Monday, March 5, 2012

Coming soon to a bookshelf near you...

Monday, March 5, 2012

Skip the Borders
Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts

I'm very excited to share with you that I have a book being published by Martingale & Company. It will be coming to Quilt Shops and Bookstores this summer! 
An outtake from the author photo shoot... I can be a ham sometimes!

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I can't show you the cover or any of the quilts yet, so I thought that you'd enjoy some sneak peeks.



on to the sneak peeks...

 One of the many pieced quilt backs

Since I'm a huge fan of binding, I decided to write an entire chapter of the book on it! The chapter focuses on function, color options, details, math and more! I made 10+ little samples and bound them using all different styles! Binding is always important, but it plays an extra special design role in a borderless quilt.
Binding Samples


Some of Angela's amazing quilting

I'm SO excited to finally be able to tell you! Over the next few months I'll be sharing more about the book. Thank you for all of your support here on my blog

My book is scheduled for release on August 6th... which happens to be my mom's birthday! {Best birthday present I could ever give her.} You can actually pre-order it on Amazon already --> Skip the Borders: Easy Patterns for Modern Quilts... or you can pre-order a signed copy from my shop! :-)



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

65 comments:

Emma said...

Congratulations Julie!
I'm so excited! I'll harrass (Well Maybe not harrass, probably beg!) the buyers at my work to stock it too :)

Cindy said...

That is great! How exciting for you! I can't wait to have it in my library. :o)

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! I've made one of your patterns (Firecracker) and have two more in my TO TRY pile. You write great directions and have fresh designs, so I'm sure the book will be a hit. I look forward to seeing it. Kathie L in Allentown

craftytammie said...

how exciting! congratulations, can't wait to read it!

Laura said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see it. I don't buy very many quilt books, but yours is one I definitely will get because I love your style, colors and energy!

teresamnj said...

Awesome!

tpott said...

Good for you, congrats! I can't wait to own one, what a great accomplishment. ;-> Toni Anne

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Congratulations Julie!! One question: If I keep quilting, will I get muscles like you? LOL
Keep up the good work.

Rori said...

Congratulations Julie! You have worked so hard and have given so much of yourself in your tutorials and blog posts and you are appreciated. I know I am purchasing this book for the content, but more importantly, to support you. My son is in San Diego and maybe I will get down there and take a class from you!

badlandsquilts said...

Congratulations Julie!

Cindy said...

Congratulations! i cant wait to see it.

mascanlon said...

Wonderful way to start out the week! Picture is so cute and very Julie. I love your featuring bindings too.It always catches my attention (and not in a good way) when beautiful quilts have bad bindings, either in fabric choice or workmanship! Can't wait to get a copy!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Congrats Julie!!! That is so exciting!!! And I just love the title, it really is catchy :)

Aliceart said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to get a peak...

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo!!! Congratulations Julie! And may I just say...that's a might fine set of guns you've got there LOL!!! Can't wait to see your book!

Susan said...

Awesome! I can hardly wait to get a copy! Congratulations!

Kate said...

Yay! I love borderless quilts! And it's coming out in time for MY birthday, so I think I should treat myself to a signed copy. :)

Rachel said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see it in person!!

Melissa P said...

Congratulations!

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations Julie!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Congrats Julie! That is exciting. I look forward to seeing your new book.

RWL said...

Congrats - what great news! :-)

Crissy said...

Awesome! Congrats to you!! I love your pieced backs with quilt labels and excited to check out the full chapter on binding. Woo hoo!!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Julie,
I'm so excited for you. When I saw the first picture I thought it must be your daughter - you look so young and in such good shape. That's it, I'm going to do 10 pushups right now. Well, maybe two. Congratulations!
Julie

EG said...

Congrats to you! And nice arms!

rachel griffith said...

SO super proud of you my friend!!!
:)

Karin said...

Aha! So you've been playing the reclusive author! Congratulations! So excited for you and eagerly looking forward to having a copy on MY bookshelf!

