Friday, October 5, 2012

Pixel Play Blog Tour

Friday, October 5, 2012
Today is my stop on Emily's Pixel Play Blog Tour! Emily is the genius behind Carolina Patchworks. Also today happens to be her stop on my blog tour! :-)




Pixelate your patchwork...one strip at a time 

Piece together fabric strips in a whole new way. Pixelated imagery is part of our pop culture-now quilters can bring it to their family with these cheerful quilt designs using their favorite solid colors. Use this unique style of strip piecing to make pictures of friendly fish, dastardly pirates, and beautiful butterflies much more fun! 
• Kids of all ages (and grown-ups too) will love these quilts for the crib, the bed, or just for snuggling 
• Easy to strip and sew with handy cutting guides and Kona color charts 
• Designs include a fish bowl, flower gardens, a treasure map, and even an aerial view of the town center 


The Quilts in the book are SO much fun. I'm excited to get started on one very soon! Emily asked me to channel my inner child and decide what quilt I would have wanted as a child. It wasn't hard since I am still a kid at heart!!

I love this Ambrosia Quilt!

I also have my eye on Deception Cove


and Pixelville


You may be wondering why I have my eye on two "boy" quilts?... My Brother & Sister-in-law are expecting a third child very soon!!  Elijah and Aliyah are going to have a little brother.


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The Blog Tour



October 2 (Tuesday) — Pat Sloan
October 3 (Wednesday) — Generation Q
October 4 (Thursday) — Fat Quarter Shop
October 5 (Friday) — Jaybird Quilts... you are here!
October 8 (Monday) — Robert Kaufman 
October 9 (Tuesday) — Blue Nickel Studios
October  10 (Wednesday) — Angela Walters


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The Giveaway

It's a mystery! All winners get a copy of Pixel Play, but what will your box include? Maybe a Robert Kaufman color card? Or some Aurifil 50wt thread for piecing your pixelated world? Or maybe C&T Publishing's Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool? Or maybe some Carolina Patchworks patterns? Every box will be a surprise -- just like Holiday time when you were a kid! 


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The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell me if you think I should make Pixelville or Deception Cove!

3. Simple as that!!

You have till 9PM PST on Sunday the 7th to enter.
Winner will be selected by True Random Number Generator.


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

261 comments:

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Jody said...

Deception Cove is the coolest! :-) You should make that!

Mareenchen said...

Tough call, both are great but I say go with Deception Cove because I love the sea theme and would like to hear how it turned out.

Dresden Quilter said...

Congratulations to your brother and sister-in-law and to you too! I would have to choose Deception Cove. Thanks for the giveaway.

Allison C said...

They are both awesome, but I would do Pixelville.

AlyceB said...

How can you not make Pixelville?! How awesome!!

Helen said...

I think Deception Cove is very cute, but what I like about Pixelville is that it would be a quilt for the baby and when he grows older he can play cars on it as well as cuddle in it.

M.W. said...

Deception Cove is my vote
Shawn in Michigan

Lyanna L. said...

Both are fun quilts but I would go for deception cove. Thanks for a chance to win! =)

Katrin said...

I would pick Pixelville because it doubles as a playmat for playing with cars. Thanks!

Deanna said...

Deceptive Cove definitely.

liberal sprinkles said...

I'd love to see your version of Pixelville. it's so cute!

Flor Rojas said...

I vote deception cove.

Liz said...

Pixelville , of course! I might make it right along with you for my three grandsons.....wouldn't that be fun?!!

Caitlin said...

Pixelville is more practical, but who doesn't love a pirate?

Monica said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Silverize at hotmail

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

What fun!!! I would definitely make
Pixelville...my grandsons love their little cars...too much fun!!

Monica said...

I forgot to include my vote for Pixel ville. Thanks.

ELNM said...

I think Pixelville, because you can wrap yourself in it, or play on it - double duty! Thanks for the chance to win!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

KellyS said...

Definitely Pixelville! My boys would have loved that quilt, running their cars all over town.

vwlady said...

I think pixelville would be a great choice for a little boy's quilt. It looks as though it would provide hours of playtime.

Dawn said...

Love Deception Cove, but I think I would go with Pixelville, how cool to play cars on your very own quilt! These quilts look so fun, thanks for the chance!!

Deanne said...

I love Deception Cove, I can see the Lego ships being built to sail around the islands and the Playmobil folks digging for the buried treasure.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I think both quilts are so cute, but I would go with Pixelville. Congrats on an upcoming nephew!!

Jodie said...

I would go with Pixelville. Little boys will love running their cars and trains over it.

Jodie said...

I would go with Pixelville. Little boys will love running their cars and trains over it.

noodledogknits said...

