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


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Something Borrowed Quilt + Split Stars

Happy July everyone!  I have a quilt to share with you today, along with a new fabric line by Christopher Thompson (a.k.a. The Tattooed Quilter).  

Split Stars quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

This pretty line is called Something Borrowed and it will be arriving in shops this month!  You can see more of it here on the Riley Blake website.

Something Borrowed fabric by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs

So here's a fun fact about me.  I decided in the 5th grade that my favorite color was blue and it's been that way ever since.  

Every blue.  All blues.  Love them all.  On top of that, blue has been one of the school colors at EVERY school I've ever attended.  Crazy, huh?  

I was just meant to be a blue fan.  And this line is SO right up my alley.

Something Borrowed fabric by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs

To show off these lovely blue prints, I decided to re-make my Split Stars quilt  - it was originally in Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine a couple of years ago.  

But don't worry about trying to dig up the magazine...I'll be making a new version of the pattern available in my shop on Monday - with 3 new sizes added in!

Split Stars quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

I just love the combination of florals and geometric prints in this line.  And Christopher did a great job at finding the perfect soft grays that complement both the navy and the light blue prints.

And I have to give him a big ol' high five for including a bias stripe in his line - my#1 choice for a quilt binding. Isn't it great?

Split Stars quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner

You can find Something Borrowed here at the Fat Quarter Shop and look for it in your local quilt shops soon!  

Happy sewing, and I'll see you on Monday with more information about the Split Stars new pattern.  

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Lucky Duck Quilt Pattern

I'm so excited to be able to share a new quilt pattern with you today!  Let me introduce you to Lucky Duck - a fun pattern that can be made using either Layer Cake squares or Fat Quarters.  It's new in the shop today as a PDF instant download, or as a pre-order for the paper version of the pattern.  

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

This is a one-block pattern -- the sashing strips are built right into the blocks so this quilt comes together really quickly.  It's perfect for using those favorite Layer Cakes that we all have stashed away.

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner


The Lucky Duck pattern has instructions, measurements, and diagrams for five sizes of quilts: crib, lap, throw, twin, and queen. 

The quilt on the cover is the throw size (65"x 75") and was made with a Layer Cake of Cheeky (by Urban Chiks for Moda).  The background fabric is a new favorite of mine - Moda Grunge in the color Picnic.  I just love how the prints shine against the darker background!

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

 The throw size is great for those of you who like to use an entire Layer Cake without any waste - it requires all 42 squares.  And for those that like to pick and choose only your favorite prints from the bunch, you can make the lap size which uses 30 Layer Cake squares. 

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

And if you prefer Fat Quarters, you're still invited to this party! (I'm partial to FQ myself)  This crib sized Lucky Duck used 7 FQ from the Azure Skies line by Simple Simon and Co. for Riley Blake Designs.

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

The crib size measures 45" x 55" - the perfect size for your little ones to use and love.

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner

You can find the PDF version (instant download) of Lucky Duck here in my shop and you can get 20% off when you use the code: luckyduck.  

The code is good for 20% off your entire shopping cart so if there's another pattern that you've been eyeing now is a great time to grab that one too!  Don't wait too long though - the code is only good through Monday, June 17th.

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter pattern in five sizes by Andy of A Bright Corner


Quilt Details:
Crib size (45" x 55")
Pattern: Lucky Duck 
Fabric: Azure Skies by Simple Simon and Co. for Riley Blake Designs
Quilting: Two Simple computerized edge-to-edge design

Lucky Duck quilt pattern - a Layer Cake or Fat Quarter quilt by Andy of A Bright Corner


Throw size (65" x 75")
Pattern: Lucky Duck
Fabric: Cheeky by Urban Chiks for Moda and Moda Grunge in Picnic
Quilting:  Fat Loops computerized edge-to-edge design














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