Sasha said...

Congrats Congrats Congrats!!!!!!! So exciting!! I can't wait to see it!!

Sharon T said...

Congratulations! I'll surely want a copy. Thank you for so many fabulous ideas!

Cat said...

love your blog and patterns, just ordered the new book. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.

Sandy said...

Oh SO excited for you! Yes, it is awesome that its debut is on my Birthday! So proud of you!

iluvmybugs said...

Congrats Julie!!! Look forward to the release!
~Terry~

holly | bijou lovely said...

Congrats Julie, that is so exciting! Looking forward to reading your book, I'm sure it will be great! :)

Audrie said...

Woot woot!! Congrats my dear! Can't wait to read the book! And Aug 6th is my favourite aunt's b'day :)

Denise in PA said...

Wow! Congratulations!! I will be waiting for a signed copy, of course!

Heather said...

Congrats dollface!! ;D

x, H

Sandy said...

Congratulations, Julie...how exciting. I was going to pre-order, but I will wait for a signed copy. You always have such good instructions, I am sure this will be great! BTW...some great guns there, girl!

Tamie said...

Congratulations! Can't wait until August.

Patty said...

Congratulations!

Christina said...

Ya!!!! Congratulations! Can't wait to see it:)

Molly said...

Congratulations! :) Can't wait to see it...I'll definitely have to get a signed copy! I've loved all your Project Life posts too! :)

Auntie Pami said...

Woo-hoo! You know I'll be ordering some as soon as I can.

Lindsay said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see more.

SewCal Gal said...

Congratulations Julie. I am looking forward to seeing your book. I'm sure it will be wonderful and quickly become a Best Seller.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Julie, I'm so proud of you for doing a book! I think it's terrific, and I will wait until I can get a signed copy from you...
8-)

xo Linda

Brad Herman said...

Congratulations Julie! That's Epic.

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations! I think that photo would have made a great cover shot. I love the idea of quilts without borders.

jacquie said...

congratulations!! you must be thrilled!

amy smart said...

Woo! Congratulations Julie! I'm sure it has been a labor of love! I can't wait to see it.

Rachel said...

Congrats! That is so awesome!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Way to go Julie! So happy for you.

Beverly said...

I cannot believe I missed this post. Working 7 days a week doesn't make for much reading of blogs. Soon I'll be back to 5 days a week. Congratulations!!!! I'm so excited for you . . . . and me. I can't wait to get your book. I want a signed copy so I'll wait for you to get them. WHOOOOOOPPPPPPPIIIIIEEEEEEE!

Kathy said...

I will be buying your book and with out a doubt so will our whole quilt group!! Over 200 members!!! Keep em coming!! Congrats :)

Beth said...

That is fantastic! I wish I could get a copy of it right away--it looks amazing, just as I would expect it to be.

Connie said...

Congrats Julie!

Nancy said...

Congratulations - that is fantastic news!

Michelle said...

Borderless quilts? I'm going to have to look for that one!

Amy - Amy's Creative Side said...

I'm catching up - and so excited for you! Congratulations!

Becky M said...

I'm so behind on my blog reading and just getting to this. Congrats!! I'm so excited for you and for the new book!

amandajean said...

congratulations on your upcoming book! how exciting!!!

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh Julie! How exciting. I'm so sorry I had missed this post until now. I've been behind and am trying to catch up an bit. Congratulations. I can't wait to get your book. I just put it onto my wish list because I KNOW it will be an awesome book to have.

Maria Erbaggio said...

Congratulation!!!
Kisses from Italy
Maria

Nicole Morris said...

Yeah! Glad to see this inspired idea come to life. Congratulations and can't wait to read it ;] xx

giddy99 said...

Congratulations! I've added it to my Amazon Wish List! :)

Tee said...

Awesome and congrats...just purchased it onAmazon! Great reviews all around...so very happy for you. Can't wait for my book to get here!