My vote is for Deception Cove! What a fun way to play! I've been thinking about my own pixel quilt of late, and this book is perfect.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I vote for deception cove. It is so cute!

Jacklynn said...

I would make the Deception Cove quilt - a pirate themed room for a little boy would be fun!

June Piper-Brandon said...

I would definitely do pixelville. Even though my son is 14 now, I think I'd make it big enough for his bed - he'd love it!!

...so we added chickens said...

Congratulations to your brother and sister in law! I love both pixelville and deception cove, but I would say pixelville because it seems to lend itself to lots of cars and trucks play. (That said, how fun would it be to snuggle under the biggest treasure map with a book about pirates?)

Alicia said...

Deception Cove looks fun!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Obrigada pela chance.

Mary P said...

Pixelville! Looks like fun for playing.

Christy said...

They are both awesome, but my boys would have a lot of fun with Pixelville. It's not just a cute cozy quilt - it's a play mat too! It's more likely to be spread out on the floor being used than lying in a heap next to their beds.

Bea García said...

I love both, but Pixelville seems like something to be used over and over again... Thanks for the chance to win!

JCnNC said...

Definitely Pixeyville - just like it. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity to win. Judy C

Julie said...

Pixelville for sure! That's the one I have my eye on and as the mother of three boys I can definitely say it will be used for many years to come.

Bailey said...

Pixelville is my choice, its a play mat, its a blankie, its entertainment all wrapped in one.

MugglePuggle said...

As much as I love Deception Cove, I would go with Pixelville. That's the one I'm really wanting to make! :)

Moneik Stephens said...

I would definately make a Pixelville quilt. I think they both look great though. Congrats on being an aunt again.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I vote you go with Pixelville! That quilt has the potential for hours of fun for any boy or girl!!!

Kylie Davenport said...

I'd go with Deception Cove. It's way cute and I'm a sucker for adventurous things!

hollymade said...

I think Pixelville-my son would love something like that for playing with his cars.

Mom C said...

I had a play mat like Pixelville for my boys. They spent hours on it but it always had to be put away, not thrown on the bed to sleep under. What a great idea. Thanks.

Erin McSweeney said...

oh thats easy Deception Cove! love it

Linda said...

Well, since you live so close to the beach, Pirate's Cove would seem like the logical choice, but as the mom of 5 sons, I know that little boys LOVE to get down on the floor and go vroom! vroom! with their cars, so I vote for Pixelville. I am so in love with Emily's designs. I love the way her mind works (and yours, too, of course 8-)

xo Linda

Francine said...

Definitely Pixelville! It's so darn adorable!

Linda said...

I really love the Pixelville quilt!

Laura Decato said...

Pixelville - so he can race cars and trains on it!

Madeleine said...

Pixelville all the way! When I have a little boy, I want to make it for him to play with.

DonnaP said...

Definitely Pixelville - I'm partial to that because my dd is pregnant with our third grandchild and it's a boy. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

LSS said...

Those are my two favorites, too. So hard to choose but I'll say Pirate's Cove.

Kelley said...

OMGosh! I'm loving Deception Cove! We are having our first (a boy!) in December and I'm totally crushing on that one.

SueB said...

Well not sure which one you should make for a baby but I want to make Pixelville for my one year old grandson. I would love playing cars on it with him. I love it..

jenna said...

Pixelville! It's so cute and fun.

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

Love them both but having had 6 boys...and 3 girls that would play with cars and trucks more than dolls... I think the Pixelville would get more play hours

Cecilia said...

You could make both! One for the two older children and one for the new baby. :-). If you only do one though, I would choose Pixelville, so they could all play with it later. Thanks for the chance to win. I love mysteries.

Mara said...

Pixelville, looks so awesome, in fact I would like to make it, so you make it first and tell me how easy it is and then I will give it a go!

Belinda said...

Pixelville gets my vote!

hueisei said...

I think both are awesome, but I will choose Pixelville.

Jamie Marie said...

Pixelville for sure. It's a cute quilt and a toy. Win. Win. Thanks for the giveaway!

Vikki B said...

I love both, but the idea that they can use the Pixleville quilt to drive cars on is awesome!

Jaci said...

I love the deceptive cove one! What a fun idea and book!

Judy said...

Pixelville for sure! Boys love cars! Congratulations on becoming an aunt for the 3rd time. Thanks for the chance.

Lynda said...

my vote is for pixelville - cannot go wrong with boys and their cars!

Sheila said...

I think that would be a great quilt for the little guy! Love the pixel idea. I hope I win!

coopcrafts.com said...

Pixelville is awesome!

