Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Latest Jaybird Quilts Pattern: Set Sail!

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Meet my latest pattern, Set Sail! This quilt is all about diamonds and triangles that have fun together and make for great movement across the quilt top.


Quilt Details 
Fabric is True Colors by Tula Pink
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 2/15/16 
Finished on 3/14/16
Quilt measures - 61" x 75"

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We took the quilt to Hawaii and battled the wind during our photo shoot.

Law really knows how to show off the pieced back and quilt labels during our photo shoots!
Set Sail is Fat Quarter Friendly. The lap size uses 18 Fat Quarters. Tula Pink's True Colors collection has 20 prints so I used everything except the black and the white. I decided to use the white for the setting so the black is the only print I didn't use in this quilt.
Image via Tula Pink

Angela Walters knocked the quilting out of the park... as usual!


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Set Sail was inspired by the prints of diamonds, Track Flags, pictured below in green, cream & blue. It's part of Tula Pink's new collection called "Slow & Steady." This collection is her 20th and is being shown at Quilt Market this week. Slow & Steady will be available in stores in September. Tula and I worked together on the fabric placement & layout of this Slow & Steady Set Sail quilt.
Here is a Twin Size version of Set Sail in Slow and Steady. This quilt is made from Fat Quarters and the Twin size is perfect to show off all 25 in this collection!! (You may want more fabric if you would like to fussy cut.)

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Slow & Steady by Tula Pink
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/17/16 
Finished on 4/10/16
Quilt measures - 69" x 90"
The twin quilt is so big that I needed Lawrence & my dad to help out for the photo shoot!

After our outdoor photo shoot I brought the quilt inside to get some more detail photos.
It looks so good on my bed that I might need to make the queen size now too!

It also looks great in my living room. Maybe I'll just need to make a Set Sail quilt for each room of my house!

Here are the True Colors Lap quilt and Slow & Steady Queen quilt hanging out together. After snapping this photo I really wanted to hop back into bed!


I love the pop of green binding on this quilt. It is a small scale hexagon that is a throw back to one of my favorite prints in Neptune. I have a feeling that I'll be buying an entire bolt of it!

Set Sail is made using my Super Sidekick ruler (click the link to the ruler to see the video tutorial on how to use it).


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I also decided to whip up this Baby Size version using Kona Cottons.



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Set Sail, JBQ 164
Designed by me 
Quilted by Teresa Silva
Started on 5/3/16
Finished on 5/11/16
Quilt measures - 48" x 53"


Here's all of the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton colors I used in this baby quilt: PomegranateHeliotropeDeep BlueJade GreenCapriParrotCanaryPersimmonCoral
Setting = White
Binding = Iron


Teresa Silva quilted this sample for me just in time for Quilt Market! I love the texture that it adds to the all solids quilt.


The pattern is printed in full color, and it includes templates. Plus there's no Y seams!
It uses Fat Quarters + a setting fabric and a binding fabric.
It comes in 4 sizes: baby, lap, twin & queen.

Set Sail is shipping to shops now!

Share your photos on social media using the hashtag #SetSailQuilt so we can share in the fun!



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

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Introducing the Jaybird Quilts Coloring Book!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016
The calming effects of quilts and coloring are together at last! 

If you are a quilter, sewist or just a lover of color, these 25+ quilt designs will bring you the joys and comforts of snuggling up with a beloved quilt and coloring book. The pages are perforated and suitable for colored pencils, crayons, markers or gel pens. 


I've gotten some requests over the years for line art of quilt tops to help people plan their fabric options. And then coloring books became all of the rage recently, so I figured, "Hey! Why not make a coloring book of quilt designs?!?"



My niece Aliyah tested out a few designs for me during the design process.


You can find a set of colored pencils similar to the ones Aliyah & I are using here


I wanted to make sure the paper was perfect so I tested out many options.



