Monday, October 14, 2013

Day Break Quilt

This week I'm going to tell you a bit more about each of the new patterns I recently announced. First up is Day Break!

Day Break is the first pattern that uses the Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers together!

Quilt Details 
Fabric is Artisan Batiks by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Day Break, JBQ 136
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 6/30/13
Finished on 9/5/13
Quilt measures - 54" x 83"

Here is the back of the pattern cover. This is a Fat Quarter friendly quilt. You cut Jewels & Diamonds from each FQ.... So 15 Fat Quarters = 15 Blocks!!
Each of my patterns now has its own hashtag! #DayBreakQuilt

Here are some of the outtakes from our cover shoot. Lawrence & I headed up to Santa Barbara for a weekend recently and took the quilts along with us. 

Too windy & need to fix the camera exposure... Check out my tutorial on how to bind quilts with 120-degree angles to finish this quilt.

Ok... I think we have it. Time for Lawrence to duck...

... and the moment he ducked the wind picked up again!

While the wind was still being a bit crazy I took a few photos that show off Angela's quilting.

Angela's work never ceases to amaze me. I love the detail she created with the quilting on Day Break. When quilting Daybreak, she quilting pebbles and straight lines in the background to create a secondary pattern. In each of the blocks, she used different quilting designs, including plume feathers and geometric quilting designs.

Eventually the wind calmed down enough for us to get the shot.

...and it was off to photograph the next one!

Day Break will be available on 10/30.

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Robyn said...

Love the quilt pattern! I have a question for you do you wash fat quarters before you piece?

Tammy said...

Great quilt . Love your color combinations.

Anonymous said...

Great quilt. Lawrence looks pretty good, too.

KatheG said...

Love this quilt - and where can one get a 'quilt holder' like you have?

VickiT said...

REALLY love this one Julie. And the fabric on the back is awesome although I'm sure you already knew I'd say that since it is purple. HA.

So? Do we get one of those hot quilt holders with our patterns too or are you keeping that one for yourself? Oh wait. I'm married. Nevermind. hahaha

Queenie Believe said...

Got me a hexnmore now must have a sidekick and this pattern! :)
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Nancy said...

I would like to know where the pattern for DayBreak can be purchased. I have hunted several places and cannot find it. I would like to buy it for a gift for a friend.
Thanks so much

Unknown said...

Where do I find the pattern 'Off the Rails?