Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Keeping busy...

I meant to blog about Quilt Market... and I will... but I've been keeping busy. My new nephew is set to arrive on Thursday so I needed to make him a quilt asap! (Jonah arrived on 11/15!)

Aliyah and Elijah both had quilts the day they were born... so I wasn't about to break that tradition!

A couple days of speedy sewing and the quilt top was done! This is inspired Ballerina pattern. The blocks are 12" vs. 18" and perfect for a baby! (Also this way I could use my Hex N More!)
Now a pattern!! - Tiny Dancer Pattern

I had to work fast and didn't have time to send it to Angela to quilt. It has been a while since I basted a quilt!!

Lots of straight line quilting and it was time to bind!

All done!! I have it packed up and ready for when I drive to LA on Thursday!! I'm very excited since this will be the first time I get to be there on day ONE. I lived across the country when Elijah and Aliyah were born so it was months before I got to meet them.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is All Hands on Deck by Dear Stella
Pattern - Tiny Dancer
Designed & Quilted by me
Started on 11/3/12
Finished on 11/8/12
Quilt measures - 36" x 55"

Brad & Karin just finished getting the nursery ready too!!

I'll post photos as soon as he arrives. Most likely I'll be posting them to Instagram before I have a chance to sit down and blog. If it takes me a few days longer than usual to get back to you please be patient. Thank you!!

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


  1. this is such a cute quilt julie. i love that you put minky on the back too. i think it should be a requirement for baby quilts! ;) xo

  2. I think the name "Ballerina" would have thrown me off course if I was looking for a boy quilt, but you prove it's totally a unisex pattern. I love the material! I might have to track some down to make a quilt for the Sandy victims, since it's so "down the shore" looking.

  3. What a cute quilt and Mazel Tov to you all on the upcoming birth of your new nephew. So happy for your all.

  4. A wonderful baby boy quilt!!Wishing your family all the very best with the arrival of this precious little one.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  5. I was in a quilt shop yesterday in N.C. the lady had your hex n more rulers, but none of the patterns. I told her she should get some and have a class, demo day. She was so excited when I brought up your info on line, and plans to order right away...love the cute quilts..you are so talented.

  6. Perfect! You are in for a fabulous treat!

  7. Perfect! You are in for a fabulous treat!

  8. Love it! Nothing new there :) I also just ordered those clips since I've seen like 5 pix with you using them.

    Can't wait to see pix of the little one!

  9. darling quilt; my question is where did you get those fabulous binding clips?

  10. God's blessings to your sister and the new baby on the way! LOVE the quilt! Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life. :)

  11. So cute! Your patterns and ruler are on my Christmas list...

  12. Cute quilt Julie, congratulations on your new nephew!
    He's a cutie!
    Thanks for sharing and showing quilter's that a sweet baby sized quilt can be made in a short amount of time!

  13. Very cute quilt...I have to try this pattern too!


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