Monday, November 29, 2010

easy apron

Monday, November 29, 2010
I showed a sneak peek of this project back in September.

An easy as can be apron!
A bit of fabric + A pre-made canvas apron!
details
fabric is Betty Dear by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman
designed by me
started on 8/26/10
finished on 9/2/10

It's featured in the latest Quilts & More on page 80. You can see a slideshow of all the aprons here.



I cut flowers out from two of the prints and fused them onto the apron.


I didn't have time to hire a model... so here I am wearing it in the kitchen before I mailed it off!


I made bias tape from the fabric and used it to trim the entire apron. I also added a ruffle... and I love how the ruffle turned out!


Would anyone be interested in a tutorial on how I did the ruffle?
{ I didn't use a ruffle foot... }



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

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

I can see the finish line.

Saturday, November 27, 2010
Almost there with Elijah's twin quilt





336" of binding and it'll be done!



fabric is beep beep by hoffman
pattern - my own
designed by me
quilted by me
started on 2/8/2010
finished on ??
quilt measures - 72" x 96"





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

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm thankful

Thursday, November 25, 2010
I'm thankful for many things today {and everyday}...

I'm especially thankful today that I get to spend Thanksgiving eating a wonderful meal with my family. Unfortunately not everyone is that lucky. If you haven't had a chance to read about our Modern Relief efforts yet... please take a few minutes to do so.

In just a few days time we have already raised $3,500 to donate to World Vision. You can help towards our goal by making a small donation. Thank you for your support & I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.








fundraising ideas












{ Modern } Relief is a simple concept. We are Modern Quilters uniting through the holiday season by bringing the warmth of our quilts and the warmth of your hearts together for others in need. This season, 2010, we will be supporting World Vision. We hope YOU will join us in taking a stand against hunger by participating in our fundraising raffle. Please let me introduce to you World Vision.




World Vision is leading the effort to end hunger.

In the next seven seconds, another hungry child will die.

World Vision is on the front lines of the fight against hunger. Today — and every day — we’ll distribute nearly 600 metric tons of emergency food aid, nourishing the hungry. We’ll give local farmers the seeds, tools, and training they need to grow their own food and feed their own communities. And we will plead the cause of the hungry in halls of power all over the world.

Please join us in creating a world without hunger — a world in which no child dies for want of nutritious food. This site offers in-depth information on hunger, its causes, and how it can be stopped. You can learn more about key hunger-related issues and share what you discover with friends and family. Use this link to begin your journey.



The Guidelines:

- To enter this raffle please click on the PayPal button, this will bring you to the { Modern } Relief PayPal account.
- The cost to enter this Raffle is $10.00 per entry.
- Entries are unlimited, so please feel free to give till your heart’s content.
- Winners of the raffle will be chosen by a random generator on December 1st, 2010.
- Each { Modern } Relief Quilter participating in this event will post the entire list of winners for the donated quilts on their blogs during the second week of December and the grand total of our contributions to this cause.
- Additionally, they will also contact their personal winners at that time too.

We THANK you!
















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

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sponsored Giveaway: Featuring Wondrous Woven Fabrics

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wondrous Woven Fabrics
is sponsoring a giveaway for you!
...and you don't want to miss it!




Giveaway now closed.
and the winner is...
 NorahS said...

My favorite print from Parisville is French Lace in Pomegranate, if I had to pick just one!
NorahS please contact me with your information!


Thank you to everyone who entered!






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

Monday, November 22, 2010

Modern Relief

Monday, November 22, 2010
Today's post is about helping others. An amazing friend of mine has put together a talented group of quilters and together we have donated 20 quilts in an effort to make life better for others. Please read on and join us!




{ Modern } Relief is a simple concept. We are Modern Quilters uniting through the holiday season by bringing the warmth of our quilts and the warmth of your hearts together for others in need. This season, 2010, we will be supporting World Vision. We hope YOU will join us in taking a stand against hunger by participating in our fundraising raffle. Please let me introduce to you World Vision.




World Vision is leading the effort to end hunger.

In the next seven seconds, another hungry child will die.

World Vision is on the front lines of the fight against hunger. Today — and every day — we’ll distribute nearly 600 metric tons of emergency food aid, nourishing the hungry. We’ll give local farmers the seeds, tools, and training they need to grow their own food and feed their own communities. And we will plead the cause of the hungry in halls of power all over the world.

