Sunday, April 29, 2012

Friday & Saturday recap via Instagram photos.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A quick post to show you what I've been up to. Quilt Market is just over 2 weeks away & I'll be having a booth again. I'm deep into planning, sewing, shipping & pattern writing.

I love Instagram for quickly capturing moments, especially during the quilt making process.

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I decided to make a baby size version of Radio Way using Sweetwater's new fabric collection Mama Said Sew. {It will be shown at Quilt Market and in stores in a few months.}

It took under 2 hours to plan, cut & sew the quilt top.

I started playing with Vanessa's new fabric line Simply Color. {It will be shown at Quilt Market and in stores in a few months.}

Mom is my binding hero! She has bound 4 quilts in the last 5 days!! Then together we did 254" of binding in the backseat together during a long car ride!

I'm going to be releasing Three in a Box as a pattern. It was originally published in the 2010 July/August issue of Fons & Porter. The magazine is no longer available and I've had many requests for the pattern. ALSO... It will have block size options!! This was one of the requests in the comments section of my size options post. Shown below are 12" and 18" blocks, but the pattern will have even more!! {More info to come soon!!}

The new patterns are here!! I've been busy getting them in bags & counted so they can be shipped to shops and distributors on Monday morning!!

 ...ok back to the studio for me!!



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

12 comments:

mascanlon said...

A virtual whirlwind Julie! I especially like the photo with your Mom, happy smiles and busy hands.

kate spain said...

You and your Mom are adorable! What a productive car ride. Looks like some more fabulous patterns from you, Julie! Love them all. Have a great time at Market. xo

Cindy said...

Wow! These are exciting times!

Cathy said...

Wow!!! What a whirlwind!! Love the quilts and that three-in-a-box pattern is nifty! Good luck at Quilt Market!!!

Bobbidink Designs said...

Good luck with your booth at market. I hope it all goes well for you. Your stuff is great.

shirley said...

HI,, I have been collecting alot of bright colors, Tangerine, teal, blues, anthropology, kaffe, colors with natural design, Can you suggest a quilt design, this will be King Size and my first big project.. ??????

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

So blessed to have your Mom to help and also spend time together!

**nicke... said...

Julie! i am totally jealous you are getting to use vanessa's new fabric! i would probably pimp myself out for the opportunity! well, no i wouldn't but i would really think about it!

Auntie Pami said...

Can't wait!

Sandy said...

Three in a Box looks so cool! I wish one of my daughters liked to sew, so that we could do it together. I guess I should be glad that my granddaughter, at age 11, likes to!

Sarina said...

I'm so jealous that you already have have some of that yummy sweetwater fabric! It looks great w/ your pattern. Good luck w/ getting everything ready for market!

holly | bijou lovely said...

Looks like you're making a ton of progress! Excited to see what you're going to make with Simply Color, I love that line!