Thursday, December 4, 2014

#ParkBenchQuilt - Finished quilts & blocks on design walls...

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Early this year, my latest Block of the Month (BOM) design, Park Bench, hit stores, and I started a series of posts showing off the blocks you have been making of each design. Today's post is all about your finished tops and quilts!


I've been collecting pictures of blocks and quilts as quilters share them on Instagram. I'm loving how your tops and finished quilts are coming together and the fabrics you have chosen to make your quilt unique!



















































Of all of the posts I've shared from Instagram, which finished quilt are you enjoying the most? Which one has inspired you to start working on a Park Bench quilt? (Instagram user names are above the images in blue lettering.)

You can still post pictures of your blocks, top and finished quilt using #ParkBenchQuilt and you might find your work featured in a future blog post or on one of my social media pages.

Share which Instagrammer has inspired your Park Bench quilt or which block is your favorite in the comments! Thanks so much!


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

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Glimmer Quilt

Sunday, November 23, 2014
I'd like to introduce you to my latest quilt pattern, Glimmer. Glimmer is made using the Super Sidekick ruler and the pattern has 5 different project size options! You can make a mug rug, pillow, baby quilt, small and large lap size quilts.


All of Glimmer's 5 different sizes are made using the same number of pieces, only the size of the pieces change from project to project!

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Here are the details on each of the 5 Glimmer quilts I've already made.


Large Lap Quilt Details 
Fabric is Elizabeth by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/13/14
Finished on 9/26/14
Quilt measures - 74" x 74"

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Baby Quilt Details 
Fabric is Elizabeth by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/13/14
Finished on 9/30/14
Quilt measures - 44" x 44"

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 Mug Rug Details 
Fabric is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/7/14
Finished on 10/8/14
Mug Rug measures - 10" x 10"

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 Pillow Details 
Fabric is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/7/14
Finished on 10/9/14
Pillow measures - 20" x 20"


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Downton Abbey Baby Quilt Details 
Fabric is Downton Abbey - The Egyptian Collection for Andover 
Pattern - Glimmer, JBQ 152
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/6/14
Finished on 10/23/14
Quilt measures - 44" x 44"


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I've really enjoyed making each one of these 5 Glimmer quilts. It's been fun to see how the fabrics will play together as the stars start to come together.

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Cover photo shoot outtakes:

Glimmer quilts went to Hawaii for the pattern cover photo shoot. The wind near the water was not our friend as we got started.

Lawrence was really worried that the quilts were going to fly away, so he stood guard. 

Later that day we found this beautiful spot.




The light was great and we just kept playing with shooting from different angles and moving the quilts around from spot to spot and until we got the shot.




My assistant taking a break to enjoy the view..

I often wrap myself in the quilts when going from location to location to avoid getting creases in the quilts. Law snapped these photos of me wrapped up as we trekked along the beach.
Sometimes I wonder if people realize what they are actually seeing when we're out shooting quilts for cover photos... (like a brand fabric line or a not yet released quilt pattern...)


Initially, I photographed the pillow and mug rug with the Tula Pink Elizabeth baby Glimmer quilt.

Then I decided to photograph them with Park Bench since both use fabrics from the same designer. 



And here's a few more shoots of the Downton Abbey baby Glimmer quilt hanging out her temporary NYC office, courtesy of Daryl Cohen from Andover.



Do you have a favorite Glimmer quilt? Do you have any plans to make one of your own? Tell us about it in the comments below. Thanks!


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

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