Judy and Brad Niemeyer designed the layout, instructions, and foundation papers for the Rainbow Hosta. A collection of cottons designed by Judy and Judel Niemeyer with Timeless Treasures called Wildflowers were selected to make the sample shown on the cover. A sewing technique called foundation paper piecing is used to assemble the units required to make this quilt. Traditional piecing and curved piecing techniques are used to join the units after the foundation piecing is completed. The cover quilt was pieced by Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx Staff, and Certified Instructor, Diana Simkins, and quilted by Quiltworx Staff.
The color layout for the quilt on the cover was designed in Quiltster by Judel Niemeyer Buls. Quiltster is a subscription-based fabric auditioning application that Quiltworx has been working with a software development firm to bring to the Quilting Industry for the last two years. With Quiltster, you can load fabrics into spaces on a quilt design to see what it looks like before completed. Quiltster is set to launch in spring 2016 to a consumer audience!
This pattern publication also marks the launch of a series of patterns using new units designed to fit the original Fire Island Hosta and Fire Island Hosta Queen layout. When all of these patterns are published, a customer can use Quiltster to mix and match units from each design to create their own unique quilt pattern! As a Quiltster subscriber, you will not only be able to try out fabrics, but mix and match the blocks between the Hosta layouts to create your own unique design! We are excited for the Quiltster launch and the upcoming release of many other elements to use with the Hosta Layouts. With the launch of Quiltster, you will be able to order a kit of individual sections of each quilt, with the pieces you like, from the available patterns. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
This pattern is Quiltster Compatible! This means you can color the quilt with your favorite Fabric Collection in Quiltster before you make it and obtain yardage! Click on the logo to the left to be taken directly to the Template page for this design in Quiltster. You may need to log into your account for the link to work. If you do not have a Quiltster account already, you will need to subscribe and log in before this link will work. Subscriptions can be obtained by going to http://www.quiltster.com, click on Subscribe!
Click below for a downloadable .PDF of various kitting handouts!