Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Patterns!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011
I'm so excited to finally be able to show you my new patterns!!!

Today I'm going to show you the covers of all 5!
Over the next few days I'll do a post about each one and tell you more about them.  
...I've been working on these for months & keeping quiet was not easy!


Unwind - JBQ 104
Features Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman

Firecracker - JBQ 105
Features Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims
as well as Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake Designs
& some basics from Robert Kaufman

Hugs & Kisses - JBQ 106
Features Modern Workshop by Liesl Gibson for Moda

Fast Forward - JBQ 107
Features Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake Designs

Carnival - JBQ 108
Features Central Park by Kate Spain for Moda


All of the quilting by the AMAZING Angela.

All 5 of my new patterns feature the newly updated Lazy Angle Ruler by Joan Hawley.  I've been a Lazy Girl fan for a while so I was super excited when Joan asked me to design some quilts with her ruler.  The ruler has joined the Creative Grids family which means it has the amazing gripper dots and 2 different colored lines.  As soon as I got my hands on this ruler I fell in love!  It's so easy to use and yet the possibilities are endless!!







You can read more about the ruler on Joan's Blog & on Checker Distributors' Newsletter

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The patterns are off at the printer now and will be available to ship on March 16th.
If you are a shop that is interested in purchasing my patterns you can contact me or you can contact your Checker rep as Checker is now carrying all of my patterns!




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

65 comments:

**nicke... said...

i am in love with Unwind. It is beautiful! would you mind if i posted the pic of it on my blog? i love it and will be waiting for the pattern...

LizzyHouse said...

woohoo! Everything looks so great! so proud of you!

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I love me some negative space so I think these are all fantastic. Well done, one would be great, but five is incredible! Gotta ask, what are you up to under that Carnival quilt because you have a very suspect look on your face!!

Katy (France) said...

Love, love, love them! Firecracker is my favourite, but I really like fast forward too ♥

WendyB said...

NICE JOB! I can hardly wait to place and order for my shop and whip up some samples! I'll connect to get your my order!
Best, Wendy, www.TheFabricQuarter.com

Katie B. said...

Wow, Julie! These are fantastic! I love them all, but I think Firecracker is my favorite.

badlandsquilts said...

I love the Carnival quilt!

hookiescookies said...

Love the fabrics you picked for unwind! Great colour and pattern.

Sandy said...

You are amazing! Your creativity & fresh approach of your craft continues to emerge! I love each new design uniquely,each one is a favorite for different reasons! Your continued success is so well deserved!

Kandus said...

Sewwwww Beautiful!!! I am a beginner quilter and these scare the heck out of me but I would love to try one! Thanks to you I finally finished my "first" quilt, a wee spin hexagon with American Jane jelly roll kit. I was having so much trouble until I followed your tutorial, thanks for making it so easy!!

Sew Sane Jane said...

I am loving ALL of these patterns!!!

kate spain said...

julie these are all beautiful (even though i have a favorite that, eh hem..i won't mention by name). i love the energy and spunk in each one of them..no wonder...they're such a reflection of you! way yo go! xo

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

One more stunning than the next! Congratulations on creating a beautiful and inspiring offering.

Chris {frecklemama} said...

Oh, they look gorgeous! Congrats! Can't wait to see more. Your fabric/color choices are different and wonderful.

rachel griffith said...

i expect all 5 in my mailbox 3-5 days after the 21st.
:P

{{ubber proud of you my friend}}

rderrett said...

Gorgeous patterns Julie. I think I'm with Kate and am favouring Carnival!

Lexilooo said...

they're all gorgeous, but I think that unwind is my favorite!

Madame Parfait said...

Ooohhhhh they all look so great! Have to get my hands on "Hugs & Kisses"!

Tiffany said...

Ooo I think I like unwind the best but they are all fabulous! A bright burst of springtime - thanks for sharing! Def. need to check out that ruler... seems interesting.

B. said...

Everything you do is great, and of course so are these! It's interesting to see how far you've gone with all this from when I started reading your blog almost 2 years ago. Great Work!

Manda said...

Wow how exciting! They are fantastic! Carnival & Hugs and Kisses are my favourites! :)

angela said...

Awesome group of quilts! I LOVE Unwind. Very cool look.

Carla said...

These are your best patterns so far, Julie!! I especially like Unwind. Congrats...and so fun to have Angela quilt them!

The Tulip Patch said...

Wow- they are stunning. I like unwind and Hugs&kisses the best. I will be honest that I have some Modern Workshop and I was not digging it but I guess your vision was better b/c it looks really great in a quilt.

The Tulip Patch said...

I think Carnival would look really cool if you flipped the white and the colored areas. It's like funky pieces of candy almost.

The Rx quilter said...

I love them all...I kept thinking I like the one I saw, until I saw the next one...beautiful work! Lisa in Texas

Lara said...

