Thursday, October 27, 2011

Come What May - Quilt Pattern

Thursday, October 27, 2011


 I know I shouldn't pick favorites... but sometimes you just do!
This quilt is one of my all time favorite quilts that I've made... hands down.

Sometimes it's hard to name quilts & other times the name comes on day one and never changes.  This one is the latter.  I had the name set before I even figured out the right fabric.
I've had this design in my sketchbook for a few years.  As soon as I saw Parisville I knew it was the perfect fabric for this pattern & got to work!

I know it looks complicated... but it really isn't. It's just one big block!  This quilt is so fast to make... ignore that it took me 10 months to make this... I got distracted and made 20 other quilts in that time too!


Here is the back.  The pattern has all the info for 3 different sizes.


Quilt Details
Fabric is Parisville by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Come What May
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 12/11/10
Finished on 10/15/11
Quilt measures - 64" x 80"

My brother came to visit recently and we took my two new quilts out to shoot the covers.  Unfortunately I didn't end up using any of the photos he took on the covers... but I did use the one to make my new header.

Look at the floating quilt...


 you want me to keep climbing up this hill?... really... ok...

It was windy... and I liked this photo but thought it was a bit weird how you just see a peek of my head.  This photo does show some of the great quilting Angela did.

This wasn't working at all.

Let the laughter begin...

...and keep going

I really loved the photos we took by the fountain.

...but I just couldn't make them work for the cover.  So I headed out a few days later to the beach and took the cover photo on the rocks by the water.

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I'm headed to quilt market today!  Wow how time flies... it feels like I was just at spring market.  I'll take lots of photos & give you a recap once I get back!

Come back tomorrow to learn about Radio Way!




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

33 comments:

Maria Filomena said...

Maravilhoso!!!!!
Simplesmente maravilhoso!!!!
Fiquei babando em cima das fotos....
Parabéns...
abraços de Maria Filomena

Manda said...

I have to say this is my fave of your new patterns too! Love the photos! Enjoy market! :)

Cindy said...

Okay...okay...I am going to the bank to get a loan to help support my Rachel/Julie pattern collections. LOL I'll be ordering some of your new patterns tomorrow. I love what you've been doing!! Have a GREAT time at market!!

Becky said...

Gorgeous! I love and of course the use of Parisville in this one is perfect!

Suvi said...

This one is an absolute have to get! Any chance someone sells it as a pdf version? The shipping is always a problem when you live out in the middle of the mediterranean...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful Julie...your Dad takes great shots of you and your quilts..I don't know how I am ever going to afford all of your patterns...lol. And find the time to make these..but they are adorable!!

krisgray said...

Love the fountain photos, too!!

Nana Jo said...

I love Com What May! Thanks for sharing the photos.

Joelle said...

Love the new header. How do you get so much done lying down?

Carole B said...

Your fabric layout brings out the great design of this quilt. Priceless shots!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Julie, what a stunning quilt! I love the design and the fabric is perfect. Have fun at Market. And take lots of pictures.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is a gorgeous quilt! I was going to tell you that I love your new header. Have fun at Market!

Ricki said...

I love this pattern!

Anne said...

Gosh, I love all 4 of your new patterns and may have to make a rather large purchase. I think if this one were in blues, it would be my favorite for sure!

Jeff said...

WOW!! I love this pattern! I'm just about ready to start a new quilt, wasn't sure what exactly I was going to do, but I just found it! It is such a unique pattern, thanks for putting it out!

Autumn Hathaway said...

Terrific quilt!!! I adore the colors and the pattern everything about it.
The fountain shot is very nice.

bethanndodd said...

Eek! I love it! I am definately getting this one as soon as it's available!!! Of course, it might take 10 months before I get to make it ;) Hope quilt market is amazing! Smiles~Beth

Cristin said...

oh its just gorgeous!!! well done! and I totally need this pattern for my collection... or well, um, to start my quilt pattern collection :-) Have fun at QM! I'm jealous!!!haha

Denise in PA said...

Great quilt - and fabric choice! I love the photos with on the rocks!

Amanda Murphy said...

Gorgeous quilt and photos, Julie!
I love how the red colors look against the grey rocks. Beautiful. And looks fun to make too! Have a safe trip!

Lisa said...

Lovely quilt, looks amazing & the photos are fun too :)

Christina said...

I love this pattern and your fabric choice is perfect! Can't wait for the pattern to be available:)

VickiT said...

Ok Julie ~ I've given up choosing my favorite anymore. You've got way too many that I just love. This one however, is very close to the top of my list of favorites. I really love this one.

Beach Angel said...

Talk about perfection! Love this quilt.

Heather A said...

Now THAT's how to photograph a quilt! I love seeing it in use by the fountain and in all of the other photos with you modeling it, too! Kudos!

amylouwho said...

gorgeous! have a great time at market!!

mascanlon said...

The quilt is lovely and I so enjoyed the photo shoot outtakes....but hey...the fountain pics are great, maybe some outtakes could go on the back!

Sandy said...

Great fabric and sweet pattern...love the outtakes also.

Quilting Mom said...

What a beautiul quilt..will definitely have to purchase the pattern!

Tatkis said...

What an adorable quilt! And it looks so harmonic with you :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Just can't wait to get my hands on this pattern! I love it.

Thimbleanna said...

Another beautiful quilt Julie! I missed you at market! I was on a food run for the girls and saw you a few booths over happily talking to someone, but that was it. My one and only Julie sighting LOL!

Tricia said...

<3 this one!! It might be my favorite too! I love the picture by the fountain...and love that it's your blog header! Congrats on another awesome pattern!