Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Seaside Placemats

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
I didn't even realize how busy June was, until it was over. I never meant to miss an entire month of blogging. I'm pretty sure it is the first time I've ever done that in 5+ years of blogging.

I did a good amount of sewing in June & posted much of it to Instagram. One of my favorite things that I made was placemats for our new table.


During my studio re-organization I pulled out my Tula Pink stash. These Prince Charming fabrics spoke to me and I decided to start cutting diamonds from my Sidekick Ruler.


Initially I didn't actually have a plan. By day #2 I had decided to make scrappy placemats based on my Seaside Table Runner pattern. 


I used a different background fabric for each of the placemats. 


Each one is quilted with 6 lines that echo the zig zag in the design.


Here they are pre-binding. If you are wondering the size, each one is half the length of a Seaside Table Runner. (So the fabric requirements will make 2 placemats.)


I decided to put Prince Charming Laminated Cotton fabrics on the back of each one for easy clean up.



I considered binding them all in the same fabric, and then decided to keep it scrappy and mix it up. I'm glad I did because I love the result!


Binding through Laminated Cotton isn't the most fun. It takes patience and I did consider binding these by machine more than once.


I finished them just in time to set the table and have some friends over for dinner.




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

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Delight Quilt!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I'm so excited to introduce my latest full-sized quilt pattern, Delight!


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Oh Happy Day! by Dear Stella
Pattern - Delight, JBQ 146
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 4/11/14
Finished on 5/2/14
Quilt measures - 72" x 92"




If you have been saving or eyeing up some luscious large scale prints, you're going to love how those prints are featured on the large hexagons in this quilt! This is another fun quilt for all of my Hex N More ruler fans.

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As usual, here are some of the outtakes from our pattern cover photo shoot.


So, I made a twin sized quilt when I made the cover sample, which can be pretty tricky to photograph.

I don't usually photograph my quilts in bedrooms, but we gave it a shot. And it just wasn't quite right...



And then I channeled my inner Vanessa Christenson to style the room a bit, but we had lost the sunlight we had earlier and it still wasn't quite right.


So we took the shoot outside, like we usually do...

Lawrence assisting!

And the lighting was great! Gotta love a quilt in the garden!

Here's a peek at the flannel Oh Happy Day backing on this (heavy) twin sized quilt.


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And I couldn't stop at just one twin-sized sample, so I made a second one...

Quilt Details 
Fabric is color:FULL and Studio Stash Yarn Dyes both by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Delight, JBQ 146
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/20/14
Finished on 5/13/14
Quilt measures - 72" x 92"

Angela's amazing quilting always adds these fabulous elements that give quilts a great shine!



I love using a stripe or a check on the bias as binding!


This pattern will be ready to ship to stores after June 1. Ask around at your favorite local quilt shops to find out if they will be ordering it.



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

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Quilt Market & Schoolhouse Sneak Peek

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

If you are heading to Quilt Market, I will be presenting a Schoolhouse featuring my new mini quilt patterns & Mini Hex N More. Please join us!

Room 318, 1:20-1:50

Julie Herman’s Hex N More ruler is now miniaturized with many popular patterns in quick finish sizes! With an optional 'Project of the Month' format, these precut friendly minis will encourage your customers to keep quilting.

Giveaway: Mini Radio Way Kit & Jaybird Quilts Mini of the Month Shop Guide


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I will also be doing demos at the Robert Kaufman booth, #1135, Friday & Saturday at 2pm, and the United Notions booth, #249, Saturday at 12:30pm

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My quilts & samples will be in a few different booths around the convention center.


Andover Fabrics will have Rock Candy samples on hand. 


My newest quilt pattern, Delight, will be on display in the Robert Kaufman, along with all of my mini quilts.


My mini quilts in Robert Kaufman batiks!


My mini quilts in Robert Kaufman precuts. These will also be available as kits at sample spree. Quantities are limited so head over to the Robert Kaufman tables as soon as the doors open!



The Dear Stella booth will have my modern traditional mini quilt from the #DSTTchallenge, Mini Come What May and the twin sized cover sample of Delight



We also made a baby sized Delight quilt for Sara Lawson's booth in her new Jungle Ave fabric line.


The Jaybird Quilts studio + offices will be closed while we're at Quilt Market, May 14 to May 20. We'll reopen on Wednesday, May 21, and we'll follow up on your phone calls + emails when we return.
Thanks so much!





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

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew 2014 Giveaway Day - Night Sky Bundle

Monday, May 12, 2014


I'm giving away ONE sweet prize pack that includes 28 Kona Solid fat quarters, a Night Sky Pattern & a Sidekick ruler! Sixteen of the 28 fat quarters make up the Jaybird Night Sky bundle from Robert Kaufman + the extra 12 FQ's are the color complements to make a large Night Sky quilt. That is over $80 of goodies!!

Pick out your favorite background fabric & you can make a queen or a king size quilt!!

Here is what all the colors look like in a lap size version of Night Sky.


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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 your all time favorite summertime sewing project OR a summer sewing project you can't wait to dig into.

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 9PM PST on Monday, May 19th to enter. 

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

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And the winner is....

Thank you to everyone who entered.




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

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mini Come What May

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Today we bring you Mini Come What May!


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Artisan Batiks: Nature's Textures by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
Pattern - Mini Come What May, JBQ 145
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 3/17/14
Finished on 5/1/14
Mini Quilt measures - 16" x 20"




This Mini's big sister pattern, Come What May, is near & dear to me. It was one of my first pattern releases after my move to SoCal. The pattern development and making the quilt was a bi-costal process. And it's just one of my all time favorites.


I took her to the playground for the photo shoot on the same day with Mini Lotus, and this one was doing the same dancing in the wind.


Here's a few close ups of Angela's fab quilting.




I love Come What May in bright, fun colors, so I made a second Mini Come What May in Dear Stella's Mini Confetti Dots.




Which mini quilt is your favorite so far? Which ones have you made, or which one are you itching to get a hold of and make ASAP? Tells us in the comments below.
Thanks so much!




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

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