Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Off the Rail

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I have another new pattern to share with you!
{yes i know... lots of new stuff all at once!}

Off the Rail is a modern spin on a traditional favorite.

It features Treasures & Tidbits by Piece O' Cake designs.
I actually designed this quilt long before all of the ones I have shown you over the past few weeks. Back in October at quilt market I showed the design to Becky & Linda of Piece O' Cake and they loved it.  They immediately asked me to make it in their new fabric... so of course I said Yes!
The quilt has actually been up on Robert Kaufman's site for a little while & some of you discovered it before I even knew!


This is a fat quarter friendly quilt.


The pattern includes directions for 4 sizes.


I had just received this quilt back from the quilter right before I spoke at the Village Quilter.  Even though the binding was only half finished I took it anyway!

I used leftover scraps from the front to make a coin strip with my label on the back.


Some outtakes from the cover photo shoots since I know you all enjoy them!

Same location as the cover, but I used a different angle.

On some steps

This just wasn't working!
but you can see Angela's amazing quilting

A peek at the coin strip on the back

*This pattern will be available in April



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

55 comments:

Lee Ann said...

That is just too cute!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Again a great pattern that is perfect with the fabric choice! Wow Julie - you are rocking out the patterns!

Karen said...

I love this quilt! Beautiful pattern, beautiful fabrics.

Angela said...

I definitely like this one! I has some great movement to it. I love fence rail type quilts. And it's so cheerful in these fabrics.

Siuan @ Snowbound said...

I love it! This is one I'll definitely like to try one day! Beautiful job Julie!

chq said...

Love this quilt!!!

Angi said...

I am in the process of one very similar to this. Glad to know that it works out and looks so good!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I just finished a Noah's Ark youth quilt that I pieced 3 yrs. ago with this same setting. I used plaids, checks and stripes. Rails are around fussy cut animal blocks.

Kerrie said...

This is beautiful! I have loved all your quilts and this one is o exception!

Alisa said...

This is a beautiful quilt, Julie. It would work in so many different fabrics.

The Tulip Patch said...

Rail fence quilts are so fun to make. I might have to give this a shot.

Please tell me quilting is your full time job...I am starting to feel like a sloth!

Jan said...

Julie, another great one!

harleywife57 said...

I just ordered Hugs&Kisses over the weekend and you release ANOTHER pattern I love !!! NICE , very NICE !!

Judy said...

I will buy this pattern! I really like it. Please let us know the day it is available. Wish I could get it now!

Becky said...

Yay! This one is so fun too. You have certainly been crazy busy. Love it!

Tammy said...

I love this quilt! The pattern, the fabric...great job!!!

Susan said...

I love it!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Awesome quilt!!

I have a question....where do you have your patterns printed??? Just at a local store (aka Walmart, sams club or costo) or a professional place???

Ms. Veggie said...

Will it be available for pre-order??

Sherri said...

Love this Julie! You have been busy lately! Can't wait to meet you at market...you are going, right?!

KatheG said...

I love your work! So refreshing. Thanks.

Summer Killebrew said...

Gorgeous! I believe this is my favorite of your patterns. I look forward to it being on sale!

Angie @ CraftedAngles said...

You are really on a roll Julie! Looks great :)

Angie - http://craftedAngles.com

mascanlon said...

Great pattern and the fabric is so happy!

bethanndodd said...

How exciting. I really love it! Another one of your patterns to add to my list :) The pic on the steps is so cool! Smiles

Anne said...

Another winner! Love the dimension created by the interlocking blocks. Piece O' Cake's vibrant fabric line "sings spring!"

Carol said...

I just received your new patterns and go on a weeklong retreat at Sandbridge VA on the beach. What a great scheduling I have. I can't decide what to make first and then I see today's quilt and it is fabulous! Love your style.
Carol

Carol said...

This is just so cute!!! I want to make one just like it. I'm looking forward to the pattern and fabric becoming available. I think the material is just perfect for this pattern.

Lee said...

I lovely pattern and beautiful quilting! I love the back coin strip!

Cheri C. said...

Love it!! Want it!!! How do I get it?? Are you going to market? Do I ask my local quilt shop to get them? Am I not realizing your store?? I'll look more on your site...

PamKittyMorning said...

This one is my favorite of all!

amy smart said...

I LOVE this Julie!! Perfect fabrics for the design too. I think it's one of my favorites of your patterns.

Lettyb said...

Agree it is a total winner!

VickiT said...

I don't know how you to do Julie. ANOTHER winner in my mind. Love it.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Julie..can you let me know where to get your patterns again? Somehow I lost the email...thank you

Greta said...

Oh, I love this one...too! You are so clever. I have your "Rewind" and "Fast Forward" patterns and am really looking forward to working them up. (I didn't even enter your giveaway, because I knew I had to have them and wasn't going to leave anything to chance.) I'd better get busy, April's almost here.

Linda said...

Beautiful!

Melissa said...

I love everything about the quilt - the fabulous design and gorgeous fabrics!

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Judy J said...

What a bright, cheery line! I love the print with the multi-colored flowers.

Judy said...

I will take either bundle because I will buy the other. I really like this quilt and pattern. I'm on the waiting list at FQS. THANK YOU.

kwiltmakr said...

Nice Quilt and I love the fabric, so bright and cherrie

Wendy said...

I love the red flowers with the checked blue background. Gorgeous!

Leslie W said...

This quilt is so cute and fresh. I had trouble deciding on my favorite fabric. The circles/open dots in any colorway (red, green, blue or yellow) are my favorites.

Leslie W said...

Okay, I just posted to my Facebook account also. Spreading the word on your website and patterns.

Nancy said...

Love those yellows... and the pattern is adorable..

Tanzie said...

I love this!

Georgette said...

Wonderful, fresh colors. Love the reds and yellows, and pattern is lovely.

Allison said...

With Spring here I am drawn to the yellows but I can't pick just one. And the whole quilt is amazing and just makes me smile to look at it!

Cheryl said...

This quilt is so bright. It reminds me of summer. I especially like the big floral in the red, yellow and blue.

Linda E in AZ said...

Your rail quilt is a very cute pattern and looks fairly easy to do. congratulations!

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Michael said...

What a lovely quilt! I love the colors and the style. Just got a message from Fat Quarters and will get the kit once it comes out!

Michael said...

My fave fabric - the blue check with red flowers - (reminds me of Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz for some obscure reason :). Posted this to my FB as well - Heather L.