Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chopsticks

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Ready for another pattern?

I shouldn't pick favorites... but not only do I LOVE these quilts I also LOVE how the photography went for them.  We had days & days of rain and gloomy weather so I was excited as can be when the sun came out!!

So here she is... Chopsticks!



Details
Fabric is Just Dandy by Josephine Kimberling for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Chopsticks
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters


Blue
Background Fabric is Quilter's Linen
Started on 3/26/11
Finished on 4/22/11
Quilt measures - 49" x 60"


Pink
Background Fabric is Essex Linen/Cotton Blend
Started on 4/4/11
Finished on 4/23/11
Quilt measures - 49" x 60"




Here is the back of the pattern.  It has four size options and will include full size templates that can be used in place of a 60° ruler.  The ruler that I used is the new large 12" 60° ruler from Creative Grids.  Most of you know that I love working with 60° angles from the Hexagon Quilt-A-Long last year.  This super sized ruler adds so many new possibilities!





{ notice the nifty new tag?  right now it just brings you to my blog... but soon it'll go directly to some cool stuff... i'll let you know when all of that is together! }

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Some cover photo shoot outtakes.
I wanted to shoot by the water... but I was afraid I'd drop the quilts in... so this was as close as I got.

Not a bad photo, but in the end I decided to make the blue quilt the focus.

The lighting from this side wasn't doing much for the quilts.

I love how this shot shows the detail in Angela's quilting.  I'm sure by now everyone knows how much I love Angela's work... but honestly each time a new quilt comes home from her I'm amazed by what she does.


I always ask Angela for a few words about the quilting on each quilt so that I can include it in the pattern.  This way if you want something similar done you could communicate it to your quilter.

For the blue quilt:

I quilted triangle shapes in the center of the triangle and quilted small pebbles in the lighter outer borders.
For the pink quilt:

In the center of the triangles, I quilted a flower, filling up the whole space. I also used a wishbone design in the thinner outer borders of the triangles.


More odd lighting... but it does show you the quilting!

This photo didn't show enough of the pattern... and has it on it's side.
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I thought maybe folding one of the two would be the way to show both... but none of those photos did it for me.

While this wasn't "cover" material it does show you more of the quilt that most of the photos do.

At the end I shot a bunch with them both folded & ended up with a few of my favorite photos from the day.  Soon I'll show you my #1 favorite photo.


I hope you love her as much as I do!!

If you are coming to Quilt Market be sure to stop by my booth, #2644, to see Chopsticks in person!

note
This pattern will be available after Quilt Market.  When I have an exact date from the printer I will let you all know!



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

71 comments:

rachel griffith said...

love, love, love.
you have my address - pick the one you least want and send it my way.
:P

ps - congrats my friend on another awesome pattern.

Becky said...

I super puffy heart this pattern! and of course Angela just made it even more spectacular. Booth #2644 is going to rock!

harleywife57 said...

WOW ! these quilts are absolutely GORGEOUS ! Now I am thinking THIS ONE is my favorite of yours , well so far anyway ! I'll send you my address in case you want to send ME one, not Rachel ! And Rachel can send me one of HER quilts too !!

Regina said...

Gorgeous! Such a shame that I'm so bad at triangles. Sigh.

P.S. Love the outtakes.

Kelly O. said...

you have got to be one of quilting's rising stars! so original!

Josurin said...

I love it. Can't wait to make one of these.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

wonderful pattern Juli...congrats to you

Sandy said...

Great job Julie! So proud of all of your accomplishments!

Wendys Hat said...

This design is beautiful! I love how they turned out!

Alisa said...

This is one of your best yet! I LOVE it!

Kwilt Noob said...

Really really really gorgeous! (Really!)
Wishing you tons of success at market!

Lisa said...

This pattern is beautiful!!!! I love it!

Sara said...

Girl, you are on fire! I love all your new patterns. If only I could quit my job and stay home and sew! Keep up the good work

mascanlon said...

