Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bluhming Bugs-My next book project!

Next book in progress!-Bluhming Bugs. This book is going to be a pattern book with a collection of 30 Bluhming Bugs. Most of them will look unreal, whimsical, funky, unique, charming and cute! Not only will you have so many Bugs to choose from, but there will be many ideas about how to use them in quilt design.
Only a couple of friends have seen this collection, as I tried to keep my Bluhming Bugs close to the vest! Now, I am ready to share them with the quilting world! The collection is being digitized as we speak. The entire, digitized collection of 30 Bluhming Bugs will be available as soon, as my book is published.
I love my other books, but this one is going to be a very special one! My most favorite one!
Like most of my self published books, this book may grow to over 100 pages!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I won't be able to process orders placed between October 6th and November 2nd 2008!

Hello everyone,
I won't be able to process orders placed through my website between October 6th 2008 and November 2nd 2008.
I will be leaving for Des Moines, IA on October 7th. Two days after my return from Des Moines, IA I will be leaving for trip to Europe.

Thank you and I appreciate your patience and understanding.


Bluhming Background Designs 2-is shipping now!

Bluhming Background Designs 2 is a 152 page, soft cover, printed and offered in color or in black white using high quality 32 lb laser printer paper. Twin wire binding, 90 lb card stock for covers and 7 mil clear plastic sheet protectors make it a very slick looking book with a lot of content!

This book is packed with over 200 of photographs and many diagrams. It has a section with step by step stitching. This extensive guide to background filler designs will open your eyes to many design possibilities.

With this book on hand and with 50 background filler design ideas, hints and suggestions, you will be able to create your own stamp!

All 30 designs from Blooming Background Designs are incorporated. Now there are 50 background filler designs in this new book!

Most of them can be used for an overall meandering technique and all of them can be used for dense quilting!

Try to keep on the cutting edge when it comes to free motion quilting and say goodbye to the outdated stippling technique!

It's time to move on!

Take a look at this book cover at:

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Whimsical and Funky Feathers-This book is shipping now!

Whimsical and Funky Feathers, Collection of 80; will be another self published book. I have the release date set for October 1st 2008, just few days before the AQS show in Des Moines, IA.

This book is packed with many images, diagrams, step-by-step stitching section, quilting patterns collection and many stitched samples of this unusual and unique looking feathers.

The best about these feathers is: almost all of them are easier to stitch than the "over the top" formal feathers!

Whimsical and Funky Feathers is a soft cover, 124 pages, printed in color on a high quality 32 lb laser printer paper, topped off with an elegant looking finish. Twin wire binding, card stock 90 lb covers with protective 7 mil clear plastic covers makes it a very slick looking book, packed with a lot of content! This book is available now!

After I return from Iowa, I have one day to repack my suitcases and leave for a trip to Europe for 3 weeks [visit with family and 4 days of workshops in Germany].

I will be back on November 2nd and will start processing orders placed any time between October 6th 2008 and November 2nd 2008, as soon as I possibly can.

You can view the front and and the back cover of this book at:

Irena Bluhm