Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Two Baby Quilts + Perfect 5 Quilts Book

Today I get to share a couple of fun & quick projects from the Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop.

Two baby quilts by Andy of A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt patterns from Perfect 5 Quilts book

Perfect 5 Quilts is the newest book from It's Sew Emma.  It includes 16 quilts that are all Charm Pack friendly and they all use the new Perfect 5 ruler from Creative Grids.


Perfect 5 Quilts book by It's Sew Emma found on A Bright Corner blog

As part of the quilt along, this week I'm sharing the Icebox Cookie block:


Icebox Cookie quilt block found on A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt pattern from the Perfect 5 Quilts book by It's Sew Emma

...and the Sugar Cookie block:


Sugar Cookie quilt block found on A Bright Corner - charm pack quilt pattern from the Perfect 5 Quilts book by It's Sew Emma


Both of these quilts came together really quickly and each project uses just one Charm Pack.  I love that!  It seems like I always have a single Charm Pack hanging around and I love finding new ways to put them to good use.


Icebox Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book

For the Icebox Cookie quilt I used a 5" Stacker of Rhapsody (by Sedef Imer for Riley Blake Designs).  The quilt calls for a 1/2 yard of an accent fabric so I chose one of the Blossom prints (by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs).  I love how the green Blossom print fits right in with the Rhapsody fabrics!


Icebox Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book

For the Sugar Cookie quilt I used a Charm Pack of Strawberry Jam (by Corey Yoder for Moda).


Sugar Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book

Since the quilt only needs 36 (5") squares, you can pull out the prints that don't have as much contrast to your background and put them in your scrap bin to use for a different project.


Sugar Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book

If you're doing the sampler version with the quilt along, you can find the single block instructions as a downloadable pattern here.  Keep in mind that you will also need to purchase the book because that will tell you what size to cut the pieces for each block.


Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop


Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

All of the information for the quilt along including the schedule, fabric requirements and a link to each week's blocks can be found here on the Jolly Jabber blog.

And if you're new to A Bright Corner take a minute to look around!  Along the top of the page you can find links to my patterns, a full list of my tutorials, and you can read more about me.  Along the right hand side, you'll find links to where I hang out on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest) as well as a way to subscribe to my newsletter.  

Thanks for stopping by, and happy quilting!



Sugar Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book

Quilt details:
40" x 40"
Pattern: Sugar Cookie Quilt from Perfect 5 Quilts book by It's Sew Emma 
Fabric: Charm Pack of Strawberry Jam (by Corey Yoder / Moda Fabrics)
QuiltingNew Moon Loops (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Coordinating mint colored flannel from my local quilt shop





Icebox Cookie baby quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - a charm pack quilt pattern from Perfect 5 Quilts book


Quilt details:
50" x 50"
Pattern: Icebox Cookie Quilt from Perfect 5 Quilts book by It's Sew Emma 
Fabric: 5" Stacker of Rhapsody (by Sedef Imer / Riley Blake Designs) and yardage of Blossom (by Christopher Thompson / Riley Blake Designs)
Quilting: Soho (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Coordinating pink colored flannel from my local quilt shop




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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Cheer Up Quilt

I'd like to officially introduce you to Cheer Up, the newest quilt pattern in the A Bright Corner pattern shop.

Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

Back in 2014 when I first released the Cheerful quilt pattern, I loved the larger block size (perfect for those large-scale prints) BUT.... I knew that someday I wanted to write a version using the same block but scaled down to a smaller size. 

And so Cheer Up was born!  

Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

I consider Cheer Up to be sort of a "little sister" to Cheerful.  With smaller blocks and a different layout, she's just a bit sassier than her older sister.

Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

The pattern uses either Fat Quarters (my favorite!) or yardage, and includes instructions for four sizes of quilt: 

Crib: 50"x 56"
Throw: 68" x 77"
Twin:  68" x 87.5"
Queen:  86" x 98"

This version I'm sharing today is the throw size and used 12 Fat Quarters.

Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

And here's a little peek at the quilt back -


Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

My original inspiration for the colors in this quilt came from this sweet house print.  

Its from a line called Make Yourself At Home (Kimberbell Designs / Maywood Studios.)  I absolutely love it, but I couldn't use it on the front of the quilt because of the white background.  

Any blocks using this print would just disappear right into the background.  I wanted to use it in a way that would let it stand out.

Pieced quilt back by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fun way to use a favorite print

So I decided to piece a fun quilt back and use the house print on the backing.  It's been awhile since I've done a pieced backing like this and I'd forgotten how much I love the results!  

Pieced quilt back by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fun way to use a favorite print

Usually I just want to make the backing as fast as possible so I can move on to the quilting.   

But in this case I'm glad I took the time to piece a backing.  I love being able to enjoy that darling house print!

