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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Friday, November 14, 2014

Robert Kaufman 30 Quilts for 30 Years - A Celebration of Kona Cotton

Friday, November 14, 2014
Kona Cotton from Robert Kaufman Fabrics is 30 years old this year, and they asked 30 designers to create 30 quilts to celebrate the occasion. Today is my day on the 30 Quilts for 30 Years Blog Hop. I'm so excited to share my Lotus Quilt in Kona with you.




When I starting pulling fabrics for this Lotus quilt I was also working on my wedding quilt... so those colors were kinda stuck in my head.

At first I was thinking I'd use blues for one set of blocks and greens for the other... But I ended up splitting them more by darks & lights. I picked the colors Honey Dew & Storm for the background triangles. Here is a complete list of all the colors I ended up using.

I picked Caribbean for the binding.



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Lotus, JBQ 128
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/16/14
Finished on 7/28/14
Quilt measures - 52" x 60"



I adore this quilt and I'm going to miss her so much while she travels around in a trunk show for the next year. I think I might have to make a second one...
Lotus is one of my Hex N More ruler patterns. You can find the pattern and the ruler at online and local quilt shops.



I think it is really cool how Angela quilted a medallion into the center of the quilt.

More detail of Angela's amazing quilting.

I used a bunch of the trimmings from the front to make my quilt label strip on the back.





Here I am showing the quilt at schoolhouse during Quilt Market.


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After I made the Lotus quilt I decided to make a Mini Lotus in the same colors. 

I wanted all of the colors to be in the exact place, so I sewed together my triangle scraps in the exact order of the blocks.  I pinned it up on my design wall for easy reference.

Here are some photos from when I made the mini...

All the mini jewels cut from my Mini Hex N More ruler, lined up and ready for piecing.

Here's some detail of Angela's amazing quilting on the Mini Lotus.

Here is the Mini Lotus hanging up at quilt market on the Bird on a Branch Ackfeld Wire Quilt Hanger.


Here you can see a video of Angela Walters quilting the miniature version of my Kona Lotus:





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To see more great Kona quilts, take a peek at the 30 Quilts for 30 years Look Book and  check out some of the other stops on the 30 for 30 blog hop:

Week 1:
Saturday, November 1st: Johanna Masko
Sunday, November 2nd: Alyssa of Aria Lane
Monday, November 3rd: Dorie of Tumblingblocks
Tuesday, November 4th: Megan of Canoe Ridge Creations
Wednesday, November 5th: Daniela of Cozy Quilt Designs
Thursday, November 6th: Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Friday, November 7th: Anita Grossman Solomon
Saturday, November 8th: Debbie of Esch House Quilts

Week 2:
Sunday, November 9th: Alex of Teaginny
Monday, November 10th: Darlene Zimmerman
Tuesday, November 11th: Nichole Ramirez with Aurifil
Wednesday, November 12th: Rita Hodge of Red Pepper Quilts
Thursday, November 13th: Lee of Freshly Pieced
Friday, November 14th: Julie of Jaybird Quilts
Saturday, November 15th: Latifah of The Quilt Engineer

Week 3:
Sunday. November 16th: Elizabeth Hartman
Monday, November 17th: Erica of Kitchen Table Quilting
Tuesday, November 18th: Karrie of Freckled Whimsy
Wednesday, November 19th: Valori Wells
Thursday, November 20th: Marilyn of Quilt Moments
Friday, November 21st: Cortney Heimerl
Saturday, November 22nd: Shayla and Kristy of Sassafras Lane Designs

Week 4:
Sunday, November 23rd: Shea of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Monday, November 24th: Carrie Strine
Tuesday, November 25th: Rachel of Stitched in Color
Wednesday, November 26th: Liz of Lady Harvatine
Saturday, November 29th: Carolyn Friedlander

Week 5:
Sunday, November 30th: Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
Monday, December 1st: Emily of Carolina Patchworks
Tuesday, December 2nd: Ken Kaufman
Wednesday, December 3rd: Grand Finale!

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And I have a Kona 30 Quilts for 30 Years Giveaway for you today, too!


You can win a Kona Sunset charm square pack, my Mini Lotus pattern and a Mini Hex N More ruler!

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 a project you're inspired to make with Kona Cotton fabric.

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 2PM PST on Saturday, November 15th to enter. 
Giveaway Now Closed. 
Winner Announced Below.

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Thanks to everyone who entered!


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

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