Today is the day! I finally get to share a little Bright Sun fabric love and introduce my new patterns. It’s kind of crazy to think that the fabric arrived on my doorstep just under two weeks ago…there are quite a few pictures in this post because…well…I love the fabric and the quilts!
Bright Sun was inspired by our beautiful southwestern sunrise and sunset times of the day. There are beautiful pinks, aquas, turquoise, teals, and sunshine yellows. There are also a lot of wonderful low volume prints…and polka dots (there had to be polka dots). Bright Sun will debut at International Quilt Market later this week and will be shipping to stores in October. I’ll be sharing more details about all of the different prints and fabrics after I return from Quilt Market.
Now for the patterns. There are six new quilt patterns and one new mini pattern. First up is Dream Catcher. This quilt uses just 13 fat quarters. Choose your favorites…or make it scrappy from your stash. My quilt was pieced by my friend Kaitlin of Knot and Thread. Kaitlin is a fantastic seamstress and quilter, and she did a beautiful job with the quilt. I loved that she said this pattern was a lot of fun to make, too!
This was one of the quilts I decided to get custom quilting on for Quilt Market, and Natalia of Piece N Quilt really did a fabulous job. Her quilting is stunning!
I took a lot of photos of this quilt!
Paper patterns will ship by June 1st, and PDF versions are available in the shop now.
Next up is Anasazi. Anasazi is a fast and fun jelly roll quilt that goes together super fast (I pieced this one in a day). This quilt pattern is the perfect way to showcase all of your favorite prints…use a jelly roll, or use left-over 2 ½″ strips from other projects.
I had plans to make a Christmas version as well, but that will have to wait until after Quilt Market. For my Bright Sun version I had fun using the low-volume arrow print as a background fabric. My friend Val in Las Vegas did the gorgeous quilting on this one–she did beautiful swirls in the background spaces and angled lines in the chevron areas.
PDF patterns available now in the shop…and paper patterns will ship June 1st.
Next up is Shangri La! This quilt pattern calls for a Fat ⅛ bundle, but as you can see, it would also be a great scrap quilt project!
I started by making the 20 large sections of each block in the colors I wanted to feature, and after that I used almost every fabric in the collection (other than the low-volume prints). I did make this quilt in a day, too, but Chelsi came over and helped me lay out each block so I could just keep sewing. This quilt has a fun all-over pattern called “Hip Squares” and was quilted by my friend Marion in Las Vegas. PDF patterns in the shop available now with paper patterns available for pre-order shipping June 1st.
Next up is Star Bright which is also a fat quarter friendly quilt. You can use just 12 fat quarters, or you can use 24 for a more scrappy look. I used 20 different fat quarters for my quilt and even mixed in a couple of Bella solids for fun.
This was the last quilt I designed for the collection…I just had to have a star quilt. I was so excited about this pattern that it was the first one I pieced! I love how there are many different stars that appear depending on how you look at the quilt!
My friend Val in Las Vegas did the incredible custom quilting on this. I love how she incorporated circles, pebbles, and geometric accents. It’s really stunning.
I really do love all of the different star combinations! Since this one went to the printer first, paper copies will ship by May 22nd. PDF versions are in the shop now.
And of course there had to be a mini! Star Bright Mini is a four-block mini that still showcases that fun secondary star in the middle. I loved making this little quilt. Thanks so much to my friend Gail who did the quilting! Paper patterns ship June 1st, and PDF versions are available for download now.
Next up is Bliss. I wanted a quilt that used every single fabric in the Bright Sun collection. We really have a wonderful selection of low-volume and light prints, and so this quilt is able to be pieced without any additional fabrics. One fat quarter bundle makes a quilt with all of your favorite fabrics.
I cut this one out, and my friend Gail pieced it for me…
My friend Marion in Las Vegas did the all-over orange peel quilting which is perfect for this design. Paper patterns ship June 1st with PDF’s available in the shop now. (There is a paper template included for the tumbler shapes).
Finally, I’d love to introduce Omaha, a fun plus-quilt pattern. This quilt uses just 16 layer cake squares with 16 matching charm pack squares. You’ll also need a contrast fabric and background. You could actually make two quilts with one Layer Cake and charm pack, or use left overs for a scrappy version (can you tell I’m always thinking about scrappy versions lately?).
I used our aqua polka dots for the contrast because polka dots are always right!
Kaitlin also pieced this quilt and Natalia did the gorgeous all-over quilting on this one!
Paper patterns shipping June 1st with PDF’s available now in the shop. The paper patterns for all quilts are also available for order in the shop…but they won’t be shipping until the end of the month (earlier for Star Bright).
Do you have a favorite pattern? We keep changing our mind over here. We’ve been trying to decide which quilts will go where in our booth…and we love them all and want to feature each one.
Thanks so much for sticking through to the end…I’ll share more about some other fun projects we’ve sewn with Bright Sun on Wednesday! And of course I’ll share photos of our booth and all of the other inspiration from Quilt Market as soon as I can!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
It all looks so wonderful! I am so happy for you, the fabric is so cheerful and your patterns are great! Love it all! See you at the end of the week!
