Monday, July 25, 2016

Sweet Tooth Block 10 - Candy Corn

Monday, July 25, 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 10, you'll use Kona PomegranateKona WatermelonKona PunchKona Nectarine and Kona School Bus:


Sweet Tooth Quilt Block 10 - Candy Corn


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 Candy Corn 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: Which blocks do you love so much you want to make them again & again?
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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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Quilts For Pulse

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
I've been doing a lot of charity sewing this summer to send quilts and blocks to the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild and the Dallas + Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guilds to support #QuiltsForPulse & #QuiltsForPeace.


Here are the first Quilts For Pulse blocks I made. The pattern to make them is available here

As I continued to sew, I wanted to make some rainbow striped blocks:

Here's the instructions to make the striped heart blocks:



This is my progress during one day of sewing the first quilt top I made for Pulse. Love was my motivation:

This is the quilt label and pieced backing I made for the quilt:


Fabric donations came in from Robert Kaufman Fabrics and batting donations from The Warm Company:

This Bright Remix Stripe by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman was perfect for the binding! Teresa of Quilting is My Bliss generously donated to quilt this quilt:

I love binding with Wonder Clips by Clover! My awesome mom helped with binding all of the Quilts for Pulse that I coordinated finishing.

Here's my first finished Quilt for Pulse that I sent off to Orlando this week:


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I hosted a group of San Diego Modern Quilt Guild members & some sewing friends for an afternoon of charity sewing in late June. Here we are working on our first quilt top of the day:

Katie put this diagonal rainbow layout together for our second quilt top of the day:
These 2 quilt tops were finished on that Saturday afternoon, along with lots of extra blocks to make an additional quilt top & then some:

Here's the third quilt top that was finished using the extra blocks from our charity sewing Saturday:

I had all 13 women sign a piece of white paper & then I scanned that paper to create this label for the back of the quilts we worked on together. I made the label & printed it using my Spoonflower label tutorial.

Three generous California quilters offered to quilt the quilt tops, Patti, Janice Ryan of Better Off Thread and Carrie Hanson of Gotcha Covered Quilting.









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After making 4 quilt tops, I had a lot of extra half square triangles (HSTs) left over. So I made this #BigHeartBlock tutorial to use up the HSTs and make one more quilt top!




My Big Heart Block quilt top is off to Teresa. That will be 5 charity quilts, + 36 blocks to Orlando & 10 blocks to Dallas, that I made or contributed to this summer to help those in need of some love and healing.

If you'd like to contribute to #QuiltsForPulse, check out the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild's post for what to make here and where to send blocks, tops or finished quilts here. You can find info on #QuiltsForPeace by the Dallas & Fort Worth Modern Quilt Guilds here.


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

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sweet Tooth Block 9 - Candy Buttons

Tuesday, July 5, 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 3. (The rolls are marked.)


To make Block 9, you'll use Kona AloeKona CypressKona KaleKona Oasis and Kona Glacier:


Sweet Tooth Quilt Block 9 - Candy Buttons


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 Candy Buttons 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: Are you making a twin size or a queen size Sweet Tooth quilt?
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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Monday, June 27, 2016

Big Heart Block for Pulse Tutorial - #QuiltsForPulse

Monday, June 27, 2016
This is a free heart block tutorial inspired by the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild donation effort. 



As soon as the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild announced their donation effort to provide survivors, victims families and first responders with quilts following the tragedy at Pulse nightclub, I knew that this was exactly how I wanted to help. Sewing is my happy place, and I wanted to share that with people healing from such a horrible event. The guild has posted additional donation details here.
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I made a heart quilt top (10" finished heart blocks, 5 columns x 6 rows) and sent it off to Teresa Silva of Quilting is My Bliss for quilting. And then I invited friends & members of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild over for an afternoon of charity sewing where we made 3 more quilt tops. And then we had all of these extra scraps to work with.

When you create a 10" heart block following the tutorial on Cluck Cluck Sew you have large triangles leftover. These can be sewn into Half Square Triangle (HST) units. You can then use the HST units to create a large 24" heart block.


I decided to go monochromatic for my large hearts. I had enough blues to separate them into piles of light and dark. The photos below show me creating the light blue heart.

1. Trim HST units to 4 1/2" square.




2. You'll need 10 HST units to make each big heart. Arrange as shown on a table.

3. Next you'll need to cut 20 squares at 4 1/2" to complete the inside of the big heart. This is a great way to use up scraps or leftover charm squares.

4. Then you'll need to cut 6 background squares at 4 1/2" to complete the block. 

5. Sew the squares together into rows and press the seams open to minimize bulk.
 

6. Sew the rows together and press the seams open to complete the big heart block. It should measure 24 1/2" square at this point. 

Here are the 2 big heart blocks I've made so far with one of the quilt tops of 10" hearts to show you the scale.
 

I'm planning to make 9 big heart blocks & sew them together to make a 72" x 72" quilt top.


Share your big heart blocks with us on social media using the hashtag #BigHeartBlock so we can be a part of your sewing experience.


 
© 2016 Julie R. Herman. All rights reserved. 
No part of this tutorial or pattern may be reproduced without written consent of Jaybird Quilts. Items from this pattern may not be produced for commercial resale. 
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

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