Please join us in creating a world without hunger — a world in which no child dies for want of nutritious food. This site offers in-depth information on hunger, its causes, and how it can be stopped. You can learn more about key hunger-related issues and share what you discover with friends and family. Use this link to begin your journey.




Remember this photo from yesterday?

This is the quilt. It's a 57" x 57" Lap Quilt cut, pieced and quilted by me. The fabrics are Sew Happy and Metro Cafe paired with teal Kona Crush. It's been washed and is amazingly soft and ready for a new home to come keep you warm!

Just a few weeks ago it was this pile of blocks.
Sew Happy by Monaluna for Robert Kaufman
{ In stores starting this November }


I'm just one of many joining in to help World Vision. Keep reading to see the others quilters and their quilts that are working to help those in need.


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Please meet the members of this season’s event and view their donations that they have generously provided to this fundraiser raffle.





Elizabeth from Oh, Fransson!
Nettie from a quilt is nice
Aneela from Comfortstitching
Brioni from Flossyblossy
John from Quilt Dad
Kate from One Flew Over
Ashley from Film in the Fridge
Tacha from Hanies

Amanda from Sasikirana Handmade
Jennifer & Jessica from Twin Fibers

Julie from Jaybird QuiltsJacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio
Alissa from Handmade by Alissa


The Guidelines:

- To enter this raffle please click on the PayPal button, this will bring you to the { Modern } Relief PayPal account.
- The cost to enter this Raffle is $10.00 per entry.
- Entries are unlimited, so please feel free to give till your heart’s content.
- Winners of the raffle will be chosen by a random generator on December 1st, 2010.
- Each { Modern } Relief Quilter participating in this event will post the entire list of winners for the donated quilts on their blogs during the second week of December and the grand total of our contributions to this cause.
- Additionally, they will also contact their personal winners at that time too.

We THANK you!












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

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Stash Report - Week 45

Sunday, November 21, 2010
It's Sunday? Where did Saturday go? Oh I know where Saturday went... I spent the entire day sewing with my new toy! You have all asked so many questions and I promise I'll answer them all! 

Quick Recap... so far I love the machine. The "sensor system" is amazing. So are many of the other features. Here is a list of what I got done yesterday...
1. Finished a new bag. {see below}
2. Finished 12 "Boxed In" blocks with Dr. Seuss {see below}
3. Finished piecing Elijah's twin quilt top {see last week's post}
4. Pieced Sixty 9" blocks for a new quilt

Not bad for one day!! Now on with the stash report... so I can get back to sewing! Oh and if you have sent me an e-mail recently, I will get back to you. My inbox is overflowing and I decided that I needed a weekend to focus on sewing and not e-mailing... so I'll be catching up on e-mail during the week. Thanks!!


IN

4 yards of home decor weight fabric from Ikea


4 yards of older Amy Butler & Tula Pink... because it was on sale at the Little Shop in NJ

I resisted the "Henna" print from Sandi Henderson for a while... but I finally jumped in and went for it. I also got a few other prints of hers.

One yard of Nicey Jane Laminate... I'm quickly getting addicted to laminated fabrics.



OUT

8 Yards out for Charity Sewing with the Philadelphia Modern Quilt Guild.

I've also made some progress on this secret project I'm working on with a few friends... I'll be able to share more once we give it to the recipient.

1 yard for a new project
4.5 on a new quilt I can't show yet

Almost a yard on new pillows. I keep getting these urges to paint the entire house and re-cover this couch. Then I remind myself that I really don't want to tackle a project that big right now... and I make some pillows instead.


No more yardage to count out for this... but I got my Dr. Seuss "Boxed In" blocks done. The kits have sold out in the shop. You guys were fast! If I can make more I'll let you know.

A layer cake out on a new project with the Lazy Angle Ruler by Lazy Girl Designs. I'd show you more but I don't know what it's going to look like yet! (I do know I love this ruler!)


3.25 out of Betty Dear on a new project... I don't know what I think of it yet... I'll get back to you.

...and some Echino fabric out for a new "yet to be named" bag. I'm testing a few things out and then hopefully soon I'll have a tutorial for you! It's a mix of coated and non-coated fabrics. I think I'm going to make it a bit smaller. The photo below is a few bags I've made recently to show you the scale.
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so this week
13 in
22.14 out


YTD totals
purchased: -687.44 yds
busted: 541.44 yds
net: -146 yds

Only 6 more stash reports to go for 2010...

Check out how everyone else is doing this week!

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oh and please come back tomorrow for some exciting news...
on how this treasure could end up in your home!




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

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