You keep feeding my ruler fetish too! I love this quilt. Another one on the list to do. Wish I could be at market to see your booth debut!

Kathryn said...

Another great design, Julie. I just finished piecing Firecracker for my niece in a twin bed size for her to take to college. I have an appointment next week with a friend who will be machine quilting it. I'll post a picture when I get it back. My daughter emailed me last week with a picture of your Raspberry Dessert that she saw in Spincushion, so that will be next on my list. Good luck at Market

Katy (France) said...

Always amazed by the quality of design and creativity that goes into each of your patterns, another beautiful quilt ♥

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You know what I love best about your patterns?

I love that they make the fabric more beautiful...your patterns are interesting without being over done so I can still enjoy the fabric....then the quilting....a beautiful combination you have found.

I love her too :)

Smiles,
Kelly

natalie. beyond the reef said...

A great combination! Fun, Fun.
Thanks for the Market booth # - I'm sure to find you now!!

Anna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. I can't wait to get the pattern. They look fantastic.

Kristy said...

Another one...oh, goodness. I don't know how I'm ever going to keep up! I want each and every one of your patterns.

Good Luck at Market.

Carol T said...

I really love this pattern. I will buy it when it is available. Congratulations on having your own booth at quilt market.

Canadian Kristin said...

I love love love this! Like, really! I'm a huge fan of your designs but haven't felt solid enough in my quilting skills to venture into something so fancy quite yet. THIS pattern, is gonna get me out of my scaredy-cat cave for sure!!! LOVE THIS!

LT said...

What a great pattern! Keep them coming! They're always inspiring and helps a beginner quilter like me find new things to try.

Also, do you have fabric requirements for full-sized?

Paul said...

OK... I WANT this pattern!!

I have some fabric sitting in my stash that I have been holding waiting for the perfect pattern, and I think this is it!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Fabulous Julie! I wish I could come to market so I could run my hands over these quilts! I bet the feel wonderful with all that quilting! Love the color combinations too!

MGM

Tiffany said...

These quilts are fantastic! I LOVE the blue with the linen. Def. adding this to my must-have pattern list, and I don't usually buy patterns! Fantastic idea with the triangles, because I'm getting sick of squares :) (Working on a king sized coin quilt can make you hate anything box shaped very quickly lol.)

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Love everything about this quilt..the colors, the quilting, and the design...how perfect!

happyquilter said...

I love these quilts, I want to run and make one!!

DianeY said...

Really love this design and of course, they look beautiful in these fabrics. Wondering how you came up with the name. I saw the name before I saw the photos & I don't know what I was picturing-but it was something far different.

Karin said...

oh, these are WONDERFUL Julie! And Angela's quilting is brilliant as usual!!!

Sinta Renee said...

Wonderful, gorgeous, fantastic! I love love love your latest and greatest new pattern! Your quilting is amazing too! Beautiful photos:)

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

I just love everything about these babies - the geometry, the fabrics, the immaculately beautiful quilting - it's just tremendous, fab and beautiful!Yay! Have a good QM :)

Beverly said...

Takes my breath away! So beautiful!

mariaerba said...

wonderful ^___^
ciao Maria

Siuan @ Snowbound said...

Another pattern of yours that I love instantly. Gosh, you are going to keep me busy. Thanks

tusen said...

I love the pattern. And it's great to see these two quilts in different colours and with diffrent quilting - it shows you the possibilities :)
Thanks for sharing the outtakes, too.

MoeWest said...

Congratulations on another great pattern! I love the wishbone and flower quilting on the pink version too.

Allison said...

Love! See you at market!

Jen B. said...

I love this! It's going to be great for showcasing larger prints! Also, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate seeing all the outtake photos. It's so nice to see your process and know that it can take quite a bit of shooting to get the image that you're happy with. I'm sure as you continue there will be fewer and fewer outtake images as you get a feel for what works!

Quiltjane said...

