Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tula Pink Eden Stereo Quilt + a Fat Quarter Giveaway

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
I've got something fun to share with you today, check out this Stereo Quilt I made using Tula Pink's newest fabric line, Eden. I also used fabrics from Tula Pink's True Colors collection.

After some plotting and planning the layout and where I wanted each block to go, I started chain piecing.

There was a lot of fussy cutting that happened to make this quilt.

And there was even more fussy cutting. If you choose to make a Stereo quilt like this, you'll probably be best cutting from yardage or fat quarters rather than using the 10" squares that are the fabric requirements to make Stereo.

Perfect points matching up makes me happy.



The finished quilt top:

I used Tula Pink's Free Fall to back the quilt. Normally, I don't pre-wash my fabrics. Since this was one big piece of red fabric, I did pre-wash with Soak before I sent it off to be quilted.

I'm going to bind it in the grey lazy stripe from Tula Pink's True Colors collection.

Here it is as soon as it came home from the quilting spa, after Angela Walters worked her magic on it:

Tula Pink Free Fall was a perfect choice for the back.




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Ready for a giveaway? One lucky winner will receive this Eden Fat Quarter bundle + my Stereo pattern.

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us what project you are most looking forward to making using Eden.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 5PM PST on Tuesday,  September 8th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!





© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Look What You Can Make with my Kona Designer Series bundles + a Giveaway!

Thursday, August 20, 2015
I've got a special treat for all of the fans of my Kona Cotton wedding  colors, you can now purchase Kona Cotton pre-cut bundles in the blues & greens that inspired our wedding palette! 


Here are the colors you'll find in my Kona Designer Series bundles:


My Kona Designer Series bundles come in these pre-cuts:





I made these projects to give you some ideas of how these colors play with my patterns. These Rock Candy table toppers are made with the Charm Squares and my Sidekick Ruler. Both of them were quilted by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy. The background & binding fabric on this one is Kona Celestial.


The background & binding fabric here is Kona Cypress:


This lap size Science Fair quilt is made with my Hex N More ruler, it's Roll Up friendly & made with Kona Pistachio as the background fabric. The binding is Kona Celestial. This was quilted by Angela Walters.




This is a lap size Stereo Quilt that is made with my Super Sidekick ruler & it's Ten Square friendly. The binding on this quilt is Kona Jade Green and it was quilted by Angela.


This lap size Splash quilt was made with my Hex N More ruler and it's Fat Quarter friendly. The binding is Kona Celestial, my tutorial on how to bind 120-degree angles is helpful to reference for binding this quilt and it was quilted by Angela.










I also made this full size Night Sky quilt with my Sidekick Ruler and the Fat Quarter Bundle. The background & binding fabric is Kona Storm. It was also quilted by Angela.



You can find the fat quarter bundle and roll up at Hawthorne Threads. The charm squares and ten squares will be available soon.
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Ready for a giveaway? One lucky winner will receive my Fat Quarter bundle + my Splash pattern.

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us about which Kona cotton color from the bundle is your favorite of the bunch.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 5PM PST on Monday,  August 24th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck + thanks for stopping by today!





© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Gravity Quilt Block Colors - Block 9 Voyage

Monday, August 17, 2015
This is my final post for my series on matching the Kona Cotton colors in the Gravity kit to the block pieces in the pattern. For those of you who are working on your Gravity quilt kits or block of the month programs,  I thought it might be a good idea to have a some blog posts for those of you who are interested in making a spot on Gravity quilt.

Here is where you can find the colors for:

To make Block 9, you will continue to work from the 3rd fabric pack. The fabrics are in order in the pack. The next 6 in the pack are fabrics A through F of Block 9, as noted in the book:

And so on for the final set of 6 fabrics in the pack to make the second Block 9:

Follow these images clockwise to see the names of the colors with a swatch, the letters correspond to the letter label of the fabrics to cut in the Gravity book:






As I mentioned in the Introduction of Gravity, the intention is that you will have fun making your Gravity quilt and have fun with the subtle color variations within the quilt blocks. There is no need to stress about precisely matching fabric or color placement from block to block.

The beauty of this design, and the variety of fabrics and colors used to create it, is that each quilt will take on a subtle and distinct look and feel of its own. With that in mind, for those of you who REALLY want to know which colors I used where, I hope you will find these posts to be helpful.

Tell us in the comments below: What has been your favorite part about working on your Gravity Quilt so far?  Tell us all about it in the comments!
Remember to share your photos on social media with the #GravityQuilt tag & have fun!




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Gravity Quilt Block Colors - Block 8 Eclipse

Monday, July 27, 2015
For those of you who are working on your Gravity quilt kits or block of the month programs,  I thought it might be a good idea to have a some blog posts for those of you who are interested in making a spot on Gravity quilt.

Here is where you can find the colors for:

To make Block 8, you will continue to work from the 3rd fabric pack. The fabrics are in order in the pack. The next 6 in the pack are fabrics A through F of Block 8, as noted in the book:

And so on for the next set of 6 fabrics in the pack to make the second Block 8:

Follow these images clockwise to see the names of the colors with a swatch, the letters correspond to the letter label of the fabrics to cut in the Gravity book:






As I mentioned in the Introduction of Gravity, the intention is that you will have fun making your Gravity quilt and have fun with the subtle color variations within the quilt blocks. There is no need to stress about precisely matching fabric or color placement from block to block.

The beauty of this design, and the variety of fabrics and colors used to create it, is that each quilt will take on a subtle and distinct look and feel of its own. With that in mind, for those of you who REALLY want to know which colors I used where, I hope you will find these posts to be helpful.

If you're looking to order a Gravity Quilt kit, you can find a limited quantity of quilt kits still available from Hawthorne Threads, as well as other local and online quilt shops. If you've been on the fence about ordering one, I would recommend getting one now, as they are unlikely to be restocked once they're gone.

Tell us in the comments below: Which Kona colors have you enjoyed sewing to make your Gravity blocks?  Tell us all about it in the comments!
Remember to share your photos on social media with the #GravityQuilt tag & have fun!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Gravity Quilt Block Colors - Block 7 Cosmic

Monday, July 6, 2015
For those of you who are working on your Gravity quilt kits or block of the month programs,  I thought it might be a good idea to have a some blog posts for those of you who are interested in making a spot on Gravity quilt.

Here is where you can find the colors for:

To make Block 7, you will start to work from the 3rd fabric pack. The fabrics are in order in the pack. The next 6 in the pack are fabrics A through F of Block 7, as noted in the book:

And so on for the next set of 6 fabrics in the pack to make the second Block 7:

Follow these images clockwise to see the names of the colors with a swatch, the letters correspond to the letter label of the fabrics to cut in the Gravity book:





As I mentioned in the Introduction of Gravity, the intention is that you will have fun making your Gravity quilt and have fun with the subtle color variations within the quilt blocks. There is no need to stress about precisely matching fabric or color placement from block to block.

The beauty of this design, and the variety of fabrics and colors used to create it, is that each quilt will take on a subtle and distinct look and feel of its own. With that in mind, for those of you who REALLY want to know which colors I used where, I hope you will find these posts to be helpful.

If you're looking to order a Gravity Quilt kit, you can find a limited quantity of quilt kits still available from Hawthorne Threads, as well as other local and online quilt shops. If you've been on the fence about ordering one, I would recommend getting one now, as they are unlikely to be restocked once they're gone.

Tell us in the comments below: Which block has been your favorite to work on so far & why?  Tell us all about it in the comments!
Remember to share your photos on social media with the #GravityQuilt tag & have fun!




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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