Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Layer Cake Lucy quilt + Morrison Park Fabrics

 I always look forward to the week of quilt market, when we get to see sneak peeks of the fabrics that will be coming to stores in the months ahead.  Due to Covid restrictions, last Spring's market was all virtual.  I tuned in as much as I could and I remember when I first got a look at this new line by Pat Sloan called Morrison Park. I immediately fell in love with all of the pretty blues!

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Fast forward to fall 2020 and these prints will soon be in stores!  Pat is hosting a project tour so we can get a better look at this pretty line she has designed. 

For my project I chose to use just the greens and blues from Morrison Park along with my pattern, Layer Cake Lucy (find copies of the pattern in my shop).  

Morrison Park fabric by Pat Sloan - found on A Bright Corner

Below you can see more of the prints from the Morrison Park line. I love how bright and cheery it is. Click here to see more on the Benartex site.


Morrison Park fabric by Pat Sloan - found on A Bright Corne


I originally designed the Layer Cake Lucy pattern to help you use those stacks of pre-cut squares that we ALL have in our stash and on our shelves.  But if you'd rather use yardage you totally can-- and that's what I did for this quilt. 

To make a Layer Cake Lucy quilt with yardage, you'll need 11 (1/3 yard) cuts of fabric.  Then from each 1/3 yard, cut 4 (10") squares and you're ready to start on the pattern.

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

The blocks are simple to make, and the pattern looks great in any fabric.  You can see some other versions of it here in this blog post.  

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

As pretty as this blue and green version is, I couldn't help but try out a version in EQ8 using all the warmer colors from the Morrison Park line.  Which one is your favorite?  Warm or cool?

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Grab a copy of Layer Cake Lucy here in my shop - both PDF (instant download) and paper copies are available.

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using layer cake squares

Now, are you ready for a little inside scoop? Over on Instagram I'm holding a giveaway for a 10" stack of Morrison Park plus some fun extras. So be sure to head over to IG (@abrightcorner) and find my most recent Morrison Park post for the details!
Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Want to see more Morrison Park projects?  There's a tour happening now through October 11 with 14 different designers.  

You can follow along with the links below, and also find their projects (and lots of sneak peeks!) on Instagram - check out the hashtag: #PatSloanMorrisonPark 

Each designer will be hosting a giveaway as well so be sure to follow along!

Pat Sloan's Morrison Park Tour
September 28 - Cheryl Bricky Meadow Mist Designs
September 29 - Laura Pilan Slice of Pi Quilts
September 30 - Andy Knowlton A Bright Corner
October 1 - Amy Ellis Amy's Creative Side
October 2 - Yvonne Fuchs Quilting Jetgirl
October 3 - Pam Vieira-McGinnis Pam Kitty Morning
October 4 - Jen Shaffer Patterns by Jen
October 5 - Heather Valentine The Sewing Loft
October 6 - Annie Unrein By Annie
October 7 - Melissa Corry Happy Quilting Melissa
October 8 - Karen Pratt Cream Craft Goods
October 9 - Jane Davidson Quilt Jane
October 10 - Wendy Sheppard Ivory Springs
October 11 - Pat Sloan


Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

If you make a Layer Cake Lucy quilt I'd love to see it!  Be sure to tag me (@abrightcorner) on social media and use the hashtags: #layercakelucyquilt and #abrightcorner so we can all see what you create!

Quilt Details:
67" x 77"


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Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner in Morrison Park fabrics by Pat Sloan

Layer Cake Lucy quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner



You might also like these other precut friendly patterns:

Little Miss quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect precut pattern
Little Miss











Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Rise and Shine quilt + Playful Precut Quilts book

Is it starting to feel a little more like fall yet where you live?  I've been noticing how much earlier the sun is setting lately, and today it's only supposed to be around 57 degrees.  That's a welcome change to the 100+ temps we've been having lately!  

Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser

Today I get to share an all-solids quilt with you in some fall-ish colors.  It's been so fun to work with a little different color combination (for me.)  Usually I'm sewing with red, navy, aqua and / or green.  Some times you just have to switch things up, ya know? 

Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser

For this quilt I used a pattern called Rise and Shine, from the new book, Playful Precut Quilts by Amanda Niederhauser (Jedi Craft Girl).  

This is her first book and it's SO good!  It's filled with 15 different projects - all using precuts.  And one of the great things about the book is that all of the blocks are 12" so they can be mixed, matched, and inter-changed.  I love that!  

