Thursday, February 4, 2016

Have a Little Faith Week Three

Here we go with Week Three, The Messengers.

This block will be available until Feb. 18.

 If you are just now joining our pattern series, don't worry about the blocks that you've missed. At the end of the pattern series, we'll make a CD available for purchase with the patterns for all of the blocks and setting instructions.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Learn Paper Piecing with Bright Hopes Quilting

We're going to set this video on a stand-alone post here on the blog so if anyone needs to find it for future reference, they can more easily do so.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Have A Little Faith Week 2; Heaven Sent - UPDATED!!!

Week Two and here we have a VERY EASY paper-piecing block. 

 If you are familiar with paper-piecing, you will have a great time making this block.

 If you are Unfamiliar with paper-piecing, here is a new tutorial we created for you

Here is a tutorial on how the Add-A-Quarter and the Add-A-Quarter Plus ruler (6" - $9.00) works with the new tapered edge. 

 It basically does away with the need for the card-stock but some quilters out there have the original. If you are interested in purchasing the Add-A-Quarter for the first time or to up-grade to the Plus, come see them both for yourself here at Bright Hopes Quilting.

We also print the pattern on any household inkjet printer using Carol Doak's Foundation Paper which tears away very easily. They come 100 sheets to a pack, $9.95.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Voila! Moda Sampler Block Shuffle Setting Pattern

Ok, your waiting is over.... here are the final instructions to pull all your blocks together

I am so sorry it took this long to figure out the coding issue but I am going to leave this up on the blog for a full week to give people a chance to download, save or print out these instructions. 

 Thank you so much for bearing with me as I bumbled my way through this process. 

 As a real treat, I am now posting Georgia's completed quilt top. As you can see, she has NOT used the color scheming as in the setting instructions, above, but rather made it her own unique way without the flying geese borders.

We look forward to seeing what YOU make of the blocks you have been creating!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

More Sampler Block Shuffle Examples!

The top two shots are from Georgia; Weeks 8 & 9.

 She has been using all batiks to make her blocks and they really look great altogether.

These two sets are Chris' and she is using Kaffe Fassett fabrics with a neutral background and shot cottons.

Ok, so on Thursday you will get the last set of block instructions and there is another appliqué in there. If you have been keeping up with all the flying geese blocks as well, you will be prepared to pull it all together next week when we post the setting instructions.

Now, keep in mind, you can always make changes and set your blocks any way you like. We look forward to seeing what you have made with these nifty little 6" blocks.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Moda Sampler Blocks from Week Six

These blocks were so much fun to make and they went really fast, even the little appliqué block.

Georgia's Batiks

Chris' Kaffe Fassetts

Monday, December 21, 2015

January - February 2016 Class Schedule


Oh, it is wonderful to still be learning how to do new tricks and with that, allow me to introduce to you our new calendar of classes.

This is "behind the scenes baseball" information but as maybe you can tell, the file above looks a little different from the past calendars and this is because some people were not able to see the PDF file. As such, we were having to include jpegs or photographs of the individual pages. I am hoping, fingers crossed, that this issue has been resolved with new technology.

However, having said that, if you DO have a problem seeing the PDF, let us know and I will go back to adding the individual jpegs for you.

You will find some great new classes this year and the return of old favorites for those of you who have been waiting to get a seat. 

We DO have a Beginning Quilting class in February for anyone who is interested in learning this skill. 

Build-a-Block continues apace with NEW BLOCKS! for those of you who have been attending the classes in the past and still want to learn new ones. This is a really fun way to make a sampler quilt without stress. You can pick and choose the blocks YOU want to make. Just stop by and see the list of blocks and sign up for that one as you see them displayed on the side-bar of our weekly newsletter.

If you are not receiving our newsletter and wish to join the list, just click on the yellow button-link at the upper left side of this blog post. 

 Don't Forget to come join us as we celebrate Love Your Local Quilt Shop Day on Saturday, Jan. 23. We're going to have demonstrations, door prizes and great information to share.

If you'd like, you can join us in the Pantie Raid, too!

We are teaming up with Row By Row Experience to deliver packages of new underwear to the out local women's shelter, Safe Harbor. If you drop off a package or a single new pair of undies to the shop, we will give you a fat quarter as a way of saying thank you. 
We will be collecting the undies between Jan. 15 - 23.

Speaking of Row By Row Experience...

YES!! we are participating in this year's Experience. The theme for 2016 is Home Sweet Home and we are designing our row as I write this post.