DianeY said...

Well, I would choose Deception Cove, probably because I like the colors!

Gill said...

I would make Pixelville first!!!

Cindy Sharp said...

With all of the awesome pirate fabric out Deception Cove would be my first inclination; however Pixelville would be a ton of fun to play on with the kids.

Lisa Marie said...

I love both of those for little boys but I would choose Pixelville so he could drive his little cars around on it. My son loved to do that when he was little! His quilt wasn't so super cute though -- it was just pre-printed fabric with a town and roads.

stephmabry said...

I vote Deception Cove! I've seen commercially available mats and rugs like the Pixelville one, so I think the idea of a pirate ship themed one is more unique and awesome, haha! :) :)

Linda said...

HI! I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE 'PIXELVILLE'! SO NEAT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Emily said...

I think I would make Pixelville. That looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with cars on.

Chelsea said...

I think I would go bonkers piecing either of those, but if you can hack it I'd go with the pirate themed one. Arrrrrrr!

Babe said...

Deception Cove is awesome, but I think you should make Pixelville because it will get use to being played on and snuggled under!

freakadoodles said...

Tough question! They are both so fun, but I vote for Deception Cove.

Trisha Heitkamp said...

I love Pixelville! If you don't make it for the baby, I'm totally going to make it for mine, coming in April :)

RSHudson said...

They're both really cute but I vote for Pixelville; thanks for chance! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

priya said...

Deception cove...I love the idea of pixels

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Pixelville would be my choice, but they are both great quilts.

Joan and Kevin said...

I really like Pixelville!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth Campbell said...

What fun! I love both quilts, but Pixelville looks like tons of fun to play on!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Pixelville is my choice (and my favorite)...love it!!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway.

Kristi said...

I would say Pixelville. But, since your "kindof" quilty why not make them both! One for the new baby and something special for the Big Brother. But then big sis would need something too....How fun!!

Lynn said...

Pixelville!! I love that quilt!

pennydog said...

I love Deception Cove

Johanna said...

Pixelville would receive lots of love. I had a panel that was similar that the kids used quite a bit.

Mary W. said...

Knowing how much my son loved playing with his cars and trucks when he was little, I definitely think you should make Pixelville! I can just see your nephews running their vehicles all over this quilt during playtime.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

I'd make Pixelville! I like Deception Cove better, but Pixelville is better to play on. :-)

Diane aka cameldiva said...

My vote is for Pixelville. I know too many boys that would love to drive their cars on the streets. :)

Diane
cameldiva at yahoo dot ca

Lis said...

Deception Cove is so neat, but I can see a little boy with toy cars having a BLAST on the Pixelville.
lisamcgriff (@) hotmail (.) com

Baye said...

I love the cove one, but I think a little boy would love all the roads.

Sami:) said...

I say deception cove! Such an awesome design!

Lindsay said...

I like the pixelville! Ilove how you can not only cuddle with the quilt but you can play on it too!

I Love You, Evie said...

Pixelville gets my vote! soparkaveataoldotcom

Cassandra said...

I like Pixelville! It's so cool! Even as a girl, I would have loved to have one of my own. ;)

Happy quilting and thanks for the opportunity to win!

cassandra.land [at] gmail.com

Jette said...

Pixelville for the boys and then you kan make the Ambrosia quilt for the little girl

Trudie said...

Pixelville is so cool. Make that one!

Blogger said...

Deception Cove, for sure! Looks so cool :)
Thanks for hosting, and thanks for the opportunity!
-Erin
mummyquilts@gmail.com
mummyquilts.blogspot.com

BFromM said...

I think you should make deception cove, because a person can never have too many pirate quilts. Arrhhh matey!

emackenzie100
@
comcast.
net

Kristy said...

I have two grandsons, Cooper and Luke, and I want to make them each a Pixelville! I think you should do the same. soardkg@fuse.net

Maeve said...

Pixelville! I have always loved play towns like that.

Janie said...

My vote is for Pixelville! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janie
lady_ponies_23 AT hotmail DOT com

Lora Martin said...

Love that Deception Cove!

EG said...

Pixelville!

Abbybeth said...

I totally love them both, but Deception Cove is wonderful - think how it'll spur on tales of swashbuckling and pirates and treasure!

Erica said...

Love this book! I think you should make Deception Cove. What little boy doesn't want to be a pirate?!

Nancy said...

Definitely Deception Cove. Love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

:)

cbooth said...

Pixelville, it's the perfect play mat!

Mary Gregory said...

Deception Cove looks amazing. Might have to make one myself. Thanks for the chance!

Marcia W. said...

Deception Cove as it will be good for all 3 of the kids.

