Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Nebula Block of the Month - Block 6

Wednesday, June 2, 2021






Welcome to Block 6 of the  Nebula Block of the Month sew along. In the Block 6 video Julie reviews the fabric to use to make the blocks, where to find the guidance for cutting the block pieces, & where to find her tips for sewing the blocks together.
 
-Cutting videos: Cutting for Block 6 is done with the Hex N More ruler & the Super Sidekick ruler or the Sidekick ruler.
-Piecing video: Piecing for the first unit of Block 6 is similar to piecing for Gazebo.
-Piecing video: Piecing for the second unit of Block 6 is similar to piecing for Candy Dish.
-Piecing video: Piecing the block together is similar to putting Rock Candy together.
-Piecing video: Piecing the Jawbreaker triangles together is similar to piecing the units in Block 6 together.
-Piecing tip: The hang pin technique will come in handy for sewing the rows together to create the blocks

After you finish sewing, share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #NebulaQuilt to show us your blocks. We would also love to see your progress posted and shared in our community Facebook Group.


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Sign up here to receive an email on the first Tuesday of each month of 2021, with guidance, tips, & tricks for sewing your Nebula blocks, quilt top, & the Super Star bonus pillow.


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The Journey2Nebula sew along is now available as a self paced skill builder series. Find ease with cutting & sewing shapes cut on the bias, tips & tricks for matching points, and greater accuracy cutting & sewing 60-degree shapes. Complete 8 Jaybird Quilts patterns, all with video tutorial instructions, at your own pace. The tutorials are free to access, all you'll need to complete the skill builder are the patterns & the materials to make them. 

Sign up here to receive the skill builder tutorials in a weekly email series or view all of the tutorials on YouTube anytime.


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


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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Journey2Nebula: A Skill Builder Series

Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Journey2Nebula is a self paced skill builder series with cutting & sewing videos where I teach you all kinds of tips for getting started with sewing my patterns. Find ease with cutting & sewing shapes cut on the bias, tips & tricks for matching points, and greater accuracy cutting & sewing 60-degree shapes. You can sign up with your email address for the Journey2Nebula to get a weekly email to help keep you on track throughout the series.

Complete 8 Jaybird Quilts patterns, all with video tutorial instructions, at your own pace. The tutorials are free to access, all you'll need to complete the skill builder are the patterns & the materials to make them.

The goal is to help you familiarize yourself with using the Hex N More & Super Sidekick (or Sidekick) rulers, cutting, & piecing shapes from the rulers. We'll work through small, approachable patterns together with a different skill building pattern each week. 

Other than the cost of the rulers, patterns, and materials, there is no additional cost to participate. Templates are included in all of the patterns. All of the patterns have full color directions. 


The projects that we'll make are:

Seaside: We'll cut and piece diamonds from the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler.


Lucky Charm: We'll cut and piece half hexagons from the Hex N More ruler.


Jawbreaker: We'll work on strip piecing, then cut and piece triangles from the Hex N More, Sidekick, or Super Sidekick ruler.




Rock Candy: We'll cut and piece diamonds and triangles from the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler. How the table topper is sewn together will demonstrate a similar approach used to sew together the Nebula quilt top.


Candy Dish: We'll cut and piece hexagons and triangles from the Hex N More ruler.


Gazebo: We'll cut and piece half hexagons and triangles from the Hex N More ruler. How the table topper is sewn together will demonstrate the same approaches used to sew together many of the blocks and the Nebula quilt top.


Gemstones: We'll cut and piece triangles and half triangles with the Sidekick or Super Sidekick ruler.



Infinity Stones: This quilt pattern is in my new book Quilts for Baby & Beyond. We'll cut and piece triangles and diamonds with the Super Sidekick ruler.


Patterns and rulers are available from independent quilt shops. Ask your local quilt shops if they have the Journey2Nebula patterns & rulers, order them online, or get the PDF patterns here.

These patterns each offer dedicated focus with the rulers, shapes, and any sewing techniques mentioned. All patterns are rotary cut from fabric strips and machine pieced. They are precut friendly, using 5" squares or 2.5" strips, great for breaking into those precut bundles or stash busting.

Sign up with your email address for the Journey2Nebula to get a weekly email to help keep you on track throughout the series. Share your progress with us on social media using the hashtag #Journey2Nebula so that we can share in the fun with you. I hope that you have as much fun on your Journey to Nebula as I did creating it for you! 


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


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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Nebula Block of the Month - Block 5

Wednesday, May 5, 2021




Welcome to Block 5 of the  Nebula Block of the Month sew along. In the Block 5 video Julie reviews the fabric to use to make the blocks, where to find the guidance for cutting the block pieces, & where to find her tips for sewing the blocks together.
 