Wow - you've been busy! Love the Firecraker! And Fast Forward. Very cool!

Amanda Murphy said...

Julie - these are all so lovely. What a great job you have done - conratulations!

Melissa said...

Congrats!!!
They are all beautiful but I must say that firecracker is my favorite!!!
Melissa

mascanlon said...

Carnival and Hugs and Kisses...although I love them all. Congratulations Julie, I haven't seen anything like these out there! And of course you are feeding my ruler obsession too.

CJ said...

What fun designs! I have my eye on a couple of the patterns. Will you be offering the ruler as well??

Jo said...

Lovely quilts! Bet they are interesting to make too. I'm sure they'll do brilliantly :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh Julie...I love them all!!..but Fast Forward....Hugs and Kisses..I have to have....lol....but I will have to wait til you get them....hmmmmmmmmmm

Andrea Pisano said...

I admire your work, congratulations! quilts are beautiful, you always have new ideas for designs and colors are spectacular .!!!!!..
A greeting from Argentina

Sandy said...

You are so talented! What fun designs! I haven't seen this ruler but will have to check it out. I think any of these quilts would be great to really use up all the scraps I have going on. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait til these start popping up in stores.

Kelli said...

Congrats Julie!
These are awesome! I can't wait to get some!!
Angeles quilting looks amazing too!

Heather said...

fantastic miss thing! they are all
very modern and chic! hey,... was i your muse??? ;)

xoxoxo, H

harleywife57 said...

wow ! they are all so cool and EXCITING !!! I am thinking I like Hugs and Kisses the best , well for right now anyway ! can't wait to hear more about them !! congrats !

kpitmv said...

wow I love them unwind is my favorite will you be selling the ruler too.

Becky said...

OOohh, they are all fantastic! Great work! Can't wait to see how this ruler works.

bethanndodd said...

Oh Julie, they are all beautiful! Call me boring but the Carnival quilt is my favorite. Just may need to myself one of those rulers :)

Melody said...

I love all 5 but gotta say Hugs and Kisses and Unwind are my favorites. Can't wait for the patterns. Funny - I was just looking at the Lazy Girl blog and pondering that ruler not but a couple of hours ago.

They're all beautiful. And love Angela's quilting.

mummastimetocreate said...

Oh my goodness how even to pick a favourite as these are Awesome! Definitely going straight to the top of the shopping list!

Pinky said...

LOVE them! Love them all!

hmmmm... can I really justify starting ANOTHER new project??

Candi said...

They look fabulous! I love them all and cant wait to make them!

Carol T said...

Congratulations on your new quilt patterns. I think they all look awesome and they look like your best designs yet.

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

So vibrant and beautiful, Julie!!! I'm thrilled that you're showcasing another organic collection in your quilt patterns - it all matters!!

Jennifer O. said...

Yep, I say you have been uber busy! I really like the first two: Unwind and Firecracker. But I think all of them are up to pare.
One last thing I have to ask...How do you figure out how much backing needed for a quilt size 96 in x 108 in?

Linda said...

Oh, Julie, you have truly been a busy girl! My favs are Unwind and Fast Forward. I can't wait for the chance to buy them...8-)

Kerrie said...

Honestly Julie, you are inspiring! Each one the of your designs are beautiful! As soon as I can I will be ordering the patterns!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Way to go Julie!! All five are gorgeous and intriguing! Can't wait to read more about them!

Bry said...

Oooo I particularly love the hugs and kisses pattern! Amazing designs and color choices!

Kim G said...

I love every one of these patterns, so fresh and modern. Hugs and Kisses and the Carnival are my favorites, but all of them outstanding!! Can't wait to purchase!!

Jodie B-C said...

I just had to tell you...I had a dream about Fast Forward last night! I believe that means I will be making that quilt in the near future!!

livelovequilt said...

Each of the patterns is gorgeous! Love them all. Great job! Now I'm curious about the ruler you used....going to check it out.

Deb said...

Super fun!! Can't wait to try one...or maybe a few!

Ricki said...

Each and every one of those patterns is fabulous! Love them!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Cute patterns Julie! Love all the bright colors you used! Jenn

Ann Kelle said...

Your new patterns ROCK! They are so fun. I love them all.

Jen B. said...

Loving Unwind and Firecracker!

kelly said...

you are amazing. i'm completely blown away.

tusen said...

Beautiful patterns! Unwind and Carnival are my instant favourites.

Sewhappy said...

Wow you have been busy. Your designs are just amazing. I love central park one...so pretty. I don't think I will stop at one though. Now I need one of those rulers!

Kelly O. said...

you are INCREDIBLY talented!!!!
I'm wanting all of these and I normally don't quilt from patterns!

Pat V. said...

Just wanted to tell you how much I love ALL FIVE of these patterns! Great work. I'd love to make any or all of them!