If you have never made one of Judy Niemeyer’s patterns, don’t be intimidated by the stunning designs. Her paper-piecing techniques are oh sew easy to follow and if you organize the project the way she tells you, anyone can be successful! I love that she has added a few smaller projects this season so you can try your hand at it and build your confidence. A picture is worth a thousand words, so check these out:
All of the patterns include the necessary foundation paper. The patterns are due to arrive this month so place your orders now. These would make great holiday gifts.
These placemats are stunning! What a fun way to learn the art of paper-piecing from the legendary Judy Niemeyer and family. The pattern includes foundation papers for six placemats. Other foundations are available separately.
Riptides is an opportunity to learn floating points, curved paper piecing techniques and how to attach the veins – all featured in these instructions.
Autumn Wildwoods features curved paper-piecing as well.
Pirates Quest is a stunning queen sized quilt that will make any bed the star of the show!
These patterns are all due to arrive in August so place your orders now.
I have always loved Judy Niemeyer designs but didn’t have the time to make many of her larger projects. That is why I am loving these smaller ones that showcase one technique and, in some cases, can be done in an afternoon.
My Two Baby Sisters showcases two six inch blocks and a twelve-inch block which use the exact same technique to create this eight pointed star. What a great class! Who doesn’t want to learn how to make these blocks without fussing with inset and Y-seams? Additional papers are available because you know these will become go-to gifts.
This Poinsettia design makes piecing circles simple – and at 30″, is the perfect centerpiece for a round table. Once again, additional papers are available.
Fractured Star in an 80″ square. In Judell’s words: The Fractured Star was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only 1 foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.
I can’t say it any better than that so why even try???
These patterns are due to arrive in August so consider them for your Fall series of classes!
Quiltworx is releasing three new patterns this month – all showcased in red, white and blacks:
This fabric line – designed by Judy and Judell for Timeless Treasures – has around twenty different prints. Why not buy all of them? These are the most difficult fabrics to find in batiks so shops can never have enough! There are also several pre-cuts to choose from. See the entire line at:
This queen size quilt is stunning – and I am only using that word because I can’t think of a word that would truly do it justice! What a dramatic three color quilt. And, I have it on good authority, that the fabrics used in this quilt are premiering at Quilt Market and will be available at Checker on Saturday…
The book – Redesigned – showcases several of their patterns shown in this new colorway. (Patterns available separately.)
The red and white quilt craze has been wildly popular since the Red and White exhibit in New York, but finding true reds to make these quilts has NOT been easy. And, batik red, whites, and blacks? Non-existent so you know the book, pattern, and soon to be released fabric line are instant winners!
There are few legends in our industry – but Judy Niemeyer is definitely at the top of that list! She has an instantly recognizable style that is famous all over the world. Over the last few years she has introduced several patterns for table toppers – smaller projects that are great for class projects.
For those of you who have a Double Wedding Ring quilt on your bucket list, try this Wedding Star Table Topper. It is a great companion to a bed sized version but will give you the confidence you need to tackle the bed quilt!
These Broken Daisy Place Mats can be finished in an afternoon and offer an opportunity to learn additional techniques – combining blocks on the curve.
Wrapped Ribbon is a great introduction to the Mariner’s Compass style…
These smaller projects remove the intimidation factor. “I can’t do that” or “I don’t paper-piece” are no longer valid excuses! This is a great way to introduce your students to Judy’s techniques and organizational methods that make all of these projects possible – one step at a time!
I LOVE these new patterns by Quiltworx. Each pattern provides the opportunity to teach Judy’s classic techniques by creating a smaller project that can be completed in one sitting!
The Impatiens pattern (#JNQ00215P1) provides enough papers to make (4) five-petal flowers that are 18″ in diameter. This floral series is the first time that they have included the quilting designs on newsprint with the pattern so you can trace it right onto your finished petals.
Don’t let the shape intimidate you. The pattern includes a link to a video featuring Judy showing you how to bind these beauties! The pattern includes (4) Stitch-N-Peel Flower Centers – it can’t get any easier than this!