Hi, this is me again. Christine of www.grapes-heart.blogspot.com. Last week I promised to come back for a reveal of Brigitte’s new patterns for Zen Chic.
During the last four weeks, almost all of our MQG Bielefeld members have been helping Brigitte to prepare for Spring Quilt Market 2013 in Portland. Along with her new fabric line for MODA,“Barcelona”, she designed seven brand new patterns. As these new fabrics arrive only shortly before quilt market, there’s not much time to get those quilts for her booth done. So we volunteered to piece some quilt tops. She still had to piece the backing, baste, quilt and bind all those quilts…
Last Saturday was our monthly MQGB-Sew-In and we had a big Show & Tell with all the quilts WE MADE FOR PORTLAND (o;
(Can you tell we are a tiny little bit proud to be part of this Quilt Market Crazyness…?!)
This is Brigitte with an appliqué quilt named “Clarity”
… details of her beautiful quilting:
…and the final pattern cover (available just in time for Quilt Market):
Evelyne made this cute Baby Quilt Top – the first Baby Quilt Pattern Brigitte designed for a fabric line):
Brigitte chose this boy-ish quilt design that features cars and arrows.
And this is the cover of “Child’s Play”, a beginner friendly quilt pattern.
This is Brigitte explaining “Thirtythree”, a quilt that uses the “Street Map” Prints of her fabric line “Barcelona”. She added the “magical number” 33 to the quilt as another hommage to Antoni Gaudí, who referred to #33 in his buildings repeatedly.
A close-up of her longarm machine quilting:
And the final booklet cover of her pattern:
Ulrike made this gorgeous quilt top titled “Pure”:
Brigitte (and her partner Martin) added this stunning zig zag quilting…
… that shows best on the backing…
… and the cover is to die for, isn’t it?!
There is a second Ulrike in our MQG who made this beautiful quilt (but could not be there on Saturday):
Brigitte added a spiralling quilting design and machine-bound this green beauty using a decorative stitch of her sewing machine.
The Booklet Cover for “Quiet Haven”:
This rather straight line quilt top was made by me. Brigitte designed it as a wall hanging for a clearly structured office space.
To soften those straight lines and bold color contrasts, she chose a curvy-kidney-kind-of-quilting.
And here is how she designed the final pattern cover photo:
Last but not least, this is Brigitte again with another quilt: “Shine Through”, that was designed as an hommage to Gaudí’s famous mosaics.
…she quilted it with a straight barcode design…
… and made this stunning cover (my favourite…).
That’s the seven quilts we helped making for Spring Quilt Market. There were two more for US based Quilting Magazines that we can’t show you right now. For those two Christa (who wasn’t at the Saturday’s meeting either, so we have no picture of her) was the helping angel. As soon as these both quilts are published and at newsstands, we can catch up on showing them. That a grand total of nine quilts in 4 weeks. And although we helped piecing and appliqueing, Brigitte still had to make backings, baste them, quilt them on her longarm machine and bind them. I am totally impressed by all the efforts she puts into each new fabric and pattern line and the perseverance to get everything done in time. I love each and every pattern she designed (but then, I am biased, I guess…).
Which one is your favorite?!
Brigitte, have a nice and safe trip to Portland and back!
And don’t forget to bring back many memories and photos to share during our next monthly Quilt Talk!
P.S. Did you enter Brigitte’s Giveaway? There’s still time (until she gets back from Portland)…
Note from Brigitte: Thank you, thank you and did I already say THANK YOU my dear friends!!!! You know – I wouldn’t have managed everything in time without your help, and I’m very grateful I can rely on you all, your support and your skills. XOXOXO