Outstanding pattern and quilting designs. I am in love with the Quilters Linen. It's my new solid! I have looked into those barcodes and would be interested to know how you go with them.

Karen said...

Great pattern Julie. Wishing the best for Market.

Evelene S said...

Those are so awesome. Just love them and I am sure they will be a big hit at Quilt Market. Best of luck and have a lot of fun.

VickiT said...

AGAIN!?? Geez woman! Do you EVER sleep? I LOVE this one too. And the new tag on the pattern ~ VERY cool. And even better is your site loads perfectly as well when using the tag. So many are using those tags but they don't have the correct 'stuff'(I am not up on the techie parts of tags and webs for phones yet) and their site is almost full size forcing one to scroll for days to see anything on it which can be totally frustrating while using a small 4x3screen. YOU however, have done it perfectly. As if I'd ever doubt that since you seem to do things right making it easier for your customers. Of course, I don't have a clue how many bad words on your end were coming out of your mouth to get that to the point where it works great for your customers. LOL

Anyway, great quilt. LOVE IT!

Fiberosity said...

Wow! I love this pattern! I can't wait to get it into my hands!

Jenny said...

Love, love, love Chopsticks. I can't wait to get my hands on that pattern!

Candi said...

Dude - Awesome! 'nuff said

Carla said...

What a great pattern, Julie! Your designs are so fun and unique! You go girl!

Jazz said...

I love this pattern Julie. Just want to get on a plane and come to quilt market!!

I think I will have to get this pattern!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Another stunning quilt pattern. I love how the quilting adds so much more to the quilt.

Lindsay Conner said...

So creative! Love it, and you've made me appreciate triangles in a whole new way.

bethanndodd said...

Girl, you must have had a creative explosion go off in your brain! Absolutely gorgeous!!! Keep up the great work!

Christina said...

Love this pattern!!! You are so talented I love your designs, so unique:)

Brakmack said...

Wow! Love love love this. Impressive! Great pattern! Great quilt!
Cristina

ColleenaMareena said...

I LOVE this! Can't wait until it's ready for purchase, this is definitely going on my (very long) List of Quilts To Make!

Ariane said...

I love this pattern. This is my favorite pattern of yours so far. LOVE it!!!!!!

Karen said...

That is a really neat pattern. I love clean lines and this pattern is perfect for my first foray into triangles.
Thank you for creative patterns. I loved Fast Forward as well.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous! Love the two colourways!

Kim said...

How could you possibly pick a favorite from those fantastic quilts?
Love them all.........nice job on the design, fabric choices and the quilting.....a real winner.

Happy sewing

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

Each pattern design is better and better. We look forward to seeing your booth in Salt Lake City.

Quilting Yai Yai said...

These quilts are stunning!! Nice job.
Deborah

Joy M. said...

Love it!! I love your blog!

Amanda Murphy said...

BEAUTIFUL, Julie! Really, really gorgeous...

KylieC said...

I was having trouble deciding which of your patterns I like the best, but this one takes the cake! Congratulations! I'll be waiting for a copy of this! Thanks.

Rachel said...

Love this pattern! So simple yet so striking. Amazing.

Tricia said...

Oh I love the pink/purple one...very pretty. Angela's quilting looks amazing! Can't wait until the pattern comes out!

Doniphan TEA Party said...

I am so happy I found your blog. I love this quilt. I can't wait until the pattern comes out to give it a try!!!

Margaret said...

i love blues and i love everything about this quilt!

Debbie said...

These are so beautiful! Can't wait to hear about your time at quilt market!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful fabric and this is a FAB pattern. I can't wait till it's available because I'll snap it up!

SubeeSews said...

I have the ruler now I want/need the Chopsticks pattern.
Please e-mail me when I can buy one!
Thanks!
XOXOX Subee

Chris C said...

Okay, I know I'm late to the gorgeousness that is this quilt, but I just want to say this quilt is amazing to me, design, fabric, all of it.