Thursday, March 21, 2013

Snack Time

Thursday, March 21, 2013
I'm excited to share a new pattern with you today! Snack Time is another fun quilt that uses my Hex N More Ruler... and still no Y seams!

This pattern will be shipping to shops in just a couple of days! I'm in Portland at the moment teaching at Block Party with Quiltmaker. Today {Thursday} I'm teaching a Hex N More workshop. I'll be posting photos over on Instagram & Facebook if you want to see what we are up to!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Snack Time, JBQ 131
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 2/3/13
Finished on 3/2/13
Quilt measures - 51" x 72"

Here is the back of the pattern. It features 5 size options.


 I posted a few photos to Instagram while I was working on this quilt.

I went back and forth when deciding on what fabric to use. In the end I decided to use Kona solids by Robert Kaufman. Specifically I used the Kona Brights Roll Up.

I backed the quilt in white Kona fabric and bound it in white bias binding.


Ready to see some of the cover shoot outtakes?

I loved the clouds and the lighting on the quilt, but the fence just wasn't tall enough to see more of the quilt.

Here is a detail of Angela's quilting. She quilted a different "snack" in each row of blocks. Honestly I love how her brain works!!

More clouds... lets go inside before it rains!

More detail. I could stare at Angela's quilting for hours... oh wait I do!!

Last one on the fence. I ended up using this photo on the back of the pattern.

This half door didn't do much...

...and neither did these steps.

I did like these steps and almost used this one on the cover.

More detail. This photo really shows how Angela did loops, swirls, and two different flowers in the center of the blocks. She did 9 different designs in the 9 rows.

I love the lighting in this last photo.

Snack Time will be in shops next week!! If you are here at Block Party with Quiltmaker I have a few copies and they will be in the on site shop starting tomorrow.

So out of curiosity... What is your favorite snack?

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
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Sarina said...

Fun and darling quilt! I'm just getting ready to start a quilt with the hex'n more ruler. I'm excited to use it... now I have to choose which of your cute pattern ideas to use. You just made it more difficult! ;)

Jackie said...

Very cute! I like that you used a "roll up" without it looking like a typical jellyroll quilt.

Regina said...

Yum! I love this (and more reasons to use this ruler!!!!!!!!) It goes well with anything CHOCOLATE!

Allison said...

love this one Julie! -Al

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

I LOVE this one! This may force my hand to finally get the ruler. :)

Snacks... Vanilla yogurt and homemade granola, BBQ Lays, Honey roasted peanuts and Granola bars.

mascanlon said...

Another winner! Such a happy quilt in these primary colors. As for me I love anything Carmel/butterscotch.

Carla said...

Trail mix! Your quilt is beautiful ; )

Amy said...

I love this quilt! my fave snack is Kitchen Cooked potato chips.

Gunilla said...

Unfortunately my favourite snack is not carrots... Instead I love chocolate chip cookies- yum!!!

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

What a GREAT QUILT!!!! Can't wait to order patterns for our shop.
My favorite 'snack' is PB2 (powdered peanuts you mix up for a very healthy peanut butter) and slices of Granny Smith Apple (must be Granny...always! lol). Enjoy Portland!

ladybugquilting said...

Love this! My fav snack is gummy bears!

Queenie Believe said...

This is a wonderful quilt!!! It reminds me of lifesavers or fruitloops - what fun!!!
I think this might be my favorite (so far) quilt you have designed with the hex-n-more ruler.
My fav snack: mixed nuts.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Tamie said...

I'm munching on peanut butter filled pretzel bites at the minute.

Melanie said...

I'm so excited to see another pattern that uses my favorite ruler! My favorite snack has to be peanut M&M's.

Qltr89 said...

What a beautiful quilt! And I agree with a previous post, it reminds me of lifesavers also. My favorite snack is macadamia nuts.

Lisas Mom said...

Wow! Reminds me of Fruit Loops. :) Luv to scoop up my cottage cheese with Cheddar & Sour Cream Ruffles.

Lynda said...

I love this one! And I'd have to say your good basic chocolate chip cookie does it for me! Especially warm from the oven...

Teresa Silva said...

You never fail to amaze me! Now I'm going to have to make this one too! I love Angela's quilting on it too. So beautiful! Chocolate is my favorite snack for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Cindy Sharp said...

Love it!

My favorite snack of late is either Boom Chicka Pop pop corn OR chocolate teddy grahms.

Nancy M said...

Thanks for highlighting Angela's quilting. It made me focus in on those parts. Just beautiful.

Dresden Quilter said...

I love this pattern and I have a roll up of the same fabric. My favourite snack is cheddar chips. I consider chocolate to be a staple not a snack!

HallieBerryQuilts said...

Great pattern! I love the rainbow of prettyness. My fav snack is plain milk chocolate m&m's.

Tricia said...

The sweeter the snack the usual is Swedish fish but gummy bears and Twizzlers are good too :-)

Love this quilt! I'm going to pull fabrics for this soon. Probably using a combination of prints and solids. Hubby's grandmom is going through some health issues and I think she would love this pattern!

lindaroo said...

Cookies, cookies, cookies!

I love this quilt, especially with the transparency effect you got with the two tones in each hexie. Fabulous!

Michelle B. said...

I literally just ordered the pattern yesterday and the hex "ruler" that you created as an early birthday present for myself. It already shipped and I should be getting it friday! I'm so excited!

SewCalGal said...

I love this design and definitely want to learn to create it with your cool hex ruler. Of course, it would even be more fun to take a class
with you.....anywhere!


Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

I Love this quilt. So clean and fresh. Made me focus on all parts of the quilt design.My favourite snack is Smarties.

Anna and Sarah said...

Love your new quilt pattern! So fun :) We became a follower on your blog...follow us back!

Anna and Sarah said...

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Selvage Quilter said...

Wow, Julie, this is gorgeous!

Favorite snack is tea and cookies.

Cats and Quilts said...

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just 'pinned' it.