Thursday, October 11, 2012

Pre-Quilt Market Frenzy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012
I can't believe it is already October!! Where did this year go?

Things are very busy over here! I'm in the pre-quilt market frenzy. It includes finalizing my new patterns, working with testers, sewing additional samples... etc!

Here is a peek at what I'm working on... and a peek at some of my new patterns!

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Plaid Parade in Kona solids just arrived back from Angela. I'll be re-releasing this pattern soon with the addition of size options!
I've been working on a lot of binding, including binding hexagon edges. The plan is to have a tutorial together for you soon! 

Lots of sewing!! I just finished an adorable sample using Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater. Those bicycles are just irresistible!

So are you ready for a peek at some of the new patterns??

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First up is Science Fair. Random fact but I used to compete in Science Fairs as a kid and won a few metals along the way. The Science Fair shown above features Architextures a new fabric line coming soon from Robert Kaufman. This quilt is super easy to make with the assistance of my Hex N More ruler. I also have one in the works with Kate Spain's new line Honey Honey. (It's what I'm binding in the photos above!)

Next is Traffic! The inspiration for this quilt was... Traffic!! I was stuck in traffic on the 5 and the constant stop and go was the inspiration for the columns! The quilt you see features Valentina a new line from Robert Kaufman.


Lotus is the third sneak peek for today. Cutting the large Lotus blocks is a breeze with my Hex N More ruler. Fabric = Lake Country Batiks by Robert Kaufman.


I'll reveal more about ALL my new patterns soon!!!
:-)




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

19 comments:

Kelsey said...

Can't wait! Those are three awesome quilts! Love the Science Fair!

B Greene said...

Julie - these patterns are fantastic!! I love them all, but Traffic is my favorite (even after being stuck in three horrible jams last Friday on the way to a wedding). Can't wait to see the rest!

Sandy said...

YUM! those new patterns look Yummy..opps, that's another one of your patterns! Awesome as usual!

mascanlon said...

Lots of fun things in this post Julie!

kitty said...

Great new patterns, Julie! The Lotus will be my first choice!

nclauri said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Plaid Parade Quilt. Can't wait for the pattern!

Vanesa said...

Wow, Julie, you're prolific! Didn't you just release new patterns a few months ago? And since then you also published a book!

Linda said...

I love Plaid Parade! It's not new? I don't remember seeing it before, but maybe it's more striking to me in this colorway. I finally got a Hex n More ruler. My roommate picked up another ruler of mine and said, "see, you already had one". Men...lol I feel your pain about the 5! I stay down here in my little niche in Imperial Beach. The drive up by where you are can be brutal! Now, whenever you have pics of your quilts outside, I always make it an I Spy....can I recognize where Julie is today? 8-) Have fun at Market, and take lots of pictures for us!

Cyndi Walker said...

You rock girl. Seriously... :) xxoo

What She Quilted said...

Traffic and Science Fair is awesome and will now have to be added to my collection. Are you going to be at festival as well as market? I was hoping to pick up your ruler in houston but not sure who is going to be carring it.

Carol Jordan said...

Wow! Can't wait for the Lotus pattern. I just love it! When will LQS have the pattern?

Melissa Corry said...

Love the Science Fair pattern!!! So fun!!!

Erica said...

They are all great; I think Traffic is my favourite! Congratulations on my terrific patterns.

Shannon said...

Oh wow...you are so talented! Loving the Kona solids quilt!!!! And the other patterns are simply fun and so pretty! :) Thanks!

Kristy said...

Your new patterns are gorgeous! The plaid and lotus are my favorites so far. Love the colors and complex patterns you create from basic shapes like hexagons. Keep it up! K-

Denise Russell said...

Eye candy for me at 4 am!!! Beautiful patterns!!!

Trudie said...

Love, love, love the quilting on the first quilt! I am new to your blog. Do you do all your own quilting too? Amazing.

tusen said...

Exciting, I especially love the Science Fair. Can't wait to see more of it.

Dresden Quilter said...

Great new patterns!