For my version of the Rise and Shine pattern I used this bundle of Kona cotton solids (colors are from top down: Ice Peach, Foxglove, Plum, Everglade, Sage, Seafoam, Sienna, Salmon, Butterscotch, Mustard)

Kona cotton solids bundle found on A Bright Corner - love this fall inspired fabric bundle.  You have to see what she made with these fabrics!

Here's Amanda's original Rise and Shine quilt, made with the bright and cheerful Welsummer fabrics by Cotton + Steel.
Rise and Shine quilt from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser - post has a  link to the book

I think it's so fun to see how different a quilt looks when the fabrics are changed!  I did also choose to do a single border in the same gray I used for the sashing (Kona Shitake).

Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser

I backed the quilt in a snuggly gray minky, and used some simple wavy line quilting to keep the focus on the blocks.  And for the binding I used the Everglade Kona solid.

Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser


You can grab your copy of Playful Precut Quilts here on Amazon.

And you can read more about this fun book on Amanda's blog here.  She's hosting a blog tour over the next several weeks so be sure to stop by each quilter's site to see what they create!  (Scroll down to see the full schedule)

Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner

Quilt Details:
58" x 71"
Pattern: Rise and Shine from Playful Precut Quilts book 
Fabric: Kona cotton Solids (colors listed above)


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Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser

Sep 8Andy Knowltonabrightcorner.com
Sep 11Beverly McCulloughflamingotoes.com
Sep 14Kristina Brinkerhoffwww.centerstreetquilts.com
Sep 18Melanie Collettehellomellydesigns.com
Sep 21Gracey Larsonburlapandblossompatterns.blogspot.com
Sep 25Christopher Thompsonthetattooedquilter.com
Sep 28Amy Chappellwww.amerooniedesigns.com
Oct 2Jessica DayonJessicadayon.blogspot.com
Oct 5Amy Smartdiaryofaquilter.com
Oct 9Melissa Mortensonpolkadotchair.com
Oct 12Jodi Nelson pleasanthome.co
Oct 16Amber Johnsonwww.gigisthimble.com


Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser


Rise and Shine quilt in Kona cotton solids by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern from the Playful Precut Quilts book by Amanda Niederhauser

Kona cotton solids bundle found on A Bright Corner - love these fall inspired colors

















Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hello Washi quilt + Bloomington Fabrics

You know.... there are times when I see a new fabric line and just fall in love with it.  And I really want to make something with it, but just don't know WHAT.  That's what happened when I spotted a Bloomington charm pack at my local quilt shop a couple of months ago. 

Hello Washi baby quilt by A Bright Corner - pattern is precut friendly (charm squares or jelly rolls) and comes in four sizes: baby, throw, twin, queen

I was there shopping for something else but on a whim I added the Bloomington charm pack in to my order that day.  I love charm packs because they let me sew with fabrics I love but it's not a big $$ commitment.  Know what I mean?

And if you're anything like me, you probably have a few of those "I love this so much!" charm pack purchases laying around, waiting to be used.  

Hello Washi baby quilt  - pattern uses charm squares or jelly roll strips and comes in four sizes: baby quilt, throw quilt, twin quilt, or queen size quilt

Here's where I can help you.  This Hello Washi quilt pattern makes a baby sized quilt using just one charm pack and a bit of a border fabric.  

Hello Washi quilt block  - pattern uses charm squares or jelly roll strips and comes in four sizes: baby quilt, throw quilt, twin quilt, or queen size quilt

There's very little waste - you'll use 36 of the charm squares, but there's always a few super low volume prints in the bunch that just won't contrast enough against the background.  Just toss those into your scrap bin and save them for later.  

I love the woven look to these blocks!  They give you the chance to play with different fabric combos within the fabric line.  

Sweet baby quilt - Hello Washi quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - uses 1 charm pack of Bloomington fabric

And with only nine blocks, this baby size sews up quick.  

The pattern also has instructions for three other sizes of quilts - throw, twin, and queen.  And you can use either charm squares, jelly roll strips, or yardage- so the pattern is super flexible.  


Sweet baby quilt - Hello Washi quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - uses 1 charm pack of Bloomington fabric

Hello Washi quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - pattern uses charm packs or jelly roll strips and comes in four sizes, baby, throw, twin, queen

I'm loving hand stitching lately so I decided to hand bind this quilt.  If you're a hand binder I highly recommend using thread gloss of some kind on your thread.  It helps it glide right through the fabric, and prevents tangling.  

