Saturday, March 12, 2011

Plaid Parade

Saturday, March 12, 2011
What happens when you mix plaid with argyle?
you get my newest quilt design!!

Plaid Parade - JBQ 109
Features Ready, Set, Go! by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman
Pure Organic Solids



Ok... so by now you probably realize that I'm Ann Kelle's #1 fan. If you haven't, here is some proof that I'm mildly obsessed with Ann Kelle fabric.
1. I used Urban Zoologie for my Opposites Attract pattern cover.
2. I used Remix for the Hexagon Quilt A Long.
3. Urban Zoologie hexagons
4. Remix for my version of Vanessa's Banner Quilt
5. Remix & Metro Market for my coin strip pillow
6. Remix on a onesie
and the list goes on!



So when the opportunity came up to design a quilt with her new collection, of course I said yes!  This design came from the idea of putting plaid and argyle together in one.  Some argyle patterns are complicated because of the angles so I stuck to 90° & 45° angles with Plaid Parade!  This pattern will be available soon.  I'll post an exact ETA when I hear back from the printer.

BTW... All 8 prints in this new line are 100% organic!  Also there are now more than 20 Pure Organic Solids that can be used to coordinate.  All of the fabrics used in the quilt top for Plaid Parade are organic.






I'll tell you more about the development of this pattern soon, including showing you what fabrics I made it in originally... it looks like a completely different quilt!!  For now I'm headed off to The Village Quilter this morning to do some Lazy Angle Ruler demos and show off the new quilts!!



Giveaway Alert Kelle did a post about Ready, Set, Go! over on the jolly jabber yesterday to tell you all about her inspiration for this line.  As a gift she has offered up a fat quarter bundle of her new fabric for a giveaway... so go enter!




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

24 comments:

mascanlon said...

Another wonderful design Julie. Looking forward to making them!

Becky said...

Fun fun! I love plaid and argyle. This is really cute! I puffy heart Ann Kelle too. Excited for this new line.

LynCC said...

What a fun pattern! That would be fun to do up in college colors, with the licensed fabrics in the print zones.

Angie said...

my goodness...my boys would freak for this! love, love, love!!! And I think I need to check out Anne Kelle's fabrics, too...these are wonderful.

Kris said...

I love the fabric too! I think this is my favorite pattern so far!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice design....you are on a roll girl!!

Sewhappy said...

You have been VERY busy, I wonder have you had any sleep? Your quilts are so lovely, I look forward to seeing the other fabrics too. Well done.

erica said...

I love this pattern!! Great job :)

piece peace said...

My friend is having her first baby and it is a boy. I will have to make one of these quilts for her baby. This is the perfect boy quilt, in my opinion.

bethanndodd said...

I love it! I ordered a couple of her Ready, Set, Go prints already but would LOVE more...on my way over there now. Hope you had a fun morning...I am sure everyone gushed over your new quilts :)

Coisas da Laura said...

I want this pattern too! I'll buy all of them next month, ,cause this monthI'm broke! lol

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

I love it! Funny how I just read an argyle vase tutorial, I'll share it on face book. It would go cute with your quilt!

Alisa said...

It's a beautiful quilt. And it's so boy.

Jamie Mueller @ SunFlower Seeds said...

Julie, I absolutely LOVE this quilt!!!

Jessica said...

I love the new pattern! Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway!

Lee said...

Wow - I love it!

momto2wasd said...

This pattern is just great for a little boy quilt! Since I'm the mom of 3 boys, I really appreciate a quilt that really seems to fit little boys so well!

WoolenSails said...

That is a wonderful design with the fabrics, so fun and different.

Debbie

Candi said...

You know how much I love this pattern! I wish my boy was little so I could make this for him.

KarrieLyne said...

I was wondering when you were going to show off this quilt! I've been waiting patiently. :)

Love it....as always!

You have the best ideas!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Very nice design! I like your color combo on it, too. A great pattern for a "man" quilt!

Ann Kelle said...

You're so sweet Julie! xo, Kelle

Tricia said...

This is so darn cute! I could so make this in girly colors with some fun novelty prints. Very cute!

April Shae said...

I just ordered this pattern to make an orange/blue quilt for my son!! Do you have any pics of what the pattern looks like in other color schemes? I have the fabric (Metro living by RK in orange/navy prints) and am just trying to work out in my mind how to use them!! I am so not the visualizer :(