-Sewing strip sets
-Cutting video: Cutting for Block 5 is done with the Hex N More Ruler 
-Cutting tip: Trimming the points off the triangles will help with alignment 
-Piecing video: Piecing for Block 5 is similar to piecing for Gazebo
-Piecing tip: The hang pin technique will come in handy for sewing the rows together to create the blocks

After you finish sewing, share a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #NebulaQuilt to show us your blocks. We would also love to see your progress posted and shared in our community Facebook Group.


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Sign up here to receive an email on the first Tuesday of each month of 2021, with guidance, tips, & tricks for sewing your Nebula blocks, quilt top, & the Super Star bonus pillow.


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The Journey2Nebula sew along is now available as a self paced skill builder series. Find ease with cutting & sewing shapes cut on the bias, tips & tricks for matching points, and greater accuracy cutting & sewing 60-degree shapes. Complete 7 Jaybird Quilts patterns, all with video tutorial instructions, at your own pace. The tutorials are free to access, all you'll need to complete the skill builder are the patterns & the materials to make them. 

Sign up here to receive the skill builder tutorials in a weekly email series or view all of the tutorials on YouTube anytime.


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


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Monday, April 12, 2021

Quilts for Baby and Beyond

Monday, April 12, 2021

Quilts for Baby & Beyond has patterns for 9 quilts & 3 pillows, all made with the Super Sidekick ruler & no Y seams!! Books will be available on May 5th. 
Ask for a pre-order from your favorite quilt shop




All 12 designs are created by rotary cutting fabric strips using the Super Sidekick Ruler and with no Y seams! 

Quilts for Baby & Beyond serves as a primer for the quilter who is new to or looking to perfect sewing with diamonds and triangles. It’s filled with full color photos and diagrams of my tips and tricks for cutting accuracy, matching points, and beautiful binding. This book has the step by step instructions to help make quilts with 60-degree angles come together with ease.

Here are all of the projects that you'll find in the book:


Big & Small Triangles pillows are designed as nursery and living room accents. They are ideal for using scraps and practice sewing triangles.



Zig Zag pillow is designed as a support pillow for holding baby during feedings and more.



Twice the Fun quilt is designed with speed of piecing in mind for when you need a fast quilt finish or a pair of quilts for twins or multiples.

Just 4 fabrics + one shape to cut from the #SuperSidekickRuler and you’ll have 2 quilts pieced super fast.

This duo of baby quilts has been in my head since I designed Varsity back in 2012. I knew there had to be a way to make 2 quilts at once using strip piecing. ‘Twice the Fun’ is the result!!





This quilt is called “Rookie of the Year” and its round! I designed it round so it can be used when baby or little ones are in the stroller. This way none of the edges drag!! 

If the thought of binding a circle intimidates you, there’s also an option to finish it as a hexagon. Directions on how to turn a hexagon into a circle are included in the book.





Twinkle Twinkle quilt is designed for the nursery and as a tool while singing the song. I made this quilt in a black and white version because high contrast is the first thing that babies can see.




This trio is called “Cuddles” and is made up of an adult, baby & doll quilt.




Infinity Stones quilt is part of the Journey2Nebula skill builder series. You can sign up to receive the skill builder tutorials in a weekly email. Video tutorials to make Infinity Stones are on YouTube: Infinity Stones cutting & piecing





Tummy Time All Star quilt is designed to be the ideal size and shape for floor playtime.







Color Wheel! This lap sized quilt is perfect for babies, kids, & adults. The big bold shapes of color are ideal for teaching colors to little ones.





This is Gradient quilt. We would have loved to have photographed this quilt at a park or the beach, but these photographs were taken in early April last year after everything was shut down. The reality is we photographed it on our back patio because we had very few options at the time. Nevertheless, you can still see the beauty of the quilt. It's an excellent picnic quilt or to teach colors while snuggling up on the couch.




I’ve always loved looking at monthly milestone photos, even before I was a mom. Taking monthly photos of Nathan is one of my favorite routines that we do together. I knew I wanted a quilt for the new baby book that specifically was designed for this type of photo. Introducing the “Watch Me Grow” quilt. The bold rows of color really help you compare the growth between photos.

Check out my Quilt Preview Party on YouTube to see all of the quilts.

The book has full color directions for all of the projects shown here. Full size templates are included. I've also listed all of the Kona Cotton Solid colors used for the projects in the book.

I can't wait to see what you make from it! Share your projects with us on social media using #JaybirdBaby!


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



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