Thursday, January 12, 2012

A quilt for myself

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Believe it or not I've never made a quilt for my own bed.  In fact I've never started off making anything for myself that is larger than a wall quilt.  Kinda silly I know!

This fact came up in conversation last weekend while I was teaching at Sew Modern.  I was teaching Fast Forward & discussed with my students how I was considering making a giant Fast Forward for my bed.  My plan was to use Prince Charming and create something similar to the quilt that Becky made.




I started pulling fabrics and quickly realized with my schedule chances were I'd never finish a Queen/King fast forward.  At this point there was no turning back since the excitement of making a quilt for myself had already hit me.  It didn't take long for me to connect the dots & realize that Come What May was the perfect pattern.  It has big blocks which are not only fast but great for featuring big prints.


Here is a peek at my Come What May quilt.  It is so big that it is currently taking up the entire floor of my studio and it was impossible to get all of it photographed at once.  Once I get all the blocks pieced together I'll take it outside for more photos.

I gotta tell you that I love this quilt.  I still love the original one too... but this one is quickly becoming my favorite quilt I've ever made.


Fabrics
4 prints from Prince Charming by Tula Pink
1 print from 1001 Peeps by Lizzy House
2 prints from Outfoxed by Lizzy House
1 print from Half Moon Modern by Moda
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FYI... for those of you who have been wondering...

Come What May, Radio Way & Jawbreaker are all now available!!

They have all been shipped to distributors and shops over the last few weeks.  If you are interested you can find a list of shops that carry my patterns here.
{Biscuit will be available soon.  Nobody here to blame for this delay but myself... releasing patterns so soon after moving probably wasn't the best idea.  I'll let you know as soon as they arrive from the printer.}



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

27 comments:

Anna said...

I'm so glad that you are making a quilt for yourself! You deserve it. You might just be inspiring me to do the same... :)

John said...

I love the way that quilt is looking already! Great fabric combination. : )

A.J. Dub. said...

Yay! So glad you are treating yourself!

I snatched up my Come What May pattern yesterday as soon as I got the email from Fat Quarter Shop. :)
I can't wait to make this quilt!
Yours is fabulous. I love your fabrics.

Christen said...

Good for you for making a quilt for yourself! I fall the in same boat - I've only ever "made" something for myself by accident. A quilt is definitely on the list for this year! Love the fabrics!

Becky M said...

Wohoo! It looks fantastic. Good for you making something for yourself. That will make your new room feel even more like home. And yes - having made 2 King size quilts, simple patterns are the way to go!

rachel griffith said...

okay so *i guess* you can keep this one and i'll take dot party . . . deal?!?!
;)

teresamnj said...

I like it! A lot!!! :)

Cindy said...

The number of quilters that do not sleep under one of their own creations is staggering. More often we make them to comfort and celebrate friends and family.

Hurrah for you. I hope you start a huge movement in the land of all things quilty.

Dresden Quilter said...

It is so beautiful.

Annik Miller said...

Wow, I love your color combination and the prints you chose. The pattern is so cool, too. Enjoy your new quilt!

Ruth said...

I don't have a quilt on my own bed either, although several on the sofa for use while watching TV. I'm just embarking on the Swoon-Along though, with loulouthi prints and some kona ash for the background, so perhaps if my better half likes it that will be 'the one'!

Either way, yours is going to look great. The fabrics are fantastic and the pattern lets them shine.

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Tricia said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful! And yay for keeping it! I love that pattern...I think I say that about all of your patterns but I think this one is my favorite!

Lex said...

This is so pretty. I've never made a quilt for myself either. I want to pick up this pattern, but I'm trying to see if I have enough fabric in stash - when it lists the requirements and says 4 fabrics and an amount - is that of each fabric or total for the 4 fabrics?

iluvmybugs said...

Beautiful quilt and 'yeah' for you making one for yourself...can't wait to see it all finished!!! TFS
~Terry~

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the fabrics you chose for your quilt!

Sandy said...

Love the fabrics...they all go so well together! I have not made a quilt for my bed either...this gives me an idea!

Karen said...

Love your fabric choices. Great to have quilt for yourself!
I love seeing it because I have just ordered your pattern for this quilt from FQ Shop and can't wait for it to arrive!!!

mascanlon said...

I love how the design jumps out in these fabrics Julie. I am usually i interested in a more faded/muted approach but I am loving this quilt.

Susan said...

The fabrics you chose to use with this pattern is a perfect fit! I can see why it's one of your favorites. I'm glad you persevered and will now have a quilt for your bed.

Kristin said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!

http://www.homealamode.blogspot.com/2012/01/quilt-sham-shame.html

bethanndodd said...

Yay for you! The fabrics are beautiful and suit your pattern fabulously! I am working on the back of the first ever quilt made for myself. I can't wait to get it finished and sent off to the quilter's! Wishing you many snuggly nights with your new finish! Smiles~Beth

Jules said...

i can't believe you have not made yourself a quilt Julie?? quickly finish that one and throw it on your bed!!, it's looking beautiful. :)

Whitney M said...

I love that I'm not the only one who has been quilting that suddenly realized they'd never made a quilt for themselves! I realized this over the holidays and whipped up a quick flannel one! I love the pattern you're using!

Lauren Hawley said...

Wow! Julie, it looks awesome! Now I want to see it in person! Thanks for mentioning the shop.
Xoxo

Greenville Coupon Clippers said...

Love your quilt patterns! I have been waiting for Come What May to arrive and have just ordered it!

Roselie said...

I just ordered my pattern for Come What May. I'm thinking blues, creams and beige/browns. I have also never made a quilt for me. You are so clever!