Sweet Dreams Quilt

I’m late posting about this, but one of my quilts was featured in the July/Fall 2019 issue of Quilts and More Magazine! =) It’s currently available at your local craft shop or Barnes and Noble. However, if you missed it, you can order it HERE.

Inside this issue on page 62 you will find the pattern for my Sweet Dreams quilt. It makes an excellent baby quilt, or depending on the fabrics you use, it can also make a beautiful wall hanging.

The fabrics I used are from my 4th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Loyal Heights. I used the blue, peach and red colorways.

Long arm quilting was done by my friend Charlene over at www.TheCottonFarm.com – whenever I need long arm services, I ship my quilts to her and she always does a fantastic job!

If you love this pattern, pick up a copy of the magazine!

 

With some other news, I have my 5th collection on the way. It will be revealed in a couple of weeks so stay tuned. Sneak peek was on instagram! Did you see it? 😉

Hope you all had a lovely Summer! Mine went by too fast. My eldest son went back to school as of today (2nd grade already!), and my littlest starts preschool on Monday. I had a wonderful Summer with my boys with lots of good memories made. It went by too fast.

xoxo

-jera

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La Conner Bundles Available :)

Some eye candy for all of you  😉 Just a quick post to let you know that i’ve added these bundles to my online shop. As you may know, I don’t typically sell my fabric online because it’s super-duper time consuming. It takes forever to cut and fold and bundle it all up as you can imagine! (special thanks to my husband for staying up late with me to cut and fold these bundles!)

However, with every collection that I design I will eventually sell some on my blog as time allows. And on the rare occasion that I do sell fabric I will let you all know via social media, like right now 🙂

This is fabric from my 2nd collection for Lecien Fabrics called La Conner. Originally released in 2017 it’s hard to come by now – this is the last of it so if you love it, grab yourself a bundle. 🙂

I have a free La Conner Stars pattern available for you all HERE. Additional La Conner patterns/tutorials can be found here:

As always, thanks for your support! Shop La Conner Fabrics HERE

            

p.s. hope you’re all having a wonderful Summer! 🙂

 

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Loyal Heights Red and White Quilt

Hi all! Today I’m sharing this smaller version of my Loyal Heights quilt where I used red and white fabrics from my 4th collection for Lecien Fabrics called Loyal Heights. You can find the complimentary free pattern HERE. =) yay!

But wait there’s more…quilt kits and a discount code for longarm services! double yay! (yay! yay!)

This quilt was quilted by Charlene Trieloff of www.TheCottonFarm.com. If you make this quilt (or ANY quilt) and would like her to finish it for you (I highly, without a doubt recommend her!) she is generously offering a 15% off discount if you mention me. Just say that Jera of Quilting in the Rain recommended you. 🙂

And guess what?! My friend Julie at Keepsake Cottage Fabrics is offering QUILT KITS for this one. Shop HERE before they’re gone!

Get a quilt kit then get it quilted!

Anyway, that’s it for now. A super short and sweet post. If you want to see more, follow me on Instagram!

We are already into week 3 of my Loyal Heights project tour where i’m featuring two new artists each week making amazing projects using my Loyal Heights collection! Fun and inspiring stuff!

Until next time! 🙂

🙂 -jera

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Loyal Heights No-Batting Quilt (free pattern)

Hey again everyone! I’m on a roll with blogging these last few days 😉 Thank you all for being here and following my quilting/fabric designing endeavors with me. As another show of my thanks, Lecien Fabrics and I are gifting another free pattern for you all – woohoo!

This quilt is unique because it’s made using a heavier cotton-linen fabric from my latest fabric collection called Loyal Heights, available in stores now (Spring 2019). Because the material is thicker, I decided not to use batting and instead tied the quilt with yarn for a quick finish. It makes a wonderful quilt/blanket that’s a bit lighter, perfect for Summer or warmer climates. It’s a super easy quilt to make too – great for beginner quilters! Bonus: no traditional binding for this pattern!

Usually linen is a bit scratchier material, however this cotton-linen is super soft because I believe it’s 80% cotton, 20% linen. It makes a wonderful home decor fabric as well, but with me, my brain goes straight to quilts! :-p

This is my Loyal Heights collection, printed on a larger scale for cotton-linen only. Not shown is the gold metallic hearts in the polka dot print because Lecien wasn’t able to add the metallic stamping in time for quilt market, which is when I made this quilt.

