Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sweet Tooth Block 12 - Jelly Bean

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
My Sweet Tooth Block of the Month books are available now at local and online quilt shops! Since the book is out now, I wanted to share some inspiration for anyone looking to make a Sweet Tooth quilt. 

Sweet Tooth can be made in twin or queen sizes. This quilt is made using my Hex N More and Super Sidekick rulers. 

If you will be making your Sweet Tooth quilt from one of the Robert Kaufman Kona quilt kits (available now!), all of the strips in the roll up are in block order. Also, all of the Kona colors used in each block are noted in the Sweet Tooth book. This photo shows the fabrics that are in Roll 4. (The rolls are marked.)


To make Block 12, you'll use Kona Sour AppleKona KiwiKona CyanKona Breakers and Kona Surf:


Sweet Tooth Quilt Block 12 - Jelly Bean


You can sign up to participate in a Sweet Tooth block of the month program with a local quilt shop or guild (ask around if you're looking to join one!), order a Sweet Tooth quilt kit, or craft your own Sweet Tooth quilt with your favorite 2 1/2" strips!

I'm making a Sweet Tooth quilt using Tula Pink prints. Here are my Jelly Bean blocks in Tula Pink:




You can see the other Sweet Tooth blocks I made here:

Kits featuring the Kona Cotton solids I used to make the twin size quilt are available now. Kits include the Sweet Tooth book, 60 Kona Cotton 2 1/2" strips + all of the background and binding fabric to make the quilt.

If you're looking to order a Sweet Tooth quilt kit, they are available to order now from Hawthorne Threads and Fat Quarter Shop. You can also find the books now at Fat Quarter ShopHawthorne Threads, as well as other local and online quilt shops.

Tell us in the comments below: What's been your favorite block Sweet Tooth block to make?

Remember to share your photos on social media with the #SweetToothQuilt tag & have fun!


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

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

My Quilt Auction is Live!

Thursday, September 8, 2016
My auction on eBay is live and the bidding has begun!!! Bidding will wrap up on Monday the 12th at 7pm PDT for most of the quilts (9 out of 10). The bidding on my Teacups quilt will end Saturday the 10th at 7pm PDT.

In case you missed my blog post last week, my nephew Elijah is starting 4th grade off treatment & in remission from leukemia, so I'm hosting another quilt auction for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to celebrate!!


The team at Soak Wash contributed 3oz samples that will be included with each quilt, along with quilt washing & care instructions.

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Here's a quick run through of the quilts that are up for auction!
This lap size Three in Box quilt features Flea Market Fancy fabric by Densye Schmidt & is on the cover of the pattern.

This is my Box of Chocolates quilt from my book Skip the Borders. This quilt is loaded with some very rare Lizzy House prints from her first 4 fabric collections: Red Letter Day, Lizzy Dish, Castle Peeps & 1001 Peeps.


My blue Chopsticks quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern:

This baby sized Hugs & Kisses quilt features very rare 1001 Peeps fabric by Lizzy House.

This twin size Dot Party quilt is the largest quilt in the auction & it is featured on the cover of the pattern, too.

This lap size Northern Lights quilt features Arizona fabric by April Rhodes.

This is Stars & Stripes, also from my book Skip the Borders.

This youth size Teacups quilt was featured on the cover of the pattern. The auction for this quilt will end Saturday the 10th at 7pm PDT.

My Traffic quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern, too.

This set includes a baby size Yummy quilt & Jawbreaker pillow (pillow form not included) made with Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.



The auction on eBay is live now. Don't miss out!! Bidding will wrap up on Monday the 12th at 7pm PDT for most of the quilts (9 out of 10). The bidding on my Teacups quilt will end Saturday the 10th at 7pm PDT.

Look for my #JaybirdLovesAlex posts on social media to see more images of quilts from this upcoming auction, quilts from my previous auction and some fun family photos of us volunteering with Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise awareness about childhood cancer.

Please feel free to share this post and the links to the auctions on social media. I appreciate your help to spread the word, raise some funds for Alex's Lemonade & some awareness about childhood cancer! Plus, every quilter knows someone out there who just wants to buy a quilt instead of making one, and this is their chance!!!



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

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Friday, September 2, 2016

A Preview of My Quilt Auction to Benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand

Friday, September 2, 2016
My nephew Elijah is starting 4th grade off treatment & in remission from leukemia, so I'm hosting another quilt auction for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to celebrate!!

The auction will be held on eBay and the bidding will begin on Monday, September 5 at 7pm PDT and it will wrap up on Monday the 12th at 7pm PDT.


If you're new to my blog or Jaybird Quilts, something you may not know is that Elijah was diagnosed with cancer in December 2010 and he finished his treatments just over 2 years ago. There are some great organizations out there that did a lot for Elijah and his family while he was in treatment for 3+ years, and Alex's is one of them.

The team at Soak Wash contributed 3oz samples that will be included with each quilt, along with quilt washing & care instructions.

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Now, to show off the quilts that will be up for auction!
This is my Box of Chocolates quilt from my book Skip the Borders. This quilt is loaded with some very rare Lizzy House prints from her first 4 fabric collections: Red Letter Day, Lizzy Dish, Castle Peeps & 1001 Peeps.





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My blue Chopsticks quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern:





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This twin size Dot Party quilt is the largest quilt in the auction & it is featured on the cover of the pattern, too.

Elijah's picture is on my original quilt labels, including the label on the back of this Dot Party quilt.




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This baby sized Hugs & Kisses quilt features very rare 1001 Peeps fabric by Lizzy House.

Quilting by Angela Walters of Quilting is My Therapy.


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This lap size Northern Lights quilt features Arizona fabric by April Rhodes.




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This is Stars & Stripes, also from my book Skip the Borders.




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This youth size Teacups quilt was featured on the cover of the pattern.




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This lap size Three in Box quilt features Flea Market Fancy fabric by Densye Schmidt & is on the cover of the pattern, too.





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My Traffic quilt that is featured on the cover of the pattern.






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This set includes a baby size Yummy quilt & Jawbreaker pillow (pillow form not included) made with Marmalade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.








I had so much fun doing this photo shoot with Elijah and my brother Brad (he shot all of the photos of me and Elijah in this post). I'm so grateful to be able to make these memories with them. 

Let me know in the comments which quilt(s) you'll be looking to bid on next week.

Look for my #JaybirdLovesAlex posts on social media to see more images of quilts from this upcoming auction, quilts from my previous auction and some fun family photos of us volunteering with Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise awareness about childhood cancer.



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

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