Monday, July 29, 2013

Giggles Baby Quilt

This week I'm going to tell you a bit more about each of the new "little" patterns for the Sidekick Ruler. First up is Giggles!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Kona Solids by Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Giggles, JBQ 133
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/3/13
Finished on 7/18/13
Quilt measures - 40" x 44"

I used this pack of 10" squares of Kona Solids to make the cover sample. It's their "bright" collection of colors & also happens to be the same mix I used on the cover of Snack Time.

For the binding I choose to use an Ann Kelle print from her Remix collection. The dots are similar to the solid colors and create a fun binding without taking over the quilt.

Here is the back of the pattern cover. Each pattern has its own hashtag! #GigglesQuilt

The pattern uses my new Sidekick Ruler. It also includes the option of full size templates just like my other patterns.

Jonah came to visit this past weekend & my brother took these photos of him giving the quilt a test drive.

Clearly he is also a fan of Robert Kaufman Kona Solids!

 It wasn't long before he was all Giggles!!


Here are some outtakes from the cover photo shoots.

The color was nice & even here, but you can't see the quilting very well.

Detail photo of the corner.

I liked this photo, but since the light was coming from behind the quilt you can see my yellow horizontal strip that contains my label. 

I kept it simple on the back and did a yellow horizontal strip with my label.

Another detail shot. This one really shows Angela's quilting.

This one was better, but you can still see the label strip.

This closeup shows the adorable Ann Kelle Remix print that I used for the binding. The little dots of colors give the perfect amount of play with the binding, without overpowering the quilt.

Some of you may remember last week when I posted on Instagram & Facebook that I was taking the binding off a quilt because it just wasn't the right choice...

This was the quilt I was talking about! I love the chunky chevron fabric, but as binding so much of the design was lost. The binding was now working as a distraction instead of supporting the quilt.

I took the binding off & started over. I'm so glad that I did because the dot print is perfect!

These few shots I took inside really show the detail in Angela's quilting.

This almost ended up the cover shot, but the wind wasn't cooperating!

Here is the final photo!

Giggles will be shipping to quilt shops next week. You can see a list of shops that stock my products or ask your local quilt shop to order it for you.

If you make a Giggles Quilt please post photos online and use #GigglesQuilt so we can all share in the fun!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
© Photos by Brad Herman & Julie Herman
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Paula said...

I love the quilt! You definitely made the right choice to redo the binding. Angela's quilting is amazing! Jonah seems to really love it!

Queenie Believe said...

Beautiful baby quilt and your nephew is a cutie pie boy!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

the essentials in life said...

Such a beautiful quilt! And that little cutie is getting so big!! I love him in the pictures!

Tracey Jacobsen said...

very cute quilt and little Jonah! Looks great Julie!

Nicky said...

Looks like lots of books! Love the bright colours!

kitty said...

Love Giggles!!! Colors are very important to babies and these colors must give baby a happy feeling! But not just baby!!! Angela's quilting makes it pure perfection, as always !! I think sweet Jonah understands!!

VickiT said...

What a great quilt Julie and such a little cutie giving it a test drive.

SiskiChik said...

Love this new ruler! It is awesome. Got mine at Long Beach. Wheeee!