Unfortunately I am not sure who carries the cotton-linen fabric at this time. I will eventually have some in my shop and will be selling these quilt kits but I have not received the bolts yet.

I was inspired to make this quilt from this no-batting quilt that I made many moons ago. Check it out for more inspiration. 🙂

As promised, you can find the free pattern by clicking the link or image below.

Hope you enjoyed this post and the free pattern!

Happy Quilting 🙂

-jera brandvig

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Catching Up!

Hey friends! I was going through my photos and thought i’d share some random prettiness with you all. Since I haven’t been blogging much, I thought this would be a good way to slow things down and play catch up.

By the way, that mini quilt in the photo above was made by my friend Alli of Woodberry Way using fabrics from my 2nd collection called La Conner. She has lots of amazing patterns that you can download instantly here. The mini quilt is called “Sweet Marie” and you can make one yourself by downloading it here.

You may have noticed from my last post that i’ve been experimenting with english paper piecing (EPP) more lately. When I first started quilting it was very fast and furious, for lack of better words LOL. From that came my excitement for quilt as-you-go, which ultimately led to my two books Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern and Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage.

Anyhoodles, where i’m getting at is in a way, i think i’ve slowed down. 🙂 I’m taking my time and enjoying these slower moving projects like hand quilting. I’m finding it very therapeutic! And if you’re like me and like keeping busy, these are perfect for taking along during a long car ride. It’s a slower way of quilt-as-you-go with completely different results!

I’m still very new to EPP and haven’t made anything big yet. I’m also too afraid to take out the papers 🙂 Maybe i’ll just leave them in forever ;-p

It’s hard to believe my kids will be out of school very soon with Summer just around the corner. Winter came and went!

I’m sharing these photos of the little free library we have in front of our home. If you’re not familiar with these, they’re little community libraries where anyone can take and give a book. We have them scattered all over our neighborhood in Seattle. My stepdad and husband built this for me last Mother’s Day.

What else…oh yes! So i’m supposed to be working on a 3rd book 😀 But boy is it hard finding the time! After my last book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage, I vowed to myself that I am SO OVER writing books! Welp, i was wrong! haha! I feel like I have one more in me…if only I can find the time. I have all the projects in my head ready to go…!!!

So the photo above is a quilt i’ve been working on. I actually finished this the other night and will be sharing it soon along with a free pattern because I heart you guys. 😉

I used fabric from my 3rd fabric collection for Lecien called Woodland Rose. (available here)

These next photos are some fun ways I like to display all the quilts you see me making. 🙂

You can’t go wrong with a big ‘ol basket ‘o quilts! 🙂 I snagged this basked from Target and it lives in my living room next to our couch.

Below is a towel rack I found from Hobby Lobby. I thought it was adorable and went with it even though i’m not quite sure where to put it. It’s perfect for displaying smaller wall-size/lap-size quilts. Right now it’s in my sewing room until I find a better place.

Oh and here’s some fun news! As of yesterday I received the strike-off samples for my 5th collection for Lecien Fabrics! I will share it with you this coming Fall. Also, did I mention that you can expect a Christmas collection from me next year? 🙂 Think vintage Christmas, and you can bet there will be some gold metallic in it!

I snapped a photo of the fabric bolts below because my husband and I have been painstakingly cutting them all up into fat quarter bundles. Good lawd it takes forever! I will eventually be selling the bundles on my blog. We’re just trying to make room for my new collections that will be coming in.

This is fabric from my 2nd collection called La Conner which came out a couple years ago. Anyway, fat quarter bundles are on their way…slow and steady wins the race 😉

Recognize this quilt? It’s in my 2nd book Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage and was made by my friend Faith Essenburg. It’s a traditional block assembled using the QAYG technique. The fabrics are from my 1st collection called High Tea. Doesn’t it look so pretty next to my red and white dishes? 🙂 That plate rack was made by my husband as a Christmas gift.

Anyway, I think that’s it for now. I have so much more to share with you all, including some more new quilts and free patterns in my next post.

Thanks for reading me and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!

Hugs from Seattle!

-jera

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