Cheer Up quilt pattern by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - A Fat Quarter pattern in four sizes

You can find both PDF (instant download) and paper Cheer Up patterns here in the A Bright Corner pattern shop.


Quilt details:
68" x 77"
Pattern: Cheer Up quilt pattern 
Fabric: Assorted prints 
QuiltingTwo Simple (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: House print from the Make Yourself At Home line by Kimberbell Designs / Maywood Studio.  The rest are coordinating solids from my stash.




Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Confetti Cotton Solids + Skipper Quilt

Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs

I've been sewing with a lot of solids lately and I've sure had fun trying out some new-to-me color combos.  It's good to get outside of your comfort zone every once in a while, right?

For this re-make of my Skipper pattern, I chose 10 different colors of Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs.  I was going for kind of an end-of-Summer-but-not-yet-Fall look to the group.  How'd I do?

Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs - found on A Bright Corner

I love the richness of the fuchsia, purples, and Jade color - but the yellow helps keep things on the more "summery" side of things, and brightens up the whole group.

Here's the full list of colors used:

Denim, Jade, Purple Mountain Majesty, Fuchsia, Raspberry, Grass, Clover, Beehive, Purple, and Iron.  The sashing is Light Gray, and the binding is Denim.

Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs

The Confetti Cotton Solids are some of my most favorite solids to work with - they have a nice hand to them.  They're soft, and drape nicely without being thin.  They press well and have a nice, crisp crease without needing steam.

Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs

The pattern I used is called Skipper.  I released this one two years ago and I've wanted to do an all-solids version ever since!  I can't believe it's taken me this long to get around to it.  Sheesh!

Skipper is a fun pattern, and it's a fat quarter friendly quilt (my favorite).  The blocks look more complicated than they actually are - I promise!

You can find PDF copies of Skipper here, and paper copies here.

Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs

For the backing on this quilt I chose a Swiss Dot in Gray from Riley Blake Designs - it coordinates without competing for attention.  

And for the quilting I did a loop design called Wish Bone.  I wanted an all-over design that would add a little texture (since there's none in the fabrics themselves) and something with some curves to it to soften all of those angles in the blocks.  Wish Bone was perfect!

Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs

If you make a Skipper quilt, I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram (@abrightcorner) and be sure to use #skipperquiltpattern and #abrightcorner so we can all see what you've created!


Quilt Details:
58" x 72"
Pattern:  Skipper (throw size)
Fabric: Confetti Cotton Solids (Riley Blake Designs)
colors: Denim, Iron, Jade, Purple, Beehive, Raspberry, Grass, Clover, Purple Mountain Majesty, Fuchsia, Light Gray (sashing)
Quilting: Wish Bone (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Swiss Dot in Gray (Riley Blake Designs)


Skipper quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt made with Confetti Cotton Solids from Riley Blake Designs


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Rainy Day Sewing + Sidewalk Quilt

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

Today I get to share with you a my latest finished quilt, and a beautiful new book by Amy Sinibaldi and Kristyne Czepuryk called Rainy Day Sewing.

Rainy Day Sewing book found on A Bright Corner

Rainy Day Sewing is the sweetest book, filled with pretty photos and inspiring projects. I had a hard time deciding which one to make first!  (You can find Rainy Day Sewing here on Amazon.)

After some deliberating, I decided to make this sweet baby quilt to give to a friend of mine who just had a little boy.

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

The quilt is called Sidewalk Quilt and I chose to use some of the oh-so-soft Moda Woven fabrics.  Most of these are from the Bonnie & Camille wovens, but there's a couple of Picnic Basket wovens mixed in as well.  And they are seriously SO SO soft - perfect for a baby quilt!

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

The pattern calls for charm squares, but I used yardage instead - use what ya' got, right?

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

I wanted the background fabric to have some character. So instead of a plain solid fabric, I used one of the Bonnie & Camille Wovens because it has a subtle print, but also some really nice texture.  (If you click on the photo you'll be able to see more detail.)

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

This little quilt measures 48" x 48" and is perfect for newborn snuggles. 

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

You can find Rainy Day Sewing here on Amazon, or here on The Fat Quarter Shop

Want to see more projects from the book?  Hop on over to Instagram and follow these quilters to see what they make!

Rainy Day Book Tour

Sidewalk Quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner // pattern from Rainy Day Sewing book

Quilt Details:
48" x 48"
Pattern: Sidewalk Quilt from the book Rainy Day Sewing
Fabric: Moda Wovens (mostly Bonnie & Camille Wovens)
Quilting: Asterisk (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: Moda Bella Solid Ruby Ice (color 9900-169)


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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Cheer Up Quilt + Wanderings Fabrics

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

I'm happy to be able to share with you today a stack of new, pretty fabrics along with another finished quilt.  It's been a couple of busy weeks around here at A Bright Corner!

