some reason….maybe the jewel colors….