Monday, August 27, 2012

Opposites Attract

I just recently realized that I showed you the new cover of Opposites Attract... but got so busy I never told you anything else about it! Right before Spring Quilt Market I ran out of Opposites Attract and decided that before going back to print I'd create a new cover.

I also updated the pattern a bit. It has more diagrams, instructions and looks similar to my more recent patterns. Also I added baby size as another option!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Lanikai by Dear Stella & Kona Peacock by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Opposites Attract, JBQ 101
Designed by me
Quilted by me
Started on 4/30/12
Finished on 5/6/12
Quilt measures - 56" x 56"


Opposites Attract was the first pattern I released & will always have a special place in my heart.  While this pattern can be made with any fabric... I've made it 6 times now!  This stack of 4 of them also shows my love of bias cut striped binding!!

 I have even made Opposites Attract in Cuddle by Shannon Fabrics with help from Candi


Here are some of the outtakes from taking the new cover photo!

Detail close up before washing.

I started out by using the fence in our backyard.

I love how the lighting in this photo really shows the crinkly softness that comes from washing a quilt.

oh the wind...

more wind...

the wind stopped... but the lighting wasn't right

how about a bench?

next stop, our neighbor's driveway! I liked how the curve of their path worked with the curves in Opposites Attract.

The back of my quilt. I pieced my label into a strip of leftover fabrics. Then I added more Kona Peacock on both sides to complete the back.

 A close up after washing!

For even more photos of Opposites Attract you can check out my Pattern Development Process, a post from last spring.

I love all my opposites attract quilts, but I think this one is my favorite. Do you have a favorite?

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Northern Lights Kit Giveaway Winners

It's time to announce the winners of the Northern Lights Kits!

The winners are...

Please contact me with your info so I can get your prizes to you!

Thanks to everyone for entering.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Northern Lights Kit Giveaway!

disclosure: this is a sponsored giveaway by Jaybird Quilts & Robert Kaufman Fabrics

I have a fun giveaway for you today!!  I have teamed up with Robert Kaufman Fabrics to put two Northern Lights Kits together.

TWO lucky readers will win!

Prize Details
A copy of my Northern Lights Pattern
A Hex N More Ruler
and all the Kona fabrics you need to make it!

The Kona Cotton Fabrics
Chartreuse 1072 
Leprechaun 411 
Bahama Blue 1011 
Water 171 
Surf 32 
Regal 415 
Tulip 327 
Wisteria 1392 

Binding - Iron 408 


1. Leave ONE comment to enter.

2. Tell me which of the colors in Northern Lights is your favorite. (The colors are listed above.)

Example Comment:
Personally my favorite is WATER. Blue fabrics make me happy and it almost matches the feather in my logo!

3. Simple as that!!


You have until 9pm PST on Wednesday the 22nd to enter.
Giveaway now closed.
Winners announced soon.
Winners will be selected by True Random Number Generator.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Signing at Quilt in a Day

If you are in the San Diego area come stop by Quilt in a Day tomorrow!

Book Signing 
When: Saturday August 18th, 12 Noon - 1pm
1955 Diamond Street, San Marcos, CA, 92078
What: Book Signing

Check out my Events page for information on other signings & classes.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Want to see the Hex N More in action?

Then head on over to Moda... the Cutting Table today. 

I did a guest post! 
In it I show step by step photos of how to cut a hexagon with the Hex N More.

More Hex N More step by step photos coming soon!

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Book Party Photos

We had a great time yesterday at Sew Modern celebrating the release of my book! Thank you SO much to Lauren, Liz & Lisa for making it a very special day. My next signing is this Saturday at Quilt in a Day. I've added an events page that I'll keep updated with all the places you can find me!


My best friend & number on cheerleader
(Quilt behind us is White Stars, from my book)

Dark Chocolate M&M's!! I have the best blog fans ever.

Showing off Quilts... here is Four Patch Shift.

Hex N More Ruler demos

Hex N More Ruler demos
(The quilt behind me is Floating Triangles, from my book)

Showing more quilts... here is Framed Coins

Showing Northern Lights after some Hex N More Ruler demos

Showing binding samples from the book.

Signing time

Showing the back of my quilts & explaining why I piece my labels into the back.

Explaining something...

one of the many piles of quilts

Hex N More Ruler demos

Hex N More Ruler demos

My brother always captures the best photos of me.

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the release of Skip the Borders! 

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© Photos by Julie Herman & Family
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