Sunday, May 9, 2010

life cycles quilt!

i've got a new tutorial up today over @ the moda bake shop!

this quilt is super special to me!
i've been working on it for months & surprised my brother and his wife with it right before the baby was born!
{with lots of help from my mom!}

and speaking of my mom...
i hope you are having fun in cali mom!
i miss you lots!

this quilt was inspired by the one i made for my nephew a few years ago

i did a 7x7 layout instead of 9x9
i changed the block size to use pre-cuts
i added the name in the middle & didn't add photos
i did 2 borders instead of one

and if you didn't guess by now...
this is the new block for round #2 of the modern siggy swap!
signups will start tomorrow!

i love binding with striped fabric and cutting it on the bias!
basic binding instructions can be found here.

happy mother's day!
i love you mom
see you soon!!


want to link to my moda bake shop tutorial?
grab a button!

{144 x 144}




mascanlon said...

Love the family photo! And the quilt is wonderful too. I'll be looking for the swap signup.

Suburban Stitcher said...

great job jaybird. GREAT quilt and EVEN BETTER tutorial. so APPROACHABLE. yay!

Angela Nash said...

Very cute - I love the name in the middle. It makes it even more personalized.

And Happy Mother's Day to your mom and sister inlaw, with that beautiful new baby girl!

Kris said...

I love this quilt! The little notes from your family make it so special!! What a great job!

Maggie said...

I need a close-up of the messages~~love the quilt

Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

maggie.. there are some close up shots of some of the messages on aliyah's blog

Unknown said...

They both look adorable! And anything made with love and Make Life is just over the top ;)

Qubie said...

Your quilt is great, quick and clever. I wish I had all the talent that you have. Your hard work is starting to pay off. You rock!!!

Brad Herman said...

Thank you for this amazing qulit, Aliyah will treasure it.

Jewel said...

Adorable quilt. I will definitely sign up for the swap again. This time I will find a way to sign the blocks so they are legible. I have the worst printing and hand writing known to man.

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt and your buttons you made are really cute too.

Sandy said...

Juls, you never cease to amaze me or surprise me. I am SO PROUD to be your mom & miss you too! Aliyah's quilt is a work of art and SO special. She will treasure it forever! She is fortunate to have such a thoughtful and artistic aunt!
With SO much love & gratitude!

Audrie said...

Very cute! Love that pattern... so simple yet so very adorable! :)

B said...

LOVE it! I must make one of these.

Amanda Jean said...

i love the quilt! it's so sweet. :)

Laurel H. said...

Very nice quilt; you are a great quilt designer!

Mary said...

I love Aliyah's quilt! Make Life + your fab design = awesome!

Looking forward to the next round of modern siggy swap - I hope hope I get a chance to sign up before the slots are gone! :-)

Lexilooo said...

Great looking quilt!

Also, wanted to tell you: I was home this weekend, with my parents, and my mother and I went into her favorite quilt shop, where we both bought a few things. The shop has a few magazines, and I found Quilts and More with your circle around pattern on the cover! I grabbed it, and said "I know her!" to the shopkeeper, and then explained that I read your blog :) She thought it was super cool.

Also, my mother gave me her old selveges to send to you, so they are all on their way this week!

Crafty Girl Creations said...

Oh I love this idea!!!This is such a wonderful quilt :D

Looking forward to the siggy swap...missed the sign ups last time :)

Tricia said...

Love the quilt (especially that binding)!

Definitely signing up for the siggy swap this time...and if you need help sorting when they come in you know who to call!

Sophie said...

This is just darling! I love the name in the middle and the colors, precious. Thanks for sharing your lovely blog, keep up the great work!

Jeannie said...

You were a cute baby!!