Friday, May 6, 2011

A few things.

Friday, May 6, 2011
I have a few things to share with you... so I've put them all in one post for today.



#1. You never know when working with other designer's fabrics how they will feel about the quilt you design.  Chopsticks was my first time working with Josephine Kimberling's fabrics and when she e-mailed me back to tell me... "I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt you designed!!!!! You do such beautiful work!!" I knew that I had come up with a perfect design!  Josephine blogged about my quilt this week.  She is headed to Surtex next week so wish her lots of good luck!



#2. Check out Fat Quarterly.  They did a Q&A with me and you have a chance to win one of three awesome prizes.




3. See the new Hancock's of Paducah catalog... notice anything?


That would be Off the Rail on the cover!!  I had no idea they were putting my quilt on the cover.  I got an e-mail from KarrieLyne with the great news when the catalog showed up in her mailbox!  I don't even have a copy of it yet so John was nice enough to take these photos for me. {They are mailing me a copy!}  A few people who have received the catalog also discovered that the Grinch Quilt in the top center is also my design!



4. I almost forgot to tell you all about the Grinch Quilt!  I designed this quilt back in December and made it earlier this year in the midst of making all the quilts for my new patterns! You can download the pattern for free on Robert Kaufman's website.


Details
Fabric is How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Merry Grinchmas Panel Quilt
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 1/18/11
Finished on 3/17/11
Quilt measures - 58" x 68"

A peek at the back

detail #1

detail #2

Here is a peek at the label on the back.  It really allows you to see the detail of Angela's Quilting.

ok... back to last minute quilt market sewing!!
thank you all for your sweet comments & e-mails of support... i love reading them all even if i don't get a chance to reply to every single one!




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

33 comments:

rachel griffith said...

congrats on the cover of freaking hancocks.
*not gonna lie, i'm a little jealous. tehehe.*

- i was wondering when you were gonna blog about it. lol. -

Duff said...

Congratulation on all your accomplishments getting the attention they deserve! I did notice your quilt on the cover and the one at the bottom left looks like Off the Rail with a different print--doesn't it?
You're really sailing now!

Jen B. said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on the good press!

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Congrats on all you've done!! Woot, Woot!!
I LOVE THE GRINCH! I always have. That is a must have.
You are an inspiration!
Deborah

Becky said...

YAY! Congrats on all the good press! Every bit is so exciting. :) And I love the grinch quilt. I hope you can bring it to show at our next meeting.

susan said...

just received my order froim Fat Quarter I ordered your patterns and the ruler. LOVE your designs good luck at market!

Kristy said...

Big Congratulations!!! on making it to the big time. You certainly deserve it.

When I grow up, I want to be like you...hehehe. I'm working on my first quilt pattern tutorial as we speak; which I'll be posting on my blog in the next week or so.

Brad Herman said...

Wow, you covered a lot of ground in one post. Good Luck with all the Market prep.

ga447 said...

Great compliments and well deserved, enjoy market. Love the Xmas quilt.

Shawn said...

All your new quilts are great Julie!! Your love of designing really shows,have fun at market.

mascanlon said...

Fabulous! It just gets better and better, I saw you in Hancock's last night and was so excited for you, glad you're crowing about it here!

Jenn said...

I love how your quilt just pops off the cover because of the colors in it. (I am a big fan of color) Congratulations

bethanndodd said...

you ROCK!!! congrats again!

Amanda Murphy said...

Love the Grinch quilt. So cute and looks like itwould be fun to sew. Congratulations on everything!
Amanda

rubyslipperz said...

This Grinch Christmas Quilt is DARLING!! I just HAVE to make this one...I know some grandkids that would really enjoy it!!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

OT Quilter said...

My Hancock's catalog arrived yesterday! Congratulations!

Wendy said...

What an awesome wave to ride into SLC Quilt Market! Yay You!! Congrats :)

What She Quilted said...

Awesome! All great news! I was just eyeing one of your patterns today, but now I will also have my eye on the Chopsticks pattern as well!

Marcia W. said...

Congratulations on your new Chopsticks pattern - I like it the best of the new releases - and immediately I spotted Off The Rail in the new Hancock's catalog we received - and on top of that - in QM 100 Blocks v3
You may want a vacation after Market! Best wishes for more success.

Sinta Renee said...

Awesome!!! Now, you get busy and finish up. I am looking forward to you being a good little Marketeer and give us lots of good eye candy and reporting!

Evelene S said...

Congratulations on a well deserved confirmation of your talent. You go girl! I wish I was going to see you in Salt Lake City;-) Enjoy! Enjoy! and then take a much need rest.

wishes, true and kind said...

The chopsticks pattern is great! I love it!

goecker said...

What a great honor - and on the cover - also well deserved!!

Jessica said...

I LOVE the Grinch quilt! Going to download that pattern RIGHT NOW...:)

And congrats on making the cover!

amy smart said...

I've been meaning all week to tell you I recognized your quilt immediately when I got my Hancock's catalog. It's one of my favorites! Way to go!

Good luck with all the final Market prep. Hoping to see you there!

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Congratulations....and great quilt!

Patty said...

Congratulations Julie and good luck at QM next week.

Cathy Fry said...

Congrats on making the cover! I love love the Chopstick pattern and the fabric too! Good luck at Market.

WoolenSails said...

I just love that grinch quilt, that is so fun and we all love that movie. Really nice design with the panels.

Debbie

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I saw your quilt on the Hancock catalog....yippee Julie!!

Denise in PA said...

I just got the Hancock's catalog and haven't looked at it yet - but I sure will now! Congratulations - that's awesome! o:) Love that Grinch quilt. I'll echo Becky - please bring it to a meeting! o:)

manybooks said...

Wow - you are quite the Cover Girl - those quilts look fabulous! Congratulations!

leslie said...

Good Luck!!!! I wish i could be there and i noticed your quilt when it came! Love the terrain. I love navy fabric and it has some cute prints!