Wanderings fabric tour by Poppie Cotton - found on A Bright Corner

Wanderings is the newest line from Poppie Cotton and is shipping to stores this week!  And today is my stop on the Wanderings fabric tour.  

Wanderings fabrics by Poppie Cotton found on A Bright Corner

Wanderings is filled with sweet pinks, soft blues, and a whole bunch of really lovely low volume prints.

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

I'm writing up a new version of my Cheerful pattern.  This one will have smaller blocks and a different layout -- and I knew these soft, floral Wanderings prints would be perfect for this new pattern.

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

I'd say that a good 80% of the time I tend to use bright, primary colors for my quilt projects - so it's been a refreshing change to work with this new, softer color palette.  

It's just SO lovely - that wildflower print on white is my favorite from the line, followed closely by the sweet pink butterflies!

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

I love clicking through these fabric tours and seeing the variety of projects all made with the same line.  You really get a feel for how the prints play together, and how they might work in whatever project you're dreaming up.  

You can find the full list of creators that are participating here on the Poppie Cotton blog.  

We've seen some pretty things so far, and I've seen sneak peeks of some of the upcoming stuff and they're gooood!

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

Quilt details:
67" x 76"
Pattern: Cheer Up quilt pattern (coming Aug 2019)
Fabric: Wanderings (from Poppie Cotton)
Quilting: New Moon (edge to edge computerized design)
Backing: a coordinating solid pink from my local quilt shop


My new quilt has already found a home here in my favorite spot in the house!

Cheer Up quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner - using Wanderings fabrics from Poppie Cotton

Watch for the Cheer Up quilt coming to my shop in August, and happy sewing everyone!


Monday, July 22, 2019

My Fairy Edith Quilt

Twist Tie Quilt using Fairy Edith Fabrics - quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner

Hello everyone - and if you're new here, welcome to A Bright Corner!  I get the honor of being the final stop on the Fairy Edith blog tour.

Fairy Edith is Amanda Castor's (Material Girl Quilts) first fabric line with Riley Blake, and was inspired by her sweet great-grandma, Fairy Edith (yes that really was her name!)

Fairy Edith Fabrics by Amanda Castor Riley Blake Designs found on A Bright Corner blog

This is such a pretty line - I love the delicate wreaths and wildflowers, and the little fairies with fairy dust.  

Twist Tie Quilt using Fairy Edith Fabrics - quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner

The colors Amanda chose for this line are SO good - that deep blue (not quite navy, not quite teal) paired with the soft pinks, corals, and greens....it really was so fun to find the perfect way to use these prints!

Fairy Edith fabrics are now in stores and you can find them here at the Fat Quarter Shop

Twist Tie Quilt using Fairy Edith Fabrics - quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner

The pattern I used for this quilt is called Twist Tie, and will be hitting my pattern shop SOON!  If you want to be one of the first to know when it's ready, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!

Happy sewing everyone!



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Monday, July 8, 2019

Split Stars Quilt Pattern

Happy Monday - and say hello to Split Stars, my newest pattern now available in the shop!

Split Stars pattern - crib size in Kona solids - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Split Stars was originally published in Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine a couple of years ago and is a modern take on a traditional star block.  

Split Stars pattern - throw size in blue - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

This new version has a just a few small adjustments to the original design and - more importantly - I have added THREE new sizes to the pattern!

It now includes instructions for crib, throw, twin and queen size quilts.

Split Stars pattern - throw size in blue - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

This pretty blue version is the throw size (64" x 79") and uses prints from the Something Borrowed fabric line by Christopher Thompson

The throw size only needs 10 different prints, but it looks like more, doesn't it?  The way the blocks are paired up makes it appear as though more prints are used in the quilt.  Although now I'm thinking a completely scrappy version would be fun too!


Split Stars pattern - throw size in blue - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner


This all-solids version is the crib size (49" x 64") and was made using six different Kona cotton solids.  (Kona colors used: CopenWindsorPoppySalmonSunflowerPeridot)


Split Stars pattern - crib size in Kona solids - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

I just love how the personality of the quilt changes when it's made with all solids, don't you?


Split Stars pattern - crib size in Kona solids - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

You can find the PDF version (instant download) of Split Stars here in my shop.  The paper patterns are listed here and will be shipping on July 17th.

Split Stars pattern - crib size in Kona solids - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Quilt Details:
Crib size ( 49" x 64")
Pattern: Split Stars
Fabric: Kona cotton solids (Copen, Windsor, Poppy, Salmon, Sunflower, Peridot)
Quilting: Dominos computerized edge-to-edge design




Split Stars pattern - throw size in blue - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Throw size (64" x 79"
Pattern: Split Stars
Fabric: Something Borrowed by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs
Quilting: Soho computerized edge-to-edge design




Split Stars pattern - crib size in Kona solids - pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner


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