Thursday, May 19, 2011

Block Holder Books & Fresh Fabric Treats!

Thursday, May 19, 2011
The wait is over!  I can finally reveal to you my project in Fresh Fabric Treats.  I created these two adorable Block Holder Books.  They have flannel pages and roll up to keep your projects neat & tidy while you work on them!

Fresh Fabric Treats should be hitting shelves any day!!
{Any pre-orders placed in my shop will ship as soon as they arrive!!}


Six of the 15 designers were at Quilt Market and we did a book signing on Sunday morning.  We were all a bit loopy from working hard & lacking sleep... and the signing got a bit hilarious.  

Here is one of the calm moments.


L to R
Natalia, Kim, Vanessa, Sweetwater, Me, John

Eyebrows raised at some comment...


Deep in laughter...

Commenting on something...


I'm not sure what just got said...


But clearly I couldn't contain my laughter!

I started laughing so much that I was almost crying...

...and it wasn't easy to regain my composure... but I did my best!

Debbie from Moda looking on... probably thinking we are all crazy!
Thank you Debbie!! We all love you!

Thank you to everyone who came to our book signing.  We hope that you had fun & we gave you a few laughs!  Thank you to Katy for snapping all the signing photos with my camera!


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Ok so more about my project!
Here they are open... the flannel pages work as mini-design walls

Here is the outside.  I love how the bright American Jane fabrics look!

...and all rolled up!
This way they are easy to take to a class, sewing night, or just about anywhere!

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I have a limited number and when they are gone... they are gone.

A giant pincushion is the perfect addition to a set of Block Holders!

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Did you know that we did our own photography for this book?
Yup!

I wanted mine to be the best it could be... so Jared came over and set up lighting for me.  Here are some of the test shots I took in the beginning to check my lighting & white balance.



It was a great learning experience & helped me to grow in my photo skills!




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

25 comments:

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It was lots and lots of fun on Sunday! I'm sooooo glad you didn't pee your pants :) See you at next market!!! :)
and your project is a brilliant idea!

SewHappyGeek said...

It looks like you had loads of fun, and I like the fun look of your 'portable design wall'! Can't wait for amazon.co.uk to send me my copy! Have a great weekend!

Quiet Quilter said...

Love your idea of the block holders...and the pictures of your book signing saga were terrific!

Live a Colorful Life said...

That's an amazing project. I can hardly WAIT until my book arrives.

rachel griffith said...

if i'm sad about missing anything about market <-- it's this book signing i miss the most. lol.

can't wait to get my "one of a kind" autogrpahed copy :P

Ariane said...

Julie - That is a great idea! I typically work on my projects at the dining room table (that way I can watch TV), so this will be great when I have quests over to eat!

Becky said...

Looks like it was a fun signing! :) Love your project too, very creative and useful!

Ruth said...

Love all those photos!

Bec said...

oh i love it!! Cant wait til my copy arrives.. what a great idea! xx

RenegadeQuilter said...

Looking forward to getting my book! I love your project in it.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

I am so waiting for that book...lots of good projects going on!

Sinta Renee said...

OMG I love those photos! Your face had so many expressions... and the laughter looks contagous!

KnittingBetsy said...

Market pics always look so fun! The new book looks like a winner, and I love your project. So useful and pretty, too.
Thanks for the opportunity to play along.
Betsy

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

That block roll is absolute genius ... and quilt show looked such great fun ... yay to fabric and sewing!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and stories of QM! I so wish I could have been there to meet so many talented designers and quilters. Perhaps I'll see you all in Knoxville or Houston.

Mary of Fleur de Lis Quilts
http://fleurdelisquitls.blogspot.com

H2Ogirl said...

I'm excited to get my copy from you. And it looks like you had a lovely time at market. So grand!

WoolenSails said...

Love the pieces, they would make nice gifts too.
I need to play with my white balance, that might help with my photos.

Debbie

Q said...

What a cack, love your laughy photos, it's so great to see everyone we blog land readers adore having so much fun!

Your project looks great too!

mascanlon said...

Greta project Julie,can't wait to get the book!

bethanndodd said...

Fabulous!

Looks like a ton of fun was had :)
Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Beth said...

It's easy to see how much fun you had. I always think that kind of lingers around a book or project, all that good energy and happiness. Thanks for sharing.

Gwen said...

Glad your first Market was fun and a sucess Love your book project! I think I need one of those!

Little Creatable said...

It looks like so much fun! I need to get to one of these shindigs :D

Can't wait for my book. I pre-ordered in January!

angela said...

What a cool project - like the puzzle keepers I used to have when I was little! Awesome idea!

And it looks like you had loads of fun at Market. It's awesome to be so involved with things you love so much! Congrats.

elletaylor said...

I am collecting American Jane, this would be perfect!! Thanks so much...... Love the block roll up idea, too.