Are you a paper piecing fan? Have I got news for YOU! Jacqueline de Jonge, the Dutch quilt artist who is the creative genius behind the pattern at Be Colourful Patterns has just released 5 new patterns, plus released a new format of another. My jaw is on the floor. OHMYGOSH--- I only wish you could see these patterns in real life!
You carry all of Jacqueline de Jonge's patterns and you can see them on my website.
Brilliant Beauties of Joy is not new, but has been re-formatted. It was previously available in 5 different patterns, designed to be a block-of-the-month. Jacqueline has now formatted this to sell in one pattern- at HALF the price of the original set of 5 patterns!!! WOO HOO! If you've been drooling over the set- you can now justify the purchase. :-) It's a very large quilt and a very large pattern.... enough to keep you busy for a while.
And if you REALLY want to keep busy for a while... check out Catch Me if You Can. This isn't one of the new ones, but it's pretty recent and I had to show it to you again. I think this is one of my favorite Be Colourful patterns. Holy Cow-- this quilt is stunning!
Now for the new ones. This is Aurora. How awesome would this look on your bed???? It's like a New York Beauty on steroids.
Black Beauty is actually less complicated than it looks. It's a creative arrangement of some New York Beauty blocks... and only uses a few fabrics. really stunning!
Endless.... Well named. The flying geese travel in an endless path around the stars. I love this one. Well... I love them all. But I super love this one.
This one is named Summer Dream. As Be Colourful patterns go, it's one of the "less complicated" ones. It would be a great one to start with. It's sized right to make a table topper or wall hanging.... or a baby quilt if you're so inclined. :-)
And last, but not least... Midnight Stars. Such a stunning quilt! This is a big one... and it has it all.... spikes, curves, stars, flying geese, and a medallion. LOVE it!
If you're thinking, "I could never make one of these quilts"... you might give it another though. I will admit that you do need to know how to paper piece and you really should LIKE to do paper piecing. After that- all you need is time. It's just one step after the other... keep on going... and eventually, you'll have an heirloom quilt. They're no different from any other paper pieced quilts. You piece a lot of sections and stitch the sections together. Simple. Right? OK... there are a lot of sections. You can do it.
Just a note if you look on the website at all of the Be Colourful patterns.... some have full size printed foundation papers included and some do not. Her older patterns don't have the printed foundation papers included, but they do have full size pattern pieces that you trace or copy onto foundation papers. As you might expect, these are less expensive. Her newer patterns have all full size foundation papers included and ready to use. Also as you might expect, these are more expensive. It's a trade-off. I like to get started right away but I also like to save money. You're choice.
One last thing-- I still have a small number of three discontinued Be Colourful patterns. When they're gone, they're gone. Twinkle Star has lots of stars and hexis. Sweet Melody and Sun and Shadows are a lot like Black Beauty, but are different sizes and do not include foundation papers. You can see them along with all of the other patterns here.
OMGosh....those are amazing. I love paper piecing, but those really look complicated.
Hi Sue, I ordered The Colorful Quilt pattern from you last night after seeing a picture of it and falling in love with the colors! The problem is: I am new to paper piecing and quilting! So I know that before I even attempt to make this piece, I must take baby steps and learn how to do it first. I also saw the Jacqueline de Jonge Summer Dream which you said may be good for a beginner. Will the patterns tell me which fabrics to buy? Any other help you can offer will be greatly appreciated :o)
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