Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Carnival

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Last but not least is Carnival!

I used Central Park by Kate Spain on the cover.
This quilt & I have had quite the journey.  It was one of the first ones I designed with the Lazy Angle ruler but the last one that I made {so far!}  For whatever reason I just couldn't find the perfect fabric to make it out of... so I kept working on the other designs.  Then one day I had an "aha" moment and grabbed a Central Park Layer Cake and I knew it was the fabric for this design.  I placed a quick order with Pink Chalk Fabrics for the borders & binding and got to work!


Back Cover
I used my favorite photo of the quilt for the back. I also listed that you need Twenty 10" squares as opposed to "Layer Cake" in case you are working from your stash, going to buy fat quarters, or want to know that you have enough fabric for the pinwheels on two quilts if you do buy a layer cake.


Lots of outtakes from this one...  I tried many places to photograph it...

#1 I tried the wood wall again... I'll find the pattern I can shoot here!




#2 A kid's play area

#3 rope ladder

#4 with me holding it in place

#5 I like this photo... but for the cover it makes you wondering what I'm looking at.
{Answer... nothing... just trying not to look into the sun!}





Here is the full picture of my favorite shot from the shoot.  {the one I used on the back} I took this while I was setting everything up waiting for my amazing dad to come be the photographer.

Now...
Let me set this up for you.
It was cold... and getting late in the day.. I should have had a jacket and gloves on.
I had everything set up & needed to wait till dad had a minute to come help me.
Anyone who has ever met my dad knows that he's a funny guy & as a result we got mostly goofy photos!

I really was using the quilt to keep me warm!


Here is a collage of a bunch of the outtakes.
Thank you dad for all your help!!

In case you were wondering... I'm sitting on a bench made out of 2x4's that I made when I was around 10 years old.  It still amazes me that it's in one piece!
I hope you have enjoyed a closer look at my 5 new patterns!
I'll post as soon as they are ready to ship with a list of shops you can order them from.


note
The patterns are off at the printer now and will be available to ship on March 16th.



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

30 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Congratulations on all of them Julie! You must have worked SO hard to finish five beautiful patterns!

mascanlon said...

I love Central park too, its the fabric for the baby's nursery so maybe this will have to be a second or third quilt in the window seat! I think this is my favorite pattern (yea, I know I've said that everyday!)Copngratulations again Julie.

Vicki said...

Such a pretty quilt. Great job, Julie. :)

Blue Is Bleu said...

Love all the patterns!!! Congrats Julie! :) And the outtakes are the best lol

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Your new patterns are fun! I love the photos:)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a super cool design! I love the design of the pinwheels, but I also love the design that the white fabric makes, sort of like a pedestal shape. Looks like it would be fun to make too!

My favorite picture of this quilt is the one on the rope ladder, well besides the goofy ones of you staying warm!

Great peek at all your patterns...I'll be on the lookout for them!

MGM

Judi said...

I love this pattern! I love the background of your photo shoot with each quilt, so fun!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Thanks for taking us through all of them, great to see what goes into your photo shoots! Well done, they are fab patterns.

kate spain said...

this is why i heart you so much! just look at all that you go through not only to design beautiful quilts, but to photograph them so well! Not to mention your Dad is quite a trooper! Go hug him for me, ok? Thank you, Miss Jaybird. Love that Carnival so much! xo

harleywife57 said...

Did you save CARNIVAL for FAT TUESDAY ??? nice timing ! and NICE , real nice , quilt ! LOVE this one , too .....

Anna said...

Julie - it looks amazing!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful as usual Julie....and love the pics with you in them....you're too funny....and very very talented....

Cherie said...

Carnival+Central Park+Mardi Gras=Perfection!

Rene' said...

Congratulations on your five new patterns, Julie. I love them all!!!! It's so cool that your dad is also your photographer.

Denise in PA said...

Julie, it's been great seeing and hearing about your new quilts! And the outtakes have been really fun to look at too. I think I need that ruler!

Sandy said...

I like Central Park and the little border with the larger border is a perfect color fit! Congrats on all of these new patterns...you have been a busy gal.

Ricki said...

That border fabric is insanely beautiful!

Loose Threads said...

Very, very pretty!

Dorian said...

This ones really cute Julie. Central park looks right at home on it.

bethanndodd said...

This one was already my favorite but now I like it even more!!!

Carol T said...

This is my favorite quilt. It is so pretty and looks good to use for the end of winter.

Amanda Murphy said...

I love when there is perfect mariage of fabric and quilt design - way to go, Julie!

Kristin @ wRIte iT DOwN said...

Wow, congratulations! This one is my favorite. Such an awesome pattern!
Kristin

Carla said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful fabric, beautiful photographs!
Congrats, Julie!

RenegadeQuilter said...

Julie you are totally rockin the quilt patterns. I have been away from my laptop for awhile - I was at quilt camp & then my new niece came into the world. I am now stting down & drooling over all of them.
Awesome job!!!!!! Such an inspiration to all of us.

Jamie Kalvestran said...

So beautiful! I love your photo style! Really fun.

Becky S. said...

They are all gorgeous Julie!!! Nice job on the photography too!

@pril said...

Another Great Pattern! Keep 'Em Comin'!

Carrie P. said...

Oh, that is such a lovely quilt and the quilting is so great on it too.

goecker said...

Love it! I've ordered the pattern, along with 2 other new ones and the ruler, SEW I can make all three...