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Becky S. said...

I would pick Deception Cove.

Jen said...

Congrats to your family! I would pick Deception Cove because it's not like anything I've seen before. I love Emily's books and patterns.

Liberty said...

I would say Pixelville, but they are both cute!

Connie said...

I'm voting for Pixelville! My favorite.

Nolene said...

I would recommend Deception Cove because it is a little more unusal.

Aliza said...

Very difficult...my boys aboslutely love their cars and tractors, but they already have a playmat with roads on it. The newest craze is the kiddies pirate shows on TV, so I think i will go for Deception Cove. They are both gorgeous quilts.

Montseta said...

I really like Deception Cove! Terrific giveaway!

jmz11 said...

Pixelville hands down! I have two tiny grandsons for whom I would make this in an instant!!

LeAndrea said...

I would say Pixelville, it would keep them busy playing with their cars.

Sandy said...

Pixelville it is. I can just see big brother and sister playing with their new brother now.
Sandy

Ella said...

Pixelville! It would be so much fun to build on.

Heather said...

I really like the pirate one, but I think a boy would love Pixelville. You can build lego houses and put them on there, you can create a whole city from your imagination. That's what every child needs on the floor in their room or to snuggle up with and dream about. They really are so cool. I wish my kids were small again.

Mandy Currie said...

Hello Julie, both quilts are lovely but I think I would settle for Pixelville, there so much potential playtime in that quilt. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (mandycurrie@googlemail.com)

Manoule said...

Deception cove is definitely the coolest! Pirates are always good :) thank you for the great giveaway!

Andee said...

I like Pixelville better!

Nana Jo said...

I love the Pixelville! I can just see our grandson playing on it.

Judith said...

Deception Cove would be great for children...they love pirates! Thanks.

Tracey said...

Love Deception Cove, but I think Pixelville has a better chance of being played on the most.

Jeanne said...

Pixelville!

Shannon said...

What a fun quilting book!!! I've NEVER seen quilts like those before. You must make Pixelville!!! It reminds me of the car rug my son has, and he drives his Hotwheels and Matchbox cars on it quite often. :) So much fun!!!

nhlady said...

I think you should make Pixelville, for sure!

Thanks for the giveaway.

nhlady said...

I think you should make Pixelville, for sure!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Melanie said...

Make Pixelville...though I love both as would my boys :)

Dana said...

I am excited about this book! I just made another pixel-y quilt and now I am into this.
I would make Deception Cove, because he'll have it for years and boys LOVE Pirate stories at bedtime. :)

Patti said...

I would so make Pixelville if I was lucky enough to win this wonderful book - I LOVE IT. Thanks so much for the chance to win this wonderful book.

robin said...

You are ambitious! I vote pixelville all the way!

Queenie Believe said...

I think you should do both. :o) Deception cove for the new baby. Sometimes the older kids feel a little left out when the new sib makes their big arrival into the world. Pixelville would be a wonderful play world for the older kids to share and enjoy their cars, trains, and wee dolls on in thier own makebelieve world.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

LauraC said...

I love Deception Cove but I see more use during playtime with Pixelville.

Sandy said...

OMGosh, I had not seen this book. So darn cute! I really like Pixelville...you should make that one...or both?? Congrats to your brother and his family.

Janet Fox said...

I think you should make Pixelville, then we he get's a little older he can play with his trains and hotwheels on it.

jan said...

I love the cove! Thanks for the Opportuniy!

Sallie said...

Pixelville. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Margaret said...

Pixelville. I know a certain little boy who would love it.

Kate said...

I'm on team Deception Cove. It's just so different from everything else I've seen. Plus boats are more fun than cars. akmajor[at]gmail[dot]com

Delores said...

PIXELVILLE! It looks like it would take looooooonger, with all those varied colored pieces, but it would be so cool for your nephews.

Love to win the book.

Erika said...

It's a very tough decision but I think deception cove wins .....just. Both are awesome quilts.

Lorraine said...

Pixelville! totally cool!

Nita said...

Definitely deception cove.

Lisas Mom said...

I think you should make Pixelville because once your nephew is old enough, he will have hours of fun using the quilt to play with his cars.

Pam said...

Hiya! Deception Cove would be my pick. And when he is 2, Pixelville would be a perfect birthday gift, along with some cars and people to play on it with. Lol. They're both neat, so either would be a winner. Congrats on being an aunt again too. Thanks for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Liz said...

Pixelville. Hands down.

Liz said...

Pixelville. Hands down.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh Pixleville for sure!! Pretty cool giveaway - I love a mystery :) Many thanks for the chance!!

quilary said...

If I had that book, I'd be making Deception Cove...I love it!

bellashea said...