Here is some testing on the paper that I ended up choosing for the coloring book. It's thick and the designs are printed on one side. The only pen that I wouldn't recommend is a Sharpie. It's the only one that you can see from the other side.


I also designed the pages to be perforated. This way you can remove one for more detailed coloring or to frame & save.




When the coloring books arrived this week I got my crayons out and decided to color in Splash.


Check out that page perforation: 

There's 25+ designs of the best of my quilts that made for great coloring pages, including some quilts from my book Skip the Borders. Coloring books will begin shipping to local quilt shops soon.

Share your coloring creations using the hashtag #JBQcolor on social media so we can share in the fun!



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

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A New Jaybird Quilts Pattern: Trail Mix!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Meet Trail Mix! This is my spin on a traditional Snail's Trails quilt design using 60-degree triangles (and no Y seams!).


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Whisper by Dear Stella
Pattern - Trail Mix, JBQ 163
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/9/16 
Finished on 3/19/16
Quilt measures - 56" x 72"


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This was one of the easiest and fastest pattern cover photo shoots ever. We found this perfect wall to photograph the cover of the pattern. Luckily this one parking spot was open so I could get the right angle. It was the only open spot in the entire lot!
This photo really shows off Angela's quilting.

 


Here you can see the pieced backing I made with my quilt label.


Here's a detail shot of Angela's quilting in the smallest triangles in the quilt. Trail Mix is made using my Super Sidekick ruler (click the link to see a video tutorial of how to use the ruler) and there are no Y seams!


The Trail Mix pattern is printed in full color, includes templates and comes in 5 sizes (baby, lap, twin, full, queen). Here is the baby (right) and the lap (left) together.


This Trail Mix that I made from Angela's Fragmental fabric is a perfect match for my living room!



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Fragmental by Angela Walters for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Trail Mix, JBQ 163
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 1/19/16 
Finished on 3/16/16
Quilt measures - 42" x 48"




Here's the pieced back. I used up a bunch of leftover scraps from the front in my pieced label strip.


Here's a Trail Mix quilt in True Colors by Tula Pink. This quilt top was pieced by Leslie Meltzer and quilted by Teresa Silva.


Trail Mix will be shipping to local quilt shops soon. Be sure to share photos of your Trail Mix quilts on social media using #TrailMixQuilt so we can share in the fun!



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

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Friday, May 6, 2016

New Jaybird Quilts Pattern: Sprinkles Baby Quilt!

Friday, May 6, 2016
Have you been keeping an eye out for a new baby quilt pattern to add to the mix? Meet Sprinkles Baby Quilt! This fun new little pattern is shipping to local quilt shops this week.


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Sew & Sew by Chloe's Closet for Moda
Pattern - Sprinkles, JBQ 160
Designed by me 
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 2/29/16 
Finished on 3/19/16
Quilt measures - 37" x 44"


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When our photo shoot started we weren't having any luck. 

After more walking than we wanted, we found this fence overlooking the ocean.

Ever wonder how we keep the quilts from falling off fences? Sometimes Lawrence is behind the quilt holding it & sometimes we use clips along the top of the quilt as you can see below.

Lawrence is often worried that quilts are going to blow away with the wind & he runs into the photo to grab a hold of the quilt! I love how protective he is!!

This is one of my favorite prints from the Sew & Sew by Chloe's Closet fabric collection. I used it as binding & it gives a "bias" look without any of the work!



More Sprinkles! This one features Lullaby by Kate & Birdie for Moda Fabrics.

It takes a village of help!!! Lullaby sample details: Pieced by Leslie Meltzer. Quilted by Teresa Silva. Bound by my mom!

Sprinkles is made using my Sidekick ruler (follow that link to see a video tutorial for how to use the ruler). The pattern is printed in full color, and it includes templates. Plus there's no Y seams!

Sprinkles is shipping to shops now! Be sure to share your Sprinkles baby quilts on social media using #SprinklesQuilt so we can share in the fun!


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

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