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!
I love this four inch log cabin trim tool! It makes me look like I actually know how to piece – WELL! Believe me, it is not me – it is the tool!
Look at “America the Beautiful”. This 28″ x 40″ flag was pieced with the log cabin trim tool using a variation of the courthouse steps block. I used Soft and Stable as the batting so it lays perfectly flat when it is hanging on my door – the perfect decoration for those summer barbecues. It is fat quarter friendly so it is easy to kit as well.
Check out this pattern by Jean Ann Wright. See how the blocks are placed to create a star in the center. This is done with 2 1/2″ strips – which are due to arrive this month. Kitting has never been easier.
This tool comes in a four inch, a six inch, an eight inch, and a twelve-inch size. Show them blocks in every size. The technique is the same – let them choose the size that they are comfortable with!
This seven sisters setting of a Diamond Wedding Star is breathtaking – a perfect example of when less is more! And the perfect fabric choices? This heirloom strip set by Timeless designed, or course, by the Niemeyers! Check out these Market releases!
When quilts become art – Autumn Pines can be the focal point of any room.
These quilts are the newest additions that feature the Diamond Wedding Ring templates by Creative Grids®.
Why not combine the new with these classics from Cut Loose Press and Quiltworx?
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:
I love quilts that actually fit a bed and this 106 inch square pattern called Forest Floor is the perfect size for a queen or king size bed. Forest Floor by Wing and a Prayer Design is simply stunning! This block of the month quilt has such an unusual setting that you don’t even realize it was designed for a series of classes.
Made from a Timeless Treasures batik line, it is truly affordable since it only has eleven different fabrics! And just look at the fabrics…..once again, simply stunning!
This is striking in Batiks but would be amazing in other fabrics as well. Why not make it in more than one colorway?
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!