Congrats to family and they are both cool!!!! I do like the one with the cars. A difficult choice for sure. :)

Chancy said...

Deception Cove...it would be a great baby quilt for a boy!

chancyf (at) gmail (d0t) com

Regina said...

I would do pixleville - it has more "play mat" abilit - but you could always go double sided and do one on each side???

LeAnne said...

Since all my nephews love cars, I'd go with Pixelville.

Sally said...

I really like Deception Cove! These quilts are all so cool!

Elise said...

Pixelville! Because both children would love to play "city". at least that is what one I would make.

SewingKaren22 said...

I love the idea of quilting a play mat. My quilts for my daughter usually get used for "tea time." Maybe I should make one with the table already set!

barbara woods said...

i like deception cove and congrats to everyone thanks for the giveaway

Gwen said...

I vote for Pixelville! :-) Although Deception Cover is awfully cute too! :-) Thank you for the chance to win!! This book looks so fun!

Barb and Sharon said...

I was going to say Pixelville but Deception Cove would be totally different from what other kids have he could play pirates on it when he gets older.
Barb@Witsend

Sharon P said...

I think I would do Deception Cove :D Thanks for the giveaway!

Carrie Siegfried said...

Deception Cove is awesome. Who doesn't love pirates? :)

Amy Losordo said...

Deception Cove seems like fun.

Amy Losordo said...

Deception Cove seems like fun.

Cindy said...

I think you should make pixelville. The two older kids will love it, and in time the baby will too. Or make it for the two older, and a regular baby quilt for the baby.

Emmie said...

Pixelville!! What a fun quilt!!

Lyn said...

That's tough.... I like the look of deception cove...treasure maps! But pixelville would be great to play with toy vehicles on. Ummmmm....so tough....ok.... Deception cove!

Kat said...

Pixelville!

katsandyarn AT gmail DOT com

scottylover said...

Pixelville would be so much fun for him to play on when he gets bigger. Deception Cove is nice, but I think it would be for an older boy.

Thanks for the give away!
Sandy A

Denise Russell said...

I vote for Pixelville! So cute!

Nancy said...

I think you should make the Pixelville quilt.

Kathryn said...

I think any little boy would love Pixelville.

Ann in NC said...

Congrats on your new nephew! That is really exciting news! My brother and I would have played with Pixel-ville when we were little!

Lindsey F. said...

I know that I want to make Pixelville - maybe should too?

Anda W said...

I say go with Deception Cove! awolk at rogers dot com

dcheyne said...

What a tough choice...both quilts are so cute! I have to
agree with another post though, Deception Cove first and
Pixelville for a birthday. Lots of fun for you regardless of
which one you choose :-). Congrats on the new family
member!

Margaret Owens said...

Pixelville, then later Deception cove, they are both great.

Marg M said...

Pixelville definitely love that one

Melanie said...

Deception Cove for the baby, Pixelville for Elijah and Ambrosia for Aliyah ! Nice how I just tripled your workload eh?! Love all the quilts you showed!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

They are both great, but my favorite is Pixelville :-)

BryeLynn said...

Pixelville, of course! I want this book so I can make Pixelville. I don't even have a little boy and still want to make it. Too cute

Rachelle said...

Pixelville unless you have a road map rug already.

KettleBee said...

Deception Cove!

ritainalaska said...

'deception cove' would be a very good choice! having spent a whole lot of years onthe water, boating, this looks like it would be the most fun!

Loretta said...

Pixelville, it can be used by all kids for play and for sleep, can't be that. I do love the pirate one too however. Thanks tbp46@comcast.net

Teresa said...

That is a tough call - but I think that Pixelville would be great because its so interactive with the kids - just grab a car or truck and start playing.

Whitney said...

Deception Cove for sure. How could you do anything else??

Jennie P. said...

I think this book is fantastic! I so want a copy! I think you should make Deception Cove.

EvnJo said...

Pixelville for sure. That way all of the kids can play on it together.

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Julie! I love the Pixelville and Ambrosia! This is great new idea to create pictures on quilts! Absolutely want to try this!
Thank you for a super give away! x Teje

finallyfin said...

That's a toughie!! Little boys will like both--I think I'd go for Pixelville so those cars have a place to race! Thanks for the chance!!

Claire said...

Congratulations on your news of a new little nephew being on the way. I think you should definitely make Pixelville - as a mum when my third baby arrived there were times I wanted to other 2 to play quietly and I am sure Elijah and Aliyah would accomodate their mum if they had that awesome quite to play on. Go for it!

Amber said...

How fun! What cute patterns. I'd love to see Deception Cove made up.

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