Friday, July 9, 2010

circles everywhere!

Friday, July 9, 2010
lots of circle around quilts!!
so i thought i'd share!!


i taught the quilt recently at cloth & bobbin

here is laura's quilt
we used the floor as design walls

here is Nina with her quilt top finished!

Casey is hinding behing her quilt...
she chain pieced her blocks & made a lot of progress!

 here is Kelley working on hers...

after she had her layout.. she collected her blocks
and turned each row as she made a pile so that she wouldn't loose track of her rows


here is Kelley at home with her top done!

and here are some blocks from Heather

we had a great time in class!!!


some people have emailed me photos of their quilts...

here is Carol's


and michelle's


& lots of people have put their photos on flickr!


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Uploaded on July 5, 2010








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Uploaded on June 19, 2010







Uploaded on May 23, 2010





lastly...
on sunday i showed a sneak peek
but here is a better picture of the circle around quilt i'm working on
beyond the reef style... for the long beach quilt festival!
if you are interested in these beautiful hawaiian fabrics...
they can be purchased here

i got a few emails asking about kona crush..
so i took a few closeup shots to try & show you



it has a really great texture to it..
i'm thinking about carrying it in the shop... if enough people are interested.

i'm looking forward to quilting this over the weekend!!


side note..
i have sold out of the kits for this quilt as it was featured in Quilts & More magazine... thank you to everyone who purchase one!  i do have some freebird yardage available in the shop!


have you made something from one of my tutorials or patterns?
if so add it to the flickr group to share it with everyone!!

29 comments:

susan said...

Wow...what a lot of different looks with the same design. Colors are all great. Lots of fun for everyone, I am sure. Keep it up, Julie...

mascanlon said...

Great fabric combinations! I was lucky enough to get one of the kits Julie so maybe thats one of my next projects, I'm inspired! And I'm looking forward to seeing the Beyond the Reef Style in a few weeks.

Rebecca Johnson said...

Oh they look Fab!! I haven't been game to try circles... but you've inspired me!! I should give it a go!!
They look amazing!!

Kate said...

I was so excited to see your quilt on the front cover on a newstand in Sydney Australia today! I thought I recognised it as one of your quilts and when I opened it up it felt like the blogging world had mixed into real life!
Fantastic pattern. So simple, yet effective - the best kind!

traceyjay said...

Circles everywhere for real!?!

(sign of a good design, right?) ;)

I'd buy Kona Crush from you if you carried it... I too ♥ it...I have 3 or so yards in chocolate brown... maybe I should do another circle around??? Hmmm... :)

Aimee said...

I LOVE the Hawaiian flower prints and have been looking for a good source for them. Any hints?
Circles are my favorites so I think I must do this...

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Lots of gorgeous circles! Hard to pick a favorite.
Stefanie

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Lots of gorgeous circles! Hard to pick a favorite.
Stefanie

angela said...

All those circle quilts are awesome! It looks like they had a ton of fun in your class, too!

Carla said...

They are all very inspiring!

wishes, true and kind said...

Wow! It's always fun to see the same pattern made up in so many different fabrics/colors. Looks like a very fun and successful class!

Oh -- and I got to see the pillow you made for Heather the other day! So pretty -- and the first time I've see Crush. Nice!

SewCalGal said...

Enjoyed your circle quilt show. All are lovely! Inspirational too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sinta Renee said...

I love them all! Love the Paris one, and the polka dot one and the Verna one... what a fun class to teach too! But now I am going to find my leftovers from Beyond the Reef and see if I can make a Hawaiian one. Oh, I bought some of that crush also... it's great.

Jeanne said...

They all look terrific! Are you seeing circles in your sleep? :-)

natalie. beyond the reef said...

That is a versatile pattern! And a great way to "love" your fabric that you just can't cut up....thank you Julie for being a fun part of the beyond the reef presence at International Quilt Festival this Summer!

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Johanna said...

Congratulations on the quilts made by everyone in class! They all looked great in real life too. It's nice to see everyone enjoy a class taught by a good teacher.
Johanna, Cloth & Bobbin

Kelli said...

Hey Julie. This pattern is so addictive! I have been sitting here looking through my fabrics wondering what to use next! I have been asked to take my top to my Modern Quilt Guild meeting tomorrow. Everyone loves it! I'll send them your way, Do you still have any magazines in stock?

KarrieLyne said...

I'm seeing spots! Lot's and lots of spots!! I love each and every one of them, but that reef one...*swoon*.

Missy said...

I love this quilt. I bought the magazine just for this pattern. It will be my next project...quilt #5. I am so excited.

Allison B said...

hi julie-
must say...I REALLY like the pink and black/white one with the eiffel towers. very cute. the kaffe with the grey backround was interesting too. congrats on your many recent accomplishments!

erica said...

these are amazing! I wish I could take that class with you! looks like a lot of fun :)

Candi said...

These are incredible. I love the one you made! I have a close friend who's hawaiian - I think i may make her that for christmas!!!

Jane St. Pierre said...

Julie Bird, I love this quilt in every combo. I may just have to pony up and do one. Hope to see you at LB...
Jane

mykidsarecooler said...

It is so heartwarming to see you teach others and share your talents! I'm so proud! Watching others benefit is so exciting!

fiberdoodles said...

These quilts are just beautiful!

Micki said...

I would love to buy a pattern for the circle around quilt. I know your quilts sold out, but I would love to try the quilt.
Micki

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I love all the circle quilts. It's hard to choose a favorite.

by Daisy said...

amazing!!! every single one of them is really beautiful!