Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Lotus

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I'm very excited to share more about Lotus with you today! I have made 3 of this quilt in the last few weeks. This is another pattern that features the Hex N More ruler.


Quilt #1 Details 
Fabric is Artisan Batiks: Lake Country by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Lotus, JBQ 128
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/20/12
Finished on 9/30/12
Quilt measures - 52" x 60"

The next Lotus quilt is made in Salt Water by Tula Pink. It's no secret that I am a huge Neptune fan so I'm very excited for Salt Water!!

 Quilt Details 
Fabric is Salt Water by Tula Pink for Freespirit
Pattern - Lotus, JBQ 128
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 10/12/12
Finished on 10/25/12
Quilt measures - 52" x 60"

The third Lotus is a baby size quilt made from Lucy's Crab Shack.


Quilt Details 
Fabric is Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater for Moda
Pattern - Lotus, JBQ 128
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 10/5/12
Finished on 10/24/12
Quilt measures - 35" x 45"



Here is the back of the pattern. This pattern comes in 4 size options.



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All three Quilts were on display this past weekend at Quilt Market. 

Artisan Batiks: Lake Country by Lunn Studios was on display in the Robert Kaufman booth.

Lucy's Crab Shack by Sweetwater for Moda was on display in the United Notions booth. 

Salt Water by Tula Pink was on display in the Freespirit booth.


Thank you to all of the companies who displayed my quilts & projects at Quilt Market!

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Here are many photos from the cover shoots & all the Lotus quilts.

Shoot #1... way too windy!

Detail of part of the back & the quilting.
Sometimes photos include climbing trees!
I really wanted this to work somehow. It is SO rare to see trees in San Diego that change color in the fall!!

The sun rapidly was setting.

Detail of Angela's amazing quilting.
The photos on the fence were much better.

Even though sometimes it was still quite windy.

More detail of the quilting... what would I do without Angela?

Here is a photo I took of the Salt Water Lotus as soon as I finished it. It was just an hour before I left to go to the airport for Quilt Market!

I couldn't be happier with how this quilt came out. I love it.

Here is a detail shot of one of my favorite blocks. The octopus is adorable!!
Many people have asked if Salt Water will coordinate well with Neptune. The answer is YES! I used some of my treasured Neptune stash on the back of my Salt Water quilt. This photo shows you how well they play together!

Here is a detail shot of the bindings of the Salt Water and Lucy's Crab Shack quilts. 


Since my Quilt Patterns feature size options I often try to make them in more than one size to show you the possibilities. Here is the Baby size featuring Lucy's Crab Shack.


Detail of Angela's quilting.

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So now I have a question for you...

At Quilt Market people commented that the cover sample didn't feel like me. I would love to know what you think... The current quilt is on the cover for 2 reasons. The first is that I finished it weeks ago and had time to photograph it. (I just got the Salt Water fabric the day I started the quilt!.) The second is because I've never had a pattern cover with batiks despite featuring them in my book. While I don't work with Batik fabrics as often as prints, I enjoy them and wanted to see the response.

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So the big question is... Keep the current cover or shoot new photos tomorrow and use the Salt Water quilt on the cover?

I appreciate your feedback!



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

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Science Fair

Monday, October 29, 2012
Today I'm going to show you more of Science Fair!

The Cover features two quilts. The Quilt on the right is Honey Honey by Kate Spain & the Quilt on the left is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Honey Honey by Kate Spain
Pattern - Science Fair, JBQ 129
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 9/6/12
Finished on 10/15/12
Quilt measures - 48" x 65"

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander
Pattern - Science Fair, JBQ 129
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 8/21/12
Finished on 10/1/12
Quilt measures - 48" x 65"

Here is the back of the pattern. It features 4 size options.


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Here are a bunch of the outtakes.

This photo 
A detail shot of the quilting.
More quilting.
and more...
Hanging out together on a bench

We tried to make these bleachers work
...but it just wasn't happening.


We headed to another area first thing in the morning.
But it also just wasn't happening.
So we went to yet another area.

Here I am talking about what I'm imaging in the photo.
This was not what I imagined! 
eventually we got a great shot!!

Here is the quilt in Robert Kaufman's booth at Quilt Market. Thank you to everyone who has photographed it & said such nice comments. It has been the popular star of this show! :-)
Science Fair & all of my other new patterns will be available in a few weeks!
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So I'd love to know... which one do you like best?  Black or White?


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

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