YAY — finally a peek! The colors and prints are beautiful Sherri — as are your patterns. Can't wait to see them all hanging in your booth!
Gai Butler says
Beautiful patterns that look so good in the new fabrics. Have a great time at market.
O course, Star Bright is my favorite I love stars! And there's a mini:-) But honestly they're all great! Can't wait to see your booth and how you display them all.
Congratulations! While taking the Miss Rosie's class in St George, I didn't realize I was rubbing elbows with a quilting rock star!!! Enjoy Market
I've been stalking your social media, just waiting for the first light of Bright Sun! Hooray!! I think I like the star quilt, too, but there are so many fabulous patterns that it is hard to choose.
Can't wait to get your fabrics–I love yours and Chealsi's creativity. I'm cheering for you over here! Congratulations!! (now, back to the grading. . .)
Anne Heidi says
Oh I wish I was going to Spring market!!! Your fabric line is just gorgeous, and I LOVE your new patterns!!! I'll be at Fall Market again, maybe I'll see you there 🙂 Have fun at Market!!
Melissa Corry says
So exciting!!! Huge Congrats to you and your daughter!!! What a marvelous line and such pretty patterns!!
Knitwit Quilter says
Love all the new patterns. The quilts are all beautiful. Good Luck at market. Hope you get lots of orders.
It's beautiful Sherri! The patterns represent the fabric so well!
em's scrapbag says
Fun new fabric and patterns. Hope you have tons of success at market.
How beautiful! I can't decide between Dream Catcher and Omaha as my favorite. I'm going to get both patterns. I'm so excited for you with your own fabric. You know I love your blog with my favorite header. Love your fabic now!
Kim McIntyre says
Oh wow Sherri the fabric is just gorgeous and the patterns. Well done to you and Chelsi on a wonderful job. Can't wait to get some fabric.
Linda Fleming says
Wonderful fabrics and great patterns. Star Bright is my favorite.
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Kristen King says
Star bright is my favorite because of course I love stars…and the mini…yes, that will have to be made too! Can't wait to see them all person at market!!! 🙂
Wow, you have been busy!! Love your new fabric and patterns. Bright Star would be the first one I have to make. I love star quilts, too. Have fun at Market!
Wow — new fabric and new patterns! I love all of the patterns — your best group yet — and they all feature your fabric beautifully.
Lovely fabric – very bright and fresh. My two favorite patterns are Shangri La and Star Bright.
Crickets Corner says
Love the new fabrics and can't wait to see more of them. The patterns are wonderful and I can't decide if I like Dreamcatcher or Starbright the most. I may have to do Dreamcatcher in full size and Starbright in a mini.
So Happy for you and your daughter! The fabrics are gorgeous! Have a blast at market. The quilts are fabulous!
Beautiful fabrics and patterns Sherri. I love the braided zig zag quilt. It's so awesome that you are now a fabric designer.
Jana Richardson says
Love all your new patterns! The colors in your first! fabric line or so bright and pretty. Thanks for sharing with us. Congratulations!
Sigi G says
Wow – I'm always amazed at how you come up with new patterns. Love them all and the fabric too. Love the star quilts, but Omaha is somehow my favorite.
Michelle Jensen says
The fabrics are amazingly cute!! The patterns all do them such justice. I can't wait to see them in person. How much FUN!! I love it Sherri!
Catherine O'Connor says
These are all just gorgeous Sherri! So pretty! Have fun at quilt market.
Fabulous Sherri!! The colors are gorgeous! I cannot wait to get my needle on fabby making your new patterns! Squeal!!!!!
I don't know if I can pick a favorite! At first I thought it was Dream Catcher, but as I went down the list I kept getting a new favorite! The mini is amazing. I love the star in the middle. And the fabrics? Oh, my goodness they are wonderful! I'm going to have to get yards of that aqua!!! Have a great time at Quilt Market. I'm so excited for you and Chelsi!!
Kaitlyn Pallas says
LOVE LOVE THEM! So glad that they are completed! Cant't wait to see them make there debut in Minneapolis!!
Wonderful! I love the colors! Love the quilt patterns too. The low volume arrow print is so great. Everything is just fantastic!
Just love everyone of them and they are great in your new fabrics….have fun at market and good luck;)))!
greg @ grey dogwood studio says
Congratulations, Sherri! Everything looks wonderful – love the Dream Catcher and Anasazi; they remind me of Santa Fe. Have a great market!
Susie Hoover says
Gorgeous! Love Anasazi!!!
Beautiful fabric and amazing patterns! You and your daughter are such inspirations.
fabric looks like so much fun, and all of the patterns make choosing just one or two very difficult!
Beautiful fabrics. Star Bright is my favorite – especially the mini. Being from Omaha, I was wondering what led you to use that as the name for one of your patterns?
Peta - SheQuiltsAlot says
Congratulations to you both. It's a beautiful fabric line and I'm definitely looking forward to buying some 🙂
I think the colors in your new line of fabric are lovely, Congratulations, I hope this is the first of many!!