Mittwoch, 4. Dezember 2013
The Elven Garden: Beach Ball - a jelly roll quilt tutorial (and give...: After finishing up my DUDQS mini quilt last week, I jumped straight in to making a larger version. I bought a jelly roll of Zen Chic's r...
Dienstag, 3. Dezember 2013
I did a quick demo together with the friendly film team of the fatquartershop how to make a block.
It features my pattern OPEN YOUR WINDOW, which uses a layer cake of the brand new collection Sphere.
By the way – did you know that you have an instant access to all of my patterns as a PDF-download? You even save yourself the shipping costs. They are on my website, go to the menu PDF Download, where you will be guided through and get the pattern in your email box. Just in a minute!
This is the direct link for the OPEN YOUR WINDWOW pattern.
There were some snippets left over and they went onto the backside.
Have fun and happy sewing!
Montag, 18. November 2013
You for sure are familiar with what to do with a Layer Cake and have already gathered a bunch of ideas.
But sometimes a genius idea comes along which is just to good to miss – I love this very simple and quick but great looking idea from fatquartershop and happily joined the blog hop about this pattern fun.
It’s a free downloadable pattern using – as the name reveals – a layer cake. What I really love about: I can just buy my favorite collection in a bundle, have a precut format which saves me lot of cutting time, the pattern is so easy and quick that I did the entire quilt in just two hours, it looks great although it is simple, all my layers of the bundle are used up (actually some are not used on the top, but I incorporated them into the backside), no waste here – this all summed up makes me to want sew another and another and another one: for the baby my friends daughter is expecting, as a birthday present for my nice, as a welcome gift for my sister coming for a visit from San Francisco, and so much more ideas.
I mean $39, two hours of sewing – and a nice quilt is ready – that’s in my opinion kind of genius.
There are some more designers participating in this “pattern festival” and every designer will show you the quilt in her current collection. Mine is SPHERE for Moda, a fresh, graphic and modern group with colors ranging from white, grey, blue, turquoise and teal to yellow.
Precuts from Sphere are already available, and yardage will be shipped to stores in February.
So where to get the miraculous pattern? Find the free download right here. Grab your assortment of fabrics, your ruler, rotary cutter and your cutting mat, and off you go.
For those of you, who are new to quilting and love to have some guidance – here is a wonderful video showing exactly step by step how simple to sew this quilt is.
You sew together all the squares and get – tataaaa! – your (Sphere) version of the Layer Cake Lemonade quilt.
which will make a cute baby quilt or a throw on a sofa
A close up of the quilting shows the spiral design.
There are so many different appealing fabric groups available as Layer Cakes – it will be hard to choose. But all make this pattern a success!
I guess now your fingers itch just thinking about this – so why not klick below to get a super deal? This week (only) Fatquartershop offers a 20% discount on all layer cakes! (psst – spread this to your best friend)
Happy Quilting and Enjoy!
Mittwoch, 16. Oktober 2013
Dienstag, 1. Oktober 2013
In einem früheren Blogbeitrag habe ich diesen Kreisquilt und die Nähtechnik schon einmal vorgestellt, und nun ging es in unserem Kurs darum, die eigne persönliche Variante zu entwerfen.
Cotton & Color ist ein herrlicher Ort zum Shoppen, neue Dinge lernen und sich wohlfühlen. Am besten sieht man es auf diesem Video.
Wir hatten viel Spaß miteinander und sicher zeigen die Bilder, dass es die Ergebnisse erfolgreich waren. Noch sind die Quilts in Arbeit und müssen erst ganz fertig gestellt werden, aber ich hoffe, ich kann die fertigen Ergebnisse auch noch hier präsentieren.
Donnerstag, 26. September 2013
… is coming these days.
Quilters, Their Quilts, Their Studios, Their Stories - a picture book full to the brim with impressions of all kind of different and unique personalities.
You get to know stories of your most favorite quilters – Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink, Kaari Meng, Tina Givens, you name it. You will have a look inside their studios and they will chat about how they organize their craft space.
The book includes really beautiful pictures, it’s a feast for the eyes, and the graphic layout is so appealing. Each personality tells about her(him)self and her/his journey to the place where they are nowadays, this alone was worth for me to have the book.
Each of them will share 4 quilt patterns and if you buy the book you will get access to the online download for the pattern instructions.
See whom you can find between the pages:
Can you imagine how honored I felt when I was invited to be part of this book? It is just great to be in-between a group of my own favorite designers and celebrate with them our passion!
Now I was curious how the pages telling about Brigitte Heitland might look. And they turned out just gorgeous! It’s just so me and it reflects the sense and the feeling of my work, my passion for quilting, I love everything of these pages where my things are featured and am really happy to be part of such a book!
You want a sneak peek of my pages? I’m happy than I can reveal a snippet of it…
The book was edited by Jo Packham, who publishes the bestselling magazines Where Women Create and I am sure this book will become a bestseller too!
QUILTERS will be available by 1st of October so you can be one of the first to have it in hands!
Montag, 16. September 2013
and so does this inspiring bloghop where you hopefully gained tons of inspiration from different quilt and fabric styles of the Moda designers.
To make it easier to accept the end of the tour we all have a goodie for you.
Honestly I would have liked to be able to give something to every nice person who so encouraging cheered me up with her comments! It is so much fun for me to create fabrics and patterns and that you love what I’m doing and work with my ideas makes each of my designing hours just great!
I love that you accompany my doing!
Since sending something to everybody is just not doable, I had the job to pick just two.
Now – I have to admit that I did a mistake. I announced two prices – Jelly Roll and Layer Cake plus matching pattern – only to discover while sifting through my shelves that I run out of my layer cakes. SILLY ME!!! (Mea culpa, please blame it to my Market-preparation-sewing-marathon).
But you don’t have to be too disappointed. I’ve got two Jelly Rolls instead to give to you. Means: the person who will get the Clarity pattern has now a pattern for my
upcoming fabric group SPHERE
in advance ;-) Let’s see that as a benefit!
And the two winners are – tataa!
Congratulations to both of you, please send me your postal address, so I can ship the goodies to you.