Quilt binding and Unicorn Thread gloss Aurifil Thread

My favorite type of thread gloss is Unicorn Thread Gloss from Robot Mom Sews.  They come in the most lovely scents and the small containers are perfect for on-the-go sewing.  

Hello Washi baby quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using a charm pack or jelly roll strips

For the quilting I used a longarm design called Scribble Hearts from 627 Handworks (find it here on Etsy).  It's a super sweet design that works so well with these floral fabrics.  

Hello Washi baby quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using a charm pack or jelly roll strips


You can find Hello Washi patterns available in my shop as either a PDF (instant download) or paper pattern.  Want to see other versions and sizes?  See this post, this post and this one.




Hello Washi baby quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using a charm pack or jelly roll strips


Quilt Details:
46" x 46"
Fabric: Bloomington by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics


Scribble Hearts quilting on a Hello Washi baby quilt - pattern by A Bright Corner

Scribble Hearts quilting on a Hello Washi baby quilt - pattern by A Bright Corner

Hello Washi baby size quilt made with Bloomington Fabric - by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect charm pack or jelly roll quilt with four sizes

Hello Washi baby size quilt made with Bloomington Fabric - by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect charm pack or jelly roll quilt with four sizes

Hello Washi quilt pattern baby quilt Bloomington Fabric



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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Windy City Quilt Pattern

Windy City is the newest pattern in the A Bright Corner shop!  

After sharing my first version of Windy City, done in bolder ombre style fabrics (see it here), I was really craving one made with some floral, summery prints. 

Windy City quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using jelly roll strips or layer cakes

I fell in love with the Summer Sweet fabric line and knew it would be so great for these twisty star blocks.  Isn't Summer Sweet the perfect name for this fabric line?  It's so summery and fresh - like a bowl full of sherbet.

(Summer Sweet is designed by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.)

Windy City quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - perfect for using fat quarters, jelly roll strips, or layer cakes

Windy City pattern is a really flexible pattern!  You can use any of these:

  • precut 2-1/2" strips (Jelly Rolls)
  • 10" squares (Layer Cakes) 
  • yardage
  • fat quarters (my favorite)



Windy City quilt pattern by A Bright Corner - a fun star quilt pattern in four sizes great for jelly roll strips

These star blocks are fun to make and easier than they look - I promise!  There are no Y-seams (a lot of you have asked!) and the pattern has plenty of full-color diagrams to help step you through everything.      

Penny likes to sneak into the shot - she comes running when I have my camera!

Windy City quilt pattern by A Bright Corner - a fun star quilt pattern in four sizes great for jelly roll strips

The pattern has instructions and diagrams for four sizes of quilt: crib, throw, twin, queen.  

This version of the quilt is the throw size and I used 1/4 yard cuts of ten different prints.  But you could easily use 10 FQ as well and get the same look. 

Windy City quilt pattern - by Andy of A Bright Corner - fun pattern that uses fat quarters or jelly roll strips

Grab your copy of Windy City here, and if you make a Windy City quilt I'd love to see it-- use the hashtags #windycityquilt and #abrightcorner so we can all see what you create!



Windy City is available as either a PDF (instant download) or paper pattern


Soho longarm quilting design pantograph on a Windy City quilt made by Andy of A Bright Corner

Quilt details:
55" x 66"
Pattern: Windy City 
Fabric: Summer Sweet by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics
QuiltingSoho (edge to edge computerized design)


Pieced on a Juki TL-2010Q using Aurifil Thread (50 wt color: 2021)


Windy City quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - a layer cake pattern in four sizes but you can also use jelly roll strips, yardage, or fat quarters

Windy City quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - perfect fat quarter pattern but it also can be made with jelly roll strips, layer cake squares, or yardage

Windy City pattern by A Bright Corner - fun quilt pattern that uses precut fabric and has four sizes: crib, throw, twin, queen

Windy City quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - this would be a perfect pattern for using a jelly roll or fat quarter bundle

Windy City quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - use your favorite Moda jelly roll or layer cake or use a fat quarter bundle for this quilt

Windy City quilt pattern by A Bright Corner - love these unique twisted star quilt blocks

Windy City quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a great way to use layer cake fabrics or jelly roll strips - also can use fat quarters or yardage!

Windy City quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - fun twisted star blocks - a great jelly roll quilt pattern but you can also use layer cake, FQ or yardage too!

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